I slept in, did a lot of laundry and worked around the house. Managed to make Swedish pancakes for brunch and a second iteration of Friday's "Hoppin' John From Tins" that added French country vegetable soup and smoked beef sausage to the original.
The original? Look, I was sleepy after work Friday and didn't want to shop; I had canned crushed tomatoes, canned blackeyed peas, frozen mirepoix (that's onions, carrots and celery, all chopped) and a can of...Spam.
Yes, Spam. We always have a few cans and use them up and replace them so it's reasonably fresh. I diced it and browned it so it would have some texture, then added the mirepoix (handy stuff, though fresh is better) and a little paprika, thyme and sage for luck. Got that cooked enough, added the beans and tomatoes and a few bay leaves and let it simmer. Not bad with little hot sauce, especially over rice. Adding smoked sausage and the rich vegetable soup today gave it some depth, plus I'd poured off about half the liquid yesterday before freezing the leftovers, so it was nice and thick.
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