Friday, April 19, 2013

bolognese


Every night, after Chris tells me stories from his childhood or the day’s news, I make bolognese in my head until I fall asleep. Even though I’ve only actually made this recipe once in real life, I’ve been making it in my head nearly every night since December.

I mentally collect all the ingredients and lay them out on the counter. I grate the onion, the carrots, the celery. After they’re browned, I add the tomato, then beef. When the grape juice is reduced (yeah, I don’t even make-believe cook with make-believe wine), I restock my make-believe counter, and I start grating a new onion.

It’s kind of like counting sheep, but tailored to an over-anxious law student who finds solace in Italian food.

britt

7 comments:

  1. that's such a pretty and relaxing picture.

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  2. this is hilariously awesome and much better than my obsessive outfit making.

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  3. This is hilarious. Before I go to sleep I think about absolute junk - this seems like a really methodical way to fall asleep. On the topic of cooking with alcohol, here's a David O. Mckay anecdote about him eating rum enthusiastically.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=3UBXLIkLEQwC&pg=PA23&lpg=PA23&dq=david+o+mckay+rum+cake&source=bl&ots=w1vjQoViSs&sig=cumxLako4AxFqIZ1davli6qVU9Q&hl=en&sa=X&ei=DtqKUbKvA5Kx0AHx9ICgDA&ved=0CEYQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=david%20o%20mckay%20rum%20cake&f=false

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  4. Such a great idea for those of us over-anxious folks out there. I'm going to have to try this!

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