Eat Something

{January 6, 2009}   MIA…but still alive.

In addition to some crazy hectic schedules, I am having to make some major dietary changes and still have to get into the swing of it… I do have some old pending recipes and such to post but after I get those caught up, it may be spotty as I try to get my cooking groove back with the new changes. (I figured there’s not much point in posting a bunch of meh recipes) So please bear with me, I’m working on it…


{October 13, 2008}   Carnivore’s 100

The Carnivore’s 100: Just bold what you’ve eaten, and cross out what you’d never eat.

1. American-style bacon
2. Canadian bacon
3. Prosciutto with melon
4. Pork belly, braised
5. Pork butt, smoked
6. Pork ribs, smoked
7. Roasted leg of lamb with mint jelly
8. Gyros (I’ve had ample opportunity to but won’t because of the cucumber mayo sauce… I’ve eaten the meat from one, as considering the list this is I think that should be at least 1/2 pt…)
9. Duck confit
10. Roasted chicken
11. Standing rib roast, rare (I don’t eat rare meat)
12. Chitlins
13. Cracklins
14. Boudin or blood sausage
15. Haggis
16. Peking duck
17. Roasted turkey with traditional American accompaniments
18. Roasted goose with traditional English accompaniments
19. Foie gras
20. Pate campagne
21. Moo Shu pork
22. Shepherd’s pie
23. Steak and Kidney pie
24. Chicken and dumplings
25. Turducken
26. Venison sausage
27. Pork cheeks
28. Pickled pigs’ feet (frankly because I imagine it tastes pretty much like scrapple soaked in vinegar, ‘nuf said…)29. Barbacoa
30. Birria
31. Chicken Marbella
32. Steak tartare
33. Beef Bourguignon
34. Potatoes roasted in duck fat
35. Spam
36. Tandoori chicken
37. Lamb vindaloo
38. Spaghetti Bolognese
39. Cuban sandwich
40. Croque Monsieur
41. Philadelphia cheesesteak
42. Chicken Satay
43. Shabu-shabu
44. Teppanaki
45. Schwarma
46. Meatloaf
47. Beef Wellington
48. Beef tenderloin with béarnaise
49. Taco salad
50. Chili con carne
51. Pastisto
52. Corned beef brisket
53. Bangers and mash
54. Guinea pig
55. Ropa vieja
56. Wurst (any)
57. Lamb tagine
58. Kosher hot dog (New York-style)
59. Jerk chicken
60. Chorizo
61. All-American hamburger (as in the NY drive in, no…)
62. Pigeon/Squab
63. Steak frites
64. Pastrami
65. Salami
66. Sweetbreads
67. Wiener schnitzel
68. Goulash
69. Pho
70. Char siu bao
71. Kalua pig
72. Pork rinds
73. Scrapple or goetta
74. Jaegerspaetzle
75. Sauerbraten (not sure…)
76. Tongue sandwich
77. Baked ham
78. Frog legs
79. Alligator
80. Squirrel (don’t want to know if I have…)
81. Liver and onions
82. Bone marrow and marmalade (seperately but not together…)
83. Cevapcici
84. Creamed beef on toast (shit on a shingle)
85. Red-eye gravy
86. Head cheese
87. Jambalaya
88. Steak Diane
89. Veal piccata
90. Bulgogi
91. Smoked chicken (barbecue)
92. Beer can chicken
93. Chicken teriyaki
94. Coronation chicken (curried chicken salad)
95. Ostrich
96. Rogan josh (possible, but I don’t know…)
97. Poutine
98. Chicken mole
99. Irish beef stew
100. Loose meat

My Score: 52 – I knew I’d had; 27 – I didn’t know (7 of which I’ve eaten); 4 maybes; total 59/100

{October 13, 2008}   Southern 100

The Southern 100: Just bold what you’ve eaten, and cross out what you’d never eat.

