ANECDOTE 002: March 13, 2006
Subj: Birthday Beans
Date: Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:04 pm
How was your and B's adventure to NYC? Mom said that you
and she had tickets to see a Broadway show--as part of her
extended b-day. Mom mentioned that B had the flu.
How are you feeling? I'd have to say that I am not certain
that I am feeling my age, but I am starting to feel "a'ged."
Being forty is going to be a blast!
BTW--how was that fondue restaurant that you went to for
B's birthday? She seemed very happy that she was going.
I've never been. Colleen and I have planned to go, but
we haven't fulfilled on that request, yet. Do you think
that Eddie would like the atmosphere? Is there a kids fondue
When we spoke on B's b-day, you mentioned that you were
going to make her favorite beans dish. What, are these veggie
beans, kidney beans, a beans and rice concoction???
I have a split pea spread recipe that l enjoy:
Split Pea Spread
Split pea (mash)
Shaved black truffle
Fairly straight forward. I use green split peas, soaked
over night, then slow cooked. Good snackin' on crackers,
or off of your favorite lickin' spoon.
I have a yellow split pea soup recipe as well:
Yellow Split Pea Mush & Soup
Yellow split pea
Onion olive oil
Shredded carrot, celery, tomato
This soup requires a lot of attention. I have to make sure
that there is plenty of liquid in the pot during the lengthy
simmering; chicken stock seems to boil-off more quickly
Be forewarned, if you like scouring, then burn some beans
on the bottom of the pot!
The effort is -more than -less, but the result
is yummy-yum-yum. In other words, have some reading materials
handy when cooking this high-maintenance mush to help pass
the waiting. And don't be afraid to use a timer to keep
If you dare, send along your Birthday Beans recipe. Or,
please make us some when we stop by.