I feel like there are so many things to cover today even though I can’t think of them at the moment. Let’s take a minute and watch a little video instead.
See? Don’t you feel better now?
First of all, let me address the queso. I normally just make traditional queso with Velveeta and a can of Rotel. But on Saturday night I got fancy and made a recipe I found on Pinterest for Casa Ole’ queso. I always knew it had celery in it because I think it’s part of what makes it so delicious, but I had no idea it also called for fresh jalapeno and green bell pepper. The problem came when I realized it called for a block of American cheese instead of Velveeta and there was no American cheese to be found in my house.
Sure, I could have made another trip back to the grocery store but after the whole cabbage/celery debacle, I felt like I could make do with Velveeta. And it turned out really good. But next time I’m going all out and using the American cheese just like they do it at Casa Ole’.
Secondly, ants on a log are celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins lined up on them. Like ants on a log. Get it? Gulley and I got so tickled yesterday because she brought up the fact that ants on a log were really the first food art. Long before Pinterest ever existed, moms of the 1970′s were piling some peanut butter and raisins on a piece of celery and calling it ants on a log in the hopes it would entice their kids to eat it. Kids think they have it so rough these days with their sandwiches cut to look like butterflies and Angry Birds. They don’t even know. The 70′s were hardcore, man.
And you know what? All the peanut butter and raisins in the world can’t make raw celery taste better. It essentially tastes the same as if you ate a weed in your front yard. I know this to be true because when I was eleven years old I decided to eat a weed in my front yard. I don’t know why.
Third, it became apparent to me from the comments yesterday that young girls across America were denied the chance to play the flute. You will never convince me that all of us really had mouths shaped wrong. I believe this is a time honored lie that band directors tell girls because they need more people on the clarinet or the oboe. Now we’ll never know if one of us could have grown up to become a world-renowned flautist.
That’s right. I just used the word flautist.
Finally, several people emailed me and said they’re Alabama fans headed to College Station this weekend and wanted suggestions of places to go. And so I thought I’d throw out a few and then ask the Aggies out there for more thoughts.
1. Midnight Yell Practice – Even if you’re an Alabama fan you’ll have fun at Midnight Yell. It’s a great tradition.
2. The Dixie Chicken – It’s a College Station tradition. Just know that it will be jam packed. But the entire Northgate area right across from campus is a must. Unless you don’t like crowds. In which case you may just want to stay home.
3. Grub – Best burgers in town. I can’t even describe them.
4. Wings & More – If you’re a fan of the wings. I personally prefer their chicken fried steak.
5. Lupe Tortilla – This is a chain all over various parts of Texas, but they have the best fajitas.
6. Old Bryan Marketplace – Just in case you want to do some shopping. They have some gorgeous home stuff.
7. Koppe Bridge – Another great burger place.
8. Freebirds – Home of the original monster burrito. I like mine with the cayenne tortilla, chicken, whole pinto beans and rice with a good amount of barbecue sauce. Now I’m hungry.
Okay, feel free to fill in all the things I’ve missed. I’m sure there are at least a few.
And hopefully none of them will involve ants on a log.