Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Off Topic

The thing about Mac & Cheese is that it only tastes good right after you make it. Kind of like french fries are only good when they are hot.

87 comments:

Snapdragon said...

Truer words have never been spoken.

Sugar said...

Mac N Cheese, tuna fish, peas and ketchup. My weird yummy stoner, but will still eat and enjoy it not stoned, dish.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

The only bad Mac n cheese is no mac n cheese at all.

Violet said...

Conversely, pizza and curry is always best eaten cold the morning after.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Mac & Cheese holds up way better than French fries. Fuck. Now I really want mac & cheese. My favorite mac & cheese plate on the planet is Stone Brewery's. You should treat yourself sometime, Enty! We can drink Arrogant Bastard straight from the growler and disrupt their brewery tours!!!

califblondy said...

Nope, my homemade stuff is still good the next day with a splash of milk. Dang now I want to lick the cheese off the spoon.

Lady Heisenberg said...

HUH?!

Sugar said...

I know. Sounds gross but it's soooooooooo good! Of course, I could bathe in ketchup because I'm high class like that.

Seven of Eleven said...

@calif, ditto. E's probably talking about Kraft dinners, which are disgusting after they've congealed.

OT ALERT: DM is calling baby North adorable in KimK's arms. She's a cutie, but I think "terrified" might be a better term.

Her little mini-me! Kim Kardashian carries adorable baby North as they wear co-ordinating outfits in Paris

Renoblondee said...

My mom's homemade is better the next day.

Violet said...

Chip butty, white bread, salt and vinegar, tomato ketchup - chips freshly cooked from the fish and chip shop. Any other fried potato will be nothing but a disappointment once you have eaten this.

Oopsy_Daisy said...

Southern mac and cheese holds up

Candyland said...

Every time I hear "Mac & Cheese" I think of Joey Tribiani's short-lived TV show on Friends.

Lady Heisenberg said...

I learn something new every day, sugar! Would you like to be the meat in a HeisEnty sandwich? I'm sure Enty wouldn't mind if you crashed our date to the brewery. I could see you being especially handy when we will inevitably hijack a forklift full of kegs!

Brea Lowe said...

I prefer lemon ricotta pancakes with warm blueberry sauce. I'm a high maintenance stoner, but my friends love all the baked goods I hand out :)

Tongue N. Cheek said...

Okay… I had a college housemate who never cleaned up after himself. After letting a plate of half eaten Mac and cheese sit on the counter for two days… We put it on his bed to make a point. He ate it. Haven't touched Mac and cheese since.

supapimp said...

Chinese food needs to be hot too. Once it goes cold it gets really greasy.

Lady Heisenberg said...

ROFL. I totally can see this.

Sugar said...

I like high maintenance lemon ricotta pancakes too, Brea! I'm not picky!

Also, anything with Peanut Butter.

Lady H - what is this brewery sandwich you speak of? I'd just roll the keg down the street. No fork lift needed!

aemish said...

The only way to edibly prepare leftover mac 'n cheese is on the stove top with a splash of water (or milk, like @blondy) and a handful of shredded or a slice of cheese you melt back into the mixture as it reheats.

I don't eat mac 'n cheese but I do look forward to my little taste tests for my 7-yr-old :p

Brea Lowe said...

I made the best reeses brownies yesterday. Obviously you need to come over for brunch.

Sugar said...

Yes, please. Can I come in my jammies?

califblondy said...

A little butter too.

Brea Lowe said...

It's kind of the dress code ;)

supapimp said...

Just add bacon

aemish said...

Oh, ya, I never skip the pat of butter on Round 1 :p

Peggy Too said...

OT...
RadarOnline just posted that Will & Jada are being investigated by CPS in the case of The pic of Willow and the 20 year old dude in bed together.
Can I get an 'Amen'

Jessi said...

And it has to be Spiral kraft mac and cheese, no other will do for a hangover.

Gayeld said...

Who has leftover Mac & Cheese?

TalksTooMuch said...

Peggy, I was just thinking of that! And the other way around, we had an older girl in our "group", she slept with all the younger dudes, and while we thought it was kinda gross, we never considered her a pedophile. She was 19-20, the boys were 13 and 14. I can honestly say that I doubt very much any of our parents thought it was anything other than gross either. Certainly not prosecutable.

NomNom83 said...

Reheat it with a dash or two of cream. Stovetop, not microwave. Stir over low heat until warmed through.

And may as well throw in a little extra cheese while you're at it.

aemish said...

@Gayeld.. Waste not, want not :p

@Peggy.. yes you can!

AndrewBW said...

Mac and cheese is nasty. I don't know why people love it so. And I'm definitely not a picky eater.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

@Sugar

Peggy Too said...