1. Appalachicola oysters
2. souse
3. A sazarac (mostly because I wasn’t much of a mixed drink drink before kids…)
4. moonshine (shhhh…)
5. A Ramos gin fiz (umm, yeah same reason as #3)
6. single-barrel bourbon
7. Jack Daniels and coca cola
8. a moon pie (Lookout Mountain brand of course)
9. sweet tea
10. a pimento burger (Georgia)
11. whole hog barbecue (not that I can recall… but I have a bad memory…)
12. one of the “freak” bbq dishes (bbq sundae, bbq spagetti, etc.). Freak is my term.
13. pork shoulder in Memphis
14. dry ribs
15. wet ribs
16. a hot dog at the Varsity in Atlanta
17. a muffelata
18. what your waiter thinks you should have tonight at Galatoire’s
19. frogmore stew (ha, we always just call this “a boil”… no wonder I know none of these names of things… I guess I grew up too simplistic…)
20. fried catfish
21. she-crab soup
22. Boiled crawfish at a roadhouse in Louisiana (e.g. the Guiding Star in New Iberia)
23. bbq with Carolina mustard sauce
24. insanely hot chicken in Nashville
25. bbq mutton (Kentucky) (oh, even the BeeGee knows this is the way to go… and has since he ate table food pretty much…)
25. burgoo (Kentucky)
26. brunswick stew
27. bbq chicken with “white sauce” (North Alabama)
28. shrimp and grits
29. a lucky dog (quite probably as I used to love hot dogs as a kid…)
30. seafood gumbo
31. chicken and sausage gumbo
32. fried okra
33. chitterlings
34. greens cooked with a ham hock
35. yellow squash casserole
36. deviled eggs
37. kumback sauce (I’ve watched someone else eat it with fried pickles, they claimed it was the best thing to eat them with… but I can do without mayo, or pickles… LOL)
38. Delta tamales
39. a steak at Does
40. red beans and rice
41. fried pie
42. Natchitoches meat pie
43. maquechoux
44. fried chicken, milk gravy, and rice
45. alligator
46. deep fried turkey
47. bread and butter pickles (as a kid, couldn’t make me eat a pickle now)
48. blackberries just after they are picked
49. blackberry cobbler
50. pecan pie
51. extract pound cake (I really have no blooming idea what he means by this, but since I’ve had so many pound cakes… some with a handful of different extracts (lemon, almond rum, vanilla, coconut, orange, etc), I’m gonna go ahead and say yes…)
52. tea cookies
53. a breakfast of country ham, fried eggs, grits, biscuits, red eye gravy
54. a glazed and baked Tennessee or Kentucky country ham
55. hickory smoked sausage in a canvas poke
56. a Greek hot dog with meat sauce in Birmingham
57. pimento cheese sandwich
58. A fried fish plate from a fish shack anywhere along the Gulf or Atlantic coasts
59. a mint julep
60. boiled peanuts
61. peanut soup
62. sweet potato pie
63. sorghum molasses (straight from the spoon even…)
64. Chesapeake bay softshell crabs
65. Maryland crab cakes
66. Stuffed ham (Maryland or Virginia)
68. cornbread
69. cornbread stuffing (cornbread dressing is better, and likely what he meant as cornbread stuffing usually falls to s*** and is a wet sloppy mess… but I have suffered this fate as well so either way it’s a yes…)
70. andouille
71. boudin
72. jambalaya
73. gumbo z’herbes
74. crawfish etouffee (but I hate shellfish and you’d never make me again..)
75. sugar cane (nothing like it straight from the cane… and this is how I’d love to get all my fiber… LOL)
76. wild duck gumbo
77. shrimp remoulade
78. bread pudding with whiskey sauce
79. barbecued shrimp
80. A New Orleans creole Italian salad
81. field peas
82. okra and tomatoes (and you can have it!! I won’t fit you…)
83. skillet corn
84. a “meat and three” plate lunch in mid-to-late summer (of course, what single person cooks in the summer?)
85. a revolving tables-style boarding house meal (not even sure what this means, so I’ll go no… but if it’s at one of those huge round tables where the center is a lazy susan so you can sorta spin in it instead of pass things, then yeah I actually have…)
86. red velvet cake
87. fried buffalo fish (again, I don’t really know as I’ve eaten a lot a mystery fish… especially fried… LOL someone’d catch something and we’d eat it, if it didn’t taste good you’d stop otherwise you wouldn’t but it was easy to have no clue what it was…)
88. ramps
89. yellow meat watermelon
90. Food and drink at an SEC football game tailgating (I can’t really remember but I’m betting this is probably a yes…)
91. venison
92. turtle soup (it’s possible but I don’t want to think about it…)
93. quail for breakfast
94. pickled egg (sin upon sin this nasty…)
95. Barqs root beer
96. A home or house-made cream pie with meringue on it
97. A country church “dinner on the grounds” (frankly I’m not sure if it was a “country” church or not, but yeah… it’s kinda fun too, I’d be on top of going to one pretty much any weekend there was decent weather… and while I’m not baptist and they were, it was the mosiquitos that came during the singing that bothered me, but I like music and so I got bit… LOL)
98. squirrel and dumplings (it’s possible but I don’t want to know about it…)
99. beaten biscuits
100. hoop cheese and saltines in a country store

