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In which I almost passed out from rage

because of Top Chef Texas. (Day late, but I had to feed a family yesterday, cut me some slack.) Chili cook-off. Wait, let me fix it: "chili" cook-off.

BRISKET IS NOT THE CUT OF MEAT FOR CHILI. What on earth. The whole family spent yesterday scratching our heads about that. (Well, not my mother in law, because she's from Illinois and makes carrot dimes and tries to eat ribs with a knife and fork.) We've made chili from chuck, from tenderloin (cow, boar, buffalo, and deer) and a whole armadillo (I was sad, though, because armadillos! They're a state animal! *sad face* And cute. But the vatos at the hunting lease swore by it, and it was muy delicioso.)

The recap went up this morning, and I kinda sorta go off. I'M SORRY, BUT THIS IS THE FOOD OF MY PEOPLE.

Yesterday was a success, no one was snotty or rude, I didn't wash any dishes, and everyone enjoyed the food. My brother and law and his wife stayed the night with us and we're going to relax all day and visit, and it's a fine, fine day.

Hope everyone had a good holiday/Thursday and that today you're not doing anything taxing like battling weirdos with pepper spray in the Wal-marts. Funny thing: pepper spray is REALLY expensive. So good job on getting deals by spending crazy money on a weapon? IDIOT.

I saved a wee drowning mouse in the pool this morning, and because of that, I get to take a life, right? That's how that works, save a life, take a life? Beware, hobo clowns! I'm on the prowl.

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stoney321
Nov. 25th, 2011 06:26 pm (UTC)
Because they are inedible. They are horrible tasting. HORRIBLE. No one eats them because they taste foul. So it's a waste because they get thrown out at the end of dinner because they are DISGUSTING.

FOR ANYONE THAT DOESN'T REMEMBER MY MANY MANY RANTS ON CARROT DIMES:
1 bag of frozen carrot "coins"
1 can Campbell's Tomato soup
1 diced red onion
Put all in a zip lock bag to "marinate" [do not thaw carrots before] for 24 hours, remembering to turn the bag once or twice.

Heat until warm, watch people cry when forced to eat.

THAT IS DISGUSTING FOOD.
moosesal
Nov. 25th, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
:) That's what I thought you were referencing -- the digustingness. For some reason I got confused that maybe there was something about the actual creation of carrot dimes that was wasteful because I'm brain dead today.

I like them, but then my personal take on them is thinly sliced from a fresh carrot to add to a salad or something (though usually I'm lazy and just use my peeler to "shred" a little.

*pets you* If I could, I would protect you from the nasty carrots.
stoney321
Nov. 25th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
I love carrots. That's why Carrot Dimes upset me.
YOU LIKE FROZEN CARROTS SOAKED IN TOMATO JUICE AND RED ONION!?

I...I might have to break up with you, Sal. ;)
moosesal
Nov. 25th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
Re: I love carrots. That's why Carrot Dimes upset me.
I have to say I've never had such a concoction. And I think the combination is pretty scary. I just mean, I like my carrots sliced crossways into little disks (among other ways of serving). Prior to your MIL's "recipe" that was my perception of carrot dimes.

Please don't break up with me! I'll do anything to make you love me again. ;)
tapati
Nov. 25th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
That is disgusting but not what I associate with the words "carrot dimes." I've never heard of doing that to the poor defenseless carrot.

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