Sunday, February 8, 2009

Maple Take Two

Tonight I set out to craft a new meal out of the leftovers from last night. Well, a newish meal.

I started out with the beets, some avocado, gruyere, and pecans over mixed greens with a drizzle of olive oil. Funny, the drizzle of olive oil reminds me of part four of a little story I like to call . . . Space Phalanx: The Human-Zzintar Wars!

The water drizzled out of the faucet and Kintaur Rosenbaum cupped his hands together, collecting some water and splashing his face. He looked up into the lavatory mirror at his stubbled, yet ruggedly handsome face.

"Kintaur Rosenbaum machine," he said to himself. "Zero defects."

Exiting the lavatory he was greeted by Stormbot, his faithful (yet robotic) sidekick. "Lord Calcitron beckons you on the milli-wave transmitter," Stormbot said.

Kintaur grinned roguishly. "I wonder what he wants," he jested.

A moment later Kintaur was sinking into the padded seat in his cockpit. "Lord Calcitron," he said in greeting to the evil insect face on his communication screen. "What an honor."

"Cut the smooth talk, Kintaur," Lord Calcitron hissed. "I know about what you did to my men. You are going to pay me back for their ships and their lives."

"Ha! You'll have to catch me first, Lord Calcitron! And it doesn't look like your men are very good at that."

A devilish look came over Lord Calcitron's face. "Well, we'll just see about that. Lord Calcitron out."

Kintaur leaned forward in his seat. "That's odd," he said.

"Look!" Shouted Stormbot from his mouth speakers.

Ahead of them through the viewport appeared an orange and white six-legged monstrosity which seemed to be snapping and clicking in the vastness of the space beyond their cockpit.

"Space crab!" They shouted together in perfect unison.

Will Kintaur and Stormbot escape the giant space crab? Will they foil Lord Calcitron's evil plot. Will Stormbot explain the origin of his mouth speakers? Find out in the next exciting installment of Space Phalanx: The Human-Zzintar Wars!

For the main course I marinated some salmon in dijon mustard, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then I seared it, tossed in the remaining vegetables from last night and then mixed up some maple syrup with the remaining dijon marinade and drizzled it over the salmon (much like last night). Then I quickly wilted the tatsoi and spinach from the farm and served that on the side.

For dessert we had a Zzang! Bar which is probably the most delicious candy bar I've ever had. Along with an unwatched episode of The Office it went down smooth. Funny how after not watching the show for a year I don't feel like we missed anything at all.

See you suckers tomorrow night (maybe). Keep the love, and the vegetables, alive!


Paul Hughes said...

I <3 space phalanx.

Lisa Marie said...

The Office is really blah these days. I used to be all about it but now it's just ehh, take it or leave it.

Also, ZINGERMAN'S!! I can't take two steps in a store up here without running into their products.