“I can whistle through my fingers, bulldog a steer,
light a fire with two sticks,
shoot a pistol with fair accuracy, set type, and teach school . . ”
Alfred, the handsome new man in Marilyn M’s life, turns out to be quite a cook. He’s rustled up a couple of dishes as a tester and provided very useful feedback. He made an observation that this recipe comes from an era when people had less adventurous palates. Indeed it is true, this isn’t a HOT chili, as Alfred puts it, “more a kind of chunky pork and tomato soup.”
He suggests serving it with Alan Ladd’s potato pancakes (see yesterday’s post) which makes me wish Ann and Alan had appeared in a film together. It could have been a perfect match of both menu and co-stars. Could you see them together as a couple? I could. As Ginger sometimes puts it, “they have a marriage likeness”.