This past Wednesday got me thinking a lot about macaroni and cheese. The Fearless Cook introduced a “fierce” dish to me and the crew that had us laughing, reminiscing, talking about man-crushes (Leo), and inevitably nodding off on the hosts’ couch. That being said, this mac ‘n’ cheese was not your typical mac ‘n’ cheese. Nor was it like your G’ma’s mac ‘n’ cheese. Nor was it like Mom’s mac ‘n’ cheese. It was better. Along with herb-roasted chicken and roasted tomatoes over bitter greens, you have yourself a classy, down home meal that has not been had for quite some time. Something we all needed.
Speaking of macaroni and cheese, here are some interesting tidbits:
- Some credit Thomas Jefferson with bringing macaroni to America and inventing macaroni and cheese. Apparently that’s not true, and “those who perpetuate these myths are liars.” Who cares? We’re Americans, we’ll claim it. If Thomas Jefferson liked it, then so do I. Kind of funny to think about T.J. himself thinking so much about macaroni, huh.
- For an interesting and true commentary on macaroni and cheese, click here and listen.
- Kraft Foods was the first to introduce boxed mac ‘n’ cheese. They now sell more than 1 million boxes of the dinners every day! Just where do they get all those noodles?
- I read online that the proper way to open a box of macaroni and cheese is to use a knife to carefully separate the top and bottom container flaps. Didn’t know there was a rule for such a thing.
A good way to gain mad respect on the streets is to get a few scars. However, make them respectable. The last thing you want are a few trashy bruises, bumps, swollen jaws, and too much blood. Make it a one-time thing. A minor cut or two strategically placed on the forehead should suffice. Classy. Abrasive, but not too abrasive. Tough. Interesting. The best part about it is that they can serve as great conversation pieces.
Some common respones when asked, “What happened to your head?”
- When in an interview, always blame it on sport. It shows you’re a go-getter, team player, competitive, and not a quitter. I prefer the “diving for a loose ball” story as opposed to the “a guy took me out on a break-away lay-up” story.
- Boxing is also good. “I’m a boxer. I tour NYC, Philly, DC, and Chicago. These guys, they’re my training staff. I’m 5-5-1. Not a winner, not a loser. I won 400 bucks tonight.”
- “My cat got pissed off and scratched me.”
- “I have these stairs in my apartment. I bumped my head on them. They’re spiral. No, I don’t wish I lived in the 80’s, but the stairs are cool. You should see them.”
- When the cashier at Walgreen’s asks what happened: Always reply, “Don’t worry about it…you think this is bad, should see the other guy. Debit.”
- Never, ever, under any circumstance respond with the following: “I hit my head on some furniture.” Just sounds wussy.