Pot Sticker Meatballs ~ An Anthology of Plotless Events

Lately, Sister Madly’s life has been nothing but an anthology of short, plotless events. She attributes this lull good fortune to her guardian angel, Birkenstock, without whom a typical week would read as follows: Saturday, Pre-Monday, Monday, Second Monday, W T F.

Observe, if you will, the minutes from last week’s surveillance:

SATURDAY: Sister Madly attempted another sketch of the Dodo, was by chased around the apartment by a volatile wasp- which she decided counted as exercise- and endured a 5-hour power outage during which she tried to make some soup.

post apocalyptic

The success of this contraption largely depends upon
your goal; should it include setting the pan on fire –

PRE-MONDAY: Blissfully spent wrapped in a Benadryl-Hazed Cocoon.

MONDAY: Sister Madly woke up at some ungodly hour to a Post-It Note that simply said SEES’ she is still uncertain as to what this means. Early rising seems to come easier now that she is at the tender age of Over-25; this is one part of her mother that Sister Madly had hoped she would never inherit.

Ambiguous Post-It Notes, however, is a trait independent of either parent. Some of the more recent Post-Its include ‘No Privacy’, ‘Disco’ and ‘- – – > 7899′, all of which have yet to be solved. Sister Madly will keep you updated.

SECOND MONDAY: Sister Madly ate a piece of unpronounceable candy gifted to her by the Professors. However, when she found no hazelnut inside, her world no longer made sense. She expected more from her unpronounceable candies. Sister Madly’s ramblings on the subject included the addition of several extra syllables to the candy’s enunciation, which only led the Professors to believe that the girl was having a stroke.


Adding a few extra ‘R’s, ‘O’s and an ‘L’ or two =
people having no idea what you are talking about.

W: Sister Madly engaged in a battle with Itsy-Bitsy, Buick-Sized Spider and later, the Beast who was his brother. It is still unclear whether either sibling passed on due to poisoning by the Pine Forest Fresh Scented Bug Killer, or by drowning in a gallon its residue.*

  • The day a young Sister Madly learned about the exoskeleton of certain lesser creatures was the day she stopped stomping on them for good. Knowing what that crunch really was beneath her feet took the fun out of it entirely.

Upon realizing that Pine Forest Fresh Scented Bug Killer didn’t smell so bad, Sister Madly chased a quarter cup of baking soda with 5 seconds of Spray down the kitchen sink for added freshness.

T: Well. Guess who glued her Necronomicon to a picture frame?

Nevertheless, this is an improvement over previous misfortunes, as Sister Madly would rather go through life with the Necronomicon hanging on her wall than with an opium pipe glued to her hand. The latter was a little hard to explain.


F: Sister Madly successfully removed the Necronomicon from the picture frame.

Pine Forest Fresh Scented Bug Killer triggered a scent memory: the cologne of her Ex. Sister Madly lit her favorite candle to counter-act this scent memory with another scent memory, but the only thing she could come up with was the memory of how her deodorant melted in her car after a hot day at the Renaissance Faire- neither of which smelled like her candle in the least.

Sister Madly will be firing Birkenstock over lunch this afternoon. She is not pleased at how W T F has come to mean Where’s The Fun.

Potsticker MB


  • 1 lb lean pork mince
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos ~OR~ soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp green onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp salt

Mix all ingredients together
Shape into balls
Bake @ 375* for 12-15 minutes


  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos ~OR~ soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 3 tbsp honey *
  • 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
  • 4-5 small dried chilies, chopped and seeded to taste
  • arrowroot ~OR~ cornstarch, to thicken (opt)

Mix sesame oil, vinegar, coconut aminos/soy sauce, water and honey in a saucepan
Add scallions and chilies
Bring to a boil-simmer for five minutes
Add starch to thicken if desired and remove from heat

* Adjust honey to taste

POST’S THEME SONG: Someone to Watch Over Me, Ella Fitzgerald

23 responses

  1. Gahaha! Always a pleasure to read you, Sister Madly. The randomness is only part of the adventure! How’s that Dodo sketch coming along, btw? And – for the record – I pretty sure I know what pine scented bug spray cologne to which you refer. Definitely burn some more candles. Don’t give up. You will eventually rid your nose of the memory.


