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?
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.
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?