i am not making one dinner but two! got a locally made chorizo i will cook with eggs and potatoes for tacos. the avocado shortage has been rectified. my guacamole will be fortified with a orange habanero. and for kair tomorrow night and during the week a sirloin roast, brussels and bacon and duck fat fingerlings with thyme.
that guy cracks me up. probably will go with just a bag of cheetos. no need to actually make them into cheeto soil or cheeto foam. i am in fact strangely intrigued by using cheetos to finish a risotto though. we have a glut of tortillas. i am seeing some manner of tacos. there is some braised pork shank in the freezer. i am really trying to come up with a reason to not have to leave the house. but the lack of mid level lager and avocados might force my hand. chicken and waffles should have never existed btw. but, then i detest waffles...and pancakes and french toast. the carbo-gluten breakfast leaves me lethargic and weak. to truly take on the world one needs eggs, pork products (preferably smoked), a bit of salad and if one must potatoes or toast. oh, and coffee, a lot of fucking coffee.
roasted pork belly with crispy skin is a thing of fucking beauty. right now i have a slab of it sliced served with creamy potatoes, beet chutney and grated horseradish on my menu. it is delicious. now what to cook for my own dinner? the wife is out and about so i am a bit without inspiration. cooking for only myself is kind of hollow.
i often give whatever i have in my pockets to panhandlers as i walk around dc. to not hand someone a dollar or some change when i can in fact spare it seems callous. mind you this is a new thing for me. when i lived in portland, oregon i rarely helped out. i was younger and had a few bad experiences with the needy. once it was a dude with a dog holding a sign asking for food for his pooch. i walked into a nearby store bought a bag of dog food and walked back to give it to him. the dude was not happy at all. it was obvious he would have preferred the money. another time after a 14 hour day at work i stopped by a liquor store for some beer (it was a bomber of lagunitas ipa, i have no idea why i recall this) a couple young gutterpunks asked me for some money outside the store. i simply said 'no.' the kid of about 18 or so told me 'no need to be rude.' it set me off. i started yelling at them. i certainly said some things about 'get a fucking job. fuck you' etc. the willingly homeless you experience in some cities is something very interesting to me.
those are some really good reasons to not support your local. americans can only really site your first reason. and even that i find to be kind of bullshit. a couple years ago our city lad alex was out here on a visit. we took him to our then worst team in the league dc united for a match which he completely enjoyed because of the passion of the fans in our section. the next morning we met at a pub where he was rather disgusted by the americans supporting man united. american fandom of the global game is rather interesting. and i say this as a very fervent newcastle supporter. i think a good part of it currently has to do with how well epl is marketed in the states. every single game is available to watch live. that is pretty awesome really. hopefully it will breed more americans supporting the lesser clubs of the league and inspires more of them to check out their local teams as well.
check out this website. this guy is kind of a sausage genius. i use his recipes a lot as baselines for my own recipes. https://www.instagram.com/p/-UeLLkx8Zl/?taken-by=escoffiersghost friday's sausage making at work.
to actually bring the 'plastic' thing around to actual conversation...it is actually a pretty big point of contention in the states. you can go out to pubs all over the country and see americans decked out in their madrid, man united, arsenal, barca, liverpool etc....oh, and there was that fella in the norwich shirt yesterday. the issue that comes up a lot is that so many of these fans don't support their local club. it is well and great to be a morning pub supporter of chelsea talking shit to some other dude in a man united shirt but where are you later in the afternoon when your local team is actually playing a game you could go to? certainly in the states the level of play of our mls and other leagues is well below the beautifully televised premiership and the like. yeah, we only get your lampards and gerrards after they are all used up. but, for fuck's sake it is your local game. go out and enjoy it. unless you prefer some weekend morning epl cosplay. and in that case you are a plastic fuck.