Cat Prayers and Cabbage
Hey guys! Whew—well, it took all afternoon, but I got all of my grading done for my online classes. I feel like my brain is a little fried, but it’s worth it to be done! I’m glad I got in a good run this morning, because my butt was glued to my office chair (aka the living room couch, but whatever) alllllllll afternoon. The rain kept up all afternoon as well, so at least I wasn’t tempted by pretty weather.
Around 6:00, I finally finished (woo hoo!!!), and got started on our simple but delicious dinner: Asian-braised slaw and baked tofu.
1/2 head cabbage
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. plum wine vinegar
1 cup water
1/3 cup orange juice
1 tbsp. sesame oil
In a pan, heat olive oil. Add cabbage and saute for a few minutes. Add soy sauce, ginger, vinegar, water, and orange juice, and bring to a boil. Boil for a minute or two, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and simmer for twenty minutes, until liquid is absorbed and cabbage is soft.
Remove from pan and drizzle with sesame oil. Toss and serve.
Press one firm tofu cake for at least two hours, then pat dry. Cut tofu into one inch cubes, and toss with: 1 tbsp. sesame oil, 1 tsp. plum wine vinegar, and 2 tsp. soy sauce. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
Mmmmm….a delicious pairing!
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On a much sadder note, my sister’s dear cat Oscar was hit by a car last night. They thought he was okay, but she took him to the vet this morning and he seems to be having internal troubles, specifically with his kidneys. They’re keeping him overnight at the vet’s office.
Oscar is a beloved member of our family…please send prayers and good thoughts his way! We’re hoping that he pulls through!