Once, I made a casserole. Usually, Sweetie makes the casserole, which is just ground beef and macaroni and cheese, and which is delicious. (I'm not sure it is a "casserole," but that's what we call it. My mom called it "Hamburger and Noodles." Mom was not one to be creative with the dish names.)** But once, I made the casserole, and, as I am prone to do, I wanted to fancy it up. So I thought, I will make a barbecue casserole, and I bought some barbecue sauce.
The night I made it, I put a little barbecue sauce in the basic casserole, and stirred it around. I tasted it, and it tasted like casserole. So I put a little more barbecue sauce in.
"Be careful with that," said Sweetie, adding "A little barbecue sauce goes a long way," but I didn't listen to her because I am stupid. And I put the entire bottle in, and the casserole was very barbecue flavored. It was barbecue flavored enough to stun a moose at 30 yards.
And so barbecue casserole joined "Sage Tacos" (spilled the spice into the pan), "Cincinnati Chili" (cooked on too high a heat, got distracted), that one time I cooked the lasagna too long and it turned solid (self-explanatory) and other culinary disasters I have caused.
(Pride causes me to add: I am supergood at making pizzas, from scratch.)(It's just everything else I can't cook.)
I bring this up because of the website I have been obsessed with all weekend and this week. It's called "Someone Ate This," and it consists of real-life photos people post to the web of food that's so weirdly gross it's impossible to believe it's real, plus snarky comments. Like this:
That's one of the hundreds they have on this site.
The tags are as funny as the comments. I couldn't stop reading them. I've read every one of them on their site now. You should go read all of them now and never stop laughing, like I am.
Someone Ate This on Tumblr
**except for "Million Dollar Candy," which is another story altogether.