War wounds -- should the uncoordinated be allowed in the kitchen?
Last week, I sliced my thumb with a grater. It was a deep gouge that made tying knots and other normal manual tasks difficult. Just as I've gained my evolutionary advantage again, I burned myself yesterday. I scalded myself transferring boiled pasta to the saucepan. I treated myself pretty well. My stomach was a disaster but I tended to it well with ice and ointments so it's now left only with some light redness. My inner right thigh was less victimized and received less attention, so now there is a blister. Will NOT post a picture. This blog is meant to be appetizing...
Sometimes I wonder whether the likes of uncoordinated me should be in the kitchen much, utensils are weapons of self-destruction... (Just kidding. My mom wanting to try my pasta recipe alone makes it worthwhile!!)
What I was cooking at the time was my favorite pasta sauce which is 2/3 any kind of tomato sauce with 1/3 pesto sauce. Love pesto but the taste by itself is too strong. This combination gives tomato sauce more life. We've done this plain, with bacon, with clams -- everything works!