Cook for Me, Please
It's Friday, but this week, I won't be able to join you for cocktails. No playtime for KOD this weekend, I'm afraid. All week long, I've been burning the midnight oil, working into the wee hours of the morning in order to meet a deadline for my forthcoming holiday cookbook, and the frantic pace will continue right into the weekend. Yeah, I know, whine, complain.
Pity me not (Although a massage would be lovely right about now, and there's a pimple on my right cheek that needs to disappear); I willingly embarked on this train and must endure the crazy ride for a little bit longer.
But really what I need this weekend is a cook, someone who knows exactly how to feed a brain in overdrive, a nervous system that's a bit rattled and a spirit that could easily be defeated. Someone, please save me from the Pringles can (Yes, I'll admit it; in times of stress, I crave fake potato chips) and the peanut M&Ms.
Yesterday, I hardly ate at all -- a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as I recall -- and that, as you know, is not the way I roll.
In this week's What's Cooking, a reader asked what I cook when I'm stressed out, and based on the events of the past few days, I'd have to say, not much. Does coffee count?
I won't get into what's in the fridge or in the pantry, because frankly, I think I'm far too gone to be brought back to my senses. My condition is helpless and chronic (and hopefully temporary), but in the meantime, this kitchen witch needs someone else to stir the pot.
So, today, I'm turning the tables and asking you for advice. In lieu of food deliveries, please help this mad writer off the ledge and feed me with ideas on how to keep my energy and enthusiasm alive over what will be a very taxing, mind-binding 60 hours. Or at the very least, tell me what you plan to cook this weekend, so I may live vicariously through your adventures. Have a delicious weekend!
By Kim ODonnel |
October 5, 2007; 1:08 PM ET
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