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AlexReynard

What Being A Grownup Means

I just made myself grilled cheese sandwiches at two-thirty A.M.

'Cause I felt like it.

:)
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Added: 6 years, 4 months ago
 
meshelldeschanel
6 years, 4 months ago
rock on
FoxxyFluff
6 years, 4 months ago
But thats cubby food *Giggles*
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
'Zactly. I can decide for myself what constitutes eating like an adult! :9
Kaon
6 years, 4 months ago
If you have any garlic paste to go with it I'll steal them from you.  >.>  <.<   Or go make some myself.
DraculJOSHI
6 years, 4 months ago
wait... grilled cheese sandwich? Sounds gross >.>
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
Never had one, or had one but didn't like it? They're magnificently simple things. Butter two pieces of bread, put two slices of American or cheddar cheese between them, slide them around in a skillet for a little while and there you go. Oozy and delightful. To me, they are the perfect nostalgic comfort food. ^__^
FoxxyFluff
6 years, 4 months ago
Its right up there with Mac and Cheese *Drools* Yummy
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
I am quite fond of M&C, though I make it all the time for dinner, so its nostalgic charm is diluted somewhat. I do put little cut up hotdogs in it though. :9
FoxxyFluff
6 years, 4 months ago
Yum my mate doesn't like it that way
DraculJOSHI
6 years, 4 months ago
American cheese? I am sorry, but I HATE it! It tastes so artificiall... like plastic or something... Or maybe that's just because I am swiss and we have awesome cheese XD
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
Never had swiss on a grilled cheese, but really, anything that will melt should do. And yes, American cheese normally tastes like shit, often because it's "cheese food" instead of real cheese. This stuff however, tastes right and melts right too. But as I said, cheddar's fine. One time I even used shredded Mexican four-cheese blend, and that was fantastic.
DraculJOSHI
6 years, 4 months ago
I might try it with a bit of Emmentaler then ^^
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
IGAKattack
6 years, 4 months ago
Yes! I agree with this sentiment. ^_^
ScottyKat
6 years, 4 months ago
I salute you doodz
SenGrisane
6 years, 4 months ago
Hehe. Ever tried hot chocolate? I mean not cocoa. I mean melting chocolate and drinking it ^^
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
<drools a bit> I'm remembering stuff I've eaten/drank that were similar to that, but I don't think I've ever quite done that. I might, thought it sounds like it might blow up the nerve endings in my teeth. ;)
SenGrisane
6 years, 4 months ago
You can't drink it all. I couldn't at least. It is just... so much!
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
I have kind of an iron stomach though. Trying to think of an example... I can drink straight-up pickle juice. Olive juice too. I have had a deep-fried twinkie once, though it wasn't very good.

The sweetest thing I have ever had in my mouth was Christopher's Big Cherry. It is like having your teeth struck by lightning. I thought I was going to have a stroke afterwards. This fucker makes a Cadbury creme egg taste like hummus.
SenGrisane
6 years, 4 months ago
You need iron teeth not iron stomach ^^
asuraludu
6 years, 4 months ago
Pancakes for dinner.
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
Have done that many times. AND FRENCH TOAST. Holy shit, I love french toast for dinner. With corned beef hash.
asuraludu
6 years, 4 months ago
Never had it with hash.  May need to give it a try.
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
You know what I've discovered lately? I am a big fan of Reuben sandwicheds, but the cheese always seems to get overpowered by the other ingredients. I figured this out: I order saganaki (that flaming "Opa!" cheese). I eat half of it on pita, then smear the other half across the sandwich. It is insanely delicious.
Blackraven2
6 years, 4 months ago
nah "grownup" means having a spontaneous weekend trip to las vegas with work colleagues at friday afternoon  - without the cubs but complete with casino and table-dance.

Having grilled sandwiches at 2:30 am on the other hand is what the teenagers will do in the meantime - while the parents are on said spontaneous las vegas trip - evenly spontaneously having inviting their buddies over and throwing a party.

rises the question though, who'll end up doing the cleaning >;>>>
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
Bleah. There's only two things that could ever convince me to visit Vegas, and their names are Penn and Teller.

