Saturday, September 25, 2010

This & That...


There are millions, perhaps billions, of recipes for everything know to man (or woman) that can be sliced, diced, chopped, baked, broiled, fried, grilled and so forth and so on.

Recipes, that are good or great.

Some that need to be tweaked and some that just don't work no matter how hard you try to fix them. And of course, a recipe must have a name...

The name, depicts just what the recipe is. A label...shall we say of what you are looking at.

Some are spot on and accurate, some are off the mark just a tad and some...ain't even in the ball park.

Most recipes will tell you the process of cooking and...what it is that's about to be cooked. In most cases, they are right...

As an example: Baked Potato

There is no doubt what so ever. It's baked...and it's a potato. Pretty simple right?

Now the word barbecue, takes on many meanings in recipes. But, barbecue, really means only one thing...low and slow and true old school cooking. Did you notice I didn't say grilling?

Most recipes will say barbecued, if they have a barbecue sauce involved.

Example: Oven baked barbecued chicken. It should read...

Oven baked chicken with barbecue sauce. You can't really barbecue in the oven. So some names can be deceptive.

Case in point...

I ran across a recipe called Baked Potato Dip.

Only, there was no potato, nor was it baked. The only thing close was potato chips used for eating the so called baked potato dip, that's not baked and has no potatoes in it.

Did I miss something?

Were ingredients left out? Was the recipe in error of instructions? Was Jack going to marry Jill?

My point is...key words in recipes catch our eyes. Hey look at me! Yo, dude!

So what was the recipe?

Sour cream
Cheddar cheese
Green onions
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours

And not a spud nor oven in sight...

Yo, dude!


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