So, in an effort to make life healthier, I’ve been posting and trying vegetarian recipes.
This week’s efforts were thwarted by some anger I had at Adobe Support, who kept me waiting in the tech support chat room for an hour and never supported me.
So, um…. It gets ugly.
Caldo Verde Without the Meat
I know! It's pretty much sacrilegious
- 2 lbs potatoes - gold peeled, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 whole onion chopped
- .5 cup olive oil
- 1 bunch kale or collard greens
- 8 cups veggie broth
- .5 whatever salt and pepper to taste
Cut the greens into super thin strips while waiting for Adobe Support to answer your chat message.
Get a pot. Check to see if Adobe has answered yet. Realize they hate you
In the pot put potatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil and broth.
Read the Adobe support message thanking you for your patience. Realize that they have now resent that message 11 times.
That's a lot of thanking.
Bring pot ingredients to a boil while contemplating how to get Adobe Support to notice you. Wonder if you should angry Tweet.
Lower heat to medium. Cook 20 minutes. Check that support chat. Realize they really are never going to answer you.
Realize how dependent you are on Adobe for your podcast, newsletter, website, and pretty much whole life.
Remove potatoes from pot. Mash them. Return to pot.
Have violent, mashing thoughts about Adobe support but then remember you are a peace-loving pacifist writer of picture books. Suppress the urge.
Find or borrow a hand blender. Blend soup until it is smooth.
Cook for 15 more minutes.
Realize Adobe is indeed never going to respond to you.
Add salt and pepper, maybe some extra olive oil.
Do not share it with Adobe Support
Man Verdict: It needs sausage. What’s that Portuguese sausage?
Dogs Verdict: Or bacon.
Carrie Verdict: You all aren’t getting the point of this.
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