(Originally posted here.)
Antigua and Barbuda
Spanish for "Ancient" and "Bearded"
Between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean
Size: 442.6 sq miles
Population: About 87,000
Tourism dominates their economy
The recession hit them quite hard
Originally I was worried about finding a recipe for this small island nation. The problem? I don't like seafood. That can be an issue when you are talking about a nation that is surrounded by water. Especially one that personally I had never heard of before and therefore I figured was more secluded. However, I didn't have to look very long.
For those of you who didn't actually click the link: Pork Chops with Bacon and Bananas! Holy crap. Could there be a more amazing combination of things? Had I hit the jackpot? There was no way to screw this up, right? And best of all, I regularly have all of the ingredients for this around other than pork chops.
So let's get started, shall we?
|Bacon is pretty!|
What will work? What will work? Wait, didn't I just buy things to hang up Christmas ornaments with?
|And yes, I will end my sentences with prepositions.|
|Amazing? I think so.|
|It smelled delicious.|
I messed up, and big time. The bananas did not hold up under the weight of the grill that went above and below.. Secondly, some of them had completely disintegrated. The other thing I didn't account for was that with the heat from both sides the time should probably have reduced in half. I was pretty devastated. This was by far the recipe I had been most excited about by now.
I would definitely encourage other people to try this one and tell me how it turns out when done right. It is so simple, maybe I will try it again someday.
Hopefully next time I write it will be from a blog, but we'll see. Sarah-Anne is visting right now, so I may not get to research it yet. I will try to respond to people I haven't next time, hopefully while not feeling like I am getting sick. Get excited, though, Argentina is from on the road!
Last time: Angola
Next time: Argentina