Thursday, November 13, 2008

Vive La Bug

Second post today, but I had just had to tell you that I made the most disgusting thing for dinner tonight. I was kind of in a hurry, and I threw some Trader Joes risotto into a pan (that had defrosted in my car, and then been re-frozen in the freezer, making it a big frozen block of risotto) and then I threw in some broccolini, thinking that the heat and steam from the risotto would cook the broccolini. I was wrong, and grossed out. I am not the world's best chef, but I rarely make something that is so gross, I don't want to eat it, and I give permission to throw it out. It was pasty, it was tasteless, the broccolini wasn't all the way cooked, and, to top it off, I had completely forgotten to rinse the broccolini, so there were little flecks of what was most likely dirt, but what looked like little bugs. It could have been slightly burned risotto, but it also could have been bugs. Rob just ate a fork full and said, "Well, they're cooked." and then added to his reasoning that if the bugs had started out in the risotto (which they didn't, if they were bugs at all,) they would have been frozen. I think he was getting a bug confused with a bacteria, because I told him that a previously frozen dead bug, now heated up, was not more appetizing than any other kind of bug preparation. I have to hand it to him, though, he had another serving, and ate all the broccolini. He must have been really hungry.
Let's see if I can't screw up frozen corn dogs tomorrow...


Anonymous said...

I've come to the conclusion that Trader Joe's usually gets about a C- for their dinners, but that TJ's desserts are A+++, especially the triple chocolate bundt cakes.

I would eat a triple chocolate bundt cake even if it had burnt bugs in it.

Have I told you that you totally crack me up. Oh yeah, I have.

Anonymous said...

Eww, the meal sounded GROSS, man! Even more so than the leftover pot roast and apple juice that was thrown up on me last night from my youngest kid. And THAT was some digusting stuff.