Okay, not that unusual. And I swear I had no idea it was just after World Vegetarian Day until after breakfast.
Yesterday, we had a steak dinner. The grocer had a great price on ribeyes, and with shiitake and maitake mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and baked potatoes, they made a fine dinner. I even cleared the old ash and charcoal from the grill and used fresh, new lump charcoal.* (Mushrooms cooked with a little butter in an open pan on the grill are a real treat on a steak, if you ask me.)
It made for a large meal. I'd picked up half an apple pie (fresh-baked in the store's own kitchen!) and we had vanilla ice cream, but dessert was out of the question.
Apple pie doesn't last forever. Why not enjoy a slice of hot apple pie with a scoop of vanilla for breakfast? It's not that different from fruit-topped sugary cereal with milk, after all. And so good with coffee.
* Roasting in a covered pan on the grill, I will let ash build up as I conserve charcoal by shutting off the air and letting the coals go out. But it reaches a point where I have to fish out the biggest pieces and throw away the rest, especially since I'd run out of the lump stuff and have been using briquettes instead. Fine for roasting but not my first choice for grilling. And you really don't want too much loose ash when making steaks on the grill.
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