So there we were last night, watching “Chopped Champions” on Food Network. They had mouth-watering ingredients like geoduck (pronounced “gooey duck”–it’s a shellfish), Bosc pears, and red curry in their baskets. Everything they made looked so fabulous!
It must have made mama very hungry, because suddenly she got up and went into the kitchen. We were expecting a five course meal–complete with wine selections and something flambeed for dessert. Imagine our horror when she came back with this:
Lean Cuisine?! Are you kidding? You went to cooking school and this is the best you can come up with? Where’s the Crackberry, we’re ordering *in* tonight!
So it’s Friday, it’s rainy, and mama has another four days of work to go. She would really rather be sitting in a coffee house reading poetry right now, or home doing this with us:
It’s days like this she feels rather melancholy and would rather be out doing something exciting instead of working.
Which brings us to something that mama has been thinking about for a long time: her own food blog. She hasn’t put it together yet, but she’s thinking that it will feature not only her own creations but recipes she wants to try and local eateries as well. She will post a link when she has it put together. The food scene here in Milwaukee has exploded over the last several years, and there’s a lot of great ethnic food here at reasonable prices.
Anyway, so that’s what’s on mama’s mind right now. We’re sitting at mama’s feet as she types this, because it’s a little chilly (and she’s tickling us with her toes). Have a good Friday and we’ll see you for Mancat Monday!
We’ve had a snow storm warning since yesterday afternoon, and the city is still digging out. Right now the windchill is 10 degrees and we have about six inches of snow. It’s very lovely but mama has to go to a class for work and wishes it could be canceled so she can stay home with us and watch it. To all of the other kitties who are being affected by this snow, be safe out there! The roads can be slippery!
In other news, we made pizza the other day (or rather, mama did, we just begged for cheese, which we did NOT get). Mama likes to make her own dough and then throw stuff on it. On this occasion she did a plain cheese pizza with seven different kinds if cheese and lots of garlic and Italian seasoning. Here’s what they looked like before they went into the oven:
And when they came out:
We danced around and did all sorts of begging, but do you think we got anything? No! Apparently kitties don’t like garlic (how would we know, we never get any!).
So we have lots to supervise this weekend. Mama wants to get the house in order before school starts in a few weeks, so we’ll be doing a lot of supervising to make sure it’s all done right! Things just won’t get done if we don’t keep an eye on her, you know! Have a great weekend everyone!
Mama loves to cook, so we wanted to show you what she does when she has time on her hands (and there was cheese involved).
She gathered some stuff:
Threw a pinch of this and a handful of that along with some fresh cracked pepper and gray salt into her mini chopper: