Monday, August 4, 2014

Really Bad Recipe!

Mom came to visit for a few days, right in the middle of zucchini season.
So . . . . guess what we had for dinner?
Yep, zucchini.
Zucchini for the main course, zucchini for the side dish
Zucchini here, zucchini there- you get the idea.

Well, I will put this recipe on the Do Not Bother list.
Similar to the Do Not Call list, but for recipes.
On second thought, put it on the Do Not Call list too.
Better safe than sorry.

It was Asian Summer Salad.
It had pasta, raw zucchini, carrot and pepper, onion
and a ginger dressing.  Served cold.
Keep in mind- I did NOT cook it, 
Tom did, and he is a super wonderful cook.
I in no way influenced the taste of this dish.
And there was no taste.
There was just nothing to keep the dressing in/on the noodles.
 Once I covered it with Italian dressing and Parmesan, it was tolerable.
A completely different recipe, mind you, but we could eat it.
 Not too bad for a small side dish.
I didn't like the carrots, they were hard, since they were not cooked.
Raw zucchini was fine.

The grilled zucchini was great. 
(score one!)

I do think my husband is loosing his mind though.
He picked up Peach wine.
Not the sort of Tom-Wine that I would have expected.
I didn't care for it.  This is a good winery, I am just not a fan of peach wine-
I'd take the pie instead.

Speaking of which--
Here is the second reason I think he is losing his mind.

Ring, Ring !  ( my office phone)
Tom says "I'm going to the store, is there anything I should pick up for dinner?"
  I reply, "Why yes, we need dessert, can you pick up something
from the bakery?  Maybe a cheesecake.
If you can't find a cheesecake in the bakery, look in the freezer section."
(I didn't have time to make zucchini bread)

I get home and greet Mom.
Tom is on the porch  talking with his boss-
he's recovered from knee surgery and cleared to do lighter work-- 
not on ladders.  There might be some work coming up that he can do.
 I walk outside and say hello and get some idea of when we might eat.
He had the pasta chilling, I'll prep the zucchini but where is dessert?

 "I got a banana cream pie," he states.
No, really, where is the cheesecake?
"It's a banana cream pie."
No it's not! You're kidding.

Here is my cheesecake!
That's not a cheesecake.  
Note, it  says Banana. Cream. Pie.
Fortunately, Mom does like banana cream pie!
 All in all, most of the dinner was good 
but scratch that Asian salad!


Michelle said...

Tom sounds like my husband. At least you got dessert. I sent mine to the store for lettuce and one onion. He came home with out the lettuce and 6 other items I didn't ask for. I did get my onion only instead of one onion I got one bag of onions( 10 pound bag ! )

Harry Flashman said...

Banana creme pie is good. Maybe he just got a craving for it. Cheese cake makes you plump anyway.

That Zucchini dish that didn't taste good sure looked good, though! There's nothing some garlic salt and butter can't fix up.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Banana cream pie was ok, just not exactly what I intended for Mom but she said she liked it. I never saw her make one when I was growing up that I recall so I was a little iffy on what he got. The recipe really does sound great and I think with a little fixing up, it could be.

Michelle, yes, he is so helpful but unless I have it written down on a list, he'll forget or modify the request. He told my granddaughter I hated chocolate pudding pie so he wouldn't get that. I Love chocolate pudding pie. Mom doesn't so I am glad he chose what he did.

Catawissa Gazetteer said...

And this, ladies, is how we protect ourselves from having to make those female purchases for you.

If we can't be trusted to bring home the lettuce just imagine the problems we'd have if you sent us down THAT aisle!


I love it! Tom sounds like my Chuck! So cute I'm laughing but I'll bet your weren't...I'm glad he is feeling better.


I just laughed at Michelle's comment too! Good morning you two funny ladies.

Yahoobuckaroo's Blog said...

I like peach wine cooler (which is just barely wine at all I guess). At least I like it on its own. I'm not sure how it would go with a meal though.

Banana Cream is okay, but I'd rather have the cheesecake, preferably topped with strawberries. (No cherries please!) Or better yet, McArthur’s Gooey Butter Cake!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Dolly- we're good. We ALL agreed that it was a horrible recipe and the pie turned out OK too. But not the wine. no, not the wine!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Glad Tom got clearance to return to light duty at work.
Keep him out of the kitchen, huh?