In a last desperate effort to get some Facebook referrals, I turn to the culinary art.
Early in our marriage, I once sought to favor my wife with a supper of my own creation. “You’ll like it,” I assured her. “I used to make this for myself when I lived alone.”
So I did my thing in the kitchen, we ate it for supper, and Patty said, “This is amazing. It has absolutely no taste. None at all!” And then she got kind of critical about it.
For those of you who by now are intrigued enough to try it for yourselves, I present Lee’s Tasteless Supper. Excuse me if I don’t get the format right: I don’t read a lot of cookbooks.
1/2 lb. lean hamburger meat
1/2 cup or so of brown rice
While the rice is cooking in water, put the hamburger in a pan and stir it vigorously with a fork so that it breaks up into little tiny bits, and keep stirring as the bits get cooked. Be careful not to overcook.
Then, when the rice is done, put it and the hamburger into the same bowl and thoroughly mix them together.
What? I should’ve added salt, or chopped onions? Hey, did they tell Jacques Pepin how to cook? It’s my recipe and I’m sticking to it. Besides, it’s the only recipe I’ve got.