|Wednesday, Dec. 03, 2003 || Serve it with what?|
I am doing my darndest to avoid buying any more groceries before we move. We have about 2.5 weeks left here and I still have quite a bit in the freezer. But alas, the kiddos need milk on a regular basis. Though I could probably deprive Kaytlin for a while since at 11 she is over 5 feet tall and wears a woman’s size 8 shoe, but I digress.
After my lab class yesterday I stopped at Costco. I was there for some basics, milk and bread. I am also smart enough to know that they are still serving samples about this time and I was fairly famished. I happened over by the fresh pastas and sauces to find a sampling of Carbonara sauce on a crusty wheat bread.
Now, I am a fairly down-to-earth girl in many respects, but I do love complex foods. Actually, I love just about any food, but I really enjoy trying something new and "fancy", something I wouldn't normally buy. Something rich and decadent. Hence the debacle of my thighs and butt about 2 years ago leading to the Search for the Perfect Butt. Since I have managed to keep the weight off for a year now, I have allowed my eating habits to slip back to more complicated foods (translation: more fat and calories).
So, there I was in the warehouse club, tasting a bit of Carbonara sauce on a chunk of fresh bread. “You get two 20 oz. containers for just $1.97, because it is close to the sell-by date. You can freeze them. They are usually $9.00,” touted the savvy sampler.
Oh, man, she didn’t just peddle me yummy clearance food, did she? Doesn’t this woman know I can’t pass up something so yummy at so low a price?
“Well, I am moving in a few weeks, so…”
“For $1.97, even if you don’t use them both, you can’t go wrong. They are normally $9.00!”
I never had a chance.
This stuff is yummy and just the type of meal for a cold December dinner. Served over pasta with crusty French bread… I couldn’t go wrong, now could I?
Oh, but you haven’t met my husband and children. Their idea of gourmet is Kraft macaroni and cheese.
I was confident Nathan would like it. He loves Alfredo. For those who haven’t had Carbonara, it is a white wine sauce made with heavy cream, parmesan cheese, and bacon.
“I don’t like bacon,” he muttered. “Can’t I just have buttered noodles?”
Kaytlin declared it “okay”. She then went on to say it smelled like green beans (what!?) and tasted like onions (o-kay…).
Rob ate a bit later than us because of a phone call. I had been dozing on the couch when I heard him loading dishes into the dishwasher.
“So, what’d you think?”
“It was good.”
“Really? The kids didn’t care for it too much.”
“It was good. I think in the future it would be better as a side dish.”
“You think so?”
“Yeah, like with some fried chicken.”
Hello? Did he just suggest that a big fat juicy fried chicken leg should accompany my gourmet pasta meal?
“Fried chicken? This is a gourmet dish, honey.”
“Gourmet? Who cares. I still think it needs to go along with something.”
“Like fried chicken?”
“Yeah. Fried chicken.”
I think I’ll serve that the next time Ellie May and Jethro head over for supp-ah.
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