My life is not so mysterious. Nothing that weird happens, usually just normal, or exciting yet explainable events. I eat a lot of oatmeal (steel-cut now that we have a rice-cooker!), I watch a few TV shows, I go out with my friends, spend time at home with my husband, etc, etc.
So on Monday, once I had finished my oatmeal, gone for a run, taken a shower (note: all NORMAL things), I noticed something very strange while getting ready to go do some errands. I was half-heartedly going my make-up (so, just putting on mascara), when I noticed that MY EYELASHES WERE MISSING.
I’m being dramatic when I say they’re missing, but seriously: there is a chunk, about 1/4″ wide, on my top-left eyelid where my eyelashes have been trimmed down to 1/8″ long. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
If I were living in a frat house, perhaps I could string a story together about how this came to be; however, I do not live in a frat house (THANK GOD). Did I go out in negative ten thousand degree weather and crack my frozen eyelashes off? Um, no. Maybe 35 degree weather, but nothing THAT cold. I DID get a haircut on Friday, but I’m pretty sure I would have noticed scissors being SO close to my eyes that they trimmed my eyelashes. Not to mention, I didn’t notice it while doing my makeup on Saturday, or all day Sunday.
Something weird is happening, people! Now I’m just hoping nobody really notices, and that I’m not one of those people whose eyelashes never grow back. Pleasepleaseplease.
To calm my frantic heart (WHO IS IN MY BEDROOM SNIPPING MY EYELASHES AT NIGHT!?), I’ve been eating a lot of this pasta. It’s a combination of flavors sent from heaven, seriously. Unless you’re Derek, and can’t stand cilantro OR goat cheese. Why did I marry this guy? Well, don’t get me started, but clearly not for the abundance of goat cheese and cilantro in our life.
This recipe could not be simpler: make pasta. add peas. mix in goat cheese, cilantro, pepper. Enjoy. Other good additions would be bacon (if I weren’t lazy), lime juice, HOT SAUCE, or even grilled chicken. I’m hankering for the bacon, personally.
- ½ pound dry pasta
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 4 oz chevre
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- Prepare the pasta according to directions. About two minutes before it’s done, add the frozen peas. Cook until pasta is done, then drain.
- Immediately add the butter and stir until it’s completely melted and coating all of the pasta.
- Add the chevre and mix until fully broken up and coating the pasta. Mix in cilantro, and pepper to taste.