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.
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.
POT STICKER MEATBALLS
- 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
SWEET AND SOUR DIPPING SAUCE
- 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