Sorry, forgot to post for a couple days. I know you’re clicking the page all day long hoping for a post. And I disappointed you. Again. Well, dry those tears, here’s something boring and banal! At last!
Amanda invited John over for dinner. Gabe, Erin and Julian were supposed to come over, but Gabe isn’t feeling well, so they stayed home. Too bad – their loss. Amanda wanted a chuck roast, natch’. So we had that, potatoes and gravy, and those garlic beans everyone seems to like. And a red velvet cake. Yum! Good food and interesting conversation – a good night.
Oh, on a humorous note, while I was making the gravy, I unscrewed the pepper cap on one of those huge Costco bottles of pepper and, funny thing, someone had removed the plastic strainer from the bottle so I dumped about a pound of pepper into the gravy. HA! It’s funny because it didn’t happen to you! So we had powdered gravy mix instead. Delicious!
Last time we had the beans, Erin wanted the recipe, so here you go:
1# green beans – French style are nice
3 tablespoons or so soy sauce
1 tablespoon or so balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar or Splenda
2 tablespoons or so sesame oil
2 teaspoons of crushed garlic
Steam the beans until tender, but not too soft. Cook the garlic for a minute or so in the sesame oil. Mix up the soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar and dump that in with the oil and garlic, then add the beans amd mix them up so that they are coated with the sauce. Eat the beans.
Ron is a Managing Attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and a graduate of Michigan State University (Go Sparty!). He has lived in Virginia since 1983 with his Wife Brenda, Children Don, Brian, Gabe, and Amanda, and an assortment of dogs and cats.