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Eureka! I've found the "Whatever" aisle! 
Sep. 26, 2011 7:33 pm 
Updated: Mar. 23, 2012 4:03 pm
I did it! I've finally found that ever elusive grocery aisle(s). Some of you may remember last year I posted a blog about wanting to find this particular aisle because of my two guys. Frankly, I was getting tired of being told to fix "whatever" or get "whatever" when it was time to do the weekly grocery shopping. I seriously wanted to find this hidden passageway where "whatever" lurked and I'll get to how I did it in a bit. First, I'd like to thank, again, all those that stopped by last year's blog. It was so nice to see I wasn't alone in dealing with picky eaters who thought "whatever" just magically appears to eat. As you can see from my scribbled note that I've kept, I got some great food suggestions from posters.
I got a terrific calzone recipe for the DS; my biggest get "whatever" problem eater. Plus, awesome advice on how to fix my sauce problem. Since the kid eats so few vegetables, I asked for ideas on serving green beans. I got several and 2 of them were deemed excellent by the kid and are still frequently served here.

Bolstered by the support I was receiving, I decided to get the teen involved in fixing some of his dinners last year. He learned cooking takes some effort while preparing a chicken breast for grilling.
I gave him the opportunity to pick green beans to go with that chicken and use one of those great recipe suggestions.
He even tried his hand at creating his own recipes. One of his personal favorites is hot wings so he decided to BBQ them with a side of seasoned steak fries.
I thought he was getting pretty inventive with the breaded proscuitto wrapped zucchini. Plus, they really were good.
Now, back to finding that veiled victual aisle. Granted certain conditions presented themselves this summer so I can't really guarantee absolute success for anyone else but I still felt I should share what I found. After all, those of us that didn't take the proper measures early on to keep our families from asking for "whatever" or giving those annoying half hearted shoulder shrugs when asked for dinner ideas need to stick together! And I still highly commend those that have limited their family's choices to "take it or leave it" and "starve or fix it yourself". Maybe, just maybe, I should have been more like them.
I probably should mention the three things that I really think made my discovery possible. The DH got laid off so that left him with ample time on his hands this summer. The DS worked at a snack bar and learned that not all people do food prep or buy foodstuffs like his mother. I think, though,the most important thing was early in the summer I announced to both of them that I was going to have weed free gardens for my roundup ladies to see. Since the boys were sitting in the A/C most of the time, while I was slaving away in the scorching heat, I was going to give them the opportunity to discover the joys of cooking and grocery shopping.

Before we all piled into the car to go grocery shopping, I gave the DH the grocery ads and told him how much of our greatly reduced budget was available for food. I gave him all of our on hand items in both pantry and freezer. I also gave him several days to assimilate all this information. Didn't want to give him sensory overlaod and short hin out too early in the summer. The DS, I wasn't too worried about since the young seem to adjust to change more readily than the old. This time gave them both a chance to watch extra FoodNetwork shows while I was busy weeding. Frankly, I think the DH wasn't watching Giada for her recipes. On the other hand, he found some keepers from the Barefoot Contessa and Guy Fieri. He even got a good fish recipe from Paula Dean that didn't have a pound of butter in it. The kid wasn't as interested in the cooking shows and slunk off to another TV to watch that survialist dude and Anthony Bourdain. What he brought to the table to get fixed just goes to show even when they are 18, you still need to monitor their TV watching!

