It’s five o’clock. We didn’t really have much of a lunch, and anyway, that was hours ago. Dinner is a bit of an elaborate one, so it won’t be ready for some time.
We’ve worked out a color system for these situations, very similar to the DEFCON levels, or the Homeland Security Advisory System, to describe our hunger/angry (hangry) levels. Right now we are both in the orange. Deep Orange.
Something must be done, and thankfully, our past selves put a healthy stock of nonperishable foodstuffs in our cabinet. In this particular case, little crusty bread, canned cooked beans and assorted fishies in cans.
With these, a little olive oil and salt and very little work, we were able to throw together this tasty little snack, and live to fight another day (the hangries, that is).
- Crusty bread
- Any kind of pre-cooked beans that are canned or jarred
- Any kind of canned seafood, like mussels, sardines, clams, tuna etc.
- Olive oil
- Take about a cup of beans, rinse them and put them in a small bowl.
- With a spoon or other blunt object, mash the beans until they start to break down.
- Add a few splashes of olive oil and continue to mash/stir the beans until they become a spreadable paste and salt to taste.
- Drain liquid from can of seafood.
- Spread beans on crusty bread and top with canned seafood of your choice.