Daily Archives: May 15, 2010

Making the Cut

“And, most dear actors, eat no onions or garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath” – Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Building a list of 30 recipes was more difficult than I’d thought. I got about ten down and realized I needed to ask the audience.  I got lots of great suggestions and the promise of one family recipe.  Annnnnd of course some silly ones.  You know who you are- Haggis?!  C’mon.   So here’s  how I weeded them out for purposes of “the list”.

1. Some things have been done.

I have conquered, with varying success, cheesecake, thanksgiving turkey, fondue, creme brulee, etc.  (pats self on back). When you love eating and buying kitchen tools, its inevitable that some things get crossed off the list.

2. Some required preparation that seemed borderline irresponsible.

Sushi is best left to experts…..yes, Hy-Vee, I’m looking at you.  I know a little about food and our house is equipped with proper refrigeration, but still.

Ceviche was also on my list at one point. Ceviche is raw fish “cooked” in acid from limes.  Fresh, light, delicious…and yet, what if its under “cooked”??  Poisoning of one’s handsome husband is typically frowned upon– better left to the lyrics of weird country songs by singers of questionable patriotism (oh relax..I’m joking!)

So we’ll stick with some less exotic cooking methods and keep ourselves a safe distance from the ER.

This should also serve as a fair warning for all of you thinking of deep frying a turkey.

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