So the big grocery shopping day arrived and I have to say I felt vaguely uneasy taking everyone along. Then the scene when Harry Potter has to get on the Hogwarts platform for the first time flashed through my mind. Don't ask me why but at that moment Mrs. Weasley's advice seemed appropriate. So I grasped the shopping cart's handle firmly, got a bit of a run at the doors and it happened. Just like magic the family was pulled along in my wake and when we ended up on the other side of the doors it was as if a whole new world had opened up. The "whatever" that everyone wanted was readily available, easily found and then purchased. I'm telling you it was amazing. I'd like to say the meals that came from my guys cooking adventures were all as spectacular as finding the "whatever" aisle(s) but I can't. I'll give the DH credit, at least he tried while I was on hiatus from the kitchen. It's amazing how fast the kitchen reins were thrust back into my hands once the roundup was over,though. Now, the kid's attempt was another story and I know some of you might be curious as to how that all turned out. So I will conclude with that incident and a link to Pippin's latest blog.<
Both of these kids have been having fun this summer but Ryan's food "pick" had a wicked Eeeeeewwwww factor to it. Yes, I was asking for snake recipes on the "buzz" because my kid shot what he thought was a rattler. The child had been telling me that if he ever shot a rattler he wanted to try cooking it. That will teach me to not encourage that boy to cook. I do not like snakes! In fact, if it hadn't been for Ryan's Grandma Jennie (she's an adopted grandma but who cares, she is still great)I'd still be killing all snakes that came near me. She educated me about snakes, even got me a book. I still don't like them. I think it is the sudden surprise factor they have. Hey, I'm not as bad as my sister, I think she broke out in a cold sweat when I called her to tell her what I was grilling. By golly, I was not going to waste that 4' long snake because I'd told Ryan if he shot a snake we WERE going to eat it. Deep sigh!

So there it was. Ryan cleaned it and I googled. YouTube is great! I found a video of a guy cooking snake. Evidently lots of people like snake If it is ever up to me to kill another snake to eat or eat something else, I'm eating something else! Actually, once I stopped cringing like a 6 week old kitten that had just discovered a mirror and managed to touch the cleaned snake, it wasn't so bad. Granted, I might have tossed back some of that whiskey the snake chef recommended to use in the marinade first. Thank heavens I had some Beam on hand!

I don't think my child thought I would woman up and cook it while he was at work. Good thing his father was in Springfield cause he wouldn't have tried it period. I don't think the kid liked it as well as he thought he would. NO, it does not taste like chicken. It has a delicate flavor all its own but boy is it boney. You can eat and pick your teeth at the same time. Not to worry, I was not about to waste my first attempt at snake so I made these.

Veggie & snake filled egg rolls and snake & goat cheese wontons. It took a long while to get all the bones out but it was worth it. Like I said, snake has a definite eeewww factor but once stuffed and deep fried the kid sucked it down almost faster than it came out of the deep fryer.

That's it for me today. I hope everyone had a nice day and enjoyed a nice normal meal of "whatever" :)(:
Sep. 26, 2011 8:15 pm
Great blog, made me laugh. Snake though....oh heck, I'd give it a go but it looks just awful in the fry pan lol.
Sep. 26, 2011 8:23 pm
LOLLOL! Ah, you should have seen me trying to get over touching it just to get it into the frying pan! It isn't bad to eat but if left up to me to put the meat on the table, we will be eating beans :)(:
Sep. 27, 2011 3:59 am
Oh, God! That's all I have to say about that! :@~~~~~~~ I can't stand snakes, even watching them on TV gives me the're a brave, brave woman, and I agree with Raedwulf...that did look awful in the frying pan! LOL!
Sep. 27, 2011 4:54 am
OMG, snake! The Hubs has a fear of snakes... I could NEVER serve that to him. not sure I could even try like you did! Nope, I draw the line, Cat. You are one adventurous gal! If I ever presented the Hubs with meal responsibilities for the week I know for a fact he would come back from the store with 7 value packs of *chicken* nuggets and a different BBQ sauce for each day of the week. To him... that would be -variety-! ~sigh~
Sep. 27, 2011 5:38 am
WW, I kept telling myself it was a sausage. Um, I didn't tell you the worst part about cooking snake. The cleaning of it is hideous and I've helped with game before. This one I had to sit out and watch from afar. Trust me there was a bunch of whiskey in that marinade :)
Sep. 27, 2011 5:52 am
I have a can of rattlesnake on my pantry shelf but have never cooked snake myself. I will say, I would definitely try it. Great blog.
Sep. 27, 2011 6:06 am
WFDM? I used to have a terror of snakes too until Jennie educated me about them. However, I have been known to levitate out of the water garden while cleaning it when one appeared. Chicken nuggets, funny my guys don't care for them> I will say this the Dh tried to make a deconstructed lasagne this summer. Didn't work so well buy he tried :)
Sep. 27, 2011 6:11 am
Hi Doug, snake tastes more like a delicate fish than anything. The guy on the YouTube video was smoking the snake, that's why I grilled ours. Thanks for stopping by!
