Buzz and I like to watch America’s Test Kitchen and recently we saw them make a skillet pot pie with biscuits instead of a crust. I made the recipe Friday night, and have found a new favorite. OMG, it was so delicious. I tried it on biscuits and also on noodles. Either way, its perfect comfort food. Stouffers frozen meals used to have a creamy chicken noodle meal that my dad and I used to love, but they stopped making it. This is even better. Yum yum yum. And, the biscuits were cream biscuits (instead of butter) and they were super easy and tasty. I used the leftovers the next morning to eat with sausage gravy. The thing about ATK, though, is that some of the recipes have a ridiculous number of steps and take way too long to make. I have no doubt that the end result is superior, and its fascinating to learn the whys and wherefores of food science, but some recipes we wont ever attempt. Lots are easy, though, and we have found many to be good additions to our repertoire.
Another wonderful thing I saw on tv the other day was a show on the Ovation channel about South African music. Coincidentally, on VH1 Classic, they had a show called Classic Albums, and one featured Graceland by Paul Simon, which features Isicathamiya music, and happens to be one of my favorite albums. It was interesting to see Paul Simon talking about how the album got made and how he wrote the songs. I loved the interviews with Ladysmith Black Mambozo members talking about the sounds they use in the music, and how they mix their native language with English.
When people talk about how tv is awful for you, or smugly say that they dont have a tv or that they would never watch the “garbage” on tv, I think about all the really cool things I watch on tv. And I think about how much I love my Tivo, so that I can watch things when I want to, and I can search the guide and pick things to record in the future. I think I am lucky that my parents didnt have a snobby attitude about tv when I was growing up.
Other discoveries, not tv related, Zibby and I went to the book store today. I was looking for some magazines to veg out with, and I found a cd called “You Are My Little Bird” by Elizabeth Mitchell. Its from the Smithsonian Folkways collection. Its really really good. I also splurged on a new paperback and a magazine, and a slow cooker recipe booklet. Zibby got two new books, too. See, we read books and we watch a lot of tv, too. They can coexist We also eat chocolate and we also eat fruit smoothies and potato chips and steamed veggiesFiled under Uncategorized | Comment (1)