We've decided to go check out Polo Marco's stomping grounds for ourselves. Last time we did that, we ended up in Hong Kong for a week. For some reason, that now seems almost tame. This time we're proposing a trip to the People's Republic of China, the western version. China requires a visa, and we needed to show up in person.... at the closest consulate... which happens to be in Chicago, a three-hour drive from here. (And that's pretty good - what if we lived in northern Wisconsin???) Fortunately, we seem to have dotted all the i's and crossed all the t's, but we will find out for sure when/if we receive our visas in the mail in the coming week. Of course, we had to take an entire day off from work. In order to make it more "worth it," we made sure to have lunch at: The Chicago Diner! Vegetarian restaurants may get better than this.... but I can't think of another one I like as much. Well, the Garden Grille in Providence. Anyway, here is the famed CD:
ickle/sprout sandwich (home-made pickles from last summer):a slow-cooker baked-bean recipe, mainly because it calls for dried apricots, and I have some of the unsulphured kind that are now hard as a rock. And no kidding - ten hours in the crock pot and they are fine! I used this recipe, and it tastes wonderful, but along the way I ended up doubling all the spices, adding some sriracha, and a little salt. I will definitely do that next time. I'll also double the entire recipe (that means quadruple the spices) to have enough to freeze/give away next time I make it. And there will definitely be a next time!
Here's What You're Missing - A Journey of Ten Thousand Miles Starts With a Trip to Chicago
Mount Horeb: Hometown, USA
02 April 2011 @ 09:27 pm
A Journey of Ten Thousand Miles Starts With a Trip to Chicago