food and hulu
It feels like everyone I know is out of town right now so I've been spending a lot of time with my dog, watching episodes of Degrassi High on Hulu and trying out new recipes. I'll get to the hulu in a sec, but let me tell you about my experience thus far with cooking. I have never really cooked, unless you count pre-made patties that you throw on the George Foreman or bowls of cereal (I'm an expert at cereal). I suck at following directions. Not all directions- I'm excellent at microwaving tv dinners. In fact I follow those directions maybe a little too closely, like to the second. But when I have a recipe that yields 12 veggie burgers and I only have the ingredients for 2, the directions go out the window after the first equation involving a fraction. Of all the valuable life lessons my mother imparted on me during my childhood, cooking was certainly not one of them. We had a wooden carved pig that hung on our kitchen wall with the quote "never trust a skinny cook" printed on it. My mom, a size 4 for most of my childhood years, was definitely not to be trusted.
Given my background, I was pleased at how this (solitary) veggie burger turned out. True to form, I did not follow the recipe but I did use the ingredients and roughly the cook time.
toasted bread crumbs
I just threw in what I thought looked good (please don't ask for a calorie count) and I ground this all up in my mini food processor and put it in some oil on a pan on the stove (is this called frying? see, i'm a culinary idiot). I paired it with an arugula, goat cheese, almond and dried fruit salad. My favorite. I have to say that it's the second best veggie burger I've ever had.
Now back to the hulu. I'm obsessed with Degrassi- not the new ones, but the ones that came out in the mid to late 80s. Caitlin is my favorite. Please comment if you have any idea what I'm talking about.