The other night, FH and I were enjoying these turkey meatballs for dinner when the following exchange occurred:
FH: “What’s in my meatball?” …
I stared back at him like he was crazy, “Turkey? Spices?
FH: “No…. it looks like quinoa. Is that quinoa?”
I consider my options for a moment, then concede, “Oh, yeah, there’s quinoa in there.”
FH: “DAMMIT WHY CAN’T WE JUST HAVE NORMAL MEATBALLS?!?!”
And then I laughed uncontrollably
Nevermind that the meatballs were perfectly acceptable BEFORE he knew that there was quinoa in them. But once he found out he felt so betrayed…
Perhaps I should just give up now and live a life of homemade cookie butter instead. Yeah, you read that right, you can make cookie butter, AT HOME. Think of the possibilities.
SO MANY POSSIBILITIES!!!
In other news, I spent way too long watching this guy on YouTube.
I’m still watching it… even now! Did they eat him?
HOW COULD YOU EAT SOMETHING SO AMAZING??
In which my pal, Chip Zdarsky, strikes up a friendship with Applebee's.
Also on reddit, reasons kids cry. Like this one:
Apparently his son has extremely high expectations of what he will get out of life, so might as well crush them now while he’s still young. They even made a book about it.
If that didn’t make your ovaries tie themselves in knots (or maybe if it did), check out these quotes from Toddlers and Tiaras.
Also on Reddit, my fave Mr. Kenji from SeriousEats popped up to answer a random question about 80% vs 93% ground beef. Why? Because he’s just the best and likes to peruse Reddit for random questions he can answer apparently.
In other news, you can buy burritos out of a vending machine now. I’ve actually seen these Evol things in my grocer’s freezer and have been tempted to almost purchase them for, ya know, sad desk lunch days. I think I’ll continue to pass on them for now.
Huffington Post shared with us 25 foods to eat before we die (oddly enough, vending machine burritos NOR cookie butter are on there, so obviously something is wrong).
Oh, and don’t forget to stop by A Periodic Table to check out the latest answers to the Just 1 Question project.