I don't think it will go anywhere and I think it was probably fairly innocent but I LOVE that Will & Jada will have to answer for it. Makes me LOL.

Sherry said...

Lady Heisenberg I am in love with you now..Happy? LURVE Arrogant Bastard Ale.

Oopsy..Damn skippy southern mac and cheese holds up.

I put mayo in mine. I know. Gross. But makes it a little fluffy..Wanna keep the sauce from breaking when you reheat? Make it with a little vodka. No breakage. And reheat with some cream. If you're worried about calories, I do not recommend you eat my Mac & Cheese. If you want tasty I'll set a place at the table for ya.

I like Gayeld's attitude!

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

Uuuuuuuuuuu knnnnnwwww u luv it! (Actually Kraft is for kids). Homemade or the new age pubs make it killer, with crusty, cheesy, baconeee clumps in more melted cheddar with creamy cheese sauce and some noodles. IT ROCKS FOR A WEEK TO FOLLOW. fries - a big fat noooo, but I'll still eat em the next day, esp if I have a "headache".

Senor Salty said...

Extra fresh pepper on mac and cheese. Fries are always great

So is cold lo mein

Tina Mallette said...

cold pizza yuk. Nuked in the microwave the next day, yum.

Tina Mallette said...

wow Bree that sounds divine

"I prefer lemon ricotta pancakes with warm blueberry sauce"

MovingOn said...

If I can't get a good homemade, Stouffers frozen Mac & Cheese rocks.

Lady Heisenberg said...

YAYYYYY
Knock off Stone Beer & Cheese recipes are everywhere! You can come too, Sherry! I don't think sugar gets down with the gargoyle.

Fun fact: I met John Leguizamo at Stone Brewery. He is rad as fuck.

Gayeld said...

Amen!

Gayeld said...

You're not doing it right!

Gayeld said...

@Sherry. To my great surprise, the microwavable Kraft is the best thing EVER. I think it's because they don't mess it up with 2% or non-fat milk or margarine.

Not that I don't enjoy the occasional SpongeBob or Scooby-Doo shaped morsel.

__-__=__ said...

Amen!

WareCat said...

I'm not down w/ Mac & Cheese
but Sugar's concoction makes me hungry for sum Prison Ramen.

auntliddy said...

I can count on one hand the number of times i've had mac and cheese. Dont get the attraction.

Sugar said...

If I had access to my Mac N Cheese dish in prison, I may just opt to stay there.

Kate and Gemma said...

That's only true about the boxed kind. Make it homemade sometime and it's amazing the next day!

crila16 said...

I completely agree.

PJ said...

Noooo. Totally disagree! I need my cheese set up and a bit congealed-at least when taking about REAL mac & cheese. I won't go near that totally inexcusable boxed stuff! (Well, maybe the white cheddar Annie's but only in an extreme situation. Ha.)

aemish said...

I will say the absolute best mac 'n cheese I've ever had in my life was at Regatta Pub at Salem Waterfront Hotel.

Fresh local lobster.. buttery breadcrumbs.. I want to say a hint of bacon.. I tried to link the menu item but my browser only said, "Aw, Snap!" and didn't produce the page

dee-lish! though :o)

Seven of Eleven said...

@aemish, you are evil.

EVIL.

I want lobster and bacon mac & cheese. And I'm gluten and dairy free.

You are a monster!

aemish said...

lol.. if I am a monster they are the daggum dEviLLe with that menu @7

I honestly wanted to just order that every single meal we were there but knowing everything else was equally as magazine quality.. there simply wasn't enough time!

Erik said...

I don't mind reheated mac and cheese.

aemish said...
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aemish said...

not bad, not bad

BeckyMae said...

@TTM imma herrrrreeee!!

TalksTooMuch said...

Woot, Becky! What did you think???

BeckyMae said...

I found the whole show a bit boring, it was cool to see what the others had been up to though. Deserved winner, I think we all knew it would be her and I liked that thee was no 2nd or 3rd as the other two were really good too.

BeckyMae said...

Oh and Adore and Bianca are coming here soon!! Woot!!

TalksTooMuch said...

What.the.sam.hill was Jinxk wearing??? And I loved the wedding! Chas Bono looked to be allll dude, too. Usually I can see a bit if Chastity, but that is no longer the case

BeckyMae said...

Jinx looked like one of those dolls your grandma would put over the spare toilet rolls to disguise them in the bathroom!

Agree Chaz is all man these days, god love him!

TalksTooMuch said...

I was allll about Adore to start, but about 5 minutes in I realized she really is a singer that likes to dress is drag. And Courteney makes SUCH a beautiful woman. Like hot. But not really drag either. ..so I went with the mouth that walks like a drag queen, my spirit animal Bianca

BeckyMae said...