Sep. 27, 2011 6:58 am
Snakes, eewww! Hate 'em. They make my skin crawl. But otherwise, I really enjoyed your blog. Very entertaining, thank you!
Sep. 27, 2011 7:26 am
Snake??!! .......SERIOUSLY??!! :) (Just had to say that...) Dang girl, you are far more adventurous than I!! My guy would eat it, but I'm waaay to wimpy to go there! Got to give the kid credit though, for his creativity!! Way to go Ryan!! Great blog, Cat!
Sep. 27, 2011 7:26 am
lucylove, yep there was a definite eeeewwwww factor here and I didn't include the worst part about it but I couldn't find many recipes on AR for fixing a snake from beginning to end so I thought I'd include my adventures just in case another poor cook came up against the same problem :) I'm glad you liked the blog otherwise, thanks for stopping in!
Sep. 27, 2011 7:29 am
Mi Being Mi, what can I say the kid triple dog-dared me to cook it and I wasn't going to waste the poor creature's life. You don't want to know how much alcohol was involved in fixing it. How are the wedding plans going? Been thinking of you!
Sep. 27, 2011 8:49 am
Nope...not doin snake. YIKES! It even looks scary cleaned and dead in the pan.
Sep. 27, 2011 9:46 am
says the mauigirl who chased a bad guy down! LOL!
Sep. 27, 2011 10:14 am
Wedding day is this Saturday, Cat!! Excited, exhausted, happy, sad, all at the same time!! Bachelorette Party on the other hand (last Saturday) was a huge success and lots 'o fun!!
Sep. 27, 2011 10:20 am
Great blog Cat! I would have had the guys out weeding too!
Sep. 27, 2011 11:32 am
Great blog. But you can keep the snake, yuck!!!
Sep. 27, 2011 11:48 am
Mi Being Mi, I knew it was Oct.! Ahhh! May the weather be perfect and the day be joyous!
Sep. 27, 2011 11:51 am
Sassyoldlady, I've learned the hard way that the guys don't know the weeds from the good plants. Or maybe they do and pulling up stuff I want is their way of getting booted out of the garden! LOL Glad you liked the blog.
Sep. 27, 2011 11:57 am
DeniseY, maybe I shouldn't have said that was a snake. LOL It almost could pass for a chicken sausage, almost. I can tell you it won't be served here again, I can't handle the eeeewwwwww factor myself but I had to do it for the kid. He's leaving next week for the military so I couldn't say no. What's a mom to do? LOL Thanks for stopping by!
Sep. 27, 2011 12:54 pm
I'll give you credit for cooking the snake, Cat. Back in the distant past, I cooked and ate it because it was what was available that day. I found ti be rether tasteless and a lot of bother. Reading your account made me realize I have no desire to try it again. ... I checked out Pippin's last post and admire him for his willingnes to help you. He seems to be willing to pick up on new stuff!
Sep. 27, 2011 2:08 pm
You know Mike you gotta do what you gotta do :)(: I wouldn't cook it again because snakes aren't bad creatures they just have a bad rep and if I need to pick my teeth, I would prefer a toothpick LOL! Pippin is something else again!
Sep. 27, 2011 6:31 pm
Ugg, snake is not on the menu anytime soon, but great on you as a mom for owning up to a promise to your son. One reason why I love to use the words "we'll see what happens" -the baby redneck would shoot and try eating anything that moves if I would let him. He wants to put everything on a spit and burn the crepe out of it. The whatever aisle is a great place at the store, I find many inspiring foods in that aisle:)
Sep. 27, 2011 6:49 pm
RNG, LOLOL. I tried to learn how to rollerskate just to prove to the DS- anything you put your mind to, you can do if you work at it. Somedays, I rue the fact that "what I say is what I will do". At least I'm consistent LOLOL Loved your comment!
Sep. 28, 2011 3:06 am
I've never tried snake! I'm not sure I would, either. But, to cook it for someone else, well! Maybe I would have been able to make someone else happy!
