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A Stew For When It's Cold and You're Sad and Tired

1 32 ounce container of kimchi, cheap as you please
2-3 pounds meaty pork neck bones

Dump kimchi (including all brine in the container) and pork in stovetop pressure cooker.  Seal.  Cook on high pressure for 35 minutes. Eat over rice.


A Stew For When It's Cold and You're Sad and Tired, But Are Feeling A Little More Capable

1/2 white onion, cut in half and with papery bits peeled, but otherwise whole
1 soup carrot, broken in half
1 32 ounce container of kimchi, cheap as you please
2-3 pounds meaty pork neck bones
1 pound crimini mushrooms, whole
6 cloves garlic (peeled, but otherwise whole)
1 thumb-length nob of ginger (cut in half, unpeeled)
2 pieces of rock sugar, just slightly smaller than your thumb
1 package powdered gelatine
cheap-ass fish sauce
soy sauce

Put first two incredients in bottom of stovetop pressure cooker, and saute for 30 minutes while you remove snot from the nose of a shrieking toddler and then get him ready for bed while he shoots you baleful, recriminating looks before finally forgiving you when he gets to suck on his pacifier.  Come downstairs, and toss all other into the stovetop pressure cooker.  Cook for 35 minutes.  Fish out the onion and carrot, because they have given it their all and have turned into pulp.

Eat over rice, or alternatively, fish out the neck bones, pick off the meat beacuse your husband doesn't like gristly bits, toss in a pound of short ribs cut into the individual ribs, and cook on high for 12 minutes while you have a proper Chinese munch on the neck bones. 


I woke up this morning and stupidly checked Facebook, where I saw that an old friend of mine from professional school liked an article about how the border police support the wall.  I unfollowed her or wtfever it's called on Facebook, but not before Facebook also showed me how she'd left a comment to an article about Hindus who supported Trump, and where she said somethingl like, "Ugh, another article criticizing non-white Americans who don't stick to the Democratic party line!"

And.  I just. 

She was one of the very first friends I ever made in real life, not on the Internet, and who I actually felt emotionally close to.  We bonded over being Chinese-American in the Midwest, about having felt really out of place in our fancy undergrads, and about the fact that we had both grown up in physically abusive families and had horrendously complicated relationships with our fathers as a result.  We used to go to baseball games together.  We went to spring training in Arizona together.  We split an apartment for a year.  When she got married a couple years back, she had three people there in addition to her mom and dad.  I was one of them.  One of the others was my husband, who was invited as my guest. 

Some of the times I've laughed hardest in my entire life have been with her.  I've scratched up her car parking.  When she went to take her FBI entrance exam, I drove her to Detroit for it, and sat around for a couple hours in the car, waiting for her to be done, and I remember that feeling of sitting around in Detroit, wide-open and vast, and just killing time and waiting for her to come back. 

So.  Yeah.  I think she did not vote for Trump, and I've always known that she was more conservative than me, but I didn't know she was approves-of-a-border-wall or LBERALS ARE TEH REAL INTOLERANCE!!!!!!! conservative.

After finding out, I may have: yelled at my husband, ignored my baby, failed to eat breakfast, gone on a cleaning binge instead of getting to work on time.  We have a NO MORE POLITICS AFTER 10:00 PM policy in our house.  Mr. Rhod has instituted a NO POLITICS AFTER 10 PM rule.  We may have to do a NO FACEBOOK IN BED rule, too.

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Date: 2017-05-09 08:45 pm (UTC)
neotoma: Bunny likes oatmeal cookies [foodie icon] (foodie-bunny)
From: [personal profile] neotoma
That first one sounds a quick, simplified version of kimchi jjigae, which is definitely something lovely to have when you're cold and tired... I should go see if I have pork belly in the freezer and make some...

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