You know...I'm quickly coming to the conclusion that I could avoid a great deal of pain and fatigue if I would just let the possums eat the way they'd like to eat. That, of course, would be a solid diet of spaghetti, steamed veggies, and soup. Throw in a McD's trip on occasion and they'd be happier than pigs in...well, you know.
But, at the apex of this grand plan is the realization that I would probably drive Dr. Possum bonkers with rants and raves about the nutrition value of what they're eating. It's very cruel, actually. I bitch when I'm not cooking because it seems like they eat a lot of empty carbs and lack variety. But, here I am bitching about how tired I am. So, what's the solution? The solution is to cook, then bitch about the fatigue, and then eat the food and feel some measure of comfort in that they are eating well.
This week has been a strange week, culinary wise. Friday night, I made lentil soup. Saturday night was handmade spanikopita and grilled chicken. Tonight is Philipino night at the possum den - Pansit. Mmmmmmmmmm....pansit. I think I've crammed enough veggies in them to allow a hiatus from the kitchen. Tomorrow night is pizza or some other empty carb.
Which brings me to my religoius rant for the day: Why aren't Christians vegetarian? If they follow the letter of the law, in the 10C's....why are they murdering animals? It says "Thou Shalt Not Kill". Yes. I'm being intentionally obtuse (a bit). But, there's a certain level of hypocrisy in saying that you value all of God's creation and LIFE, while you're cramming a Big Mac and genetically engineered fries in your mouth. And, it is this thought that leads me to think of Christians like the Duggars: Huge family, suck-ass diet. God provides...but, apparently he only provides processed tater tots and Campbells Cream of Mushroom soup. If the Christians are truly trying to "live a Christ-like life", why aren't they operating on a steady diet of flat bread and lamb? I'll even toss in fish. But, to my knowledge, there was no Panda Express or Taco Bell in Jerusalem. What would Jesus eat?
Ok. Rant over. A noodly concoction of carrots, snow peas, celery, green onions, cabbage, pork, and oyster sauce is calling my name. P1 wants to make baklava with the left over phylo dough (from the spanikopita), tonight. I've decided to sit in a chair and supervise. :)