Sep. 28, 2011 5:06 am
Snakes for us were a temporary summer season house pet, the boys caught them in the yard, they would live in the snake aquarium and escape to find a way back into the yard. Sometimes, this mom just said OK boys back into the yard they go. Six in the aquarium is too many. I so agree with not wasting that animal's life. You show respect for that life by using it in an honest way. Bullsnakes, if memory serves correctly, can produce a sound similar to a rattler. That was one big son of a gun! Not a special lover of snakes, most are just fellow creatures. Tropical snakes? There I get the Hee-Be-Jeebies... Good blog.
Sep. 28, 2011 5:08 am
sueb, I forgot to mention years ago on KCPTV, Mary Ann Esposito used to have a cooking show and one time she did a show on cooking eels. I couldn't see why anyone would want to cook them any more than I ever want to cook a snake again. LOL!
Sep. 28, 2011 5:19 am
Good morning redly, OH NO, snakes as house pets uh huh, not this mom! You know you've mentioned something that most people don't know, most harmless snakes will bite as a defense and there are 2 here in MO that can produce the rattling sound. That's why Jennie wanted me educated I thought all snakes were dangerous but they aren't. I'm with you no TROPICAL snakes!
Sep. 28, 2011 6:37 am
Cat, I can't think of anyone else who would cook a snake much less turn it into egg rolls and wontons! They looked dang good too! And no, I don't want any. :o) :o) :o)
Sep. 28, 2011 10:20 am
we have a rattlesnake round-up just south of where i live, they catch 'em skin 'em, make boots,belts, billfolds, etc. out of 'em. they cook the meat. funny blog!
Sep. 28, 2011 11:22 am
cheepchick, LOLOLOL You do what you got to do somedays :) Rates right up there snails if you ask me!
Sep. 28, 2011 11:26 am
Hi gderr, can't wait to hear how your roundup went. Hope there's a blog up. So if there's a rattlesnake roundup near you I bet you know what I could have put in there about the snake cleaning that was worse than the photo. Glad you liked the blog!
Sep. 28, 2011 12:15 pm
I can not you believe you cooked it. That is amazing. I would have said uh, you can cook it and eat it. I laughed while reading!. Next time mine ask for whatever, I think I will suggest grilled snake!
Sep. 28, 2011 2:43 pm
cookie17, Thank you! I was starting to worry that I had grossed out everyone so much with the snake bit of the story, they missed the "whatever" part. LOLOLOL! You know, you now have pictures to show the family what "whatever" could be if they aren't careful. Thanks for posting! LOL and thanks for the laugh back!
Sep. 28, 2011 3:20 pm
I have never given much though to snakes, we got the occassional garter snake and they were more afraid of me than I was of them, so I was amazed to learn snakes have bones. I was then surprised to see yours coiled up in your pan, I think I would have had to cut it in sections to get past what it really was. I have said before - you are FEARLESS! If cooking and eating snake didn't prove it allowing your DH and teenage son in a grocery surely does. I'm glad Pippin is doing so well - you tell him I said he is extremely handsome!
Sep. 28, 2011 3:28 pm
Seriously, LOL!!! Good on you for that!!! Darn -- we don't have snakes in NZ, so I'm afraid I can't try this myself ;P We do have freshwater eels -- it is (apparently) a real Maori delicacy, but not one I am going out of my way to try. Great job getting the kid in the kitchen -- I told you before, when the girls learn he can cook, he'll be a babe magnet!
Sep. 28, 2011 3:29 pm
BigShotsMom, you are one of the best! My DH has been up in your neck of the woods on the job but if we ever get up there for vacation I am stopping by!
Sep. 28, 2011 4:19 pm
That thing looks so awful in the pan! Though I will say I would try it, I just could not have cooked it looking like that! LOL. You are definitely one brave woman! I don't mind snakes, except for poisonous ones - those I could do without. Great blog!
