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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Horrorscopes

Last night I had some way weird dreams. Something involving a flying van, pulling said van, a shooting, getting money wired to Asia... the details are very blurry, but I know the dreams were weird.

Maybe it was because of the dinner I had last night:

1 lb fresh cod
1/2 stick butter
1 lemon
1 squash
2 zucchinis
Capers

Melt butter in large pan over medium-high heat. Throw in the fish. Salt cod, squeeze lemon over cod, let sit in much about 4-5 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish. In the mean time, slice the zucchini/squash. Peel if you want, but I don't recommend it. Flip fish, add capers, add zucchini and squash, cover dish to capture steam and sit around looking bored and disappointed with this fairly unadventurous meal for about 4 minutes. Get out your plate, put the veggies then the fish, cover in the butter sauce. Turn on the West Wing and eat that thing. Realize that you basically made the most boring meal ever, and Doctor Atkins is beaming down from whatever purgatory he's in.

Of course, I still ate that stuff. All of it. The capers made it bearable. Cod is an infinite canvas for flavors, only requiring special temperature care. I could have done so much--but I was hungry, grumpy, and not mentally up for it. Blah!

Audrey tells me that Mercury is in retrograde or some other babble, meaning that things are gonna be weird this month (like they haven't been already?). I don't believe much in that sort of thing, but can you imagine a world where everyone did? What a handy excuse! Missing work, forgetting people, losing personal possessions, "accidentally" stealing things from the store--"oh, so sorry, Mercury is in retrograde."

Man, that would be great.