My score: 60 – I knew I’d had; 18 – I didn’t know what they were (6 of which I’d had); plus 8 maybes
total 66/100 for sures; and my 7 nevers are simply because I don’t like to eat shellfish (and the not eagers are probably self-evident)…

{October 12, 2008}   Vegan’s 100

second verse, same as the first… well, almost I suppose…

The Vegan’s 100: Just bold what you’ve eaten, and cross out what you’d never eat.

1. Natto
2. Green Smoothie
3. Tofu Scramble (yeah and I found it quite gross)
4. Haggis (no but it sounds delish!)
5. Mangosteen
6. Creme brulee (oh yeah, and an almond milk creme brulee is heavenly, but I’m a custard freak… I know not what replaced the egg but I cared not either as the almond milk made this wickedly delish… and the one I had also had a carob sauce at the bottom sort of like a flan would if you ate it from it’s baking dish, it was sort of a nice surprise but I could have done without that…)
7. Fondue (not sure I would want to, as I’ve only had on vegan cheese I liked, but who knows…)
8. Marmite/Vegemite
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Nachos
12. Authentic soba noodles
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Taco from a street cart
16. Boba Tea
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Gyoza
20. Vanilla ice cream (soy and rice and I don’t like fake ice cream)
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Ceviche (not yet, but I really think I must try this…)
24. Rice and beans
25. Knish
26. Raw scotch bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche (nope, not in any non-dairy version…)
28. Caviar
29. Baklava
30. Pate (no, but I’d be on top of it…)
31. Wasabi peas
32. Chowder in a sourdough bowl (as a matter of fact I had a vegan corn chowder in a vegan bread bowl… I know not if it was sourdough, but I’m counting this as close enough…)
33. Mango lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float (no, see I found the vegan vanilla IC nasty so I didn’t keep eating it in any fashion…)
36. Mulled cider
37. Scones with buttery spread and jam
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo (umm, I’m guessing this means like say green gumbo… aka. the highlight of any lenten fast… and you better believe it!!!)
40. Fast food french fries (well, I’ve had fast food fries… I didn’t know they were vegan though, guess I never though about it…)
41. Raw Brownies (not yet but I’m so all over this, you may see it soon…)
42. Fresh Garbanzo Beans
43. Dahl
44. Homemade Soymilk
45. Wine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (who knows, a little less of a maybe than the whisky was… but it’s possible, just not on my dime… LOL)
46. Stroopwafle
47. Samosas
48. Vegetable Sushi
49. Glazed doughnut (homemade and even without bone processed sugar, I feel like a rock star now…)
50. Seaweed
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Tofurkey (unfortunately, a “friend” made me taste this…)
54. Sheese (not this Teese she linked to… but otherwise, yes several…)
55. Cotton candy
56. Gnocchi (yep, and I’ve even made vegan gnocchi which makes me realize I could potentially feed a vegan… at least once or twice…)
57. Piña colada
58. Birch beer
59. Scrapple (well, I’ve had the not vegan variety… LOL but I’d be game… of course, this vrapple stuff looks more like a vegan spam than scrapple but that’s fine too…)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores (and it’s why I had homemade marshmellows too…)
62. Soy curls
63. Chickpea cutlets (nope, but I’ve had a very very similar bean burger and would definitely try these…)
64. Curry
65. Durian
66. Homemade Sausages (again with the yeah, but not vegan ones…)
67. Churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake
68. Smoked tofu
69. Fried plantain
70. Mochi (sadly, no…)
71. Gazpacho (I guess it was vegan…)
72. Warm chocolate chip cookies (yeppers, even Lentil CC cookies that might have been vegan too… so this might be a double yes…)
73. Absinthe
74. Corn on the cob
75. Whipped cream, straight from the can
76. Pomegranate
77. Fauxstess Cupcake (I certainly would)
78. Mashed potatoes with gravy (nope, I’ve never had a vegan gravy… well, except chocolate gravy but I wouldn’t want that on potatoes…)
79. Jerky
80. Croissants (no, and I like my butter too much to rush to these)
81. French onion soup
82. Savory crepes
83. Tings (no, but I’ve had other of their products…)
84. A meal at Candle 79
85. Moussaka
86. Sprouted grains or seeds
87. Macaroni and “cheese” (oh yeah, and with pureed cashews and yellow peppers in it and it’s good… I may have to showcase it come lent…)
88. Flowers
89. Matzoh ball soup
90. White chocolate (this may happen as hubs love wc and I find it commonly nasty so this may be worth looking into…)
91. Seitan
92. Kimchi
93. Butterscotch chips
94. Yellow watermelon
95. Chili with chocolate (yes, and it even had no meat… but I’m not sure it was vegan… but I’m petitioning for the 1/2 pt again…)
96. Bagel and Tofutti
97. Potato milk
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Raw cookie dough (of course, it’s the biggest plus of making vegan cookies…)

