Wednesday, April 27, 2011

It only takes a moment

Good news everyone! Choir went really well tonight. It also went until 8 PM, which nobody knew until 7:30 PM, when choir rehearsal normally ends. But, unlike Tuesday, the extra 20 minutes were not monotonically more disastrous, so staying a little longer wasn't too big of a deal.

Except if you were hungry because you were like me and you ate only quinoa and broccoli for lunch and then went for a run later in the day. Sometime in the middle of this one song about a pelican I shouted out, "THAT'S IT I'M JUST GETTING A BURRITO TONIGHT." Well, I shouted it in my head. Then on my way home I stopped at two separate burrito places but somehow couldn't find bike parking at either of them. The burrito-eating and bike-riding demographics of the Bay Area match up pretty closely, to the point where the official mascot of The Mission is a taco riding a fixie drinking coffee and using an iPhone, so this wasn't very surprising. So I shouted "OKAY FINE I'M ALREADY HALFWAY TO TRADER JOE'S I'LL JUST GO THERE JESUS H CHRIST ALMIGHTY." This time for real.

So shortly after I walking through the door of my favorite store, Trader Joe's, I was just struck by this flash of inspiration--beans on toast. I have bacon grease. I can fry the beans in the bacon grease. Then I'll put an egg on top. I need eggs anyway. Maybe a salad for decoration. Yes.

I don't think there is an increment of time small enough to describe how quickly this came together after I got home. Despite that, it was pretty good! Maybe a little better if I had used flavorful beans that I had cooked myself instead of canned beans. One of my New Year's Resolutions for 2010 was not to use canned beans anymore. But I think how that works is that you only have to do those for one year and then you can go back.

Gosh, I have been doing too much super fast cooking lately! It's been kind of inspiring but also I kind of need to get lost in deboning oxtail or something or I might go crazy!


  1. I'm surprised you didn't buy some tortillas and make your own burrito!

  2. Honestly I've tried making my own burrito and it just can't stack up to anything I can get out here in SF. There are so many elements--the braised meat, the salsa, steaming the tortilla, the rice, the beans--that I inevitably mess up something and it doesn't satisfy.