Sometimes, I laugh at food. Believe me, sometimes I laugh at the fact that I even had psychological problems about food. I don’t know if that means I’m insane or genius, but I just find certain foods hilarious.
In all seriousness, I’ve been thinking I’m for sure more insane. So to make myself feel better, I thought I’d share with you my list of foods that give me a chuckle.
Fancy Feast: I don’t quite understand this popular cat food. Not only is a feast, its fancy!
Banquet Frozen Dinners: You know, for when you can’t make it to the President’s Ball.
Spray Salad Dressing: I dunno its just too “Aqua net” for my taste…
Tuna Helper:“Healthier” version of Hamburger Helper. Just add water and tuna.
Activia: Yogurt for women in khakis
Beggin Strips (for dogs): And I’m fairly certain dogs know its not bacon!
Half-Caf: The coffee equivalent of “smart-casual”
Orangina: Its actually a very tasty European orange drink but the name makes me giggle for people (Americans, mostly) that don’t pronounce it right.
TaB: This popular 80’s drink makes a terrible mixer and I also think there is no good reason for the “b” to be capitalized.
What about you? Do you laugh at certain foods, or am I really a loon? Do you find yourself laughing maybe at your old food habits (or current ones…I laugh at the fact I called a giant frozen yogurt a meal).
And speaking of foods that are funny, I always thought corn dogs were rather funny….
I actually never remember eating a corn dog as a kid. I love hot dogs, but corn dogs are so American and rather odd looking, that my mother never once considered to even offer me one. Anyhow, the first time I made one was when I was about 10. I saw someone on food network (old school food network, when it was mainly cooking shows instead of bobby flay trying to “throwdown” people”) make one and I decided to try it myself. I loved it! But in all honesty, I don’t think I’ve had one since! Corn dogs are not usually things you get when you go out to eat, nor are they staples most people tend to make during the week. But I thought these were kid friendly enough for the family I work as a personal chef for. Instead of frying, I baked them which you might expect is as exciting as a virgin margarita, but I promise you, your stick will be bare.
- 1 1/2 cups flour (or for a gluten free version, try brown rice flour or potato flour), plus more for dusting the hot dogs
- 2/3 cup yellow cornmeal (the stuff you make polenta or corn grits with)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons sugar or fake sugar of choice
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 2/3 cup milk of choice
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 4 or 5 turkey, veggie, or dare I say it, real hot dogs