Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I know this much is true.

I know I like fall more than summer and spring more than winter.

I know I like cookies more than cake but brownies more than cookies.

I know I like 6a.m. more than 10a.m. and 8p.m. more than 6p.m. (we call it the witching hour around here).

I know that when I go out to dinner I have to order the chocolate dessert and the lemon, (or at least make Spencer order the lemon). I do this because when I was in college I saw an interview with Martha Stewart and she said that when she goes out she always orders the lemon desserts and she can really judge a restaurant based on how well they make their lemon desserts. I concur.

I know when I go out to brunch I will order my meal and always a side of oatmeal, because I love oatmeal....... but not when I make it.

Lately I have been driving myself crazy trying to replicate some past good experiences.

This is the Oatmeal Brulee with carmalized sugar and
berries and cream I had for brunch one day.

This is the oatmeal that Becky L made for me.

And these are my sorry attempts to replicate any good past expreience.
But they were an abject failure.

Sure, I could choke them down,
but I know this much is true,
I like someone else to cook my oatmeal.


JAG said...

things always taste better when someone else cooks it...

i love your writing.

Mama Nirvana said...

Oatmeal is definitely an art. It has taken me 10 years to figure out how to make it. I always made my husband make it, as he grew up making and eating stove-top oatmeal. We did not. I think the trick is adding way more water than you think you will need like 3:1 and a pinch of salt.


Mark and Karen said...

I'm with ya. I love me some gooood oatmeal, I just don't know how to make it.

I'm always torn when getting desserts. I love love lemon and chocolate. I always end up getting lemon cuz I know how to make a few good chocolate desserts myself. Didn't know it was a tell of a good restaurant.

Becky said...

Love this post! And for the record, I'll make you oatmeal anytime, anyplace. Maybe it just tastes better in Cali too.

jww said...

I'm actually that way with eggs--can't stand them unless they're cooked at a restaurant. The almonds and chocolate look SO good in the oatmeal, though! Too bad it wasn't the SAME. :( Interesting thought about the lemon desserts, too. I love lemon! (AND chocolate!)

kassie said...

I love this post. Didnt know about lemon desserts! Hmmmm got me thinking about what I know is true...I love oatmeal too and I never order it out because I figure I can make it at home but maybe Ill give it a try. I heard Paradise Bakery has an oatmeal cookie in the bottom...thats my kind of oatmeal!