Saturday, August 28, 2010

Back to the S%*t!

Does anyone remember that Millie Jackson album? What gall she had. I was in the height of my too cool days in SF when she released that little gem. I remember in my young mind wondering what kinda crazy-ass woman would ever put herself out there like that, defecating on an album cover. You really couldn't get more punk rock and it was shocking, even to the unshakable. And the sentiment. Her facial expression. It was great to see everyone pick up the album off the New Release rack at Leopold Records where I worked in Berkeley.

But I've been fighting that same sentiment this week as I struggled back to my shit job. Instead of giving energy to the misery that Monday brings, I made a short list of cheap fun side dishes to play with this week. One of them was using red onions. The pork roast was the big man on campus so it was hard to focus on the shy brooding dish on the side of the plate but man, those were so sweet and tasty, all carmelized! Very simple, just roasted red onions with Spanish smoked paprika, salt pepper and a pinch of sugar rolled around in some olive oil, roasted on 350 for 1/2 hour. Left them in their skins for that rustic look and it helped to keep the innards all tender and juicy. So good. I'd do these again and maybe in a sandwich or with pasta maybe??

Fun fact: Millie Jackson recorded a version of Merle Haggard's 'If you're not back in love by Monday' in 1977.,g/Millie-Jackson-If-You-re-Not-Back-In-Love-By-Monday.html

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