Forget black-eyed peas, what I really want today is beef with broccoli. I honestly believe that beef with broccoli is the perfect food. Protein and vegetables. Skip the rice, skip the fortune cookies, just meat and vegetables. Perfection.
We have a little Chinese restaurant not far from us called Happy House, and it really does make me happy. I’m starting a letter campaign to convince them to deliver. Come on now, can you imagine how much more money they would make if they delivered? Living in New York City as a teenager really screwed me up. Chinese food can be delivered to your apartment any time, 24/7. And they’ll deliver it absolutely anywhere in the city, and speedily. We once ordered Chinese food for a homeless guy, figured he could use a good meal. And the dude was very grateful. Although I don’t think moo shu pork was the best choice for him, kind of complicated to eat. And that brings me back to beef with broccoli, it’s just dang good.
Using lean beef and very little oil, it can be on your New Year’s diet too; at least that is what I’m going to tell myself.
Happy New Year, my friends. Thanks for hanging in here with me in 2011, and I wish you all a fantastically blessed and prosperous 2012!