I just yelled that like the way your mom would yell at you down the street.
“Come to dinner!!”
Remember that shit?
When kids could play outside without adult supervision because people weren’t afraid that there was a predator behind every goddamn tree.
Your mom would come out with like a dinner bell.
And you and your 12 brothers and sisters would run up the fucking driveway like cattle and always right as the strretlights went on.
The day started…
Ok, here’s how the day would start:
Your mother would just open the door like, “Please, get the fuck outta here.”
Just get out.
“Go outside and play, come back for lunch.”
“And watch your little brother!”
They filled you up with sugary cereal and just sent you outside.
And then when you went outside, you ran around.
And you just ran into other kids.
And then somebody had a book of matches and you set the woods on fire.
That’s basically, I mean I’m fast forwarding through most of my childhood experience but that’s basically how it went.
That’s basically what you did.
If you’re a stay at home mother and you have 4 kids, you going out of your mind.
You’re going out of your fucking mind.
Everybody gets up and she’s like oh Jesus Christ.
She puts a bathrobe on, walks to the kitchen and starts making breakfast.
She’s got a hand on her hip, all her weight on the one leg, she hasn’t even had her coffee yet.
And she’s listening to all her maniac kids run around, screaming at each other.
And what do you get?
You get cereal for breakfast.
No wait, cho-co berry.
I don’t fucking know.
Whatever the fuck you had that turned the milk the color of the goddamn cereal.
You ate that shit.
She let you watch a couple of cartoons, she finished her coffee and then that’s it.
All right, go outside and play, go outside!
Nowadays you got to sit there and you got to watch these fuckers 24/7.
Make sure they don’t bump each other or anything.
They all have cell phones like they’re working on Wall Street or something.
As if they even remotely understand the responsibility of owning a smart phone these days.
I’m so over todays kids.
Dry-steamed Maine Mussels with Coconut Milk & Bacon
What I Used
2 lbs Mussels. 1 cup Bacon (diced). 1 can Heavy Coconut Cream. 1 small Handful Basil. ½ cup thinly sliced Peppers (assorted colors). 1 small Handful Basil (as garnish). Few slices Toasted Brioche (optional).
What I Did
Transfer the opened mussels to a bowl and place the pot (still containing the mussel broth) back onto the heat.
When it begins to boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and add the coconut milk and the peppers.
Let the broth cook at a simmer for about 10 mins or until it starts to thicken a little bit.
Give things a taste, adjusting the seasoning as necessary.
At this point, the mussels are ready to serve.