I was in the mood for a sandwich, but I didn't have
a lot in my fridge, certainly nothing sandwichy except
for peanut butter. Um... not today. But I had some hot
dogs I wanted to use up before they went over to the
dark side. Heyyy... I microwaved a hot dog, cut it in
half the long way so I ended up with two long strips,
and put the strips between two slices of homemade
French bread. Voila, hot
dog sandwich! Hooray for improvisation!
That thing in the center that looks like a seedless
tomato is a lotus root. Those look like
a long, thin root vegetable, but when you cut them in
coins the air pockets that run the length of the root
make a pretty pattern. I tried parboiling some and then
cooking them using the baked
french fries recipe, but I didn't compensate enough
for the smaller size, and only a few came out unburnt.
Try, try again!
Finally, there's edamame,
a turnover, and a banana.