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Refrigerator crap

June 29, 2009

We had refrigerator crap as a side dish to our dinner recently.  At least, that’s what the Omnivore thought we were eating.  Why else would he say:

“Hey!  This is good for a bunch of crap you just found in the refrigerator.”

My reaction to this comment had two options.

Option 1: Don my angry eyes and reply, “Oh?  Is that what you think I do?  Just rummage around for crap and throw it in a bowl and hope for the best?  Have you no faith in my culinary abilities?  My menu-planning-perfection?  The ways in which I somehow manage to consume everything we purchase before the Best Buy: date so that we’re constantly eating our groceries at the peak of freshness?”

Option 2: Be impressed with the Omnivore’s recognition of a truly awesome skill: creating a blog-worthy recipe with no real plan of action or inspiration from elsewhere.

Wanna know how it went down when he made that comment?  Well, naturally, I felt the emotions of option 2 and appreciated his recognition but I reacted in the manner of option 1, slammed down my spoonula, gave him the what-for, forced him to cry “Uncle!” and dinner was served.

IMGP4235Pasta Salad with Avocado Dressing

1/3 cup avocado dressing (below)
1/4 cup sour cream
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup red peppers, chopped
4 cups cooked pasta (7-8 oz. dry)
1 small can olives
scallions
cheddar cheese

Boil pasta and set aside.  Let cool.  Combine avocado dressing and sour cream.  Stir in pasta.  Add remaining ingredients and garnish with scallions and cheddar cheese.

Avocado Dressing (I halved this recipe and ended up with 2/3 c)

1 large avocado, ripe
1 T lemon or lime juice
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup plain yogurt
3/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

Mash avocado and blend all ingredients to form a dressing.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris permalink
    June 29, 2009 9:58 am

    I think he was just so impressed with your culinary prowess, he lacked the words to express himself! 🙂

  2. Sobaka permalink
    June 29, 2009 11:21 am

    Men are like that. They just blurt out their thoughts without considering how it will sound to the cook. They’re lucky they get fed at all. My husband’s most frequent phrase: “Is it supposed to look like that?”

  3. June 29, 2009 12:53 pm

    I’m so digging the avocado dressing – yum!

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