My score: 51/100 (with a lot more I actually want try from this list than the other… who knew…)

{October 12, 2008}   Omnivore’s 100

so feeling rather incompetent at the sweets one I figured I’d take on some of the others in my inbox… so I figure I may as well start at the beginning, with the omnivore one… (I actually saw this at Joelen’s page before I was emailed about it, but still never got around to it…)

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred: Just bold what you’ve eaten, and cross out what you’d never eat.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding (I’m too adventurous for my own good)
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp (not positive… I’m realizing I perhaps eat too many things without knowing what they are…)
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush (not positive, but it’s a super probably maybe and I’ve at least had something very very like this if not…)
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi (aka. one of the only ways cauliflower is palatable…)
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters (unfortunately, however I learn from my mistakes… LOL)
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda (didn’t know what it was, but yep turns out it’s one of my favorite things… I suppose I should really learn the names of more things… LOL)
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (again, not one I’ll repeat…)
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (just the cognac though, quite a few times… LOL)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo (umm, maybe once or twice… *giggles*)
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal (no, but I soooo should!!)
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (entirely probable, but again wasn’t my money so can’t say for sure… but I’m thinking this is a big old yes…)
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini (hey, you live and learn…)
58. Beer above 8% ABV (no, but does this help disguise the hops?)
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (perhaps in a medicine, otherwise no…)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis (but because of the blood… eew eew eew…)
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette (oh, I remember when I was little and I’d beg daddy for chitlins and he would never ever make them, but fortunately in the south it’s easy to buy them prepared so he’d still let me have them now and then… but secretly, I think it bothered him… LOL odd considering the things he’s eaten…)
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill (I don’t want to know if I have… but it’s quite possible…)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini (not officially with Prosecco, but with a different sparkling wine yes… I’ve had a knock of bellini…)
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict (made me sickier than sick, but c’est la vie…)
83. Pocky (again no, but yes to a knock off…)
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef (yes, and eating it well done was somewhat akin to sacrilidge apparently… as I got the evil eye… LOL)
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate (not absolutely sure…)
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox (possibly, my dad eats it and he can be pushy with “try this” so maybe as a kid I did)
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

My Score: 50 – I knew I’d had, 29 – I didn’t know what they were (2 of which I’d actually had) for a total of 52/100 (plus with 9 maybes, that could approach 61…) I have few nevers, 4, but a grand 19 “I wouldn’t eagerly stand in line for but might try if placed in front of me” ones!!

{October 11, 2008}   Sweet 100

so I’ve gotten 3 (possibly 4) other of these food lists stemming off the omnivore’s 100 and never quite gotten around to doing them… but I saw this one on a Nestie’s page in google reader (oh Amber, I can’t thank you enough for singing it’s praises… it’s one of the best things ever! and perfect for people like me…), I knew I had to finally do this one… I mean, with my sweet tooth how could I not… but I scored surprisingly low…

so the sweet 100: Just like the other 100 lists, you just bold what you’ve eaten. Cross out what you’d never eat.

1. Red Velvet Cake
2. Princess Torte
3. Whoopie Pie
4. Apple Pie either topped or baked with sharp cheddar
5. Beignet
6. Baklava
7. Black and white cookie

8. Seven Layer Bar (also known as the Magic Bar or Hello Dolly bars)
9. Fried Fruit pie (sometimes called hand pies)
10. Kringle

