Thursday, February 25, 2010

I must say, canned clams are very convenient

I made the linguine with clam sauce out of Pioneer Woman Cooks the other night and we all gobbled it up because it was so very delicious.

The gist of a subsequent conversation with my husband:

Tipsy: She calls for 3/4 cup of cream in her clam sauce, in addition to butter and Parmesan. Everything tastes better with cream! I could make any of my boring recipes better if I sloshed in some cream. She's like that person who always tells you what you want to hear but doesn't really have your back.

Husband: I disagree. It's not her job to make things healthy, it's her job is to publish recipes that taste really good.

He has a point. Julia Child didn't stint on the cream. Subject requires more thought.

He also told me I should post this link to a story about ballpark food. I would eat the poutine, but nothing about a Twinkie cheese dog sounds appealing.

10 comments:

  1. If you can find a clip of Paula Deen on Oprah, it never fails to make me giggle and I was very sad when my DVR scrambled it by mistake. Funny enough is Oprah's face upon tasting full-fat food for the first time in many many years. Funnier still when she is simultaneously moaning in pleasure and trying to challenge the healthiness of the food. Deen's reply: "Honey, I am not your doctor!" followed by "My job is to make food that tastes good!" Which starting every recipe with butter will do for you.
    Keep in mind, PW and her family routinely do things like, say, rope calves for branding. They work their bodies hard so this food isn't as crazy for them as it is for less hardy lifestyle folks. But yes, I would expect that many of her recipes will be big hits with your family. Can't wait to read more.

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  2. Here is the clip though it did cut the incredulous pleasure faces Oprah was making upon tasting Deen's food earlier:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zdCAjpjYOM

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  3. I have a recipt for Alfredo sauce which uses half chicken stock and half cream. I'm not sure of the change to the fat content, but I like to think it makes enough difference that we can eat this once a month, instead of once a year!

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  4. Freaking Michigan. Thanks for the nightmares.

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  5. I just read that article and WOW all of that sounds nasty. I'd rather eat some of that skate you were cooking last week. Even after looking at the picture.

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  6. MemeGRL -- That's a great clip. You can still see that Oprah's mouth is full and she's sure enjoying whatever is in there.
    I'm your cook, not your doctor. I love that line.

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  7. After reading the article about the potential ballpark food, I would have to say that the team officials clearly did not consult the concessions staff on this one. My first job was at a concession stand in a Midwest League ballpark(GO South Bend Silverhawks!)and I can tell you that none of us would have liked the idea of trying to serve those crazy concoctions across a counter, with a lines six across and 15 deep, on an August afternoon with temps in the 90's. It was hard enough to keep up with regular ballpark fare like hot dogs, popcorn and nachos.

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  8. Ah, cream! I tried to find ways around it(fat free half and half, for one, bleh!). But then I thought, you know, I eat FiberOne with skim milk and a piece of fruit for breakfast and great big green salads for lunch, so I DESERVE a little cream in my alfredo sauce at dinner, especially if I'm putting it on whole wheat pasta.

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  9. anonymous, I do see your point. we do usually have our fettuchine alfredo as a side dish with a nice marinated grilled boneless, skinless chicken breast.

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  10. man, it's good to have tipsy back at the old wolf range. i know you love to travel, but the entertainment value when you're in the kitchen can't be beat.
    although you are a hell of a travel writer too. don't get me wrong.

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