Today was one of those days. I hate to face days over which I have little to no control, and I hate days for which I am unprepared. Today fit both bills. However, it is over and done with, and tomorrow is another day. Tomorrow starts exams, to be precise, and it starts the period of room cleaning and book boxing upping. My year has drawn to a close.
It was before my students had even left that I started missing them. Just a few weeks ago I couldn't wait for summer, and yet I wish I could keep them longer. They have grown so much in some cases, and in some cases I still don't know how to make them tick. If only I had more time with each! But that is not the way it works, alas.
Days that drain my emotional energy leave me exhausted in a general sense as well. I have said that some days I am "too tired" to cook. I need to find a new excuse. Perhaps I should just say "I feel like Thai/Mexican/Japanese food that is more complicated than the food I care to cook," as that really more closely approximates my feelings regarding food at those times. When my taste buds aren't being so persnickety, dinner can be as simple as this one, which merely required that I have the forethought to thaw sausage and buy cabbage. 1 head of cabbage + less than a pound of meat= dinner. Really.
1 lb, mas o meno, of sausage, taken out of the casing
1 head cabbage, sliced thinly.
1) Crumble and cook sausage in skillet until almost cooked through.
2) Add cabbage and cook until soft. I let it rest against the pan and stir periodically so as to brown bits of cabbage.