Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Baking and Humor...

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole:
One of my students Tyrese this week loved this!  I offered him some on Monday at lunch, and he asked for some yesterday and today!

Snickers Popcorn

S'mores Bars:

These were a HUGE hit with my kids at school (and staff members), along with church members.  I know how important it is to celebrate important holidays like today, NATIONAL S'MORE DAY.

My mom took these shots in front of our house.

A guy stops by our house last night wanting to talk with HH.  He is at a finance committee meeting, so I invite him in.  He asks if we have anything to eat, to which I reply I have some leftover beef stew.  I fix him up a huge bowl of it (probably three servings).  He asks if we have any cheese.  I have a block of cheddar cheese, so I slice him about 1/4 of the block of cheese.  While eating his beef stew, he brought our Morton Salt (big container that you use to fill up smaller containers) into the living room.  He drowns the beef stew in salt, four different times as he is eating.  (Don't get me wrong, HH loves him some salt, and I have watched him give his fries a very "healthy" dose of it, but I have never in my life have I seen anyone put THAT much salt on something.)  I asked mom after he left how much salt she thought he used, and her estimate was the exact same as the one I had come up with in my head: 1/4 of a cup.  (He also drank 10 glasses of Kool-Aide.)  He asked for more cheese, so I finished cutting up the other 1/4 of the cheddar block.  I told HH today that some people have to put up the expensive alcohol and get out the cheap alcohol when certain guests come over.  I told him that we were going to have to keep the "cheap cheese" for when this guy visits.  I hate "plastic cheese," but I think he will have to get plastic cheese from now on.

HH tells me that after taking the guy home, he said that I made a "Kick Ass Beef Stew."  I rolled my eyes and told him that was NOT a compliment.  I said that man would have been happy with a salt block.  Seriously, I know salt is supposed to enhance the flavor, but if you need that much salt, the dish must have been pretty bad!


maren said...

That's hilarious. I'm a salt fan, but I cannot IMAGINE the taste with THAT much salt! I'm enjoying reading your adventures.

ChiTown Girl said...

Hmmm...that whole story creeps me out a little. Just goes to show what a wonderful person you are. I would have told the guy to come back later when Ben was home. But, I'm just mean like that.

Got your email. I'm waiting until I have a good chunk of time to write a proper reply. :)

Bandita Senorita said...

I love the pictures. And I still love hearing your cooking escapades (crazy about Super Saltman!). When things slow down for me, I want to get in the kitchen too and try out some of your recipes!