My next bad idea was this...thing. I had originally thought that I'd make a roll up case for some scissors, thread, buttons and other sewing notions. It didn't work out too hot though. This is just my practice...thing. I am pretty sure this idea is one for the trash, also.
18 October 2007
When you are in the grocery store do you ever look around in the produce section and wonder how it the world people got the bright idea to eat that!? I mean, some of the foods I've seen there are so imposing it would never occur to me to actually put that thing in my mouth and see if it tastes good. Take for example the artichoke. How hungry must someone have been to have actually picked an artichoke and tried it and then figured out that you have to cut it down to the "heart" in order for it to be even remotely edible, never mind the needles on the end of the leaves. I don't get it. Why am I asking these question you ask? Because I had the bright idea to try to add variety to our vegetable repertoire and tonight on the menu we have artichoke pasta salad, a recipe by my favorite T.V. cook, Alton Brown. The recipe calls for marinated artichokes. Having never had an artichoke in my hands before I asked around and learned that there are actual jars of marinated artichoke hearts and this is what I should use in my pasta salad. Well, I got lazy and sent Del to the grocery store instead of going myself. My mistake. Poor Del. He came home with one artichoke. It seems that you really need more like 4 or 5 artichokes to get a meal-sized amount of artichoke hearts. So I found a really good tutorial on how to trim an artichoke. Excellent pictures and clear directions. I am telling you though DO NOT TRY IT. It's ridiculous. It's not worth it. Just go buy a jar of marinated artichoke hearts and you'll save yourself a major headache. Here's one for the trash. Once again, I ask you, who thought up this bright idea of eating artichokes??? It's silly, I tell you.