Friday, April 25, 2008

Livin' La Vida Pocono

Per Wiki~A Gummi bear is a small, rubbery-textured confectionery, roughly two centimeters long, shaped in the form of a bear
It is no secret that we love junk food. I call it ghetto food. Back in the spring of '98 we were transferred back to PA. Whilst living in PA, we took a few trips down to the Poconos for long weekends to relax and mountain bike. The poconos is or used to be known as one of the Honeymoon Capitals. Most of the rooms look like a bad boogie nights trip on acid. You almost feel as though you need a soft porn silkwood scrub down when you come out of there. Anyway, way off track. This IS a food post. One of the weekends we took our now 19 year old son (about 9 back then). We entered a candy store that was selling chocolate covered gummi bears. Quadruple ICK........who the hell thought of that??? Gummi bears are ok....I mean, you eat too many and it makes it difficult to drop the kids off at the pool the next day. BUT CHOCOLATE COVERED GUMMI BEARS IS AN ABOMINATION......doesn't even sound good. Fruity jelly rubbery goodness enrobed in chocolate, YUCK. Son buys them and my husband and I proceed to eat them. We couldn't leave them alone. Poor son finally coerces the bag of gummies away from 30 year old parents and proceeds to hide them in the glass lampshade right next to the light bulb. Oh, did I mention the light bulb was ON. We leave the room and go out to eat or do something come back to our room smelling like it was ON FIRE. No, we didn't turn out the lights when we left......we weren't so GREEN back then. We are looking high and low for the culprit of burning smell when finally said son, says oh look, my gummi bear bag has a whole burnt in it. What is the moral of this story??? I don't know. I am tired and for whatever reason this memory came to me today and it dealt with food. I guess you could say the moral is.........30 year olds shouldn't eat gummi's.....or 30year olds shouldn't steal candy from their kids.......don't hide your bag of gummies in a lamp......or you could burn the Pocono's down.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Caesar Salad

Per Wikipedia~A typical Caesar salad comprises romaine lettuce and croutons dressed with Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper originally prepared tableside. Cesar Cardini (Italian-born Mexican) is credited with creating the salad
Anchovy Paste

Apple Cider Vinegar, garlic, lemon juice, wooooosteshire (hehe), pepper, anchovy paste, salt, sugar, dry mustard, onion powder, egg yolks, olive oil, parm, romano and then whirl it in the food processor like you are swinging fat Betty during the church square dance.

Finished Product

Our eldest son's favorite salad is the Caesar. I like them....don't love them. I guess I am just not the BIGGEST fan of caesar dressing.....not even the "from scratch" version. I have always it still a Caesar Salad if I put ranch on it, or perhaps balsamic, or even a creamy dijon (I really like it with a creamy dijon dressing). I mean, if I use romaine hearts, croutons and shaved parm and then I put creamy dijon on it, what kind of salad is it then????? Something for one to ponder over.