Book quote: "It isn't good to hold on too hard to the past. You can't spend your whole life looking back. Not even when you can't see what lies ahead. All you can do is keep on keeping on, and try to believe that tomorrow will be what it should be - even if it isn't what you expected."
Today's Thought: Food
I tried a new recipe last month, Mushroom and Lentil Bolognaise. It was in the Sunday paper, or maybe the Saturday one, I don't remember which.
Anyway the first few ingredients are: one brown onion, coarsely chopped; one carrot peeled and coarsely chopped; one celery stick, coarsely chopped, two garlic cloves, halved.
There are more ingredients, but never mind those for now.
We read down to Step One.
Which says: "process the onion, carrot, celery and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped, (but not paste)"
Really? why not just chop them finely in the first place? It will take a little longer, but at the end, all you have to wash is a knife and a chopping board.
With their method, you have to wash a knife, a chopping board and the food processor!
So I chopped finely, because I don't have a food processor, but I do have plenty of time; cooked as instructed, and it wasn't too bad, but definitely something I never wanted to make again.
I halved all the ingredient amounts to begin with, so there wouldn't be too much to throw away if I didn't like it.
So I threw away what I didn't eat, and also threw away the recipe, which means I can't print it here for anyone who might like to try it.
Sorry about that.
I remember some of the other ingredients, tomato paste, tomato puree, vegetable stock, french green lentils, but not the amounts or the cooking method.
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