I pride myself on having some pretty funny friends, but sometimes, even I can’t keep up with the humor. My best friend does this thing where she is so overcome with love and/or happiness with something that she turns to me, cocks her head and says “I’m pissed.”
So, I’m sorry? Wait, is that good?
What makes it more confusing is the fact that it is almost always about food. (I also surround myself with eaters, because food, laughter and good taste in wine is about all I have going…)
Just this weekend I made cinnamon scones for breakfast, and with her mouth full and her eyes rolled into the back of her head, she turned to me and whispered “I am so pissed right now.”
I recognized that she had COVERED her entire scone with a thick layer of butter, to which I responded “you are my soul mate.”
We had roasted garlic and bacon pizza for dinner. She pointed to her boyfriend and said “Look at his face. He is so effing mad.”
He confirmed with a nod of the head and a verbal agreement. “Pissed.”
It’s brief conversations like these when I realize 2 things. I love our ability to have conversations where we understand each other without having any real dialog whatsoever. I love that so often, it’s food that connects us.
and I love that what I make with my hands stirs her strongly enough to roll her eyes and curse. Did you know that when I was cooking this, that is exactly what I was hoping for?
That, is some friendship.
And when it came time for me to tell you all about one of the most exciting and comforting dishes I have made to date, I knew you were going to be ‘so pissed’ too. I hope you roll your eyes and I hope you like it.
booze braised beast.
- lamb shanks - 2
- garlic - 4 cloves
- olive oil - 2 tablespoons
- rosemary - 1 sprig
- bourbon - 1/4 cup
- beef or lamb stock - 2 cups
- heavy cream - 1/4 cup
- sweet potatoes - 2
- butter - 1/2 stick
- nutmeg - 1/4 teaspoon
- bourbon - 1 teaspoon
- parsley - 1/4 cup
- salt and pepper - to taste
I hope this dinners got you all sorts of pissed.