Sep. 28, 2011 4:30 pm
BSM, sorry I got cut off the kid was downloading 2 songs for me and needed the computer. Don't know why I want the songs cause they just make me cry, the DS is leaving earlier than I thought and one of the songs is "Come talk to me" Something I think that child won't be doing with his mother once he leaves. Back to the snake, I swear I had a double shot of the marinade w/o spices before I could touch it and I thought about cutting it up but that eeeeewwwweed me worse so I just went with sticking it in the pan and hoping for the best LOLOLOL Trust me after it was cooked cause I was triple dog-dared I tried it but it is not appetizing on its looks alone! LOL
Sep. 28, 2011 4:34 pm
Good EatNZ, I wouldn't have even tried this but I wasn't going to waste the snake and eels aren't that far off so believe me I CRINGED a great deal doing this! And I SO won't be doing this again they have SOOOOOOooooooo many bones I think beans would be a better choice :)(:
Sep. 28, 2011 4:37 pm
Mother Ann, I COULD not bring myself to touch it enough to cut it up. Thank HEAVENS no one was here but Bane and Pippin to see this. It was all I could do to get it in the marinade and then in the pan. Onced cooked it wasn't so bad. It was A LOT better in the wontons and eggrolls. If I have to catch my own meat, I swear I'm eating nuts and beans instead!!
Sep. 28, 2011 5:16 pm
Cat - Just tell me when - I would love to meet you! I just saw this posted on facebook ~~~~~ "I have my own system for labeling homemade freezer meals........... Forget calling them "Veal Parmigiana" or "Turkey Loaf" or "Beef Pot Pie."............ If you look in my freezer you'll see "Whatever," "Anything," "I Don't Know," and, my favorite, "Food."............... That way when I ask my husband what he wants for dinner, I'm certain to have what he wants."...............You immediately came to mind.
Sep. 28, 2011 5:58 pm
BSM, the DH is home and he said he wants to come back to the East ooast. He said it is really pretty in NY. I love what you posted. Now I have to get a Facebook account so I can talk to the kid when he is in. Thank you!
Sep. 28, 2011 7:40 pm
I am (almost) speechless!!---I've eaten rattlesnake. NEVER cooked a snake, never will! YOU GO, GIRL!! You get my "badge of courage" award, anyday!
Sep. 28, 2011 8:32 pm
Ick ick ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww~That just totally grossed me out! I am not very adventurous in trying new foods and this would probably be last on my list of things to try.... right behind "lamb fries" if ya know what I mean! Great blog!
Sep. 28, 2011 10:35 pm
I'm still giggling over Snake and Goat Cheese Won Tons...
Sep. 29, 2011 6:12 am
Mamaw, I think if anyone had gotten pictures 1. of my face when the kid walked up to the sunroom window with that 4' long snake hanging down and 2. when it slithered away during the cleaning process (kid did that) and 3. when I had to touch it while trying to marinate it, well a picture's worth a thousand words and it would have showed just how dumbstruck I was to be fixing that poor thing. LOLOL!
Sep. 29, 2011 6:16 am
Hey Shanon, I'm telling you I should have been monitoring those 2 shows the kid was watching. I'm with you on the mountain oysters and LOTS of other foods but by golly I told him if he shot it we were eating it. Thank heavens he has missed that turtle that's in the pond!!!! Oh well, we have a story to share :)(:
Sep. 29, 2011 6:19 am
Good EatNZ, they were actually pretty good. Hidden in the wrappers I could get past the fact it was a snake in there. But hey you have travelled and as you said the Maori's eat the eels so I guess it all depends on your frame of mind what you will eat. Right? LOLOL
Sep. 29, 2011 7:39 am
Cat - you are braver than me. I like snakes - just not in a skillet. :) Nothing like having the "What Ever" crew discover their own aisle.
Sep. 29, 2011 7:50 am
Baking Nana, now you have the whole story behind me wanting snake recipes. LOL! It's funny since I found the aisle, I have not heard one complaint, been given that half hearted shoulder shrug or told to fix whatever. I still firmly believe if it were up to me to put meat on the table the protein of choice would be nuts and beans!
Sep. 29, 2011 2:45 pm
I would like to taste it but don't know if I could handle it to cook it. Good for you. You should be very proud of you.
Sep. 29, 2011 6:31 pm
Well, Rosebud, once you get past the eeeeeewwwwww factor it really isn't bad at all. Now my sister was in hysterics that I was fixing it but she eats mountain oysters and frog legs(I haven't had either) so I think it is more about what you have made up your mind you will cook and eat. LOLOL
Sep. 29, 2011 9:04 pm
Total ICK! I hate snakes (and spiders...) Last snake I saw was about the size of a part used pencil, but as it was in MY HOUSE I freaked, and called in assistance! THEY thought is was "cute," once we found it again... ICK! Scared me to death! Hope you serve more "whatever" stuff often! Loved the blog!
