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It’s Not Burnt, It’s Cajun!

29 May

It’s kind of funny that I remember saying this to my mom all the time when I was younger! I’m almost positive I burn a lot more food than she ever did and she did it a lot. She always said she wanted to make sure it was done…
I can’t use that excuse for grilled cheese 😏.

I’m pretty sure it was done and it definitely wasn’t Cajun. I quickly removed most of the blackened burnt toast particles with a few swift flicks of my wrist as I had done and seen my mother do many times before and went on making lunch for the kids. I got to thinking though… Is the burnt stuff on this toast as bad for us as the black lines on grilled meat we talked about in What’s Good Isn’t Always Good For You?

I couldn’t spend too much time thinking about it because I still needed to find something for me to eat for lunch outside with the kids. As I continued making grill cheese sandwiches for the kids I considered eating one myself. I don’t recall my mother ever making grilled cheese sandwiches for me it probably isn’t something she has ever made. I believe my kids may have had their first grilled cheese sandwich at a Denny’s! Then one day my oldest started making them herself.

I have made very few grilled cheese sandwiches in my life until recently and I do find them tasty but didn’t think I should eat one. It seems to be the only thing I can really count on the little kids to happily ear for lunch lately. There was still the question of what to make for myself. I longed for leftovers from last nights Chipotle Chicken dinner but there wasn’t any. I dreamed of sushi salad but we didn’t have any cucumbers or carrots left. Finally, I decided to make a Jimmy Dean Southern Style Chicken Biscuit (which is apparently supposed to be for breakfast) and a salad. To make up for my lack luster lunch I grabbed a V8 Fusion drink.

Perhaps we should have tossed the burnt grilled cheese sandwich just to be on the safe side according to Doctor Oz’s article on Toxic Toast Do you eat your burnt toast or toss it?


Chronicles of a stay at home mom

28 Nov

Doing it all from scratch
A family of seven with multiple food allergies and a roundtable of food critics…

Let’s start by saying I have no idea what I am doing in the kitchen. But, I try anyways. If you are like me you’ll understand. I’m a pretty picky eater but I also suffer from food boredom. If I have to go through all of the trouble to make myself or my family a meal (pretty much from scratch) it darn well better taste good. I have several go to recipe websites and books but nothings fool proof. Over the past few years I’ve made a few dishes that keep replaying week after week. They aren’t perfected but they are edible and usually delicious. However, as I said before I get bored so I’m constantly trying new things. Which means I often create something that’s barely edible or goes straight in the trash after one taste. Oh and besides my own culinary disabilities I’m dealing with shopping in a small town that only has two major stores for groceries.

There are other little local stores I’ve tried to shop in but I found those experiences to be a bit scary to say the least (I think I need a local as a guide).

I also have to please the critics currently a crew of 5 plus a newborn that will be voicing his opinion soon enough. That’s the reality check out the recipes…

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