We Said We Wouldn’t Leek Bake – but we did! This tasty side dish is inspired by the musical Salad Days.
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We Said We Wouldn’t Look Back is a song from the light-hearted musical comedy Salad Days, written by Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade. It opened on the West End in 1954, and left audiences Out of Breath, becoming the longest-running show in musical theatre history until overtaken by My Fair Lady on Broadway. However, the show didn’t do so well in New York – running for only 80 performances. Maybe the rather bizarre Saucer Song sung by Uncle Zed was just too much for American theatre-goers.
Anyway. We Said We Wouldn’t Look Back appears early in Act I. Timothy and Jane have graduated from University, but are unsure what they should do next in life. Jane’s parents are pressuring her to get married, and Timothy’s parents are urging him to find a job. But their futures are unclear, leaving them to dwell on the past and reminisce about what has happened in their lives so far.
If I start looking behind me and begin retracing my track,
I’ll remind you to remind me we said we wouldn’t back.
And if you should happen to find me with an outlook dreary and black.
I’ll remind you to remind me we said we wouldn’t look back.
Now whether you’re a culinary arts graduate or not, you’ll find this side dish recipe particularly Easy to
Sing Cook. It involves a simple mixture of leeks, cream, bacon and Parmesan. So keep the recipe Hush Hush and you can impress guests with your secret recipe for years to come!
Clean, trim and slice the leeks into coins. Boil them in water for five minutes then drain. Transfer them to a greased baking dish. Pour over some heavy cream, crumbled cooked bacon (or cheat and use bacon bits!), and black pepper. Cover and bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes.
Uncover the leeks, sprinkle over some shredded Parmesan, and bake for another five minutes (uncovered) or until the cheese melts. Let cool for five minutes before serving, allowing the leeks to sit there smugly thinking Oh Look at Me!
So if you’re Looking For A
Piano Perfect side dish, just Sit in the Sun a while longer, Find Yourself Something Do and have The Time Of My Your Life, because this recipe is all you need!
- 3 medium leeks, cleaned, trimmed and sliced into coins
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup crumbled cooked bacon (or cheat and use bacon bits!)
- black pepper
- ¼ cup shredded Parmesan
- Preheat the oven to 380F.
- Boil the leeks in water for five minutes then drain. Transfer them to a greased baking dish.
- Pour over the heavy cream, bacon, and black pepper. Cover and bake in for 15 minutes.
- Uncover the leeks, sprinkle over the Parmesan, and bake for another five minutes (uncovered) or until the cheese melts.
- Let cool for five minutes before serving.