I can’t sleep (what’s new)! I usually lay in bed and read, but I just finished a book and not ready to start another one, yet. I thought tonight I would share some random facts about myself with you. Because I know you can’t go another moment without this information about me.
I will only own a black car.
Henry Ford once said, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.” I agree. Huck and I are looking into purchasing a new car and he knows it has to be black. I’m not sure why, but I refuse to have a car that is any other color. My parents did buy me a car when I graduated that was dark grey. They were paying for the car, so I didn’t complain. And it was pretty close to black.
My dream is to publish a book.
I know, right. I laughed as I typed it. Let me clarify that statement. My dream is to publish a Cookbook. Honestly, I would be happier if I could publish a book. That would mean I could write. As I write a post for the blog, I get so frustrated. I just can’t seem to describe stuff like I want (<—see). I read so many well written blogs and books and cringe when I read my stuff. Horrible!!
It took me MONTHS to tell people about my blog.
I still don’t tell some people about my blog. The horrible writing and cringing as I read it, makes me feel self-conscious. Originally, I would just post links on my families Facebook page. Now, I clutter your feed with all kinds of stuff. I’m still self-conscious about it, though.
Death scares the shit out of me.
I’m just going to leave it at that because I do not like talking about it.
I love Maury!!
Guilty Pleasure. I sometimes watch it while I’m working. It makes me feel better about myself and pisses me off at the same time. I mean really… These people have kids like it’s nothing.
I have spent my whole life trying to figure out what I want to do with it.
I changed majors too many times. I was a Director of Occupation Medicine and hated every second of it. I worked at on Urgent Care office. I took culinary classes. I worked in the ER. I went back to school to be a nurse. And now I work in Property Insurance. And I hate all of it. Well, besides culinary school. I love that I now work for myself, but I still have a boss telling me what to do (and then changing his mind and telling me I was right the first time). I feel like I’ll be that person, 30 years for now, still trying to figure it out. I’m always envious of people that graduated high school and knew exactly what they were going to do.
I talk to my mom EVERY day.
And if I don’t, she makes me feel guilty. Mom: “You didn’t call me yesterday.” Me: “You didn’t call me either!” Mom: “I didn’t want to bother you” I don’t call her because she makes me feel guilty, though. I still feel like I have to check in. Even though I’m 27.
I can function on 4-5 hours of sleep.
I’ve been doing it for 3 days now! It will eventually catch up with me and I’ll sleep until 10. Huck is a morning person and gets up at 7AM every morning It makes me feel lazy when I sleep late, knowing he has been up for hours. Considering I stay up until 3AM or later, 10AM isn’t really sleeping late. People tell me that go to be bed at 930, and I just can’t fathom it. If I’m asleep at 930, I’m sick or drunk!! When I only sleep a few hours, I plan to go to bed early. I’ll go lay down at 11PM, but my eyes are wide awake. I usually end up reading or surfing the internet until 1AM or later.
One food I can’t live without…
Impossible question!! I typed the question thinking I could answer it, but I can’t. I love food too much to say this one item is more important to the rest.
I’m sure I bored you enough for one day. Yesterday, I made Collard Greens, Ribs, Black Eyed Peas, and Cornbread for dinner. A New Years Day tradition growing up.
- 5 Cups Collard Greens- Chopped
- 1/2 Cup Broth from Ribs or 1/2 Cup Beef Stock
- 2 Cloves Garlic- Chopped
- 1-2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
Heat pan over Medium heat. Add broth, garlic, and crushed red pepper to pan. Sauté one minute and add Collard Greens. Cook 15-20 minutes until wilted and tender. Enjoy!!
Black Eyed Peas- Slow Cooker
- 1 Bag Dried Black Eyed Peas
- 2 Cups Pork Stock- Low Sodium
- 3 Strips Bacon
- 3 Spicy Peppers- Whole
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
Add peas to a large bowl and fill with water until peas are completely covered. Soak for 6-8 hours. Drain and rinse.
Add beans and stock to slow cooker. Add additional water if peas are not covered. Add bacon, peppers, and salt and pepper.
Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
Serve with Cornbread and Collard Greens.
I’ll be back with the cornbread recipe and a great recipe for all those leftover beans and greens! Good night!!