Friday, May 04, 2012
I tried a new recipe a few days ago. I needed a vegetable to go with my main dish and had seen this link on my Facebook, so decided to try it. Besides, I'm on a six week challenge on the Nerd Fitness forum and the group was called upon to try new recipes this week.
Note- This recipe is purely writing and photos, but does contain some coarse language, so if you're easily offended or if someone looking over your shoulder might be, well, you've been warned.
This turned out to be a very rich vegetable dish, but yummy. It's not a low calorie vegetable by the time you add the other ingredients, but my philosophy with veggies is anything you can do to cover up the taste of the vitamins makes them more likely to get eaten and is therefore a good thing. I made it up in a cast iron skillet and took a few photographs.
It's yet another weird dish for a weird family. I have a long history of cooking unusual meals and giving them strange names. It goes back to the days when my son Calvin was two years old and refusing any meal suggestion I offered him for lunch one day. Little Mister No didn't want a peanut butter sandwich, macaroni and cheese, or any of a dozen ideas I suggested. Inspired by a Calvin and Hobbs comic strip and my own whimsical frustration, I asked if he wanted monkey head soup. He paused in his recitations of "no" to give me an incredulous stare, then grinned and said "Yeah!"
I made Ramen noodles with chicken and California vegetable mix, which became a family favorite under it's new nickname. It fit right in with my "Grinch Muffins" and other weird concoctions, often flavored with "Wormswort," "Frogsbreath," and other renamed seasonings from my spice rack.
It only makes sense that I would try a cauliflower recipe called "Braiiiiinssss" and of course it's going into my weird recipe file.
Do you have any funny names for foods in your house?