Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shameless Ripoff

During Vegan MoFo, I've been following a couple of different blogs. Many have theme weeks. One headline that popped up in my reader was Stunt Food week at Down Home Vegan. Could it be?!? people doing crazy stunts while cooking?!? I was definitely intrigued. After taking a closer look, though, things were not quite as I expected. Don't get me wrong, the idea is great and makes for a fun read and a growly tummy, but it's just not dangerous enough.

So, in honor of what I thought Stunt Food may have meant, I present to you, for one day and one day only, the Frozen Vegan version of Stunt Food. Is your food dangerous enough? (TM) Why just stir when you can stir while balancing a spoon with your other hand?!?

We're penguins in this house. We like to keep it really cool when the weather gets cold. We've got plenty of long-sleeved shirts, so why not put another one on?

Things work just great once you get used to it being a little cooler in the house. The thing that a lot of folks don't get is that it's not winter all the time in Minnesota. We actually get quite hot and humid in the summer. On an average year, we'll hit 100 degrees F a couple of times in the summer. That can be a bit of a rough transition.

Wait, I think I hear a few of you snickering back there. Something about balancing a spoon in your hand not being dangerous at all? That my Stunt Food is a joke and I the original idea is a lot better? I'm just a shameless ripoff? Why just stir when you can stir while balancing a spoon in your other hand and balancing a chainsaw on your foot while crossing Niagra Falls on a tightrope? 'Nuff said.

Now that we're all settled here, back to the story.

When it starts to cool off pretty seriously, it's a great time to fire up the stove. I've been looking into some potato-based bread/crust for something I'm planning later in the month, so I can warm up the house and make it smell great. I decided to go with Potato and Potato Spinach Knishes [1]. The main reason behind this course of action? The fact that we get to slather them with mustard.

The Wife's reaction: Whoa, this is one of the best things that we've had so far. The crust looks beautiful. It's very filling and having some piping hot potatoes after feeling cold all day is just what I needed.

[1] Moskowitz, Isa. "Knish Madness: Three Kinds of Knishes -- Sweet Potato, Potato, and Spinach Potato". Recipe. Vegan With A Vengence. New York, New York: Marlowe & Company, 2005. 76.

1 comment:


    And I am sorry, but balancing things while stirring is nothing compared to a cherpumple.