Wednesday, September 07, 2005

lighten up a bit

My last post generated a lot of commentary most of it mutually respectful and I appreciate that. A lot of people get emotional about national news whatever the source and I appreciate the fact that the comments were for the most part intellectual insight vs emotional rants.

That being said, it's obviously time to get back to talking about poop and balls and stuff. So I'm shifting gears to get back to the real reason people come here, which is obviously to lose control of your bowels from laughing too hard.

I was talking with my dad the other night about when he was a kid which is awesome because it's like going back in time. He has such a good memory and the details he includes are usually hilarious if you can follow it all. Anyway we got to talking about groceries and grocery stores and he was sharing with me how things were when he was a kid. For example, they didn't have a deli in the grocery store. Pretty much the store was the deli. The only things they went to the grocery store for when he was a kid were meat and some canned goods that weren't things a normal family would make themselves. For example peanut butter. Aside from that stuff most of their food was grown by him and his mom and then canned by them at the end of the growing season. He would pack up potatoes in burlap sacks in quantities that were small enough that he could carry the bags into the crawl space of the house that he and his mom built. They would can tomatoes, corn, beans, peas whatever. Then they would eat it all during the winter and repeat the process the following year. Somehow my dad got to talking about lunchmeat and he was saying that they didn't have much selection back in those days. It was either, bologna or salami or pickle loaf. Mostly gross stuff and that got me to thinking about things that didn't really exist in my childhood memories.

Buffalo wings were the first thing I thought of. Holy crap I love buffalo wings, buffalo tenders, buffalo chicken dip, buffalo everything. I think I would cry if I woke up tomorrow and buffalo sauce didn't exist and never existed. What if that happened? What if you woke up tomorrow and your favorite thing never existed? It was just something you dreamt. I have no idea how to make buffalo sauce from scratch but I'm going to figure it out soon before this ends up being a dream and I'm left crying about something nobody's ever heard of.

17 comments:

russ said...

The recipe for Tabasco doesn't get any simpler: grind up some peppers (tabasco peppers), put in salt and vinegar. Jam it in a cask on an island (tabasco island), and leave it for about three years.

Since that island is in Louisiana, you might find there is a marketing opportunity in the wake of Katrina.

zofgik

John said...

I almost wrote in the original post "I'll ask Russ, he seems to be able to make just about anything from scratch"

LizzieDaisy said...

I would die without cheese. It's a problem.

So have you tried the new Chicken Fries with buffalo sauce at BK? I could eat the sauce straight.

So, can he make bananas foster? That was my dessert last night. Inquiring minds want to know... just how good are you Russ? :)

russ said...

I saw rennet once in an Amish store, and thought it might be fun to make cheese - but there's no way the cheese would be good. If you're a fan of sharp cheddars, there's a stall in the West Side Market that sell a New Zealand cheddar that is incredibly awesome.

I've never done the official BF recipe, but I did one with Grand Marnier and some orange zest off the cuff once, without actually looking at a Banana's Foster recipe. I figured some carmelized sugar and heated 'nanners, how can you go wrong?

I'm that good, more or less.

mikgz

Melanie was here said...

Is Russ actually Martha Stewart with a penis???

John said...

minus the penis

Melanie was here said...

I was totally thinking that but don't know him well enough to say that. Thanks for sharing my brain, John. Here's poop in your eye!

russ said...

John with prolly rather you shared another body paret of his.

Quit talking about my penis!

uqbnpsrt

LizzieDaisy said...

Wow... dinner at Russ' place. And I had to eat pizza... what a rip.

You're right, you are good. Even without a penis. :)

Carly said...

wow, Russ... sounds good (I'm hungry!!! )

I love cheesecake. If I could never have it again, I would cry.

Johnny Virgil said...

I would cry if I could never have Carly's cheese cake. It's awesome.

Sarah said...

I am crying right now because I have never had Carly's cheese cake.

Someone kill me if they take away french fries. Seriously just put a bullet in my brain.

Lo Lo Lova said...

I'm with Sarah on the fries. Mmmmmmm

Carly said...

Sarah, come to smallbany and I'll whip one up, but we'll have to hide it from JV until we eat half of it

StrangerDanger said...

Have you heard of Buffalo Shrimp?? I say, Buffal-icious my friend...

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bFranco said...

I looove Buffalo wings!! But it would be worse if suddenly there were no pigs in the world or was that plantain or was that cows or was that mexican food...ah screw it, I love food...hmm... no it was sex, I love sex... Ok, I can't live without a lot of things. Of course, without either food or sex, there'd be no human race so, no one can live without either (my grasp of the obvious is wowing isn't it?).

Anyway, I love Buffalo wings. That reminds me, I'm hungry. I think I'll go eat some Buffalo wings. Thanks. :)