There were some garlicky bison smokies in the fridge from Valta, and an aluminum take-out container I had forgotten about that contained half a slice of PB & banana French toast and the mountain of hash browns we got at Palomino on the weekend. A little disgusting, yes, but I felt this sudden rush of guilt that I had a) asked the waitress to package the leftovers, and b) we had used up a perfectly good take-out container. So when the smokies were getting crispy (they are very lean, so I skimmed the surface of my cast iron skillet with a bit of canola oil) I pushed them aside and rejuvenated the hash browns. It was done in under 10 minutes, all while talking on the phone (probably not as stealthily as I thought I was being at the time – sorry Sue).
For colour, we ate the last of the peas from our garden (the shoots seem to have summoned a final growth spurt) and wee fresh-from-the-dirt carrots Sue sent in her produce care package from the Okanagan. With every bite we were forced to enquire, ““eeeeh… what’s up Doc?” (Here’s a Cliff Claven fact for ya: Bugs Bunny’s blasé, carrot-munching demeanor was inspired by a scene from the movie It Happened One Night, in which Clark Gable leans nonchalantly against a fence, eating carrots while talking to Claudette Colbert. In my world, Bugs is the preschool version of the Fonz.)
September 29 2008 10:20 pm | leftovers