    June 26, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    • Sister Madly

      The sketch isn’t going so good, so I’ve reduced my standards to “a reasonable facsimile” of the Dodo rather than something epic. I’m not much of an artist.

      If I had known the bug spray smelled like his cologne, I would have recommended he purchase that instead and save himself a bucks. 🙂


      June 26, 2014 at 2:06 PM

      • Kind of like Santa riding a Polo pony. Now, there’s an image to kill any possible lingering passion.

        BTW, the dodo is my favourite extinct bird.


        June 26, 2014 at 2:09 PM

        • Sister Madly

          HA! Thank you for that image- you’ve made my day!


          June 26, 2014 at 2:14 PM

  2. Everyday is Monday, everyday. And when there is no nut in your chocolate, it’s like a get out of jail free card. Seriously, I think it’s a scientifically proven legal defense for whatever madness you wish to engage in. I have dreams of being in court and explaining myself, “well you see, it was a Monday and there was no nut in my chocolate…..instead I got that weird pink nougat stuff, you know, the chocolate nobody wants…..”


    June 26, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    • Sister Madly

      “The chocolate nobody wants…” 😀 How were those things approved by the FDA? I swear I always end up with boxes of candy filled with nothing but chocolate covered packing peanuts- but hey, at least it’s a nut, right?


      June 26, 2014 at 2:12 PM

  3. Disco sees no privacy – July 8, 1999. It was the day that disco privacy died, so do not attempt to have a Saturday Night Fever recreation party and expect it not to be newsworthy.


    June 26, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    • Sister Madly

      That explanation is as good as any- I’m going to run with it! Thank you!


      June 26, 2014 at 2:12 PM

  4. Talk about crunching bugs, then segue into a recipe – you are full of surprises, aren’t you, Sister?


    June 26, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    • Sister Madly

      But you will notice that it’s not a CRUNCHY recipe!


      June 26, 2014 at 9:37 PM

  5. LOL! I lurve those Ferrero Rochers! I pronounce it as “fur ray or roe shay”…. It is chopped up hazelnuts and is the rage of Asia, especially in my little red dot. I get boxes of it when ill! Perhaps Mad Professor is from my neck of the woods 😉


    June 28, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    • Sister Madly

      I don’t think I’ll ever get the pronunciation correct. Best to just eat them so they are not around to taunt me 😀


      June 29, 2014 at 1:14 PM

  6. lol 😀 thank you for my giggle this morning (I especially enjoyed your classification of the days of the week, setting your pot on fire and your problems with the pronunciation of ferrero rocher omg 🙂 ).


    June 29, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    • Sister Madly

      Thank you. Those little misadventures keep me humble- at least, they try.

      Your recipe for Mulled Wine looks intriguing- I hope to try it sometime! 🙂


      June 29, 2014 at 7:06 PM

      • I forgot to say that I love the look of your meatballs – I’ll definitely be trying them 🙂


        June 30, 2014 at 12:03 AM

        • Sister Madly



          June 30, 2014 at 10:41 AM

  7. …what a deliciously palpably insanely delightfully uncompromisingly intoxicatingly tantizing feast your blog is! thanks 4 leading me into your kitchen! ❤


    July 2, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    • Sister Madly

      High praise, indeed- you make ME want to hang out in my kitchen more! 😀 Thanks for stopping by!


      July 2, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      • …je l’adore votre avatar aussi ! salut belle etolie !


        July 2, 2014 at 2:01 PM

        • Sister Madly

          Thank you kindly!


          July 2, 2014 at 3:52 PM

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