Thursday, July 31, 2008

Maybe this thrifty lifestyle has gone too far?

Tonight I served sandwiches for supper.

I served sandwiches for supper to someone who doesn't even like sandwiches.

I served rice sandwiches for supper to someone who doesn't even like sandwiches.

I served leftover-rice sandwiches on day-old discount bread for supper to someone who doesn't even like sandwiches.

I served leftover-rice sandwiches on day-old discount bread for supper to someone who doesn't even like sandwiches and I made them like it.

Well *blush* lemme 'splain.... the rice started out as our favorite spinach pie filling, yanno? And I reheated it in some butter in the cast iron skillet; it smelled so good!

It reheated nicely but the spinach and purslane shrank away until it looked like it was two-thirds rice and only one third spinach instead of the other way round... so I pulled it out and then I buttered some English muffin bread and heated it in the skillet too, long enough to melt the butter and soften the bread. And I didn't REALLY serve it as sandwiches, but they were on the same plate and the spinachy rice did accidentally get on the bread and then somehow before I knew it I was PILING the spinachy rice onto that warm melty piece of bread and... and... well, I scarfed it down so fast!!

And then I told Gryph that it was a privilege to have such a supper, because I'm pretty sure it's unique in all this world... and all the while I'm thinking, "yepper, yessirree, I am the ONLY one in the world who would serve leftover-rice sandwiches and call it A Good Thing.... oh yes indeedy..."

And then I scarfed down my last one, and mourned that I had run out of leftover spinachy rice to make into sandwiches. *sheepish laugh*

6 comments:

  1. Cath you make me laugh! I wasn't eating rice sandwiches today but for lunch I had the maybe one spoonful of marinated bean salad that was leftover and what had to be 1 1/2 cups of leftover rice. I mixed it all together and called it lunch. I really wish there would have been more bean salad left. So I know exactly what you are talking about!

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  2. ohh goddess. this is funny.
    I can almost see gryphs annoyance from this :)

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  3. Hmmmm...Rice sandwiches? My mom fed her 8 children a dish she must have learned from my Baba (grandma), because my cousin's mom made the same thing...macaroni in milk, with butter and salt and pepper. True comfort food. My kids love it and always ask for it when they are around. Not very healthy, but sooo yummy, given the right amount of butter of course! Rice is so adaptable, it can make other diahes go a long way. Good thinking!

    Blessings,
    Pam

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  4. Actually Gryph didn't mind it a bit. The rice and spinich were really good and the bread was for making sure I didn't loose any of it.

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  5. Yum....this sounds so yummy. I'll be right over to share in your leftovers.

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