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tashabear
tashabear
i hereby declare this experiment a success
Remember the rainy day gooshy food? Bulgar wheat cooked in apple juice? There was a little too much to eat at once; there were 2.5 or three servings. The second time I went to eat it, I threw in some raisins and dried apples. I ended up picking out the dried apples because the texture was sort of like eating apple-flavored craft foam. The raisins were good -- I do love raisins. I threw them in after heating the frumenty, though. This time, they were in there already, and for some reason, I felt the need to add a little butter, so I tossed in a spoonful.

I think I found the secret ingredient. Oh, how yummy was this. I think the next time I make sweet frumenty, I'll cut the apple juice with water, throw in a good handful or two of raisins, maybe a dollop of honey, and put a pat of butter on top when I go to eat it. I may have to look into taking this to Panteria, if I can figure out a good way to reheat it without a microwave -- I think it'd be a delicious, hearty way to start a cold day.

I want to make it as a side for chicken, too, though I think it'd work as a sort of casserole, too: make it with chicken broth, add some green onions or sauteed Vidalias, some peas, bits of chicken or ham... I wonder if I could get darkwolfie to eat it? Oh well, more for me if he doesn't.

i feel: happy happy

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Comments
msmemory From: msmemory Date: October 24th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Another seeekrit ingredient in some frumenties is egg, which makes it non-vegan but adds protein for the medieval sickbed. (Beat a raw egg, throw it in the just-off-the-fire frumenty; the heat will cook it.)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: October 24th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Mm, yes. I'd like it, but darkwolfie wouldn't eat it. He gets meatless fried rice because he doesn't like the egg in regular fried rice.
From: lady_guenievre Date: October 24th, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I've heard good things, though haven't tried it yet, about using foodsaver bags or just ziplocs to do a boil-in-bag sort of thing.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: October 24th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Doh! You're right. We do that with omelets quite frequently when camping.
From: kightp Date: October 24th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Butter makes everything better. (-:
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: October 24th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC) (base camp)
That's what I was about to comment!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: October 24th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC) (base camp)
butter and bacon!
From: kightp Date: October 24th, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC) (base camp)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: October 24th, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Did you see the picture? Looks like a ham sandwich, made with fried ham. Yum.
From: kightp Date: October 24th, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC) (base camp)
It is, very like. (My sister, who picked up the habit in Scotland, used to make them for us for Sunday breakfast. Yum, indeed!)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: October 24th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Is the bread toasted?
From: kightp Date: October 24th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Nope. She used to just cut thick slices off the good whole-grain bread we got from farmers' market, spread it with butter and lay on the hot bacon. Something about the squishiness of the bread-and-butter and the hot, chewy bacon was such comfort food!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: October 24th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Oh... oh, you're just mean.
From: kightp Date: October 24th, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'm mean to me, too. I've got nearly two hours of work left, only an hour after that before I have to be at the theater, and no damned bacon in the house!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: October 24th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC) (base camp)
As long as you're sharing my pain. ;-) *hug*
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