Thursday, April 23, 2015

Garbage Plate

I found this photo of a garbage plate in my Blogger drafts dated early 2013, so it's been about two years since Foodgoat has made a garbage plate.

I think it's a kid-friendly meal.  There's pasta.  There's melted cheese.  I think it could be a win with the Goatlings.

The older Goatling probably had it before, and I have no recollection if she liked it or not, though that may not stop from addressing any reluctance to try the Garbage Plate with the (oft-used) phrase, "You had it before!  And you liked it!  Really!"  Though the kids never seem to believe me when I tell them they USED to like it, and it doesn't seem to make any impact on whether they like it NOW.

But, I like it, I've always liked it, and I'm confidant I'll like it again, so let's make it!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Berry Flavored Oreos: A Range of Reactions

We bought Berry Flavored Oreos.

Here are the responses:

  • Child 1 (the one who picked it out):  Gagged immediately and refused to take another bite.
  • Adult 1: Thought it tasted just okay.  Ate one more.  And then another.  By which time it did not taste fine, at all.
  • Adult 2: Thought it tasted better than expected.  Knew enough to not eat any more.
  • Child 2: Said it was yummy and kept eating them until I had to put the package away and distract her with My Little Pony videos.

Monday, April 20, 2015

It's Not a Party Until A Pig Gets Roasted

 Last week I visited California, and my visits need to always include a big Filipino party, because that's when I get to feast on one of these:
Look how big it is!

Roasted pig - lechon -  is delicious. I mean really, that's all I need to say about it.

Where can one get these in Cleveland?  Do you think my kids would like a pig roast theme at one of their birthday parties?  How about a princess pig roast theme?  We could feed the whole class!  And their families! 


Monday, January 26, 2015

Samosas and The Librarians

I started watching The Librarians this season, the new show on TNT, which I think is fair to describe as an American Doctor Who.  But a little lighter, a little sillier, with magic instead of timey-wimey, a magical door instead of a TARDIS.  It's fun and it has John Larroquette, and Noah Wylie pops in every once in a while acting loopy and very Doctor Who-like, so it makes me happy.   So knowing my luck, it's going to cancelled.

The show revolves around a group of Librarians who, along with their Guardian, go around the world collecting/saving the world from magical objects.  In one recent episode, the magical object was a house.  A scary, terrifying house wherein lived a serial killer.  But it turns out the house itself wasn't evil, it was the House of Refuge.  A magical house that provides people what they need. 

And how did they discover this?  Ezekiel, the world class Australian thief, finds himself in a miniature dollhouse version of the house, and discovers that the house will give him samosas.

Yes, he asks for samosas, and they just appear.  He asks for beer and it appears in his hand.  He asks for an Xbox One, and there you go. 

But the really important thing is he got SAMOSAS. 
So since that episode, I've really really wanted samosas.  I will also take a magical house that provides samosas on demand, but I will also take samosas that I have to pick up. 

Ta da!  We got 3 orders of samosas just for us.  A few days later we got more samosas.

But I'm still not satisfied, honestly.  I could still have more samosas.