Does anyone else ever try to make funny or novel meals? My boyfriend and I are kind of goofy, we'll come up with crazy theme meals or silly dishes all the time. Silly, but also well prepared and delicious - we don't waste food or sacrifice taste for the love of goof. For instance, we had a friend over for dinner last winter and every part of the meal had to be 'pie'. So we had:
Green salad arranged in a pie shape
Tiny mini pies with a creamy, cheesy corn chowder filling (I baked them in a muffin pan)
A puff pasty vegetable quiche tart
Then for dessert I made fresh, homemade key lime whoopie pies by adapting this awesome recipe
My friend Brooke and I used to work on vegan white trash menus all the time before she moved away. I like making homemade versions of mass produced foods - pop tarts
are next on my list when the weather cools off enough to work pastry and have the oven on again. Here's a blog post I made last year of my boyfriend and I making our invention - Sloppy Joenuts
. For my boyfriend's gallery opening last month I made cupcakes decorated to look like eyeballs, breasts, and brains.
Do you guys do anything silly?