“Preserve Your Memories; They’re All That’s Left You”
Oh Internets, I had one of those weekends. You know the type. Once it’s all over, you look around groggily and ask, “What the eff just happened?” I was all prepared to have a rip-roaring time but on Friday evening, happened to come across a piece of paper Dan had written on. I guess it’s silly but MAN that really messed me up. I was a wreck, completely overwhelmed again with the terrible weight of knowing he died alone and so world-weary, bereft of hope. Sadness that profound feels bottomless and it scares the hell out of me. I’m fine most of the time but occasionally, like this weekend, feel completely breathless and paralyzed at the thought of what happened. How can it be? How can this paper still be here when he’s not?
There’s really no better way to proceed than by sharing a tasty recipe I tried recently. For the season 3 premiere of Mad Men, I had the girls over for gimlets, which I inadvertently made WAY too strong (hic) and some snackables in the form of blue corn chips and a version of this corn & avocado salsa. I strayed from the ingredient list, based on laziness and what I had on hand. In the end it looked something like this:
- Cut the kernels off 2 ears of corn
- Dice 1 avocado and toss in the juice of 1 lemon
- Chop 3-4 green onions (I use kitchen shears for easy snipping)
- Dice 1-2 tablespoons of cilantro
- Dice 1/2 jalapeno very fine
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Toss everything together and leave it in the fridge for at least an hour for the flavors to mingle.
Easy and YUM!