Monday, March 22, 2010

Blerlock

Tonight, I tried something new for dinner.  Joel wanted a hashbrown casserole, as we were having breakfast for dinner, I thought I'd try out a recipe with a breakfast theme.  It had the basics egg, potato, bacon, cheese.  How could it go wrong?  I'll tell you how, my old nemesis reared its ugly head, the partially cooked potato!  Dun dunt dah! 

My old foe struck again and was cleverly disguised this time underneath a toasty looking layer of num num.  But upon first bite, I knew it was no use, this dish was a goner!

Hannah wasn't fooled by the description, upon sitting down, she said "I'm not eating that" I tried one of those Family Fun tricks of getting kids to rename food in hopes of them eating. Joel called it Cheesy potato NUM NUM (he was fooled by its good looks). I threw out some ludicrous name and Hannah settled upon Blerlock.  Blerlock is bleh!

Damn you potatoes and your insistent need to be thoroughly cooked in order to be tasty.  I should have known you would taunt me forever with my first bite of burnt on the outside frozen on the inside french fries all those years ago! Dastardly things! I ate you any way just to prove that I'm bigger than you and I'm not going to let your overly starchy uncooked flavor with weird al dente texture get away with sending me to bed with no dinner. But now some time later, I'm thinking I should have just filled up on toast like Hannah.

2 comments:

  1. hashbrown casserole - I never knew that such a thing was possible (I see another trip to google coming!) - I'm compeletely with you on the evil potato. Always over cooked or under cooked, and don't you find one day in the cupboard and they've turned into potato bushes?

    Thanks for the lessons in American culture - I thought I knew it all from Friends, Heroes and Desperate Housewives. Also off to such for Mad libs in the UK...xo

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  2. I try to model our life after Heroes, but I can never seem to get flying part down. Though I'm determined to perfect Parkman's mind tricks by the end of the year!

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