A LONG day!! I've had a few comments that I have odd breakfasts. Well, today was the oddest! The nectarine isn't so unusual, but the bowl contains pureed beet greens. This is one of my comfort foods. My mother used to make this, and it was always one of my favorites, but usually with dinner. But last night, I was running too late for SONE to make them, so I did it this morning.
Start with really fresh beet greens. Wash them well and cut off as much of the stems as you want. I think the stems are gritty even when you wash them. Then steam them in a very small amount of water, enough to wilt them and soften the stems. Puree them in the Cuisinart. If you have a LOT of them, you can use the blender, but for just a little bit, they work better in the Cuisinart. Add a couple of teaspoons of butter. I just love this!
It was horribly hot in Port Chester, but we dragged ourselves on errands and to the supermarket. I bought some ham for my lunches back home because I forgot to yesterday. The guy at the deli gave me a slice to eat, and I didn't want to make us both feel like idiots if I whipped out a camera and took a picture of it. So I simulated the experience when I got back to Andrew's.
By late afternoon, we were both hungry again, and we had bought a turkey sandwich at Stop 'n' Shop, so we split it.
The plate here is special: a plastic plate and cup set of the toys, Crash Test Dummies.
But it was well after 8 pm before we got to Tandoori's Indian restaurant on Main St. in Port Chester.
I immediately ordered a Taj Mahal Indian beer.
This is baingen (eggplant) Burahani. Slices of eggplant, about 1/4" inch thick, cooked (not sure how, but not battered and fried). Served on a bed of shredded lettuce with a yogurt sauce and some of the green cilanto sauce served in many Indian restuarants, and chopped mint and red onion. I love it!!
Sorry about the empty plate!!
My main course was shrimp curry over rice. Very tasty but I didn't think it was quite as "Indian" as some of the other things I alwasy have here.
As if this wasn't enough dinner, we both ordered Jamaican coffee. I specified to make mine very light with the Tai Maria. It was really good!
We worked like demons for a couple of hours after dinner, and I didn't get home until 1:30.