One thing I really hate about my job is not getting holidays off. While I do get “comp days” for every paid holiday that I work, I am still expected to drag myself into work like it were any other day. I don’t get bitter about weekends, but working holidays? That just isn’t fair.
Columbus Day (or is it Indigenous People’s Day? I forget how politically correct we’re being currently…) hasn’t started off particularly well. One of the hazards of living in a studio and spending all of your waking time as well as sleeping time in the same room is that sometimes you accidentally fall asleep when you mean to be awake. I do this way too often. So here I was at 5:30am, waking up with the television set and lamp on. Gross.
I couldn’t get right back to sleep, so I of course surfed online for a while. Around 6:30am, I got the urge to run….but it was pitch black outside. While I wait for daylight, here is what I had for dinner last night.
Apples, Onions and Cabbage
(a recipe by Amanda)
Add a diced apple and some chopped onion (I didn’t measure the amount, but maybe 1/4 – 1/3 of a cup) to a frying pan and saute until it starts to brown. Ignore tiny stove top splatter in lower right corner that you didn’t notice in the picture until the next morning.
Add shredded cabbage, salt, pepper, ginger and nutmeg. Stir until cabbage begins to wilt. Once slightly wilted, add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and allow to cook for another minute or two. Continue ignoring tiny stove top splatter. We know. It’s hard.
I had put out the request for cabbage recipes when I realized it was being delivered this week. I’ve never been a huge fan of cooked cabbage, but decided to make this anyway and it did not disappoint. It would be excellent as a side dish, but I decided to have it be the main event.
I think I want to eat this every day for the rest of the week.
Well, daylight has arrived, so I think I will get up and go for my run now. If I hurry, there will be enough time to take a proper nap before work. I can’t wait!
Do you have to work on holidays?