I picked a pretty good mess of milkweed while the little woman was window-shopping at the craft store. When I got home, I decided to wash them outside, so as to save time spent in “my wife’s” kitchen. I put them in a plastic bucket I’d gotten from the donut shop and gave them a gentle spraying with the garden hose. Then I drained them and refilled the bucket and gave them a few minutes of manual sloshing around.
After draining them again, I switched them to the cooking pot and boiled them lightly for ten minutes. During that ten minutes, my wife was carrying on that I was stinking up the house (they smell like green beans to me), and that she was getting sick from the odor. (It was all in her head, but what can I say?) After a little salt and pepper, plus a generous helping of butter, I started eating. Unfortunately, they weren’t as good as last time. They seemed to have a distinct flavor of chlorine and…….garden hose! Guess I won’t do THAT anymore.
Unfortunately, I had to promise the wife that I wouldn’t cook them inside the house anymore, so I need to get some lose bricks and throw up a little outside cooker. If I’m going to that much effort, I really should get a smaller pot and a frying pan. Maybe I’ll start up a TV show and call it “Redneck Gourmet!” © 2013-