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Strike December 1, 2017

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

Tim and I hosted seven of his relatives for Thanksgiving. I think between shopping and cooking and cleaning up, I was on my feet for almost ten days. We don’t own a dishwasher, so you can imagine. I decided to go on a two-week cooking strike, beginning last Sunday night, meaning that if I am in the kitchen, I can only heat/reheat things. My schedule has cooperated in that Monday morning we left for Portland and Wednesday we returned, which meant all those meals were prepared by someone else. Wednesday night I threw frozen potstickers in a wok with leftover shiitakes and frozen spinach. (Heating frozen stuff doesn’t count.) Yesterday I thawed/reheated soup for lunch and went to book group last night—someone else cooked. Tonight is Tim’s company’s holiday party. So the strike has been fairly successful, not being at home and all, but the downside is that I’m overeating a lot of rich/caloric stuff. Surely that won’t continue at tonight’s holiday gathering. —Waddling Indigo



1. Eulalia Benejam Cobb - December 1, 2017

Your cooking marathon made my head swim. I hope you’re not planning another one at Christmas?

indigobunting - December 1, 2017

I don’t even know where I’ll be that day! And let’s hope I’m not cooking…much.

2. Mali - December 2, 2017

I know this shouldn’t be the main takeaway from your post, but … No dishwasher? My marriage wouldn’t survive that!

Good luck on continuing the no-cooking strike, though personally I think the dumpling/shitake/spinach in a wok combo was skating on thin ice!

3. Dona - December 5, 2017

I like this idea. I have had similar, smaller strikes.

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