I love celebrating the people I love!
I’m not even particularly good at it. Like, I’m not overly thoughtful and I pick out pretty lame cards and I don’t go super out of my way or anything. Perhaps I just love having excuses to brunch. Hmm…
Anyways, I had the most joyous Sunday celebrating my sweet mom. It’s strange to type mom in reference to the human who is my mom, though. I typically call her Susan or some dramatic version of mom. Like, I am 25 years old and she is Mommy in my phone. I’m certain this is normal.
I’m also certain she is full of magical healing powers. I text her every time I am flooded with anxiety and force her to stop what she’s doing and talk me off of the ledge. For instance, there was one of eight episodes this weekend where my anxiety centered around whether or not I turned off the coffee pot when I left the house. I thought the only two possible outcomes would be I either burn the house down or the carafe would explode and stab my dog. She has to hear these things multiple times a day. Like, for some reason, all it takes is her saying, “that ridiculous thing you are worried about will not happen” and I am pretty much back to a normal human again.
I wonder if I am a tiring child.
P.S. I had not actually left the coffee pot on.
Time: 30 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 2-3 bowls
- 1 head of romaine, chopped
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1 yellow pepper, chopped
- 1 cup of red cabbage, chopped
- 1 cup of edamame, cooked
- 1/2 cup of lightly salted cashews
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter
- 2 tbsp. of honey
- 2 tbsp. of sriracha
- 1 tbsp. of olive oil
- 1 tsp. of red wine vinegar
- S+P, to taste
- Green onion, for serving
- In a bowl, combine peanut butter + honey + sriracha + olive oil + red wine vinegar
- In a bigger bowl, combine romaine + red pepper + yellow pepper + red cabbage + edamame + cashews + S+P
- Mix in some peanut butter dressing
- Top with green onion + serve
- Toss salad up into the air + let all of the ingredients fall on you in a confetti shower + eat everything off of floor