Balsamic Broccoli and Mushrooms ~ Reverend Madly
The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.
It was upon finding herself in a particularly sarcastic mood that Sister Madly made the unfortunate claim to have graduated summa cum laude from Miskatonic University, with a Masters in Divinity and a Minor in Philosophy. Yes, she is even ordained– which would make her the Reverend Madly, O mortal ones. Everyone else had been talking about their degrees, and she was a little tired of having nothing to say.
What made this so unfortunate was Anthony, who had never heard of Miskatonic U. Where on the East Coast is it? He had lived in Boston for a few years and never heard of Arkham- but then, he didn’t get out much in those days. He was never that academically inclined, despite what he had led his dear mummy to believe. He was also kinda moody, but that was just a phase. He was in a band, you know.
As Anthony continued his one-sided discussion about his horrible life, it became clear that it would be much easier for Sister Madly to establish, attend and graduate from Miskatonic University than it would be to explain herself. Upon reflection, it would have been wiser to claim a degree from Damn U, as even the most obtuse of creatures would see through it- that, and her car already sports the Damnation University decal. She’d show you a picture, but she doesn’t have one.
She began to contemplate the possibility of pulling this off on her résumé. Of course it would be risky, but by doing so she would, indeed, be a risk taker- which Sister Madly would immediately point out if confronted. Admire my moxie, O Potential Elder One, for I am a risk taker. After all: Jesus Saves, Allah forgives; Cthulhu thinks you’d make a good sandwich- especially with Balsamic Broccoli and Mushrooms on the side.
BALSAMIC BROCCOLI AND MUSHROOMS
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3-5 garlic cloves, minced*
- 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced or whole
- 2 c broccoli florets, washed
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- salt to taste
- bacon, cooked and crumbled (opt)
Sauté garlic in olive oil
Add the mushrooms and cook for 3 to 4 minutes
Add the broccoli and balsamic vinaigrette
Simmer and cover until broccoli is tender but not overdone
Check for seasonings and add salt if necessary
Top with Bacon Crumbles
*Photo depict the rather delicious day Sister Madly used roasted garlic cloves instead minced. It hasn’t happened since.
POST’S THEME SONG: Rapture Girl, Peter Murphy’s Carver Combo