Sunday, August 28, 2011

Creative Genius

Yeah, not so much.

But, I DID do something  yesterday that I've never done in all my 47 (real close to 48) years.  I created my own dish!!

We were going over to a friend's house for brats and dogs, and I was feeling too lazy to go to the store.  So, I decided to try to make something from what we had in the house.

Now, many of you are probably screwing up your eyebrows and wondering what the big deal is here.  Well, I'll tell you--I'm not real creative in the kitchen.  Oh, I'm getting braver, and I'm enjoying it much more, so that's all well and good.  (By the way, I have to thank Pioneer Woman for that--her blog and recipes helped me find the courage to cook!)  So, the fact that I even thought to do this, rather than pick up a bag of chips, is HUGE!

I decided to throw together a few of my favorite things:  bacon, pasta, cheese, red onion and ranch dressing.  Then, I basically just went to chopping and cleaned out my pantry.  (this is the part Steven liked)  I figured it needed a spot of color, so on the way to M and T's, I picked up some tomatoes and peas.  And, the final result:

Best part of the whole deal?  It didn't suck!
I think this now qualifies me as a grown up.  My grandma would be proud.

P.S. Thanks to everyone for the concern you showed with Irene approaching us.  We were lucky to just get some wind and rain and an early out from work on Friday.

P.S.S.  Nothing to really add here, but I do love the "P.S.S."


Grandma K said...


I am glad Irene appears to have left you unscathed. What worries me is all the folks in the NE who are complaining about too much hype. This CAN be true - we did it down here a lot too. Then came Katrina, Rita, and Ike. We don't scoff any longer!

sherri s. said...

Double yum! I've been on a road trip with my mom eating REALLY bad food for a week (both "bad but delicious" and "bad and just bad"), so that looks yummy.

word: fanten

I'm a fanten of Fanten of the Opera.