Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I am the clown with the tear-away face

I don't know why there is such nostalgia for the Smurfs. It was a pretty stupid cartoon and perpetuated acceptance of patriarchal rule. I do grudgingly admire them for speaking a tonal language, though. I bet it's pretty hard for a non-native speaker to learn Smurf.

I roasted two of the roosters for our dinner last night. Verdict: tough, but juicy and flavorful. The Hulk tried to get away without eating any, but relented and had some breast meat. Captain America declared it the "best chicken ever," which it was not, but he is going through a stage. The more hand he has in acquiring or preparing a food, the better it is. Which is usually true.

English people have the best names for their food. Some British foods I like are:
1. Yorkshire pudding (which we call "pud")
2. rhubarb fool
3. trifle
4. Toad in the Hole
5. Sticky Toffee Pudding

I made Sticky Toffee Pudding for the first time last night, only with raisins instead of dates because I forgot to buy some, so it probably tasted nothing like, but it was still sticky and toffeeish, and you know how Brits are about calling everything "pudding," they're like Louisianans and "chicken," so stop judging! It is delicious and easy. So much better than Tres Leches cake, which manages to be too moist, somehow--I might like it better served warm . . . I should go make some.

I'm very conflicted about my costume. It's so boring! Even with eyeliner sideburns and an eyeliner cookie duster mustache, and the planned use of John's black knit cat burglar hat. But now it's too late to do anything else. I only get one shot a year at this, and I know I'm going to live to regret it. Werewolf! Audrey Two or One! Harley Quinn! The wasted opportunities!


Jill said...

I want some of that puddin'!!

I have regrets every Halloween! I consider myself a creative person, but I can never pull it together enough to create an amazing costume for myself! This year I was the magical pipecleaner fairy. (which was me with a pipe cleaners in my hair) LAMEOOO.

tipsybaker said...

I always thought "seed cake" was a pretty name for a food, though I've never eaten it.

All8 said...

My mom would make 'Toad in the Hole' for breakfast. At least that's what we called it. Let's see, a piece of bread with a cookie cutter hole in the middle. Butter in the pan. Place bread in pan break egg into the middle. Flip to cook other side. Mmmm.... Toast cut out middle of bread in the pan with butter. (My favorite part.)

Seed cake does sound tasty too though.

If you've read the Redwall series, they talk about food all of the time. British author, vegie foods. They all sound so good.

Layne said...

All8--that is a good breakfast! John's family calls it "one-eyed sunshine gumyun kwon."

Toad in the Hole as I understand it is essentially German pancakes/Dutch baby poured over sausages. Good stuff.

All8 said...

I'm all over the British version of German Pancakes. Hey, maybe that'll be the way for me to get Ambrose to like them. Hmmm...... You got me to thinking, again, Layne.