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Broccoli Mess

Posted by terrepruitt on December 9, 2010

I have to save up most of my “vertical” for my Nia classes right now. Even though I have injured/broke my toe I am still teaching my classes because Nia really is about the individual moving in his or her own way. But I still need to rest it as much as possible. Even though I am “letting go” of doing a few things this season, I am still trying to make it look “Christmasy” in the house. Since I was moving a lot today I was trying to come up with an easy dinner. Also, since I need to rest my foot my hubby has been cleaning the kitchen every night. So needing a quick easy dinner AND trying to use as few dishes that need hand washing as possible, AND trying not make a mess I was not thrilled with the thought of the mess that preparing broccoli makes.

I am going to admit that I have been making less broccoli than I think we should eat because I do not like to deal with the mess it makes. I usually just cut it in the sink so I can just rinse all the little particles down the drain, but I didn’t even want to stand that long. So I realized that I could just cut it while it was in the bag. YAY!!! No broccoli mess. No little particles all over the place.

Ok, I know this is a silly thing, but I thought it was a good idea. Saved me a lot of time. Since I am short on time that I can be ‘doing’, both this quick post and the quick tip are part of doing what I have to do in order to get to resting my foot in order to be ready for my Nia class in Los Gatos tomorrow.

Do you have any quick tips about dealing with broccoli?

4 Responses to “Broccoli Mess”

  1. Husband was not happy with the kitchen being cleaned. Husband wants you to rest.

    If you would like, I will prepare the Broccoli from now on. Like preparing the rice, it doesn’t bother me.


    • When I wrote that post I was not planning on cleaning the kitchen. But since I did such a good job of not making a mess 😉 it worked out that it was uber quick to clean.

      You are doing enough right now, Love.

      Broccoli is messy. I don’t mind brown rice because it doesn’t have to be washed. Your hands are bigger so I think washing it is easier for you because you don’t lose a lot of rice. 🙂


  2. SuziCate said

    Sorry about your toe! Know what I do? I go to BJ’s Wholesale and purchase my broccoli ehich comes precut in a large bag (it’s like enough for five servings for four people each time!) Anyway, I rewash it, just because I like to do it and freeze it in smaller family portion size bags…and the biggest plus is the cost. It is only four dollars and change for a big bag of fresh precut broccoli! Do you have BJ’s Wholesale in your area? It’s like Sam’s Club or Costco.


    • Yeah, we have pre-cut broccoli around here too, but it is really BIG and I like smaller pieces. We have Costco.

      Thank you so much for reading a commenting. I know I haven’t been over to your blog in awhile, but I will.


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