Monday, May 24, 2010

Pile O' Greens

How to get a pile o' greens on your plate, in fifteen easy steps:

Step one - get born in the spring.

Step two - twenty two years later, befriend some farmers.

Step three - turn twenty-three.

Step four - unknowingly go to your surprise birthday party, thrown by said farmers and pals.

Step five - receive an edible bouquet of greens, broccoli rabe and asparagus.

Step six - drizzle the asparagus in olive oil, salt and pepper, and roast in a 425 degree oven for five to ten minutes.

Steps seven through fourteen - heat some more olive oil in a skillet. Chop 3 cloves of garlic. Dump greens into skillet and turn continuously with tongs, until everybody turns bright green. Add the garlic, and turn a few more times. Add about 3/4 cup vegetable broth, three dashes of hot sauce, and the juice of 1/2 lemon. Cover and cook for about 4 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the greens hang for five or ten more minutes. Eat the asparagus while you're waiting.

Step fifteen - pile them greens on yer plate and eat em up!!

1 comment:

  1. This is the best plan of action ever! I really want a beautiful mess of greens right now! It's made so much more epic and amazing due to the fact that it can only be done ONCE in your lifetime. When you turn 23. Hopefully there are a bunch of 22 and unders reading this blog, since they're the only ones who can enjoy this magicalness.