Danger Monkey, age 9: “Why are your muscles so sore?”
Me: “I lifted a lot of weights at the gym last night, remember?”
DM: “My muscles don’t get sore like that.”
Me: “You’re young. And mine don’t hurt nearly as much as I thought they would.”
DM: “Why not?”
Me: “Maybe I’m more in shape than I thought.”
DM: “No, that can’t be it.”
Important lessons today:
1) Yes, you can make delicious Kung Pao sauce from scratch at home.
2) Be careful to not put in too many chilis, and definitely crack them open and take the seeds out first.
3) Do not… DO NOT… rub your eyes after cracking open peppers to get the seeds out.
I just branded myself with a 350-degree piece of metal.
It was a cookie sheet, right across my belly.
I gotta tell ya… ‘baking topless’ sounded more sexy than it really was.