Wide awake at 2am is not helpful, but…

Last night’s vegetarian food-fest (prepared, cooked, eaten – half of it anyway – and washed-up afterwards by me, lest there be any misunderstandings) was a little overplanned.

Overplanned to the point that I couldn’t get the final constituent on my plate.

I should add that we rarely use ‘proper’ plates, instead we use kind of shallow, flatish, wideish breakfast bowl things. They look like this:

Anyway, the thing is with eating from bowls like this instead of proper plates, is that they fill up with food quickly.

This is a win because it means we eat less. It can also be a loss though, because last night it meant I couldn’t add the baked beans to my ‘plate’.

But only to my ‘plate’ because Soph isn’t a fan of the ‘Shepherd’s Pie, mange tout, broccoli, baked potato, gravy *and* baked beans’ treatment.

Which is weird, obv, because who wouldn’t want a topping of baked beans on a combo like that?

So I left the baked beans in the sospan (look, it’s a Welsh word and I say it the Welsh way. Humour me) and we cracked on with our food-and-Buffy fest.

Having tottered downstairs at 1.30am, just half an hour ago, I put the kettle on and looked at the poor, sad, dejected and lonely-looking baked beans.

Then my eyes fell upon one of the familiar, pink-coloured tubes that often sits nearby.

Let me tell you about a food-match made in Heaven, my friend.

Cold baked beans, scooped out of the sospan by, and devoured with, Prawn Cocktail-flavoured Pringles.

And washed down with a mug of hot tea.

So it might be 2am and I might be grumpily awake but I am, nevertheless, feeling very satisfied, in a foodie kind of way.

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9 Responses to Wide awake at 2am is not helpful, but…

  1. punctuation says:

    Yes, I think a little bit of vom arrived in my mouth part way through when the thought of cold baked beans scooped into Prawn cocktail-flavoured pringles (Firefox is telling me that I’ve spelled flavoured wrong but it’s an English Welsh blog so I’ll stick with it).

    Sospan. Hmmm, didn’t know that. Insert random words here; something about Mary hurting her finger (I think some soldier called David probably hit with a saucepan – but I digress).

  2. Masher says:

    That’s quite a mix.
    And cold baked beans and Pringles?
    Of the prawn cocktail variety?

    Heston Blumenthal needs to watch out!

  3. Perpetual says:

    Hmmmm, that is a strange and slightly concerning combination!

  4. Vicola says:

    Christ Brennig, are you pregnant or something? Prawn cocktail crisps and beans, that’s just plain wrong….

  5. Brennig says:

    Punctuation: Dai bach, indeed it was.

    Masher: The only rule with vegetarian cooking is that there are no rules. 🙂

    Perp: I don’t know what you mean. 😉

    Vicola: I notice you’re only balking at the Pringles and cold beans combo; the preceding meal was obviously acceptable… lol But being pregnant? Hmmm…

  6. Gumpher says:

    That’s an umm, interesting combination, all of it.
    All that colouring’s going to give you orange poo

  7. Hilary Usfun says:

    shepherds pie is a no beans affair here, though I’ve been involved in some vigorous debates on the matter. My nan put baked beans ‘in’ her (meat) shepherds pie, which I loved at the time.

    Cold beans though; yeuch.

  8. Soph says:

    He forgot to mention the random *surprise* veggie sausage I found underneath all the other stuff on my plate – it actually made me jump because I wasn’t expecting it! But after the initial shock I was very excited about it, obv.

    As for Pringles and cold beans…*heave*

    Bren does have a letter inviting him for an Ultrasound in a couple of weeks, so I suspect Vicola may be onto something…

  9. Brennig says:

    Oh yes, I forgot the veggie sausage that was tucked away beneath the veg and gravy. Soz.

    Hilary, Shepherds Pie was *invented* to be accompanied by baked beans, and don’t let anyone tell you any different. Especially veggie Shepherd’s Pie made with minced quorn. And beans – whether hot or cold – are excellent. Sometimes I think I never really left my student days behind.

    Gumpher, Nice try, but wrong. 🙂

    Now then, the only thing left on my ‘to do’ list for the evening has to do with Sophie and nipples.