>rises the question though, who'll end up doing the cleaning >;>>>

Well, me. It's being able to decide for myself, 'I'm going to do this because I want to', and being okay with cleaning stuff up afterwards.
Blackraven2
6 years, 4 months ago

" AlexReynard wrote:
Bleah. There's only two things that could ever convince me to visit Vegas, and their names are Penn and Teller.


You'd take the cubs with u there, though :)

"
Well, me. It's being able to decide for myself, 'I'm going to do this because I want to', and being okay with cleaning stuff up afterwards.

Would be nice though if the spontaneously invited buddies would help too. Cleaning up a whole party battle zone "ground zero" can get tedious.  >;)  Sucks doing it alone, while doing it together is both fun an quicker.
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
Which cubs?
Blackraven2
6 years, 4 months ago
...!  Hypothetically speaking of course! Dunno, maybe 15 years from now, who knows? >:>>>

The very same cubs that would otherwise have a party at your home with all their friends, making grilled cheese sandwitches at 2:30 A.M...  >:>>>
AlexReynard
6 years, 3 months ago
Unfortunately, I'll never be able to have kids. No physical limitations; I just come from such a horrendously fucked-up gene pool that for me to procreate, it'd be like, 'Here you go! Lifetime of mental illness!'
Shuyo
6 years, 4 months ago
I've had...ribs, half a chocolate parfait, and three bananas as the sun came up. Not necessarily in that order.
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
Also, nearly every birthday I eat cake for breakfast. Fuck yeahs.
skunktronix
6 years, 4 months ago
Oh wow... I haven't had a grilled cheese sandwich in....... Too long! I must make some! Tonight! :D
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
Good luck on it! Don't set the kitchen on fire! ;D
Humbug
6 years, 4 months ago
I can corroborate your conclusion. That is what being a grownup means.
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
Also chest hair.
Humbug
6 years, 4 months ago
Especially da wimminz.
ArenSari
6 years, 4 months ago
But I do that and I'm not D:
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
Maybe not necessarily a grownup in spirit, but just the knowing, 'I have the freedom to do this whenever I want!!'
ArenSari
6 years, 4 months ago
lol o3o
Rhumba
6 years, 4 months ago
Well, today I thought of this journal and how wrong it is. Because being a Grownup means being able to moan as loud as you want whenever you want without worrying about who is going to hear it.
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
Doesn't that just mean you live in a place with decent insulation?
Rhumba
6 years, 4 months ago
Only ADULTS can afford such high quality housing materials.
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
Touché.
JunkBox
6 years, 4 months ago
My favorite approach to grilled cheese is to use smoked cheddar and pepper jack (Mmm, habañero jack...) cheese on some kind of dense, dark bread, i.e. pumpernickel rye. Sauté onions and sweet red peppers while you have the pan hot 'n greasy.

When you have to cook for yourself, you really get good at making stuff you like to eat. :-) This evening, I had three cheeseburgers. Seasoned with something called "chow-chow" that I picked up from a farmer's market.
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
>My favorite approach to grilled cheese is to use smoked cheddar and pepper jack (Mmm, habañero jack...) cheese on some kind of dense, dark bread, i.e. pumpernickel rye. Sauté onions and sweet red peppers while you have the pan hot 'n greasy.

SWEET FUCKING CHRIST. Aside from the red peppers (my kryptonite), I am drooling severely.

>Seasoned with something called "chow-chow" that I picked up from a farmer's market.

All I could think was, Isn't that a dog breed? On a hamburger?
JunkBox
6 years, 4 months ago
> SWEET FUCKING CHRIST. Aside from the red peppers (my kryptonite), I am drooling severely.

I think it depends on the peppers. Mom introduced me to a brand/variety called "Ancient Sweets." They live up to the name; raw, they're just like eating candy. Two of those and a dish of hummus... *burp*

>>Seasoned with something called "chow-chow" that I picked up from a farmer's market.
>All I could think was, Isn't that a dog breed? On a hamburger?

