The best thing for such a gray and cold…ish day is probably a soup or braise or some all-day crockpot situation, so I apologize for offering you the following, um, raw broccoli salad instead.
Except I don't really apologize, because it is Melissa Clark's Garlicky Sesame-Cured Broccoli Salad and it is way more delicious than raw broccoli salad has any right to be. Truly. I'm pretty sure it doesn't even qualify for Responsibility Broccoli status, due to the 3/4 cup of olive oil involved. That's okay though, I think it's about time broccoli had a chance to be the decadent component of your meal for once. Just throw a piece of Responsibility Grilled Chicken Breast next to it and go to town.
Ivy was the first one out the door this weekend (once the weather was back in the 60-70 degree safe zone, obviously). She just can't abide all the wintertime slacking that goes on around here.
She was also more than ready to venture to the store with me today. Don't worry, she was well-protected. From the clouds.