Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Emmalee's Chicken Soup

My dear Oakie friend has a sweet 6 year old Oakie daughter who likes to cook. Here's her very special chicken Soup Recipe:

Chicken (no bones) (do not boil a chicken down)
Extra wide egg noodles
Carrots (chopped the Emmy way) (as opposed to "any" way)
Lots of water
Season to Daddy’s taste
1 cup shredded cheese

Add all ingredients together, boil, serve in a bowl topped with cheese.


This is what Emmalee made last night with her dad.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Halogen Cooking?

My husband was flipping through the channels and ran across this infommercial for Mr. T's FlavorWave Oven. This boggles me. Cooking with halogen light? Just so you don't have to use the evil substance called fat? One of their selling points is that the fats and oils are cooked out of the food. What? But that's where the flavor is. I couldn't help but laugh at the audience as they all wrinkled up their noses at the word fat. I can't see what is so wrong about fried chicken. OK maybe not Kentucky Fried Chicken, but chicken you cook at home, and yes in oil. It's one of the best comfort foods on the planet, and I guarantee my fried chicken, fried in oil, is better then any fake fried chicken that's had the fat nuked out of it with a halogen bulb. That just goes against the rules of the universe, at least my universe. And I also make generous use of butter, because it tastes good, and it makes my food taste good. I don't use fake fat, I use the real deal, and I'm never going to use an oven that sucks the fat out of my food. That's just they way it is.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010