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Again, not food related . . .

But this is such a Lindsay sticker that I have to share it.

She really misses her Grand Cherokee.

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You would have thought that I would have learned by now . . .

This evening we went to see our friend Dave preach at a nearby church.  He did very well, thank you for asking.  Lindz and I didn’t get a chance to eat supper before we had to leave, so we ended up inviting Dave over for some supper after church.  Turns out he was planning on inviting himself over to de-stress anyway, so it worked out well.  I had a leek that needed to get used up, so I decided to pan fry it and put on top of the burgers that I was making.  From there, I decided to use up some onion as well.  And digging around, I found a jalapeno that I could fry up too.  That last item is where things went wrong.  I decided to skip over the seeding and just slice and fry it.  When it came time for the jalapeno’s turn in the pan, I was its first victim.  You know how you can tear up from an onion?  Yeah.  This was ten times as bad.  Anytime I got near to the pan to look and see how things were doing I was assaulted with the vapors.  Finally, it dawned on me to turn on the fan.  Even though it just blows air over my head, it was at least out of my eyes.  This was the point it claimed its next victims.  Dave and Lindz were sitting in the living room talking and happened to be directly in the path of the fan.  They started tearing up and coughing, so Lindz opened the window.  That eventually helped and we ate and all was good.  However, this wasn’t the first time that I accidentally waged chemical warfare on people with my cooking.

While still living in Decorah, I was making a satay sauce that I’ve made several times.  I never noticed the “side effects” of the cooking process until Lindz was there hanging out.  At one point she was asking what was going on.  This was motivated by the fact that Ophelia (the little cat) was doing her best Bast impression in the door to the kitchen staring at me, eyes watering, squinting, and silently yelling “Dude!  What the *$&#@ are you doing?!?!?!?”  Again, this isn’t the first time either.

To the best of my recollection, the first time was when I had some people over for a very impromptu after-the-bar-snack.  I decided to do a stir fry because it was quick and easy.  I wanted to add some heat because this group of friends liked spicy food.  In my cupboard, I found a small can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.  Not having used it before, I just dumped the whole can in.  In my defense, and I’ve said it many, many times, it was a small can.  It couldn’t have been more than five or six ounces and I had a lot of things in the wok.  By this point everyone was ravenous and started digging in even though the rice wasn’t done yet.  Somewhere around the second bite was when it hit everyone.  I’m honestly not sure why we kept eating it, it was that spicy.  The only thing I can think of was we were just that hungry.  I say this because one friend, who shall remain nameless, went down to his car and found a stale loaf of bread and we started eating that with the stir fry to cut the heat.  Please don’t ask why he had a stale loaf of bread in his car.  I didn’t ask because I didn’t want to know.  I suggest you do the same.  Those unwilling to try the mystery bread started eating the half cooked rice.  Not surprisingly, I received  quite a few jabs about my “infamous chipotle stir fry”.  I don’t care.  They were the fools who kept eating it.

While it’s still Pi-Day . . . (barely)

If I was a bit more organized (and not at work) I would have posted this at 1:59:26.  Or as one of my friends pointed out, the really fun day will be in three years!  Just to save you the brain trauma, it will be on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53.

Cool image grabbed off of Google image search. You should try it. It's fun.

Yes, I am that geeky.

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My sous chef.

He's usually underfoot, but he's very dedicated despite being booted out of the kitchen very often.

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It’s funny cuz it’s true!

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Borderline late, but . . .

. . . I think it’s worth it:

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Belated Birthday Present.

For my little sister’s birthday this year, Lindsay and I took her out for her first sushi experience at Osaka’s in Roseville.  Before you ask, no I didn’t take a photo of the sushi that we got because Sara and I split one of their standard sushi platters, so there wasn’t anything really wild or weird on it.  There was a mix of tuna, salmon, a California roll and a bunch of other stuff that I don’t remember (guess I should have taken a picture after all).  However, I was pleasantly surprised to see that they put some eel on it.  Sara’s reaction was fairly typical of what I’ve seen with other newcomers.  She liked the flavor, but wasn’t sure about the texture.  She definitely liked the rolls more than the sushi.  Not too surprising, at least to me, is that her favorite is the eel.  I was nice and didn’t make her try the sashimi.  That I usually reserve for the second trip.  All in all she enjoyed it.  Not sure if she wants to eat it again, but she was glad that she tried it.

As a side note, there was something that I noticed on the menu that I found very humorous.

duh.

 

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So, so wrong.

A little hump-day humor to help you get through the week.

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