Welcome to another Secret Subject Swap. This week 12 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.
Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
Baking In A Tornado
Black Sheep Mom
Searching for Sanity
Indian American Mom
Daily Dose of Damn
A Working Mom's "Whoas"
Akashic Aisles: The Basement View
The Pursuit of Normal
Home on Deranged
Evil Joy Speaks
My subject is If you could be the opposite gender for 24 hours, what are the first 3 things you'd do, think or say? It was submitted by: The Pursuit of Normal Here goes:
If I could be the opposite gender for 24 hours? I’d $h*t, shower and shave, right? Isn’t that how the saying goes? Well, that would be a pretty short post. And awful cliché as well.
So let me try again. If I were the opposite gender for 24 hours:
I’d accumulate, advise and accessorize (OK, maybe not)
I’d barbecue, bargain and bake (who am I kidding?)
I’d critique, correct and communicate (yeah, right)
I’d disagree, delay and drink
I’d earn, eat and embarrass (yes, on purpose)
I’d father, fight and fertilize (um . . . the lawn, I mean)
I’d grill, grin and grumble (but not admit it)
I’d hassle, hamper and hinder
I’d idealize, idolize and imbibe
I’d kiss, keep and know (everything)
I’d labor, laugh and love (but not say it quite enough)
I’d minimize, misconstrue and mislead
I’d nap, negotiate and nullify
I’d obstruct, odorize and obey (well, I’d say it, anyway)
I’d parent, panic and patronize
I’d quarrel, question and quantify
I’d refuse, reject and regret
Which brings us back to $h*t, shower and shave . . .
1 bag of Broccoli Slaw
3 green onions, sliced
1 Tbsp butter
¼ cup oil
¼ cup water
3 TBSP red wine vinegar
2 TBSP sugar
2 TBSP soy sauce
1 (1 oz size) sesame seeds
2 tsp sugar
½ cup sunflower seeds
1 package of Ramen Soup, noodle portion only (don’t use flavor packet)
*In a medium bowl, mix the broccoli slaw and the green onions.
*In a small bowl, mix together the oil, water, red wine vinegar, 2 TBSP sugar and soy sauce. Pour over the broccoli slaw, cover and refrigerate.
*Break up the noodles from a packet of Ramen soup.
*In a pan, melt butter. Add the sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and Ramen noodles. Stir together, then stir in the 2 tsp sugar. Cook on fairly low heat and watch carefully, stirring until the seeds just start to brown. Immediately remove from pan and allow to cool.
*Just before serving, mix the noodle mixture into the slaw mixture.
*NOTE: This recipe was adapted from the recipe for Crunchy Chinese Cabbage Salad by Ellie Deaner