Monday, October 06, 2008

Hot Links

So I'm totally wasting time on the internet, reading important news stories, and not-so-important news stories, and Stephen King's superb writing on what-have-you, and I stumble upon this intriguing link: 12 Months of 5 Easy Dinners.

The part of my brain that thinks the loudest says, "Yeah, right. This is going to be more food that nobody really eats," while the quieter, more hopeful part of my brain whispers, "Maybe not. Maybe this one time it will be real people food. Maybe all my cooking woes will be over and I'll have 12 Months of 5 Easy Dinners That My Family Will Eat and Love and Eat As Leftovers."

And so I click on the link and find this: Linguine with Clam Sauce. Gingery Shrimp and Couscous. Crispy Prosciutto and Scallion Frittata.

If you know anything about me and my family, you'll know we're just not clam sauce, gingery shrimp, prosciutto, couscous people. Maybe the occasional frittata. But more likely macaroni and cheese with hot dogs. Yup. It seems loud, cynical brain has won out again. Thanks a lot, Real Simple magazine. I'll just go read my Kraft magazine. It's where us normal people find our food; things like Layered Enchilada Bake, Santa Fe Stuffed Peppers, or Velveeta Nacho Bake.

And, okay, maybe the occasional Easy Herb Frittata.


Aaron said...

Actually, i've been hoping you would make some Crispy Prosciutto for some time now. I've just been afraid to ask. I know, lets mix it up a bit. How about gingery shrimp in the mac and chees instead of hotdogs. Best of both worlds ya know.

Chris said...

...does ANYONE cook food like that five nights a week?
And with regards to the Kraft recipes, I think it's weird they use some kind of salad dressing in every single recipe, even though I know their aim is to sell their own products.

~Melissa~ said...

"...you'll know we're just not clam sauce, gingery shrimp, prosciutto, couscous people..."

You crack me up! :) (We're not those type of people either...)

Angela said...

Devil's advocate here to say: I'm a big fan of couscous, especially the bigger couscous. It's like pasta only with a better texture and way healthier. It's a lot easier to flavor it up, because the corn base does well with anything really.
That and I like saying it: Couscous. It just kind of rolls off the tongue doesn't it?