Things that are simple but useful:
Keys – obvi
Sunshine – keeping us alive and all (why this doesn’t edge out “keys” for top billing is interesting)
Oreo cookies – not useful in all circumstances, but every so often can really save the day (also they make them for lefties now too!)
A good pair of scissors – seriously though, why don’t I own more of these?
Simple little things* amirite?
So if you’re into it, here’s something else you can add to the list the small but totally useful things. Quick Pickled Red Onions.
When I say I put these on everything I’m only exaggerating in the slightest, most insignificant way, because I really do put em on all the things that aren’t cereal or ice cream (and even then…). They already make an appearance here and here but I wouldn’t mind them with this, these, or piled high on that either! Of course they’re great on tacos (because what isn’t?). But any place you need something bright, zippy, crunchy and a little colorful? THESE! As you can see I’m quite passionate. But something so simple and so spectacularly awesome should be celebrated, no? Oh, did I mention they take about 5 minutes to put together and last essentially forever?!
So stop reading now and go make them. Your life will improve. K, thanks, bye!
*For my theater friends, here is a very low quality video of the very high quality Audra McDonald.
Quick Pickled Red Onions
These get better and also prettier with time, but if you’re in a pinch you can get away with the quick and dirty version – just slice them very thinly, make sure to use hot water, and let them soak for as long as you’ve got.
- Prep Time: 5 Minutes
- Cook Time: 55 Minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 2 Cups
- Category: Condiment
- Method: No cook
- Cuisine: American
1 large red onion, sliced thin
1 C red wine vinegar
1 C hot water
¼ C granulated sugar
1 tsp kosher salt
Combine vinegar, water, sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Stir until sugar and salt are completely dissolved.
Add onion and push down to submerge. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour, or up to 2 days.
Eat on many things.
*Feel free to use something besides red wine vinegar, but I think it produces the best color.
Keywords: pickled red onions, low calorie condiment