11. Just-fried (still hot) doughnut
12. Scone with clotted cream (but I’ve had both items seperately so does that earn me 1/2 a point? LOL)
13. Betty, Grunt, Slump, Buckle or Pandowdy (wowza, I decided to check the differences and I’ve actually had all 5)
14. Halvah (possibly something really similar at least…)
15. Macarons
16. Banana pudding with nilla wafers
17. Bubble tea (with tapioca “pearls”)
18. Dixie Cup (obviously I’m not old enough for the real deal, but I’ve had the knock offs… could that be 1/2 a point?)
19. Rice Krispie treats
20. Alfajores
21. Blondies
22. Croquembouche
23. Girl Scout cookies
(duh!! have you met me?!?)
24. Moon cake
25. Candy Apple
26. Baked Alaska
27. Brooklyn Egg Cream
28. Nanaimo bar (technically, no but I’ve had something very, very similar)
29. Baba au rhum (no, and further more…why on earth not?)
30. King Cake (one of the many reasons my best friend Mark was so super fab, when we lived in Jackson–and when it was the season–he’d drive down to nola on the weekends to get them and then call me over to help eat…)
31. Sachertorte
32. Pavlova
33. Tres Leches Cake
34. Trifle
35. Shoofly Pie
36. Key Lime Pie (made with real key lime)
37. Panna Cotta
38. New York Cheesecake
39. Napoleon / mille-fueille (not sure)
40. Russian Tea Cake / Mexican Wedding Cake
41. Anzac biscuits
42. Pizzelle
43. Kolache
44. Buckeyes
45. Malasadas (oh yes, and I’m realizing the pre-lenten season is one of the highlights of my food life…)
46. Moon Pie
47. Dutch baby
48. Boston Cream Pie
49. Homemade chocolate chip cookies
50. Pralines (and Ms. Mattie Lou’s are the best I’ve ever tasted but she coyly won’t give me the recipe and’s been holding out for over 1.5 decades…)
51. Gooey butter cake (it seems a crime I know, how this has happened I am not sure…)
52. Rusks
53. Daifuku
54. Green tea cake or cookies
55. Cupcakes from a cupcake shop
56. Crème brûlée
57. Some sort of deep fried fair food (twinkie, candy bar, cupcake) (sadly enough–shockingly enough–no)
58. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting
59. Jelly Roll
60. Pop Tarts
61. Charlotte Russe
62. An “upside down” dessert (Pineapple upside down cake or Tarte Tatin)
63. Hummingbird Cake
64. Jell-O from a mold
65. Black forest cake
66. Mock Apple Pie (Ritz Cracker Pie)
67. Kulfi (nope, but I have had pistachio ice cream *raises eyebrows* so I’m really thinking I should try this…)
68. Linzer torte
69. Churro
70. Stollen (no, and clearly this means I’m not appropriately loved… imagine to be so deprived)
71. Angel Food Cake
72. Mincemeat pie
73. Concha
74. Opera Cake
75. Sfogliatelle / Lobster tail
76. Pain au chocolat
77. A piece of Gingerbread House
78. Cassata
79. Cannoli
80. Rainbow cookies
81. Religieuse
82. Petits fours
83. Chocolate Souffle
84. Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake)
85. Rugelach
86. Hamenstashen
87. Homemade marshmallows
88. Rigo Janci (still not sure, couldn’t tell from the recipes/descriptions… at least have had something very close if not…)
89. Pie or cake made with candy bar flavors (Snickers pie, Reeses pie, etc)
90. Divinity
91. Coke or Cola cake
92. Gateau Basque
93. S’mores
94. Figgy Pudding
95. Bananas foster or other flaming dessert
96. Joe Froggers (Idk, I’ve eaten tons of hermits and other molasses cookies I knew not how they were made so I reckon it’s possible…)
97. Sables
98. Millionaire’s Shortbread (possibly, as I’ve had something much of the like… but again I didn’t make it so who knows…)
99. Animal crackers
100. Basbousa

My Score: 56 – I knew I’d had, 39 – I didn’t know what they were (7 of which I’d actually had) for a total of 63/100 (plus with 7 maybes, that I couldn’t decide if I’d had or just had something close, I could unwittingly hit 70… or even 71, if you spot me the 2 half points… LOL)
really no nevers, but 3 “I wouldn’t eagerly stand in line for but might try if placed in front of me” ones: 17, 24, and 66… (and 6 “I can barely stand that I haven’t had them know what they are” ones… plus others I’d eagerly try…)

Sure, I’m an idiot… but maybe more to the point: ”J’ai la dalle en pente et étais cuite… mais j’ai cuvé son vin. Malheureusement, les carottes étaient cuites… J’espère que Joelen ne fait pas le poireau… J’ai essayé d’envoyer la sauce de l’avertir rapidement.”  (aka. I reckon more to the point: I’m a boozer and was drunk… but I slept it off. Unfortunately, it was too late… I hope Joelen doesn’t wait impatiently for me… I made an effort to warn her quickly…)

