Cooking for white people

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The restaurant where I get my Pho (a Vietnamese noodle soup) is run by a nice lady who makes special treats for me every time I visit. One time it was a peanut butter ball with tiny pieces of apple, another time it was tiny scoops of tuna fish salad. The last few times she has treated my to tiny scoops of potato salad. She watches eagerly until I have some of the potato salad, very anxious to know what I think of it, and asks for comments. She told me that when she lived in Alaska she had a white friend who had taught her how to make this. So naturally, she sees me, the whitest person on earth, and decides I will go nuts over the potato salad. Of course, I have to make a big fuss over it to meet with her expectations. It's rather an interesting combination, though, to have your pho with a side of potato salad.

I am thinking about bringing her my Elvis Presley cookbook so she can learn some other "white people" recipes like 'nanner sandwiches. Maybe I will bring her a jar of Miracle Whip.
 

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The restaurant where I get my Pho (a Vietnamese noodle soup) is run by a nice lady who makes special treats for me every time I visit. One time it was a peanut butter ball with tiny pieces of apple, another time it was tiny scoops of tuna fish salad. The last few times she has treated my to tiny scoops of potato salad. She watches eagerly until I have some of the potato salad, very anxious to know what I think of it, and asks for comments. She told me that when she lived in Alaska she had a white friend who had taught her how to make this. So naturally, she sees me, the whitest person on earth, and decides I will go nuts over the potato salad. Of course, I have to make a big fuss over it to meet with her expectations. It's rather an interesting combination, though, to have your pho with a side of potato salad.
:rofl:

Maybe I will bring her a jar of Miracle Whip.
:surprised NOOOOOO!!!!!! The only "miracle" about miracle whip is that people eat that stuff. :yuck: There is no substitute for real mayonaise.
 
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I wonder how long until she presents me with a dollop of carrot-raisin salad? Or maybe some kind of fruit in jello mold.
 
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I wonder how long until she presents me with a dollop of carrot-raisin salad? Or maybe some kind of fruit in jello mold.
Now you're talking my mother's cooking.

Of course she never met a vegetable that she couldn't cook to limpness.
 
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Now you're talking my mother's cooking.

Of course she never met a vegetable that she couldn't cook to limpness.
At least she didn't deep fry your salad.
 
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At least she didn't deep fry your salad.
That will be next. I swear I remember watching a show where they did deep fry some sort of salad greens, like a ball of chopped salad.

I am so thankful that my mother came from France and I lived the first 14 years of my life without things like carrot raisin salad.

This made me think about the lime jello with cat food in it from Christmas Vacation. I want those Bullwinkle eggnog cups.
 

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That will be next. I swear I remember watching a show where they did deep fry some sort of salad greens, like a ball of chppoed salad.

I am so thankful that my mother came from France and I lived the first 14 years of my life without things like carrot raisin salad.

This made me think about the lime jello with cat food in it from Christmas Vacation. I want those Bullwinkle eggnog cups.
I need to rent Christmas vacation. Haven't seen it!

I just thought of another weird jello thing that I used to come across. There was some sort of gelatin mold that was made with lime jello mixed with cool whip. Strangest texture ever.
 
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BWAAAHAHAA! I love Lileks!

Another abomination:

http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/knox/garden.jpg [Broken]
 
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BWAAAHAHAA! I love Lileks!

Another abomination:

http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/knox/garden.jpg [Broken]
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Oh that is just plain scary looking! I have only one fond memory of jello, my Mother once made a ribbon or rainbow jello something, it was very pretty, in a Andy Warhol kind of way.
I think you should give her the Elvis book, along with a jar of Jiff.
 
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Ahahahaa!!! I just read MIH's label "PF's Best Kurdt 2008"!!! :biggrin:
 
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Oh that is just plain scary looking! I have only one fond memory of jello, my Mother once made a ribbon or rainbow jello something, it was very pretty, in a Andy Warhol kind of way.
I think you should give her the Elvis book, along with a jar of Jiff.
Of course! How could I forget Jiff? And Marshmallow creme!

Ahahahaa!!! I just read MIH's label "PF's Best Kurdt 2008"!!! :biggrin:
I was so surprised when I won!

(well, not really, I sorta went 3rd world dictator style and just appointed myself. If Kurdt wants it he has to jello wrestle me for it. Until then, the title is mine.)
 
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mmm yummy fluffernutter sammiches!
 
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(well, not really, I sorta went 3rd world dictator style and just appointed myself. If Kurdt wants it he has to jello wrestle me for it. Until then, the title is mine.)
Can I Jello wrestle you for it?
 
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I am so thankful that my mother came from France and I lived the first 14 years of my life without things like carrot raisin salad.
Living in another country is always enriching. I learn a lot, coming from France and living in Virginia. Who could possibly imagine that pumpkin pie was eatable ?

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ok, I just checked the history of pumpkin pie...
1651 - Francois Pierre la Varenne, the famous French chef and author of one of the most important French cookbooks of the 17th century, wrote a cookbook called Le Vrai Cuisinier Francois (The True French Cook). It was translated and published in England as The French Cook in 1653. It has a recipe for a pumpkin pie that included the pastry:

Francois Pierre la Varenne said:
Tourte of pumpkin - Boile it with good milk, pass it through a straining pan very thick, and mix it with sugar, butter, a little salt and if you will, a few stamped almonds; let all be very thin. Put it in your sheet of paste; bake it. After it is baked, besprinkle it with sugar and serve.
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BWAAAHAHAA! I love Lileks!

Another abomination:

http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/knox/garden.jpg [Broken]
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What in the heck is the recipe for that nasty dish?

My Hominy radar is blipping like crazy. That can't possibly be hominy and peas formed in jello with other scary vegetable like substances. That cook was mad at somebody when that was concocted.

Warning Will Robinson. Danger. Danger.
 
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it looks a bit like congealed vegetable beef
 
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Can I Jello wrestle you for it?
Yes, but you will have to contend with Kurdt next. And he may up the stakes to Miracle Whip wrestling.

Living in another country is always enriching. I learn a lot, coming from France and living in Virginia. Who could possibly imagine that pumpkin pie was eatable ?

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ok, I just checked the history of pumpkin pie...
:rofl:
Please, dude. Your people eat snails.:tongue2:

What in the heck is the recipe for that nasty dish?

My Hominy radar is blipping like crazy. That can't possibly be hominy and peas formed in jello with other scary vegetable like substances. That cook was mad at somebody when that was concocted.

Warning Will Robinson. Danger. Danger.
I suspect that Veg-All canned vegetable mix had something to do with this crime.
 
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it looks a bit like congealed vegetable beef
It also looks a bit like the very last thing I'd want to see when I'm seasick on a boat to Catalina.
 
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It also looks a bit like the very last thing I'd want to see when I'm seasick on a boat to Catalina.
that might just set off a chain reaction.
 
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Proton Soup, that website is hysterical, But now I have to find the recipes for some of the other recipes they have, they look wonderful.
 
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It also looks a bit like the very last thing I'd want to see when I'm seasick on a boat to Catalina.
You get seasick on the boat to Catalina? :rofl:

Never go fishing on a deep-sea charter!
 
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Yes, but you will have to contend with Kurdt next. And he may up the stakes to Miracle Whip wrestling.
How about we'll Jello wrestle, and if I win, he can have it?
 
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It also looks a bit like the very last thing I'd want to see when I'm seasick on a boat to Catalina.
Haha, that reminds me of one of my former gifted teachers who'd taken a boat ride to one of the Channel Islands, perhaps Catalina even, and had gotten very bad seasickness.
 

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