How does the old saying go — girls are “sugar and spice and everything nice,” and boys are “snips and snails and puppy dog tails”?
Aside from not knowing what a “snip” is, I don’t buy it; we’re much more complex than lollipops and unicorns and toy trucks and frogs. This week, we want a window into the complexity that is you. We want your best recipes.
We don’t mean we want your best recipe for fried chicken (although we’ll take that, too — a good fried chicken recipe is always handy). We want the recipe for all the bits and pieces and quirks and foibles and loves that make you you.
To make one over sized loaf of ME:
This recipe calls for a large amount of strength and sanity. Don’t skimp on these two ingredients.
4 c. optimism
3 c. spirituality
3 c. kindness
3 c. creativity
1 c. simplicity
1 c. romance
½ c. bitch (any brand will do)
1/2 c. insecurity (finely aged)
½ c. vulnerability
1/4 c. gypsy
3 oz. solitude
4 tbsp. boldness
1 oz. of worry
Snip of anger
1 Jane Eyre novel-shredded
6 Seasons of Sex and the City finely chopped
Squirt of cadmium red acrylic paint
12 Zinnias (assorted colors)
Sprig of lavender
Flavor with a generous amount of Stevie Nicks
1 whole single of New York State of Mind
Rolling in the Deep ground to perfection
2 repeats of Gimme Shelter
A pinch of witch
1 pot of freshly brewed coffee (with cream and sugar)
3 dashes of bawdy humor
Generous pinch of self-doubt
Sugar and cinnamon to taste
1 pair of black round rimmed specks
1 fresh tube of Bobbi Brown True Pink lipstick
A splash of Lovely cologne
2 sparkly piercings
3 pounds of long blond hair
Combine all ingredients in an extra-large, vintage ironstone bowl. Using an old wooden spoon, fold in ingredients until adequately combined-there will be lumps. Let rise for two sleeps or until mix is ripe and feminine.
Serve with a generous slice of mancake. Preferably tall, dark and handsome.
Store unused portion in a cool, air conditioned room, with a comfortable bed.
(What does your recipe for yourself consist of? Here’s the link: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/weekly-writing-challenge-recipe/#more-31892)