5/28/08

Ask ECM & The Sous Chefs... Elliot Gould Edition

You guys asked... and I'm about to spill the beans. Everything you wanted to know will be answered here.

Kristen asked...Ooo, I love being nosy and asking questions! Let's see . . . how about the hands-down WORST food you ever made?

I took a straw poll and Rich, the Husband or My Kitchen Bitch, and the sous chefs all answered the same...Burnt Stew! I vaguely remembering making it but holy cow! Everyone of them remembered how bad it was. When I asked the question, the response was in stereo. It was bad, it was bad, it was really, really bad! It was so bad I must have repressed the memory.

Meg asked...Krysta, if you could only cook ONE dish for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Oh wow! This is a toughie. Probably some sort of pasta just because you can make a million different things and not get tired of it and anyways I'd be one grumpy gus if I didn't have some carbs in me.

Meg also asked...And Sous Chef Katie, as a former CAT program student (my school's equivalent to IP) I have an ip question. Why? Why'd you do it? :)And what's your favorite and LEAST favorite part of it?

Katie says... I did it because I'm a stupid idiot and I want to get to college and didn't want to go to private catholic school, that HER father would have made her attend, and her best friend was also going to IB.

Faves: a sense of community and she knows she'll get to college.

Least Faves... Theatre teacher is retiring, brain washing or the sometimes cult-ish behavior, and stupid people (she's a snob, that's me speaking)

Melissa asked about Katie celebrity crush and she talked about last meals. So I asked the Kitchen Bitch and the Sous Chefs about their last meals...

Rich or K.B.... he's gonna go out pissed off and hungry!

Katie... steak, risotto, eel sushi, mom's apple dessert, green olives, a In-N-Out burger, and some red wine.

Drew Fan... Fillet of Fish sandwich from McDonald's, fries and German chocolate cake.

Willster...jerk chicken, fries, a hamburger, beet ice cream, and a beer. He doesn't care what kind of beer but then again he's only eleven, he better not have a favorite brand of beer.

Julia (Katie's friend who is spending the night and made my awesome banner)...a cyanide pill

Umm...two of my kids want some sort of alcohol. Should I be worried?

Neen asked...My question for Ask ECM is provoked by the whole romantic getaway/wedding theme: How did you meet Rich and/or do you have any fun stories about your early times together?

Memories,
Like the corners of my mind,
Misty water-colored memories
Of the way we were

Can't you just hear me wailing this song? So you want the dirt? Can you handle it? Rich was my boss! At TARGET! Oh yeah, I slept with the boss man! I'm one of those girls. I quickly rectified that whole situation now by reminding him that he's not my boss and I might still consider filing sexual harassment charges against him. We have plenty of good fun stories but Rich says none of them are fit to print.

Magpie asked...I also want to know Nancy's favorite dessert and how she got her name.

Nancy got her name because... this is tough. Rich's parents were in a horrific car accident. A car swerved and hit them head-on on a two lane highway at least at 55 miles an hour. Everyone in the other car died, a whole family. Including a one year old and the mother who was nine months pregnant. My in-laws were severely hurt and in the hospital for a long time. During this time Rich and I found out I was pregnant (again, you would have thought by now we could have learned about birth control) we told my mother-in-law if it was a girl we would name the baby after her. So that's how Nancy got her name.

Favorite Dessert:

Nancy Goat...root beer float

Katie...mom's apple dessert, homemade vanilla ice cream with chopped walnuts and chocolate syrup

Drew Fan...root beer float, homemade ice cream, carrot cake

Willster..beet ice cream, strawberry shortcake (at this point in the conversation everyone groaned and Katie said something like,"you are strange" then mumbled something about being a suck up)

Rich...rocky road ice cream, if my wife would make me some homemade rocky road ice cream I'd be her slave forever... I just made up that last part.

And one more thing Magpie... the wooden surface I use to take most of my pictures on is just a plain ol' cutting board, but she sure does take a good picture, doesn't she?

Heaven asked... As for questions, if there was only one recipe you could make sure each of your kids know when they leave home, what would it be?And for the Sous Chefs, what is one of your Mama's recipes that you would love to make on your own?

I would make sure the sous chefs knew how to make risotto but the sous chefs have other plans...

Katie... risotto and sauteed mushrooms

Drew Fan... tri-tip and pompey's casserole (translation: grandpa's casserole)
Nancy Goat... nachos

Willster... potato soup

Rich... risotto

I'm thinking either A. I haven't made risotto in a while and they subliminally telling me to make it for them or B. I make good risotto.

Now... I have to answer the last question. Look at all those guys up there eagerly awaiting the answer.

Who is Katie's celebrity crush?

She will answer this question with a straight face and in all seriousness. Elliot Gould in the Ocean's movies. Ohhhhh no, she doesn't like Brad or Matt or George. Not even the bit players like Don Cheadle, Casey Affleck, or Scott Caan. Nope... she's in love with Elliot Gould and not the young one either. She likes the big glasses, ruffled tux shirt wearing Elliot Gould.
You know Elliot is thinking.."Yup, I've still got it." and poor George looks all heartbroken. Come here George, it will be okay. She's young and doesn't know any better. I still love you.

11 comments:

Asthmagirl said...

I still love him as Monica's Dad on Friends. What a hoot!

I think you'd better make risotto!

Kristin said...

That is an AWESOME celebrity crush. I always liked older men too. But then I married a younger one, so I could feel all mature-like and tell him what to do because I'm the older woman (by a whole year).

lcsa99 said...

LOL Katie, I don't know what to say...at least you won't have much competition? What do you think about Elton John? ;)

btw, oh Evil one, you realize you must make homemade rocky road now, right?

Mayberry Magpie said...

Oh man -- I feel horrible that I stumbled across such a painful memory. I just thought "Nancy" sounded like a family name and not a contemporary one, and I wondered.

I love that you met Rich at Target! I so must know if you guys had sex in a dressing room! (Sorry. It's just something I would have done. Or thought about at least.)

Mayberry Magpie

noble pig said...

Now WE KNOW IT ALL! YAHOO!

www.potsandpins.com said...

I saw Elliot at the airport in Seattle - years ago - he was wearing a black rain coat and had those big black glasses on and was carrying a cigar - I waved to him like a little school girl and he nodded his head at me...then my heart skipped a beat...I love Elliot - and I loved him even before Barbara Streisand! What's with those pink pants he's wearing...it's not a good look for him!

Meg said...

Oh Eliot. Wow. Kinda wasn't expecting that.

And if you just cook pasta for the rest of your life I'm so staying at your house.

Snooty Primadona said...

Hmmmm... so now we know... you're just as weird as the rest of us. Yay!

But... Elliott Gould, huh? Okay, each to her own. I'm still a Bob Redford slut myself.

melissa said...

Katie... Elliott Gould? Really? Huh. Of course, I go for older quirky dudes too, but your choice still threw me for a little loop. :)

And you rock for saying that you would have eel sushi at your last meal.

Krysta, you apparently make great risotto. Tell me how! Mine is good but not great.

White On Rice Couple said...

Elliot Gould rocks! He totally makes the movie! We're big fans of not just Elliot though, but of the whole movie series and the rest of the cast.
We missed this whole session on asking ECM anything! Darn it! Hopefully you'll do another edition of this because we've got a couple of questions for ya!

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