And she is from NOLA, my second and spiritual home!!

If I was ranking I would say Courtney came second and Adore third. I have a feeling Adore puts on a mad show whereas Courtney is more cabaret. Courtney kinda annoyed me how she went in about how successful she is in Australia. I mean, she is well known but she's no Kylie Minogue!

The most famous Aussie drag queen is Dame Edna Everage....but she's sadly retired...she'd give Bianca a run for her money that's fo sho!

TalksTooMuch said...

Of course Dame Edna!!

I was surprised to see Alaska brought out for just a second, and I didn't even see Detox whatsoever. What.the.hell was April Carrion wearing??? AND bull ring??

Cee Kay said...

I hate mac and cheese. *ducks* And I love cold fries, but never from McDonald's (those are only edible hot).

BeckyMae said...

Oh and no Sharon Needles either? Mind you she was pretty prominent in last week's ep as "Michelle Visage" so I doubt there's much shade there.

I wanted Vivacious to go further but I have a soft spot for her era of the Club Kids. Have you seen 'Paris Is Burning' TTM?

TalksTooMuch said...

Wasn't Sharon Needles the Michelle Visage commentator?? With all the bewbs? I was sure that was her.

I haven't seen it, I don't think, most of my knowledge of club kids is "Party Monster" and a documentary on Michael Alig. It looked like it was a stage play? Must to Google

TalksTooMuch said...

Ooh, I can't believe I haven't! I will have to see where I can find it

BeckyMae said...

Yep, Sharon was the fake Visage.

Oh "Paris is Burning" is fantastic! When you watch it you will see where Ru gets most of her Drag Race schtick from like "Shantay you stay" and "Sashay away". Plus there is a queen interviewed in her house who, after she died, they found a dead body in her closet that had been there for decades!

You can torrent it on Pirate Bay, that's how I got it years ago. Not very many of them are alive now :(

BeckyMae said...

No shade to Ru for plagiarising either BTW, she is very open about how much PIB and that era influenced Drag Race...

MadLyb said...

Au Contraire. French fries picked out of the car carpet months later are quite good. They don't degrade, which is probably a warning sign right there.

aemish said...

Fries, as well as pizza, are easily re-edible at 400 for 10 minutes in the pre-heated oven or a few minutes more in a non pre-heated oven :p

Iwinjen said...

I don't mind day old mac n cheese but never ever leftover steak, salmon, any fish, salad that has the dressing on it, rotissere chicken you get from the grocery store, a sandwich with mayonnaise, pot roast, an open can of soda, melted cheese, fried onions, half of a banana. That is all.

Iwinjen said...

Oops...and an open can of beer

Iwinjen said...

My mom made this when I was a kid. Layers of lasagna noodles, Velveeta cheese, peas, topped with crushed saltines. THAT is love y'all

Iwinjen said...

Oops...forgot the layer of tuna under the cheese.

Don't say it, Count!

aemish said...

@Iwinjen.. remember how your mom told you about Santa Claus.. and the Easter Bunny..

well. she may have unintentionally concealed something equally amazing under similar but opposite premises.

I'm talking about 'leftover steak, salmon, any fish, salad that has the dressing on it, rotissere chicken you get from the grocery store, a sandwich with mayonnaise, pot roast, an open can of soda, melted cheese, fried onions, half of a banana'

Delicious leftovers are real! You save yours for a week and I'll feed you the next with them gourmet style without you even knowing. Brownies honor! :p

Henriette said...

That's the boxed crap. Mac & cheese from scratch is AWESOME and can be nuked.

Tartan Princess said...

Violet I agree,it may well be a British/Irish thing!!
Any pasta dish should be eaten fresh with maybe lasagne as an exception,in my humble opinion!!

TalksTooMuch said...

TartanPrincess, I've been meaning to tell you! Vroo posted a Scottish Tablet recipe on the book club Recipes page, here's the link. I thought you might dig it

http://webebookclubbin.blogspot.ca/p/recipes.html?m=1

Tartan Princess said...

Thanks TTM!!i just checked and ooooh controversial....vanilla extract!!my wee granny will be spinning in her grave!!! )

Iwinjen said...

Hmmmm...fill me in on the Santa/Easter Bunny thing. I'm thinking I missed a bunch of stuff!! =-O

Lux said...

Becky, I'm so freakin excited about Adore and Bianca coming to Australia!! I don't care if I have to go alone, but I'm making the trip to Brisbane to see them and hopefully get to make out with Adore. Her lips are just so lush! What state are you in?

Lux said...

TTM, I'm pretty sure Paris is Burning is on Netflix. I remember adding it to my watch list a while ago. I hope it's still there. I absolutely love Party Monster and can't get enough of drag culture at the moment, so I'm hoping PIB will be as good as I've heard.