Sep. 30, 2011 5:32 am
Hi Stevie I'm glad you loved the blog. Sorry about the snake but if memory serves isn't your part of the woods big on eating rattlesnake? My sister feels the same way as you, she once tore her house APART looking for a little garter snake that came in with the laundry. She was convinced the were hundreds more that came in with that one. She was definitely horrifed I was cooking one :)
Sep. 30, 2011 9:13 am
Oh Cat I am DYING to try rattlesnake or phython. I too am terrified of all snakes and am not sure I could actually handle one enough to cook it. I probably could if I hacked it into pieces so it didn't look as snakish but I don't know. Did you ever figure out what kind of snake it was? Loved Pip's new blog! I fixed Alligator Legs last night for dinner and they were really good. Expensive but good.
Champagne Claudette 
Sep. 30, 2011 10:50 am
loved the idea of proscuitto wrapped zucchini - looks yummy! What's the process to make it?? Thanks
Sep. 30, 2011 2:54 pm
Nicole, was about to send out an SOS to see if you were OK. Hey not that I cared if you saw the blogs but I hadn't heard from you so I was starting to worry about your health and welfare :) It was a Diamondback water snake. They are harmless. Please tell me your alligator did not taste like chicken? I hear it is good. Yep, it is the eeeeuuuuwwww factor that takes some overcoming. I would say you would have to have about 1/2 a pitcher of that Sangria that was made here to touch the snake after is was cleaned. Maybe more. I didn't really pour the Beam in a shot glass to see how much it took me to stop cringing and get the critter into the marinade. Glad to hear from you and hope all is well in your part of the world!
Sep. 30, 2011 3:03 pm
Champagne Claudette, um we winged that one but if you have breaded anything before you got step 1 down. He cut the zuke in strips, then wrapped it with the proscuitto, dipped it in egg like a lot of recipes call for and then rolled it in my homemade seasoned breadcrumbs. It was baked in the toaster oven until tneder and brown like you saw. It was an experiment so there was no defined recipe but if you have done similar foods with the breading and baking, you will have the same base we went from. I did watch it so it wouldn't burn. Sorry that is the best I can do, hope it helps if you try it.
Oct. 1, 2011 8:10 am
Good for you. I eat some wild animals that many I know wouldn't touch, but snake is one thing I could never eat and wouldn't cook either. I never knew they had bones, and of course, always believed they tasted like chicken. What DOESN'T taste like chicken? Alligator does, because that I eat. I hear frogs legs do, but I am not going there, either.
Oct. 1, 2011 1:50 pm
Gail, well, I draw the line at 2 day old roadkill. LOLOL I've had squirrel, rabbit, deer, boar and lots of other things. Sorry but I've had fresh chicken so I know the snake didn't taste like that but alligator and frog legs not a clue. Frog legs uh huh, not going there either. The alligator I would try :)(:
Oct. 1, 2011 2:46 pm
You know what? The snake looks horrible on the grill and in the pan but you turned it into something beautiful! I would venture to say I would never eat snake but if I did have to eat it, your egg roll and wonton inventions would be top on my list.
Oct. 1, 2011 5:12 pm
You are a better woman than I am. Ain't no way I'm cooking snake. All kidding aside; I love that you're teaching, by example, your kids to be adverturusome!
Oct. 2, 2011 5:12 am
I don't mind live snakes, but that thing in the pan makes me want to hurl up last nites dinner. I'll keep mine alive. Kudos to you though!
Oct. 2, 2011 5:29 am
iceemama, I agree with you 100%. I swear if I had not seen Mary Ann Esposito cook eels and that You tube video, I dare say I wouldn't have even tried. I'm a firm believer if you can roll it in something and deep fry it 1/2 the battle is won. Except in the case of mountain oysters :)
Oct. 2, 2011 5:34 am
Thanks Candice but that "go try it" spirit backfired to some degree. Instead of going to college the snake hunter joined the Navy and today is his goodbye party :( Don't worry no snake is being served, my sister wouldn't step foot in the house. Guess we shouldn't tell her between the dog, the kid and the cat a skink got loose in the front room. Oh well, if I hear any screaming today, I'll know she found it :)(:
Oct. 2, 2011 5:37 am
superfox12082, you know I think I should have made those pictures smaller but I guess I got desensitized to them. And I definitely prefer my snakes alive and out of sight. At least the kid and I have a story to share. Thanks for stopping by!