That looks tasty... Roast Chow Chow served with chow-chow. ;-)

...I really shouldn't have read this while hungry!
AlexReynard
6 years, 3 months ago
"That's chow! That's chow! That's chow-de-dow!!" -Stephen King
JunkBox
6 years, 3 months ago
Try this sandwich: Bacon, sautéed onions, and cheese. Double up on whatever you like.

Cook bacon, save grease.
Sauté onions in bacon grease.
Cover the bread with mayonnaise, sizzle in bacon-greasy pan until it starts to toast.
Assemble sandwich, grill/sizzle until cheese melts and adheres other ingredients together, and bread is nicely browned.

Let cool a bit before eating. I SAID LET IT COOL. Voice of experience speaking here.

Heaven to the palate, but concrete to the arteries!
AlexReynard
6 years, 3 months ago
FUUUUUUUUUUUCK, that sounds good.

And yes, as a connoisseur of grilled cheese, I know what it's like to bite into a scalding inferno of searing cheesedeath.
JunkBox
6 years, 3 months ago
Most of the time the cooling/carryover is done while I'm shutting down the stove and doing the preliminary cleanup (put pan in the sink, wipe up the big spills, remove grease from floor, feet, etc.) Fortunately, I live alone, so nobody will steal my food while I'm not looking.

Omelet that I made at 1AM:

Eggs
Onions
Spinach (use the fresh stuff)
Bacon
Cheese (at least two varieties if possible. Smoked Gouda is AWESOME here)
Sriracha hot sauce

Beat eggs. (Put that riding crop away and use the right tool for the job. And try spanking someone with a whisk.)
Slice, grate, or crumble cheese, set aside.
Cook bacon, leave grease in the pan. Set rashers aside to cool, and crumble when dry enough.
Slice onions thin, and sauté until they start to become clear. Remove from pan, set aside.
Put spinach in pan for a few seconds, just long enough to soften, wilt, and intensify the color. Remove from pan, set aside.
Cook eggs until almost done and just a little puddle of liquid egg remains on top of an egg pancake. Add other ingredients, fold eggs over, and keep the heat on until the cheese melts and the rest of the egg has cooked.

With a little practice in a steep-walled pan, you can get the whole egg layer to seal up and keep the stuff inside.  Serve with a drizzle of sriracha hot sauce - don't need much, even the cheap stuff is fierce.
AlexReynard
6 years, 3 months ago
Sounds good too. There is also what I like to call Mexican Breakfast Cereal.

MEXICAN BREAKFAST CEREAL
1. Make taco-flavored Hamburger Helper the night before
2. Microwave leftovers after you get up the next day
3. Add Fritos
4. Do not add milk.
5. It's like a fiesta in your mouth.
LoZeed
6 years, 4 months ago
The grilled cheese of authority, tastes better on your own terms.
justacritic
6 years, 4 months ago
There is a cheese that is made from the maggots of a certain fly. It's illegal to import it though...
AlexReynard
6 years, 4 months ago
I have heard of it. It makes me wish that I could vomit transcontinentally.
justacritic
6 years, 4 months ago
In tragic times one finds that one may be to stomach anything if only to sleep without an empty stomach.
AlexReynard
6 years, 3 months ago
Still, it says a lot about a food if a sane person would have to be literally starving before they'd be willing to try it.
JunkBox
6 years, 4 months ago
Not made from, but containing: Casu Marzu is (was?) illegal in its home of Sardinia.

The Old Wolf has quite a few other culinary adventures to share - but this is one he won't touch. With good reason.
justacritic
6 years, 4 months ago
I believe the maggots were supposed to be sterilized but then again it is fly larvae.
SpiketheDragon
6 years, 3 months ago
Hehe, bein' a grownup means no more bein' told it's too late or too early for food. Who cares if it's still cubby food?
AlexReynard
6 years, 3 months ago
PRECISELY!
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