Thursday, 22 August 2013


Over the past few weeks, our veg box (delivered by the local organic growers) has contained, amongst other things, Broad Beans.

Now, Our Lass is not a fan of these. Neither, come to think of it, is SB. So the onus of eating large legumes falls upon Yours Truly.

Due to a number of factors, I hadn't kept up with my weekly ration, so on Tuesday evening I cooked a rather large amount, skinned them (as some were 3 weeks old!) and put the tender bean bits in the fridge.

Fast forward 24 hours and SB arrives home from work, in a hurry to have her evening meal before her beau turns up to take her out.

When she asked for my thoughts as to what she could eat, I couldn't help but respond with

"Cool beans, man!"

When Our Lass returned home, she cooked some fresh veg for herself to accompany a steak pie that we had intended to split three ways. With SB's departure, that meant half a pie each. Eek. Undaunted, I decided to create Mushy Beans, as this seemed a great accompaniment to a meat pie.

Let's just say that the meal meant I wasn't thinking about dessert... or supper, for that matter.

When I finally went to bed, later that evening, I must have had a 'windy' look on my face as Our Lass asked if I was ok.

"Me?... Yeah... I'm full of beans!"


biobabbler said...

I'm wondering if it is the natural role of a father to make corny puns? Brings my father to mind, King of Lentils. Made a delightful dish he proudly labelled (at church pot luck) "Lentil Swill." Not a pun, but was mildly amused at the time, and now I think it's genius.

Tales of a Bank Vole said...

Don't be surprised if the rest of the TT clan do a runner.

Imperfect and Tense said...

Punning is far too important to leave to the random association of X and Y chromosomes. It is one's destiny, regardless of gender. I may have overstated the case a little there.

I have often considered the assertion that the mark of a great man is an enlightened attitude towards legumes. The King of Lentils does indeed sound like a chap who would Give Peas a Chance.

Imperfect and Tense said...

Groan! :o)

Spadger said...

how's the gale warning at TT?

Imperfect and Tense said...

Is that why all the doors and windows are open? I assumed it was to do with the hot weather.