Ever heard of The School of Hard Knocks?
Well, I graduated from The School of Lassiter. No, not like Lassiter High School located in Marietta, Georgia which, yes, is totally where I graduated high school. But, you know, The School of Things My Parents Thought I should Know Before Leaving For College Kind Of School. A.K.A. The School of Lassiter. Which is kind of like The School of Hard Knocks … in a totally Lassiter kind of way.
Who makes their beds with hospital corners? Lassiter graduates. Apparently it’s the only way to make a bed.
Among other learned-things, these from Mama Lassiter.
Always keep a kleenex in your sleeve and toilet liners in your purse.
Always check your backside in the mirror.
Always have an extra pair of panties in the glove compartment.
Always make your coffee in the evening not complete unless paired with a fresh napkin, clean spoon and mugs turned upsidedown for easy access.
ALWAYS wash your face.
Fork always goes on the left.
There is only one way to make an Italian dinner and it starts with this sauce.
Know how to roast a bulb of garlic.
These from Papa-Lassiter:
Rinse the lawnmower off after mowing.
Never let your gas tank get below half.
Nothing good happens after midnight.
Never eat in the car.
Garden hoses are meant to be stored in a circle. Not a figure 8, not a pile. Just a circle. Simple, yet, not.
Always dry your razor after use.
Just say no.
From this monstrous list, I want you to know one thing. Okay, maybe two. But, let’s just focus on one.
It’s simple. But I think you should know how to roast a bulb of garlic. It’s impressive. It’s tasty. It’s healthy. It’s stinky. It’s awesomeness. And it has many uses.
I’m going to teach my daughter many things. One of the most important: how to wing it in the kitchen. Or, how about how to wing it anywhere? Life’s about winging things. But that’s another blog post.
Roast garlic, smash and toss with pasta.
Roast garlic, smash and spread on fresh bread.
Roast garlic, smash and stir into mashed potatoes with salt and pepper.
Roast garlic, don’t smash and pop into your mouth. Follow by brushing teeth. And gargling with mouthwash.
Roast garlic, smash and spread over any vegetable.
Just Roast garlic.
1. Slice the top of the garlic bulb off. Loosen any of the outer layers of skin.
2. Place garlic on foil, drizzle olive oil on top of bulb and sprinkle with salt.
3. Wrap the garlic in foil loosely. Place in oven for about 30 minutes until tender. (Stick a fork or knife in it to see if it’s tender.)
4. Using pot holder squeeze garlic from skin onto plate. Mash with fork. Enjoy.
Peace, Love and Parents!