Edit: My original send-up of this post contained an error. Corrections, like the words of Jesus, are in Red. I stand corrected. So sorry, Kel
Nothing great to report. The Boss Lady has been working late a lot lately. I am starting to think it might be a plot to get me into the kitchen. Either way, it has been one LOOOOOOOOOOONG week.
Steve Martin, The Jerk
I really like the idea of cooking, but I am not very good at it. Wednesday The Princess and I spent most of the afternoon making pizzas, home made crust and all. They turned out pretty good. Actually, they must have been great. The Talker ate a few slices.
He isn't a terribly picky eater, but he really does not get too excited about trying something new, especially if Dad makes it. On second thought, maybe he just has a fully developed sense of self-preservation. Avoiding most of the foods I make is probably a good idea.
Yesterday, I made a small pot of stew. Why a small pot? Because I don't think I had ever made stew and I expected it to taste like that. Though my stew started out looking like a staple of my college years, Kelvin's Chuck Wagon Special*, it turned out great. I ate some for lunch, we ate it for dinner and the leftovers went into the freezer. And like Kelvin's Chuck Wagon Special, someday it will come back to haunt me.
Tonight the family is on it's own. I'm heading to church tonight to help put the new projection screen system to use. Some of the guys are hooking into it with an XBox. I think Madden NFL 07 is on the menu for my dinner.
*This may be the first written recipe for Kelvin's Chuck Wagon Special.
Start with what you got in the pantry and 'fridge. Mix it all together in a pot and cook the hell outta it. The only requirement, ketchup. Lots and lots of ketchup in the pot.
It is done when you are too hungry to wait any longer.