C'mon guys, you know what I'm saying, right? Right?
Thing #1: Pickled Herring
I started off by toasting some old bread, smearing the slices with butter, and topping them with pickled herring. I was starving when I got home from work so I just made this to use up some old herring and bread and keep me conscious while I made dinner.
Mmmmmm, old herring.
Thing #2: Leftover Turkey
Jen hates leftover turkey. Come to think of it, Jen hates just about anything that is leftover. Turkey is the worst offender though. Turkey to her is something that must never be reused.
I found half a butternut squash in the back of the refrigerator from Thanksgiving that was surprisingly still good. I chopped it up and used it to make this turkey curry with onion, garlic, ginger, garbanzo bean, turkey stock, curry powder, salt, and pepper. I thickened the stew with a little cornstarch and served it over white rice.
Thing #3: Strong Belgian Ales
Well, I guess Jen likes these a little more now than she used to. At any rate this Steenbrugge Tripel from Browerij Palm was pretty great. All over the label they talk about how this is made with "gruut" which is a collection of spices and herbs that was used during medieval times. I just like saying, "Gruut!"
This beer had me at the stained glass look on the bottle and won me over with their Belgian yeast flavor (and, of course, their gruut).
I'm both predictable and easy.
Thing #4: Unidentifiable Things from the Freezer
While rummaging around I found a mystery container with some sort of ice cream in it. I had no idea what kind of ice cream it was or when it was from. Like cooks in medieval times I decided quickly that I would try to mask any off flavors with a sauce so I made some chocolate sauce and applied it generously. It actually wasn't that bad. After further investigation it looks like it was probably a cherry ice cream I made back in July.
Thing #5: Some Movies from the 80s
I concluded the evening with The Last Starfighter. For some odd reason I have never seen the complete movie from start to finish so I figured now was as good a time as any. My movie watching habits are usually pretty bad. I procrastinate a lot and usually get around to watching movies well after their sell by date.
Maybe next year I'll get around to seeing The Goonies for the first time!