Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Keep the Home Fries Burning

At some point, when I was a kid, I started making my own food. No, not just your peanut butter sandwiches and bowls of cereal. I would make mojo potatoes, grilled cheese sandwiches, BLTs. I was pretty handy with the frying pan, if I do say so myself.




Now, if anybody ELSE said what they thought, well...


Mom actually forbade me to cook bacon at one point because I would fill the kitchen with smoke. My response was, "But I like charcoal!"


Eventually, I secretly integrated bacon back on to my regular recipes, but usually when mom wasn't home.



Most of the time, all my food is extra done (burnt isn't a nice word). I don't like floppy, underdone anything, so this is my way of making sure it is really, really ready.


Don't get the wrong idea, I don't burn food I make for other people (unless it involves bacon, fried potatoes, or grilled cheese sandwiches. Although, I don't like burnt potatoes very much, and have gotten better at not burning those. Low, low heat people...).
I actually think it tastes good. Or, I did.
Since I haven't been feeling well, Jeremy has been doing more than his share of the cooking around here.


The other day, as I lay on the bed, he asked me what I felt like eating, and I said, weakly, "A grilled cheese sandwich..." and I coughed for effect.


"Okay!" he chirped brightly, and wandered off.


A few minutes later, I could hear Jeremy bustling in the kitchen, and I could smell the grilling bread...yumm...


A short while later, in came Jeremy with this glorious, golden brown grilled cheese sandwich on a plate.


I was suspicious.


Took a bite..


WHOA! IT WAS SO GOOD! So THAT'S what it's supposed to taste like! I looked up at Jeremy through tear-filled eyes. "Thank you..." I whispered. Jeremy just smiled.


Jeremy has also shown me the finer sides of crispy, unblackened bacon...oooo...so good...
So, today, I made myself a grilled cheese sandwich...and got distracted, and it burned. Oh well. Jeremy has the magic touch.

7 comments:

Katscratchme said...

baking bacon is the best way for the non burnt effect. I finally figured out how to make beautiful grilled cheese sandwiches about two years ago... :)

Zaphod said...

You have no clue how to burn perfectly good food until you have been on a campout with Boy Scouts.

Rebecca said...

I make the best grilled cheese sandwiches on the planet. Ask any one who has had one.

I also make the best bacon.

Trillium said...

(*Snif*) Well. I think that I made you unburned grilled cheese sandwiches. And pretty tasty ones at that! ("How quickly they forget"-- *snif*)

shydandelion said...

Well, you see, Mom, I haven't had one in a really long time. Heheh.. No, you really do make good grilled cheese sandwiches! I LOVE them! You know how they should be made (mustard). They are gross otherwise.

Tiffany said...

That's awesome! There's a lot of things Ammon cooks better than I do! Thank goodness for husbands that are willing to cook! :)

Tyson said...

If it makes you feel better, I forgot to put cheese on my GRILLED CHEESE sandwich!

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