When he was sick recently, Andy requested a dinner of baked beans and fried up potatoes -- sort of like brinner, but without anything sweet. We had some broccoli, so for variety and nutrition, I threw some in with the potatoes.
The baked beans were tomatoey, flavoured with curry powder and mustard seeds, a bit sweet and a tiny bit spicy. They were chunky, and delicious. The potatoes were crunchy on the outside and beautifully soft inside, and the broccoli made it feel a bit like a fancy cafe breakfast, instead of just homemade breakfast potatoes.
This brinner hit the spot. It was exactly what we both wanted.
A fortnight later, Andy requested a repeat. He wanted exactly the same dinner. Except we both had a few ideas for how to improve it just slightly. And I couldn't remember the precise method I used for the beans and potatoes. So the result was a bit disappointing. It was probably partially a result of having an unrealistic memory of our excellent, perfect first brinner. But it was also just not as good.