So what if I'm slopping about the kitchen in
comfortable velour slacks and top while the juicer is whirling non-stop.
No one can tell me I'm an invisible house wife. Not in my own mind. In my
thinking a trusty steed of a war horse stands at the door waiting for me
to finish the bowl of jello for a sick friend. On him, in saddle of
leather, I go charging along through the wintry, dull, dry terrain while
I'm prepared to hand the morsel of chicken soup through crack in a door.
If I'm hollow eyed and tired looking no one can see that, I believe.
Instead of being sallow faced, my skin is glowing and youthful. Damn the
photographer who caught me busy at a crafts table and then put the
scarecrow like thing of me in the paper. The editor made a mistake. That
frowsy-headed woman with dark circles around her eyes is not Donna Flood.
I must call the newspaper and complain.
“I have a bone to pick with you,” I whine to the photographer. “Someone
called and asked if I needed to shop for a good bra.”
He is obviously taken aback by my candid remark.
“Serves him right,” I'm deadly, now. After-all, he was the one, to burst
my bubble. Gone are my illusions of sharp pressed uniform while I
dutifully tore into the terror of flu, runny noses, painful coughs and
bugs that were being individually assaulted with my sword of righteous
juices and chicken soup.
“Oh don't worry about it. They are just jealous of you.” He tries to
placate my silliness.
I, at last, have the good sense to remain silent and not say what I'm
thinking, “Hmmmm. The word is jealous? Not hilarious?”
At any rate here are some of the tips regarding food in the battle against
Tips from a Home Economic major (me) :-)
Let up on the money you normally spend for meats and spend this on limes,
oranges, lemons, good frozen vegetable, stir-fry vegetable fettuccini and
so forth. There are some really delicious vegetables already frozen and
seasoned in small packages. Do not over cook. Just warm until they are no
longer frozen, then cool in a strainer with cold water. Add a favorite
salad dressing to these. Squeeze limes in anything that is naturally sour
like Italian bottled salad dressing, sweet jello, wherever you can get the
natural vitamin c to your family. Slice small limes in half and encourage
children to squeeze them over any food that can be enhanced with them.
You can add lime juice and sweet relish to deviled eggs instead of using
mustard and mayonnaise. Raw vegetables put through the juicer can be added
to V-8 juice. Potatoes have a natural anti-biotic when raw. Drink this
immediately because potatoes turn dark, quickly. In other words keep
yourself busy if for no other reason, as therapy. In other words, use your
imagination and stay out of the fast food places for just a while.