It’s National Reading Day. I’m not kidding. This is the superbowl for nerds. It’s making me think all sorts of inappropriate thoughts involving book husbands, wooly socks, coffee, and a night light.
By the way, reading my blog totally counts.
Here’s a fun fact: I am a “food blogger.” (ish. I blog recipes, but discuss anything and everything.) My most followed Pinterest board isn’t food related at all, it’s books. I am an obsessive reader. I am most comfortable with the man’s head in my lap, and a book in my hand, and maybe a glass of wine or cup of tea/coffee on the side table.
I love reading to my kids. I love creating character voices in my head to give life to the heroes and heroines for my bits. I love watching their eyes alight with possibility over what the pages may hold for them. I love the smell of old books, and the feel of the first “crack” of the spine on a new novel.
I love knowing I’m never alone so long as I have a book. I love that I can turn on my phone or ipad or kindle and have a world of libraries at my fingertips. I love turning on a audiobook and cleaning my house or driving to school or going for a jog.
I love knowing that I know things. Reading is the quickest route to an educated and perceptive mind and imagination. (for most people)
I love turning on my computer and diving into blog after blog after post after article. It gives me a sense of community, a feeling of belonging, experiences beyond that of my own.
I love that even in these digital times, and in times where we’re not given much in the way of social services, we still have LIBRARIES. Wonderful places of learning, and magic, and intrigue.
I love that you read my blog. I love that you seemingly don’t care if the f word slips in (and out…sorry) from time to time, and that I ramble, and that sometimes I’m in such a dark place, all I can do is write about it in hopes that by expressing my feelings, I can see light again. I love that you comment and email and tweet about how this thing I said, or that thing I made that reminded you of something. Perhaps it reminded you of that crazy old woman at the end of the road whose house always smelled of banana bread, but her muumuu was see through, so you knew that her boobs hovered somewhere around the equator of her body…I don’t care, it made you think. (of equatorial mammaries and banana bread… seriously, where IS your mind?)
I love when you take my book recommendations and love them too. That is the biggest compliment I can be paid as a reader.
Many, many, many people hate green vegetables. No one hates pancakes. These are better than dr praeger’s brand broccoli pancakes, more addictive than a corn cake, and healthier than most. They’re g-free, absurdly delicious, and EASY.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: fry appetizer entree side gluten-free kosher soy-free sugar-free vegetarian
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 2 cups broccoli
- 1 cup tortilla chips (homemade are best…Brad’s Organic are good as well)
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp red pepper flake (optional)
- salt and pepper
pulse chips and broccoli separately in a food pro until teeeeeny tiny
combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir, tasting mix for salt.
heat a skillet on medium high with spray or oil in the bottom
using a cookie scoop, scoop out 2 tbsp of broccoli mix at a time
pat into cake form
fry on each side for 3 minutes
serve alone or with salsa. (or ranch dressing if you must)