And Our Special Today is...

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hey, Kids

    I was reading some novel a few days ago where some country folks were
    having turnips fur supper. Which made me wonder what could you do
    with turnips other than mash 'em. And then it came to me: turnip souffle.
    And then, the mind being what it is, I wondered what other unlikely
    dishes could one serve. Here are some possibilities.

    Kale kabobs, stuffed radishes, and barbecued bologna bits.

    Cream of watermelon soup with roll mops and Bavarian tort
    garnished with goji berries.

    Clam fricassee with rhubarb sauce and a medley of parsnips,
    rutabagas, and persimmons. Peanut butter surprise for dessert.

    Bon Appetit
  2. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi Rock --

    Oh yum! LOL I do keep wondering what's in a "peanut butter surprise"! :)

    I just selected the menu for today -----




    So, that's what I was thinking of serving to y'all! Would y'all eat it??

    And if I forgot to mention -- you have to guess the country and/or food!!! LOL :oops:

    BTW, I've eaten two of the above. Never tried the other.

    (Hope you don't mind that I put pics in your thread, Rock! Let me know if you do, and I'll delete them.)

    Later, 'gators,
    Diane :D
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Why would I mind if the post has pictures? And what would it matter?
    This is an official place to be silly, frivolous, insouciant, and goofy.
    That reminds me of my days as a Boy Scout.
    A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
    Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

    Well, I don't know what that stuff is. Number one looks like snail
    shells stuffed with pesto. But how would you eat it? I guess any
    country that has snails and the ingreediments for pesto: pine nuts,
    basil and cheese.

    The second pic looks like dumplings or the dim sum that Gordon
    frequently makes. Lots of countries have dumplings in their
    cuisine: Asia, central Europe, S. America.

    The last pic looks like some sort of meat dish; maybe a stew.
    Certainly is a vivid purple background. Could be almost
    any country.

    As for the peanut butter surprise, it may be like the old joke about
    tuna surprise. "Where's the tuna?"..."There isn't any. That's the

    Gordon just walked by. He looked at the pics. Said the same thing I
    said about the snails and the dumplings. I asked him how would you
    eat the pesto? With a straw? He said, "Well, maybe they're actually
    earrings. You just wear them." As for number three, his guess was
    dog barf. Actually it looks very similar to my Dad's swiss steak
    which was delicious.

    Hey! I think I hear the dinner bell.

  4. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Oh, By The Way -----

    Here's today dessert:

    Our homemade cookies! :)

    Double choc chip
    Brown sugar spice


    The pic doesn't do them justice. They are very moist. They look kinda "dry-ish" on the plate.

    Tuckered out now. Heading for a nap. YAWN..............

    Hugs, Diane
  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Your cookies look absolutely scrumptious. Home made are the best. The
    stuff the bakeries in supermarkets turn out is hardly edible.

    My mother used to make great cookies. Now my sister does. I think
    their chocolate chip recipe is the one on the baking soda box. My mother
    also made ice box cookies. It involved dough in two colors. Formed into
    a column and put in the fridge for a while. Then sliced and baked. The
    cookies had a spiral look to them.

    Hey! I found a picture. But hers were rectangular and flat.


    I'm pretty much on a liquid diet now, but I'd make an exception for
    real home made cookies. I hope you and Kevin and the kitties are
    enjoying your baking/cooking festival.