Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Because I did 225 walking lunges...

...yesterday morning, I felt absolutely no guilt making this beautiful, fabulous pasta for my family last night.

Now, I've expressed in the past the new and exciting way of cooking we've found in the Hill house since Dea and Darius moved in. I've learned to fry anything and everything from chicken to catfish and there was a night not so long ago when I made neck-bones.

No, you didn't misread. Neck-bones. Want the recipe? That's what I thought.

Aside from these dishes, they call my cooking 'mochalatte'.
"It's too fancy." Which it's not.
"It's plain." Which means I didn't fry anything.
"It's got shrimp in it." Well, I can't really argue with that. I love shrimp and when it's mixed with pasta and tomato cream sauce, heavenly!

Tonight, as the boys were activating the "Backup Plan" which entails heating up Tostino's pizzas or burritos instead of eating my cooking, Dea gave me a little culinary suggestion.

"MaMelissa, you know what you should make? Frito pies. You know, with a can of chili, fritos, rice and cheese. Now THAT would be sooooo goooooood."

Seriously? Frito Pie?

Now, don't get me wrong, I love Frito pies as much as the next guy and really believe Fritos are the secret to world peace, but we're trying to expand their taste in food beyond what you can find at our local convenience store.
It would also be nice if they actually tasted the food before drowning it in Ranch Dressing or hot sauce but I'm a dreamer that way.

Tonight, I'm making fish but may be a rebel and bake it instead of frying it.
I know. I run with scissors, too.


~s said...

i am going to have to make this! i found those bacon wrapped jalapenos as well. i love this woman!

Holli said...

:)girl you are the best! how did I live without blogs and especially yours!
have a great date night tonight;) move to england and you won't be able to afford the sports channel(bye bye Lakers) or a babysitter or even gas to go get the sitter....$9+ a gallon! we do have a hood that needs the Mama Mel right around the corner! :)

Michelle said...

Too funny! Can you ask the boys if they have any recipes involving Bugles? I love me some Fritos, and Bugles run a close second. (I love shrimp and pasta and cream sauces as well)

Pattie & Rob said...

Melissa you crack me up!!!
Thanks so much for the link to the shrimp pasta recipe, it's awesome and what a cool site (Pioneer Woman) not as cool as yours of course!!!

Daisy Girl said...

You are so funny! Thanks for sharing!

Jess said...

Actually, my white-boy husband from Tulsa, Okalahoma likes frito pies.

But neck-bones. . . not so much.

You are sucking it up for Jesus when it comes to your cooking. NOTHING gets to me more with kids then them turning down something I worked hard over. I admire you!

Jess said...

Okay, I do know how to spell Oklahoma. ;)