Surviving Nemo

You know, before this weekend – Nemo was an adorably rebellious clown fish who found himself in quite the predicament at 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney. Okay, so he still is…but now Nemo is also a crazy ass snow storm that dumped 28 inches of snow on us in less than 24 hours.

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Wooooooo.

Boston came to a stand still…hell, Massachusetts came to a standstill. Cars were banned from the roads starting at 4pm (people complained but I think it was a smart decision), and driving wasn’t allowed until 4pm the next day. The MBTA haulted for 3 days so there was absolutely no public transportation…sooo what did I do to keep the cabin fever at bay? Well – if you follow me on Instagram (which you should if you don’t!), you’ll know…I baked. And ate. And baked. And ate. Oh…and drank some wine.

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However, between all the carbohydrates and alcohol – I did consume some vegetables. I swear. Balance. Haha

Ones of those veggies? Rainbow chard.  I’d never had or made it before…but when I saw those colors pop out at me at the grocery store I had to get it. Prettty! It was a buy now, figure out what to do with it later situation.

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I did some Googling, and decided to keep it simple. Extra virgin olive oil, 2 large shallots, 2-3 cloves of garlic, salt, pepper…and I think some Onion & Herb Mrs. Dash and red pepper flakes…and steamed/sautéed until it looked good.

Very technical, I know.

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And ya know what, it was awesome. I have another bunch in my fridge right now just waiting for the same treatment.

Now, as I sit here watching the news…we’re in for another 1-3 inches Thursday. Pshh…a dusting….a dusting.

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3 thoughts on “Surviving Nemo

  1. Yikes! Glad you survived Nemo. Wine always seems to help. Am I right or am I right? Technically, you’re right.

    I’ve legitimately never heard of chard, but I’m curious. It looks like licorice!

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