my friend, emily just sent me this youtube video of Clara, who is 91. she teaches you how to cook meals from the depression era. she is such a darling. in this one she’s sharing her recipe of her version of the poorman’s meal, which is why i was sent this video. i have a meal that i always call my “poorman’s meal”. it’s just white rice, beans with a shake of cayenne pepper atop, i slap a fried egg on top of all that, and then once in awhile i fry a plantain to add a little pizazz. i never get sick of this dinner. i could eat rice and beans and my egg all the time! and that’s a fact. i love this video of clara cooking and telling her stories. i especially like when she says “turn on the gas” as she turns the dial on her electric stove. i also love how she says ‘potatoes’ what a gem!