Thursday, March 24, 2011

Up and Down. Yeah, Up and Down. And Down.

One of my all-time favorite Sesame Street bits. Herry and Cookie rock.

Pasta all'Audrey

My daughter cooked dinner last night: penne with ham and asparagus. She used a sharp knife to chop the ingredients, then cooked them and mixed them together with olive oil, salt, pepper, and an Audrey-sized mound of parmesean cheese (aka "turning cheese"). She was extraordinarily proud.

So was I, once I recovered from helping her guide the knife. To my credit, she finished the meal with the same number of fingers as when she started.

You know how they say most accidents occur in the kitchen? After being knife-stabilizer, I think most heart attacks occur there, too.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spit Take

Things few fathers want to hear their sons say, #1:

"Daddy, I want to be like Elton John when I grow up. he has really nice clothes."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Wit and Wisdom of Betty Crocker

From the 1961 edition of Betty Crocker's New Picture Cook Book:

"Timesaving tips:...Stir contents of 1 pkg. dehydrated onion soup mix into 2 cups commercial sour cream." p. 54 A classic is born!

"The thoughtful wife has a simple beverage (cold in the summer, hot in the winter) ready for her weary husband when he comes home at night..." p. 57

"For the man who comes to dinner: CAKES" p. 143

"Czars and princesses and chefs are the stars of the drama of dessert, with explorers, patriots, and opera stars appearing in lesser roles. Let's watch some of the action: Handsome Marco Polo, having visited Chinese sugar mills, is back home in Italy, encouraging the refining of sugar, dessert's all-important ingredient." p. 213

"With a foreign flavor: Beef Curry, Sukiyaki, Chili con Carne." p. 265 (note this comprises all "foreign entrees in the book, except for Chicken Curry, Eggs Foo Yung, and Chicken Chow Mein)

"Scrapple: Meat-filled and meat-flavored crispy fried mush" p. 277

Sunday, March 20, 2011

First post


I'm creating this blog to post things that seem out of place on my other blog, which is becoming increasingly games-oriented. Not that gamers in general don't want to hear cute stories about my kids. Who wouldn't?