I know this is wrong, so wrong.
But we didn't have any idea who was going to win the soccer match today, England or America.
So we fudged. Hedged. Smudged.
We made a Toad in the Hole, the classic British dish of Yorkshire pudding baked with sausage inside. But we used hot dogs. Yankee dogs. Smeared with mustard, and then covered with the batter. Baked. Puffed. Et.
The batter was made with non-gluten flour, so it behaved a little differently than I'm used to. Still, I liked it. It was fine. I might pull the pud out of the oven a little earlier next time (and there will be a next time), because the puffing didn't materialize to a fancier's fancy. But it tasted great, great. Mate.
There was a salad to compensate for the animal grease (I cooked the pudding in bacon fat). Of course, the salad was dressed with vegetable grease (olive oil). Not a problem; we are judicious.
All in all, a very fine lunch.
And the U.S. and England tied the game, 1-1.
We all win.