Today is a special day. Why, you ask? It's only Wednesday, what could be so special about this day? Well... 25 years ago, on some island of the Philippines... I was born. Yep, I've reached my "quarter of a century" mark. I don't exactly know how to feel about that. What exactly have I done in that 25 years? Have I wasted it? Have I lived it up?
I just don't know, really. There's nothing in those 25 years I would take back, or do over. I've always been a kind of person that's thought of life as a never ending journey. Certain things get us to where we are in the present, and certain things get us to our future. I'd like to think that I'm pretty satisfied with my 25 years of life. I mean, let's take a look at some things:
- I fully support myself, and my expensive eating habits.
- I'm engaged to an amazing, although sometimes immature, man.
- I have a job that I, for the most part, enjoy.
- I'm in college (for a tad bit longer than I had hoped, but I'm getting there)
- I've never broken any bones or had any major health problems.
- I have 2 dogs (which growing up practically petrified of animals, I find this a major accomplishment)
- I have family that, although downright crazy in every way possible, I know that I can rely on.
- I've never been robbed or had my identity stolen (which is a constant fear of mine).
- I'm 25 years old and I can cook like no other 25 year old that I, personally, know (of course, out in the blog-o-sphere, that's quite different)
- I've experienced practically every emotion, been through ups and downs, and still remain a strong person.
I know those are just simple things, that most of us take for granted, but I can't forget how thankful I am to be in the position I'm in. Doing what I love, and having a positive support circle around me! I hope that my next quarter of a century, I can add plenty more to that list.
So because I'm taking it easy today, after all... it is my birthday... I have a simple, yet delicious recipe! I'm going to let my mother cook me dinner and Andy apparently has a phenomenal cake up his sleeve for dessert... I'm sure I'll fill you guys in tomorrow!
1 bunch bok choy
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 to 4 tablespoons chicken stock
salt and pepper, to taste
Clean and chop the bok choy to medium sized pieces.
Heat olive oil under medium high heat and add garlic. Cook for about 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
Turn the heat on high and add the bok choy and give it a quick stir. Then add the oyster sauce, chicken stock or water and season with sea salt. Mix well and cook for a couple more minutes. Serve immediately.
I decided to one up myself, and instead of serving this a side, I used it as a topping! For an awesome turkey sandwich...
But you can definitely have this as a side to practically any dish! It's so delicious and simple! Comes together really fast too! Enjoy guys!
And here's the CSA goodies:
1 bunch of radishes
2 lbs. apples
1 bunch mustard green
2 lbs. red potatoes
1 acorn squash