Monday, July 28, 2008

Attack of the Killer Soybean

Our last meet of the season over, we came home ready for lunch. I was opening cabinets and the refrigerator, wondering what to make, when my husband said "sit down. I got it."

Well, OK then! I did sit down. 30 minutes later we sat down to a lunch consisting of:
Little frozen pizza bagels
IKEA swedish meatballs
Corn
Edamame

It was strangely delicious. I'd forgotten that I'd bought a big frozen bag of IKEA meatballs, with accompanying Lingonberry jelly, and the edamame was the perfect side dish. I could (and do) eat piles of edamame. Sadly, I'm ordinarily not one of those people who get cravings for salad and other healthy foods. I often wish that 3:30 would find me thinking "Damn. If I don't get some celery, organic blueberries, and a handful of unsalted almonds in five minutes, there's going to be a mass shooting". Edamame is the exception. And this is why I'm pretty sure that I'll awaken one morning, turn on the Today show, and hear the headline "Edamame: THE DEADLIEST LEGUME! Right after your local news!"

21 comments:

The Guv'ner said...

Haha agreed. Just once I'd like to wake up going "OMG I cannot wait to get my hands on some carrots!" but sadly I never see that thought for the big, fat one in front of it about leftover cake in the kitchen...

I like edamame myself too...

surviving myself said...

You didn't hear?

Edamame is the reason Hitler was such a meanie!

So I'd stop eating it.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

So is it safe to say that you're an edamame mommy?

dguzman said...

Mmmm, edamame...

CDP said...

Guv--exactly! Wouldn't it be nice to be all "cake? Eww, gross. Isn't there any salad?"

SM--damn it, I knew it.

Dr. M-- (groan)

Dguzman--yummy, isn't it? It's a good movie-watching snack.

Falwless said...

I often crave healthy foods. And by healthy foods I mean "Diet Coke" and "Double cheeseburger, hold the mayo."

And you're right--the carcinogenic properties of edamame are soon to be discovered.

I don't know why it took me so long to blogroll you - probably because I don't have things like "a brain," but you're on there now! Welcome to my daily hamster wheel of procrastination! YESSSS!

CDP said...

Falwless--on the carcinogenic properties of the edamame? Again, damn it. Once they identify a killer compound in bananas, there will be the only two healthy foods I really liked.

And the only reason I've failed to blogroll YOU is because I'm humble in the face of greatness. Your blog IS shitloads better than mine. But I'm adding you now!

DCup said...

I understand that the ONLY way to counteract those deadly carcinogenic qualities of edamame is to eat them over ice cream and smothered in Hershey's syrup.

Seriously. I heard that.

CDP said...

Dcup--you might have saved my life with that simple advice. Thank you.

WM said...

Well you know eventually they are going to say that about everything.

And uh Dr. Monkey's comments are quite funny.

Distributorcap said...

i love edamame --- i buy the unshelled ones down in Chinatown

pistols at dawn said...

Still, the Deadliest Legume is like the four millionth deadliest thing in existence, right? Unless it's joined MS-13...

Mathman6293 said...

Well I can't pronounce it so I won't be eating it.

MichaƩle said...

And for dessert, frozen cookie dough nuggets? C'mon now, make me proud!!!!

enc said...

That would be just my luck, too, as I have a huge affinity for edamame.

I feel like such a sucker now that sunscreen is supposedly carcinogenic; I'd been using it without fail to avoid getting skin CANCER. Jezo.

CDP said...

wm--He is a comic genius, for a monkey.

Dcap--you're so fancy! Unshelled!

Pistols--In Silver Spring, there are preschoolers who have joined MS-13.

Mathman--Ed-uh-mommy. Now try some, it's dee-lish.

Michaele--no, cookie dough is an entree. You west coasters and your weird, weird habits.

ENC---whaaaaat? When did sunscreen go carcinogenic? See, you write something that you THINK is a joke, and it ends up a prophecy.

Tony Spunk said...

Honey, any food that makes a lady's bon-bon stay round and grabalicious is ok by Tony. Edamame sounds like someone's great aunt from Louisiana if you don't mind me saying.

CDP said...

Tony S--No, it's really more like someone's hippie Volvo-driving aunt from Berkeley.

DivaJood said...

I love edamame. A perfectly balanced meal would be edamame, chocolate cake, and tea. Edamame gives you both vegetable and protein; chocolate cake is grain, dairy and chocolate; and tea is anti-accidents.

Dr. Zaius said...

"Edamame: THE DEADLIEST LEGUME! Right after your local news!"

If someone dies right after the news, I doubt that it's the Edamame. (Have you seen the news lately?)

Whiskeymarie said...

If edamame kills, I'm in BIG trouble. I love the stuff.

I did hear a rumor, however, that corn causes toe warts.

You heard it here first.

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