Brewing, Cats, and Moving
“Really? You like noodles?” the SpecSO says occassionally. This started a few weeks ago when we were at an Asian Grocery and I was stocking up on soba noodles and he said “Do you like noodles or something?” I didn’t think anything about it. That night we made dinner: pasta with veg and pesto and cheese and maybe some chicken. “Wow, I think you like noodles.” I started to pay attention. And then I noticed that most all of my meals were pasta-based. And that he would sometimes drop “Really? You like noodles?” And I noticed: yes, I do like noodles. Because it’s the easiest staple for me to cook. I can make quinoa, but it takes forever to let soak and then boil. Amaranth makes an odd porridge that I haven’t quite figured out past ‘breakfast’. And I just mess up rice, which we’ll leave at that. Bread making requires a serious investment of time, it seems, and with four cats I need to be careful leaving things on the counter.
Doesn’t EVERYONE eat a bunch of noodles all the time? No, apparently they do not. Some, like the SpecSO eat a bunch of rice (discussed earlier) as well as faro and barley. So yes, I do like noodles, but I think I need to get myself out of that groove. It’s summer: so light grain salads are perfect. Time to explore, because I think that the SpecSO might get a bit tired of my pasta. In the name of love and variety: we shall explore! (under the category ‘Alternative Grains’).
Back to finishing up the pasta salad I started for dinner!