I can be very indecisive. Just ask Marc. I can only imagine how annoying it is to him, because sometimes I even annoy myself. As a homeowner of an older home, it feels like we often have to make big decisions. Not life-altering decisions, but things that are semi-permanent and usually involve labor or large amounts of money. Which paint color will I still love in 6 months? Which countertop looks best in the kitchen? Is basic black the way to go with the roof? Marc very kindly puts me in charge of home aesthetics, but this can kick my indecisiveness into high gear.
After months with no home projects, I decided that it was time for us to get a new garage door and I was hoping to have a shiny new door in a week or two. After all, a company would be doing the installation. I should have known better, because it just always takes longer and costs more money every single time.
90% of the people in our neighborhood have the same garage door style, but as usual, my taste goes against the grain of the status quo. I often feel like I take the path less traveled. Does this happen to you, too? The one style that really caught Marc’s eye was $4,000! Nope. I want it to look updated, but also work with our 60’s ranch-style home. After lots of online research and long walks in our neighborhood, I officially know too much about garage doors. I think I’m getting closer to deciding, though.
I was having trouble making my mind up about cabbage, too. I hadn’t had a terrible experience, but did I like it? Was it worth investigating? I had cabbage at an Ethiopian restaurant and it was surprisingly my favorite dish, of all of the offerings, to grab with my stretchy bread. Then I came across this super simple preparation for cabbage that has it on the table in 15 minutes. It’s the perfect low-maintenance side to whatever else you’re cooking or pile it high on quinoa or cous cous.
If you’re still undecided on cabbage, see if this recipe changes things. The cabbage still has a bit of crunch and a touch of buttery sweetness. I love it speckled with lots of freshly ground pepper.