Thursday, March 06, 2008

Whatever, Internet

I am so sorry to hear that all of you have such crappy taste in food and never make Indian food and therefore never have coconut milk in your pantry. Deena totally won the basil vs. coconut milk contest. Fine.

Sometimes, and maybe this is just me, I stand in the Asian aisle at Winco and just look at the marvelous array of products. It is so inspiring. It makes me want to whip up spring rolls with a hoisin dipping sauce and make samosas from scratch. Luckily reason always prevails and I just reach for the stir-fry sauce like always. Because 1) I am not really a spring rolls kind of girl and 2) I read samosas take hours to make from scratch. Real Simple just had a Fake It, Don't Make It samosa recipe in either the February or March 08 issue, I ripped it out to try later.

And does anyone else do that, rip out recipes to try later? A couple months ago I organized all those ripped-out recipes into a 1" binder, with dividers and everything. Unfortunately that thing is now full and I am sticking new recipes I find into a folder tucked next to the binder. I can't stop ripping out delicious-sounding recipes from any magazine I see. What's funny is that any time I make a new recipe that doesn't pan out, Dh whines, "Why don't you make all the old recipes you used to make that I like?" He doesn't understand that the Turkish Shepherd's Pie he is so very, very fond of takes two bloody hours to make and I can't stand for that long, much less entertain Baby E while standing for that long. So it's OUT. Indefinitely.

Tonight I had a craving for fried chicken. So I got some from KFC. You know what? That was a craving I should have just ignored. The chicken was kind of crappy. I think it's been about a year since I had KFC and it was not as good as I remembered. Plus by the time I was done I had ingested approximately 3,245 calories.


Chas said...

I've never been a big fan of Asian food. I like a little stir fry every once in a while, and I'll go for Japanese hibachi every now and then, but aside from that it usually doesn't sound good to me.

Cassie said...

I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I had to go to Wikipedia and look up "samosa" because I didn't even know what kind of food that was! I'm pathetic.

I'm with you on the binder -- well, sort of. I just have a big notebook that I started handwriting family recipes in, the front of which I then began to stuff with recipes from the internet and magazines. It is now approx. 5 inches thick and very disorganized. I need to do the binder thing like you.

Christy said...

I LOVE Indian food too. I just don't cook it - I order it.

KFC? Yuck.

Travis said...

My brother likes Shepherds Pie?

EdgyK said...

I have ripped out so many recipes that I planned to do someday that there aren't enough days in my life to prepare them all. Usually I need one ingredient that isn't on hand and by the time I get it I have somehow lost the recipe. It's sad I know. Now that I have 5 different tastes to satisfy and I make everyone eat the same meal, I do stick to the basics and quick stuff. This does get very boring but it makes life easier.