I've had it. I can't take it anymore. If I'm faced with another winter recipe full of roasted vegetables, I might just cry.
I've been known to get in a funk. I tend to think that I do it on my own, that the world isn't really out to get me, but how could I really be at that much odds with my own self?
I know that I don't want to bang my knee, drop cupcakes, or grab scalding hot metal... but, here we are.
Luckily, I've surrounded myself with people that are entirely way too understanding. So understanding that they don't seem to even notice the impending breaking point, the look in my eyes that if I smudge one more perfectly drizzled chocolate croissant with the back of my hand that I just might lose it.
Maybe they realize that calling attention to my wavering weakness will only crack me further, or they are just focused on the messed up croissant that is now up for grabs. Regardless, I'll blame winter. That drawn out, end of the season, begging for a change of clothes winter. And then I'll move on.
I'll move onto appreciating things like pumpernickel and radishes.
Quick solo lunches like this make me okay. Layering as many of my favorite things onto a piece of toast and eating it at the kitchen counter with NO RULES. Avocado and apples. Olive oil and goat cheese. Power greens. All reminders that I'm also on my side.
1 slice pumpernickel toast
1/2 avocado, smashed
1 radish, sliced
1/2 apple, slice thin
a few crumbles of goat cheese
a sprinkling of favorite greens
olive oil, salt, and black pepper (to taste)
Layered as you wish.