C-SECTIONS AND SOUP
I read in the paper today
that a new study shows that if large numbers of women birth their
babies by elective, scheduled c-sections, nothing terrible will happen
and their doctors will get to play golf that weekend.
I’ve never understood all the hullabaloo about c-sections anyway. There’s
a small but loud contingent that believes that anything other than
unmedicated vaginal birth constitutes a moral failing and is tantamount
to child abuse. (Full disclosure: both my kids were born by c-section. Both were Medically Necessary, but I will spare you the gory details.)
This contingent wants childbirth to be a mystical rather than a medical event. I don’t buy it. There’s nothing mystical about reproduction. It’s just basic mammalian biology. It may be “natural” to squat in the field and drop the baby in the grass, but I’m a big fan of modern medicine. Note that I’m sitting here typing at you and my kids are alive and healthy. I can’t say for sure that that would be the case in the field squatting scenario.
So ladies, feel free
to schedule your child’s birth, after a lengthy discussion of pros and
cons with your doctor, doula, midwife, shaman, or whatever. Light candles and play Tibetan monk chants if it makes you feel better. There’s going to be blood either way.
And now, per avasouth’s request, here is
TR’s Super Easy Broccoli Soup
2 big bunches broccoli, chopped
4 cloves garlic, sliced
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup white wine
½ tsp thyme
4 cups vegetable broth
salt and pepper
½ cup cream
Put everything except the cream in the slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 5-6 hours. Or you can cook it quickly on the stove if you like. I don’t care.
Use an immersion blender to whir the soup to the consistency you like. Stir in cream. Burn yourself on the crock (optional). Done.
Momà thumbs up
Kidsà will eat it if they have to
Dadà will not touch it
Note: this makes a fairly garlicky soup. If you don’t like garlic, don’t come around here anymore.
Well, no, not really kidding.