So some of you may be wondering, what’s with all the french? Well, I was supposed to go to a her Book Club GTG (10 hrs away in Chicago) at which we were going to do a french potluck… and you may or may not have noticed, depending on your french, the profusity of food terms… you see the french use a good deal of food slang–-aren’t they fun–-so I thought all the noodles, carrots, leeks and sauce would make it an amusingly more palatable way to say “I’m a bum and I finched on a friend who was expecting and counting on me” and it was too late at night to call her as soon as I knew the lunch would not viably happen… so, still quite in the middle of drunkness, I emailed her from the very site of my unfaithfulness in an attempt to give her every warning possible (but while I think may have I pulled it off without sounding to much like a soused cow, that is left to be seen…) that I am a horrible vile woman and I hope the rest of the crew is not so… (But if I’d been there before getting so, I would soooo still be there… even had I been hungover, which miraculously I’m not)

SO!! What was I going to make for this lovely lunch? Well, don’t fret… I’ll still make it and try to post pics and the recipe. And, while I’m completely not worth of the forgiveness that will most likely soon ensue, and be so graciously given… I love Joelen for having such a kind and warm heart, and I vow before you all I am going to make it up to her… somehow. (and part of my punishment is not being able to eat her food–my turn to cry–made all the more unbearable by the teaser of what she’s making, but as additional penance I may make something interesting for the boy scout bake sale at the catholic church up the street since we are going to linger and pop it up here… so look for tons of bonuses on this week’s wrap up–a good thing since I didn’t do a lot of cooking I suppose… and I suppose as the other part of my punishment none of my food last turned out quite right… the chicken’s breading got soggy, most probably from packing it up for transport and covering with cling… the puffy mac and cheese didn’t rise, the whites just really didn’t take to the blender and I couldn’t do it by hand with the Hubs at work–aka. I couldn’t pass it off since I have sissy arms–so my feeble attempts amounted to nothing… and well, while the flavor on the tomato pie was pleasant enough I really was unhappy with the texture–which is why it failed it’s audution by the way… so it was an easy and effortless swim into temptation to drink…)

{August 13, 2008}   Prolific Email

Wow!! It appears some of you would rather email me than comment here. Previously, I’ve only been getting the ones to my main two emails because I rarely check the hotmail (I’ll have to start I suppose) so I’ll work on a couple of things mentioned.

Pics, this one seems to get addressed often. So I apologize now, it’s likely not to improve… 1) I’m not always good with the camera, 2) I don’t especially make pretty food, nor do I have the desire to do much extra fussing and gussying, 3) I’m a busy mom of 4, I try to make time to throw things up here between naps/bedtime or when Hubby’s helping with the kids (lately I cajoled the Hubs into editing most of the pending drafts and posting them for me so I haven’t even been doing that much so faithfully) so I don’t always have time to try to get a pretty pic, and last but not least 4) I do not always know where the camera is, or where a working battery might be, etc so taking and/or uploading pics can go south even when I have the inclination.

Now back to the emails, I didn’t realize that my email address was here yet (but I guess it’s somewhere as some of you found it)… I’ll work on putting to the side in the menu somewhere if I ever figure out how, but until then since many people seem to prefer the anonymity of email to posting a comment…if you wish to reach me and know not how, use this.

But fear not, you needn’t be my friend or have glowing praise in order to post a comment. I’ve gotten no emails I would have minded being posted as comments, so it’s really your call…but you are welcome to speak here just as freely. And I really appreciate all the questions and feedback. For the most part it seems people are enjoying this so I’ll try to keep at it, I don’t know yet whether it will get better or worse as school starts up. So sorry in advance if I go a bit MIA.

{July 8, 2008}   Well, I have a blog!

It’s been long awaited by a couple of handfuls of people and now it is here… I’m sorry it isn’t likely to  be terribly involved. I will try to work toward doing the recipe reviews and custom requests as I find time so those of you who asked about that go ahead and email me about that again or post here and I’ll see which ones may work for the family. Or in some cases me and the Hubs, and work on that…

Sorry it’s nothing exciting or terribly personal, but as this is the result of compromise upon compromise, I stand reasonably certain that those it is created for will appreciate it even if the masses by and large may not. So enjoy, good friends and family…and savor my acquiescence and the fruits it brings forth.

et cetera