Meals and More


Sunday: Thai takeout for V-day
Monday: Japanese meat and potatoes–because this cookbook really is the gift that keeps on giving
Tuesday: sweet potato and black bean taquitos
Wednesday: cheesy jalapeño enchiladas
Thursday: lame, tiny, overpriced salad chased by a polenta and refrigerator scraps bowl at home
Friday: Chinese takeout (we’re clearly really bad at Lent around here…)
Saturday: fish cakes with sautéed spinach, bell pepper, and leeks

This BBC piece has been making the rounds and Melinda Selmys gets it right as usual:

“It should be no surprise then that John Paul II had intimate friendships with women. Indeed, his personalism would seem to demand such relationships as a sign of healthy spiritual and emotional growth. The man who cannot relate to women without lusting after them is prevented from having healthy opposite-sex friendships precisely because he is incapable of seeing women as persons. The same is true, of course, of a woman who cannot have chaste friendships with men.”

•On my sometimes-run-mainly-walks I’ve been listening to podcasts. This one on creeds was especially good:

“In the darkest hours of life, you’ve got to believe something specific and that specification is the task of the creed.”

•I’m thinking we need to start adding some papal favorites to the meal rotation.

The Paris Review linked to this article about George Eberhard Rumpf, the inspiration for Barbara Cooney’s Miss Rumphius, and it was music to my interdisciplinary and folklore loving heart:

“The mix of fact, folklore, legend and speculation in Rumphius’ entry on the sea coconut is typical of his work. He lived at a time when the boundaries between disciplines hadn’t yet been clearly drawn. He was much an ethnographer as a biologist, as much a linguist as a scientist.”

Meals and More

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