I hate tomatoes. I mean loath them with a passion. I think fresh tomatoes are a slimy scourge sent down from some alien planet. I can eat tomato sauce, ketchup, and salsa but have never been able to hold down a fresh tomato. I don’t know the reason why but they make me gag. I have tried to psych myself up and buckle down and force myself to avail. Read More →
It was my little sister’s birthday a full on Chinese food night with stir fry, egg rolls, shrimp fried rice, dumplings, and crab rangoon on the menu. As always, when there is a wide variety of cooked dishes to be made at the same time, the kitchen quickly got very hot, and I got very frustrated.
I could only wrangle one little helper into the kitchen that night, and I had him making the egg rolls. While he was working I made the fried rice, and stir fry. Then I noticed the wonton wrappers sitting on the counter….
The part everybody was looking forward to the most.
It’s a good thing it doesn’t take that long, I thought. I started getting out the ingredients and I went to the fridge to grab the crab last….
I frantically looked through the kitchen for anything I could use to substitute from the crab. For a while I was seriously thinking about using Spam. Luckily I noticed a few cans of Bumble Bee® Prime Fillet® Albacore Tuna with Jalapeños & Olive Oil. My helper was about halfway done with frying the egg rolls, so I grabbed the tuna and started working.
Words of the wise.
Aaaaaand don’t touch your eyes.
Please just trust me on this.
The first time I made this…hehe…was a nightmare. I didn’t know how to handle hot peppers so I just went for it like it was a bell pepper. Big mistake. My finger tips burned for days. I washed my hands. With soap. The burn remained. Also, if I licked my fingers, I could still taste the spiciness of the jalapeno on them. Guys, it hurt. Please wear gloves.
If my fingertips couldn’t handle it…how do you think my eyes would have felt?
I am not looking forward to figuring out.
I am a big fan of easy, tasty, and quick foods. And lately, I have only been cooking things that take 20 minutes or less.
Why? Oh, I don’t know. I guess I am just getting lazy! 😉
My favorite of these 20 minute or less meals has got to be (drum roll please………) spaghetti and garlic bread!
It literally takes 60 seconds to get this dip in the oven. Having little kids in the house, I can’t be tied up for long. So this dip is reeeeeally perfect.
It also insures a serving of veggies getting into these hobbits. Not that they know, of course. I just tell’em it’s “Monster Dip” and let them think they’re eating monsters.