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Saturday, November 10, 2007
Mac and cheese and thoughts about Italian mail order brides
First off I'd like to nod to the right side of my screen where I find this link in one of my google ads. This is an "ad for content" ad. Have I indicated in any way in this arena of food videos and simple posts about what we're eating these days, anything about Italian mail order spouses, Italian food, Chianti, Linguine, Mario Puzo or Sicilian Pizza (which I think might be from Long Island - the one I'm thinking of)?
I would love to create a dish based on any number of my favorite Italian dishes, but I have not done so yet. What has tipped off my AdSense to hang such an ad on my page? Google - if you choose to drop me from AdSense then that's OK. I'll invest my 12 cents elsewhere. The 12 cents that I made this year. That's right - nobody is reading this blog/video blog. Or if you are then why not visit sometime if you're only getting access via a feeder. It's cozy in here. OK the fact that I just mentioned that I made 12 cents from AdSense, alone might get me off the team. Whatever.
For those of you who are just joining now, I love to cook. And eat. And watch cooking shows. And read food blogs. I create dishes based on what I've tasted in the past. The dish might either be a random original creation or a bastardization of a dish that I've been in love with at one time or another.
One such dish that has stayed with me since childhood and beyond is macaroni and cheese. I don't buy the box version because it doesn't really exist here other than the very rare Netto find or the exorbitantly priced box found in the American store in Copenhagen. And no Annie's noodles, which pisses me off. If I'm going to junk-food-it then let it be Annie's and not Kraft. Although I have a weakness for Kraft food, I can't really admit that now can I? And since nobody is reading this anyway then not to worry. I don't make the southern, condensed milk version either. What I do is a simple bechamel turned mornay with Irish cheddar.
I was inspired to make mac and cheese because my 4 year old daughter was having a sleepover play date. Her first. I had to make something that would suit the local danish child's palate. What to do. I didn't want to just make hot dogs or frikkadeller (Danish meat balls). I wanted to do something simple though. Something tasty made with fresh ingredients. I thought - what could be more perfect than mac and cheese?
The result? Absolute bomb. Failure. No child present ate this meal. Not even my 2 year old who eats everything. The one who devoured the porbeagle shark. I wondered why. Sure kids have random tastes and moods when it comes to food. I've been trying to get my kids to have an "open palate", or open mind when it comes to food. Why didn't they like it? Who knows? Maybe because the elbow pasta, which they're not at all accustomed to looks like brains.
In any event We (the adults) ate it up and it was yummy. The second day I made a simple pesto to roll around in it since the brats wouldn't touch it anyway.
For breakfast the following morning? Home Made pancakes! Huge Success!
- ▼ November (7)