Oct. 2, 2011 12:46 pm
Cooking snake, yuck. I bow down to you.
Oct. 2, 2011 4:13 pm
grandma of 3, LOLOLOLOL, thank you for commenting. The son that shot the snake just had his going away party(bootcamp) and I thought I would check and see if anyone posted. I agree, cooking snake YUCK! but thanks for taking the time to post it made me feel better cause, well it just did.
Oct. 2, 2011 5:02 pm
YOU have GOT to be Kidding Me??? Snakes in a pan? Oh No! Then you go and make it Gourmet by paring it with goat cheese and into won tons? Better you then Me? EEEWWW MORE POWER TO YOU:) Sorry, I don't mean to hurt your feelings but Yeah, I am a 6 week old kitten when it comes to things that crawl
Oct. 3, 2011 9:36 am
Patty Cakes, LOLOLOLOL well I am on a cooking website to learn how to make food better. No matter what ingredients I'm working with :) I related the story yesterday to those that came for the going away party and several of them were suspiciously eyeing the food(hot wings and pulled pork) just in case I might have sneaked some slithering in. :)(: My sister wouldn't even read the blog cause of her snake phobia so no you didn't hurt my feelings. I'm really thinking I should have made those photos smaller LOLOLOL!
Oct. 3, 2011 12:32 pm
Bravery, lady! BRAVERY! I can't wait to tell my husband about this. We have intriguing thoughts on food and we get upset when people eat rabbit because of its low protein content. Snake is a future pet option for him, so I will be interested to hear what he thinks of eating this.
Oct. 3, 2011 4:19 pm
Hilljo, I looked at some sites just to see if there was ANY reason to actually eat snake on purpose. Personally, I think they should be left in the garden to eat bugs & other varmints and still if it were left up to me to get protein on our table it would be nuts and beans. As far as eating rabbit, as an organic gardener, I prefer to have them as pets as use the poo. Thanks for stopping in.
Oct. 3, 2011 4:20 pm
That should be to use the poo, they make such great contributions to the compost pile that way :)
Oct. 4, 2011 2:02 am
Poor snake. I think they're cool and awesome, and don't eat them for that reason. It would be like eating a kitten. I know some people do that, too. I did have rattlesnake out in Sweetwater, Texas during the roundup one year. I wasn't terribly impressed. Reminded me of frog legs.
Oct. 4, 2011 5:53 am
Aquaria, that's exactly what I thought except for the frog legs part. Haven't had them and aren't going too! Thanks for stopping by!
Oct. 4, 2011 12:14 pm
And Ryan seemed like such a nice kid....I would have loved to see your face when he brought the snake in (of course, I would have been watching while hanging from a light fixture, lol)! I've had turtle (tastes like chicken), alligator (tastes like chicken), and frog legs (yep, tastes like chicken)but never snake. All in all, I think I'll just stick to chicken! You crack me up, girl!
Oct. 4, 2011 4:34 pm
LOLOLOLOLOL It does not taste like chicken!!!!!
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Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Gourmet

Gardening, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting

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About Me
I live in the middle of the U.S. in a farming communtiy. Gardening, reading and cooking are the things you'll mostly find me doing. I also enjoy horseback riding & my many pets. A husband & teen, I have 1 of each.
My favorite things to cook
Bread & BBQ are 2 of my favorite things to cook. I do enjoy a food challenge. Last year it was curing my own brisket for Corned beef & pastrami & porkloin for Canadian bacon. This year sausages & scratch cakes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Bread and brittle. I learned to bake bread with my Mom. It was her favorite thing to make. My Aunt made the best peanut brittle ever. She'd stopped making it in the later years but when I told her how much I enjoyed her brittle, she opened the vault ,gave me the recipe & handed over the brittle torch to me.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that turns out the way I wanted it to or exceeds my expectations! Like my homemade bratwurst.
My cooking tragedies
Let's not go there! I prefer not to think about my kitchen disasters besides my child can gleefully recount all of them.
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