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What’s for supper? Vol. 23: Asparagus me, o Domine

Simcha Fisher - published on 02/12/16

Here we are, first Friday in Lent. Who wants to talk about food that we all gave up on social media that we’re all cutting back on?

See, this is why I earn the big bucks. Strategery!

SATURDAY
PORK RIBS, ROLLITOS(?), SALAD

Oven roasted pork ribs. They’re greasily delicious! Out of respect for the season, I have altered the image to accommodate your pansy self so you won’t be tempted:

lucy pork rib

Oh, that’s just weird. Here’s a clearer picture:

elijah ribs

SUNDAY
FANCYBURGERS; CHIPS and DIP; VEGETABLES MAYBE

I guess this was the Superbowl? It seems like soooo long ago. We got some more of that fancy pants grass-fed beef as a thank-you for driving the cattle farm girl to school, and had burgers with Colby jack cheese and fried onions. Good schtuff.

MONDAY
PIZZA

Two pepperoni, two plain

pizza lent

Is it possible that I’m the only one who thinks this is funny? TOO BAD.

TUESDAY
PANCAKES and BACON; DUNKIN’ DONUTS

Tuesday is my Day of Great Suffering. There’s just no end of unpleasant things that have to get done on Tuesday, and then of course we had to vote, which was a giant, foul cherry on top of a sundae of suckitude. We didn’t get home until nearly 6:30, and then it was time to CELEBRATE.

It was at 5:30 that I suddenly realized Benny never really got lunch. So we got donuts. Not a Mardi Gras tradition, just some terrible mothering.

ASH WEDNESDAY
SPAGHETTI, GARLIC BREAD, SALAD

I am so ashamed of how much spaghetti and garlic bread I ate. So ashamed. I was reasonable about the salad, though. *pat pat*

THURSDAY
Korean pork with bamboo shoots and asparagus; white rice

Yep, that was the whole justification for the title: We had asparagus during Lent.

I bought a shit ton of pork without any clear plan, because it was 99 cents a pound. Grabbed a pound of asparagus because it was also on sale. Then we ran out of coffee, and when I was at the store, they had bamboo shoots on sale.

Then it hit me. THIS COULD ALL BE A THING. I sliced the pork up thinnish, and made a quadruple recipe of the sauce for the Korean Beef Bowl from Damn Delicious I made last week. Here’s the sauce:

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (couldn’t find it; used veg oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes, or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

I let the pork marinate in the sauce all day, then browned it up and added the bamboo shoots and chopped-up asparagus in the last few minutes. Sure enough, it was a thing!  A very, very nice thing.  This sauce is so tasty and easy, I want to take it behind the junior high and get it pregnant.

Check here if you’re still reading:  _____ yes ______ no

If so, the following picture will not affright you:

marinating pork

Ha ha! Aren’t you glad you’re Catholic? Lent is awesome.

FRIDAY

Tuna sandwiches.

Do you have any idea how late I’m running today?

Oh, you could tell? Fine. Asparagus!

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