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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Childhood Memories with a Grown-Up Twist

As you may know from previous posts, I often work late on a Tuesday evening, which means that dinner is a simple affair.

Tonight I has a dinner reminded me of one of the regular dinners that I would have when staying at my cousin Brian's house. Fish Fingers, potato waffles and Heinz beans, which tasted just as good as they did all those years ago.

Brian was never the most adventurous with food and it was often a running joke that dinner at Brian's would either be;

  • Beef burger, beans and chips
  • Pizza, beans and chips, or
  • Fish fingers, beans and chips

It seems strange that as children we would make jokes at Brian's delicate palette, especially now considering that I really enjoy these 'kids meals' as a quick dinner when the time calls for them.

 

The reason that i started thinking along this train of thought is down to the fact that i like to add some flavour to my beans. There's nothing wrong with good old fashioned grub, but they do tast ebetter with a little twist. One of my favourite additions to a tin of hienz baked beans is a good splash of Levi Roots Reggae Reggae Sauce, the Jamaican Jerk sauce is a wonderfully spicy accompaniment to chicken, meat and not forgetting fishfingers. I always make sure to have a bottle of Reggae Reggae sauce in the cupboard because you never know when you might need to add a little something different to an old fashioned favourite.

I wonder how much Brian's taste has changed over the years?

Has he managed to progress from the basics, or is all this talk a little too avant garde?

 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ahhh the memories!
I do remember eating nothing else, however the years have allowed me to eat a little more adventurously! Strangely now though I dislike fish now!
I now have the problem where my 14 year old step-son eats nothing but chicken nuggets and roasties!

I wonder though Gerry if you remember my mum let us eat a whole pizza with the plastic cooked to the bottom!

Chief Cook and Bottlewasher said...

Haha, I had forgotten about t he plastic bottomed pizza. Admittedly, I have eaten worse!