Uh, let me take a giant step back here and say, the oats are no longer being felt. All that nauseatingly chipper, oh, I feel so great! We did so much in two days! (See below.) CRASH. I completely died out late Monday afternoon and have yet to fully recover. Yes indeed, I am almost 40, and in case I had forgotten, well, my inability to bounce back from jet lag has proven it to me, in spades. Fine! I get it! I’m old, I’m tired, I’m sore as hell (what’s up with that?), and I’ve been starving since we returned. I hate that, the post-vaca munchies. John’s got them too. Don’t get me wrong – the trip was totally worth it, OMG did we have a great time, but ouch. I’m feeling my old, not my oats. Sigh.
I don’t know if this counts as restorative, but it sure tasted good to me yesterday. I have some delicious Nueske’s Canadian bacon – if you haven’t tried it, you should, it blows away any other Canadian bacon. (Available locally at Byerly’s.) Thickly-sliced, sweetly-smoky, butter-tender. And a great source of protein for not a lot of calories. Much more satisfying than real bacon. So anyhow, I chopped up some of that lovely Nueske’s, sauteed it in a bit of olive oil until crisp; stirred in garlic, onion, and thinly sliced cabbage until tender; then stirred in a drained, rinsed can of navy beans. Continued to saute until the beans were heated through and browned a bit. Seasoned with salt and pepper. Absolutely delicious, and so filling and healthy! Mmm… Similar in concept to the pork sausage with white beans recipe I’ve already posted, but lighter and even quicker to prepare. Give ‘er a go…
Gee, I sure could go for afternoon tea at Liberty…that was some incredible experience. Scoooooooones, she moooooooaaaaans. I just had a cup of decaf Darjeeling after my lunch and somehow it wasn’t quite the same. Cheers. Quite. Bollocks. Indeed. Bloody. Brilliant. Crisps. Shag. Lift. Loo. (Think I need a nap?!)