RantWoman celebrates a culinary success for the weekly Sunday supper at RantMom's, a made-up recipe for spicier than average coleslaw. RantMom usually is not into too much spice, but the red cabbage, scallions, cilantro, minced pasilla peppers in ranch dressing combo that RantWoman concocted pleased RantMom enough that she wanted to keep the leftovers! Fine with RantWoman since she had more leftovers at home!
Saturday night RantWoman went to a potluck. RantWoman's potluck contribution was subject to typical transit friendly constraints: RantWoman left the house before 10 am and was not due at potluck until 6:30 pm and not due at home until after potluck. So RantWoman needed something that could work without refrigeration; RantWoman also recently acquired a couple frozen ice packs, but still. From the fridge: a head of red cabbage, a bunch of scallions. A bunch of cilantro. An unopened bottle of ranch dressing, not the cheap kind, the good kind.
Potluck host role rotates and RantWoman is not shy about asking to borrow a knife and a cutting board. Plus RantWoman's travel route took her late in the afternoon to Hay Tai Market on Aurora. RantWoman wanted limes for people who want something other than salad dressing on their salad. RantWoman also decided a pasilla pepper would be nice. Other niceties unneeded for the potluck also made it into RantWoman's shopping bag so RantWoman arrived at potluck well-burdened. Sigh.
For salads, RantWoman tends just to eyeball quantities in the first place. In the second place, RantWoman was not sure how many of the potluckers would want their salad undressed, so RantWoman went ahead and cut up the whole cabbage. It was small but that as still a lot of chopped cabbage. The potluck group always eats well and rantWoman was not surprised to have leftovers. RantWoman was surprised when RantMom said the coleslaw sounded good the next day. Yay leftovers!
RantWoman is in general glad to be well-fortified with fiber and flavor for a visit to the digital discontinuities du jour. RantWoman hardly ever logs into her Yahoo email. Turns out RantMom has been sending email there. RantWoman has no freaking idea why RantMom even has her yahoo email but she does. Tonight RantWoman logged in and would have LIKED to retrieve a couple items. The items got swallowed up in ads and dialogues about why RantWoman does not like the ads. And NO, RantWoman was not being patient enough to deal with screen reader issues either!
Comes now RantMom calling at an hour WAY past her bedtime and definitely past when she should be expecting too much of herself electronically. RantMom was trying to print something but her printer is not working. And neither she nor the RantWoman school of blind tech support can figure out how to Forward from her email on the computer. But Eureka! RantMom figures out she can forward from her phone. The email gets to AOL; RantWoman would prefer gmail. But AOL is preferable to yahoo. Yeah persistence and now bedtime for both the RantWomen.
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