Tuesday, December 14, 2010

decaying organic matter

Well, I flew too close to the sun again. I was feeling all creative this morning when I was making my steel-cut oats. Maybe you think it's snobby that I call them steel-cut oats, but they really are different, and if I call them oatmeal you'll think I'm eating oatmeal, and I'm not. If you're the sort of person who likes the creamy, chewy texture with occasional textural pops of steel-cut oats, then nothing else will do. I'm sorry, but it's true.

Anyway, I was feeling creative, and I thought, why not add some germade to the oats? Then I could get all my textural needs satisfied. Chewy, creamy, silky, flavor crystaley . . . all my friends are here! But it was not a success. The germade just made it seem like the oats had started to dissolve and get all gritty. Pass.

Have you ever chewed a piece of gum so long that it dissolved? I have. It was gross.

We watched the Christmas Charlie Brown last night, and I was almost as disappointed as I was by the Thanksgiving special. He is such a whiner. I have to agree with Lucy and Linus that of all the Charlie Browns in the world, he's the Charlie Browniest. I kind of hate his guts now.

How do you feel about hummus?


Sarah said...

Yes, I've had gum dissolve and it is mega gross!

Bummer when food creativity goes awry.

I like hummus. Clarification: I like GOOD hummus.

tipsybaker said...

I love hummus.
What is germade?

Tori said...

Hummus is often severely over-garlicked.

All8 said...

Hm, when I read the title, I thought that this was going to be another post about Skiver...

Eric said...

I love hummus, and am of the opinion that there are few foods that can be "Over-garlicked." (I even liked garlic ice cream....)

Jenny said...

Hummus is my new favorite right now. I really like the sun dried tomato and pine nut options from Costco. And I don't think they are too garlicky at all!