Saturday, April 18, 2009

No Clams For Bar Man

Withstanding temptation, I did not visit Brazen Head to partake of their Clam Festival. They have several a year so I will get another chance in the not too distant future. The Clam Festivals and their Cask Ale Festivals are really not to be missed.

For breakfast I simply heated up the remnants of yesterday's breakfast.

Just Leftovers


And lunch was a hastily thrown together peanut butter and banana sandwich.

Quick And Messy


I really did have to figure out something to do with my bananas before they became nothing more than a liquid swamp breeding fruit flies. The old sweet potato and banana trick seemed appropriate. Last time I thought it turned out a bit on the dry side so I decided to double the bananas.

This Should Do It


I stuck the peeled and chopped up sweet potato in the good-old microwave for about ten minutes and then put them in a bowl with the sliced bananas. I had milk left over from my pea soup, lots of milk, so I decided to add a bit of that to the mix as well.

Could Be A Breakfast Cereal


My handy dandy stand up blender finished the dish.

Baby Food


Meanwhile I had my black beans cooking in a small pot.

Boil, Boil, Toil And..., Well, Beans


I also fixed up half-a-cup of rice using a cup of my pork stock for the liquid.

Perfect Rice, Every Time


Of course the final outcome was, hold the applause:

Rice And Beans


I took the leftover pork that I had thawed in the refrigerator overnight and just gave it a quick fry in the frying pan.

Just Crisping It Up A Bit


When it was all put on a plate I had a nutritious, kind of well-balanced, and very filling meal.

A Saturday Night Supper


In fact I made so much that I had enough left over for another meal. This one I will save for Monday night because tomorrow I am bound and determined to make my chili thing. I already have a steak thawing in the refrigerator.

Another Meal In The Wings


It will be a chili Sunday tomorrow, no matter what the weather is like outside. It got up to almost 80 F here in Brooklyn today. Maybe even higher. I saw 77 F at one point, but I don't know if that was the high for the day.