Monday, April 25, 2011

NOT the next Food Network Star!

For the love of all things buttery and corn-flaked topped...

...I need to find a way to calm Mr. Jenny down.

Yesterday the man assembled two cheesy potato casseroles and baked them. He wrapped them carefully in foil, and placed them lovingly in the trunk to keep warm on the way to my parent's house.

The men sat outside and ate. And admired his casseroles. "Wow, these are the best ever," they cried in astonishment. Mr. Jenny told them about 43 times, "Yeah, I made these...Jenny just picked up the stuff from the store."



For the love of Cream of Chicken soup, calm down everyone.

It was just cheesy potato casseroles...

And frozen hash browns, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and melted butter does NOT mean you are a chef.


No.

I'm not bitter.

Why do you ask?

I'm not offended at all that no-one got nearly as excited over the devilled eggs and homemade sugar cookies with scratch butter cream icing.

Heavens.

Those are just minute offerings to the great gustatory God's of Easter celebration food.


Seriously.


It's all about the crunched up cornflake topping, I guess.

Sigh...

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43 comments:

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

If my husband ever made a cheese anything...or ever made anything more than toast...well I'd let him brag till the cows came home!! lol:) Hope you had a happy Easter Jenny!

5thsister said...

That is one heck of a deep philosophy you ended your post with. For, indeed, life IS really all about the crunchy corn flake topping.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Don't discourage him!

Tell him how EVERY SINGLE THING he makes is better than yours...soon, on holidays, you'll be able to sleep in late, or recline in comfort in your favorite chair, while he does all the work.

Using this technique, I've been able to remove cooking anything greasy from my to-do list!

MommaHen said...

haha , this sounds like my husband when he fixes me breakfast ( toast.)

Terra said...

um, I am thinking that had to be something you had to eat to appreciate...because it doesn't sound so yummy to me Mr. Jenny!

La Petite Gallery said...

That does look delish
yvonne. I always do develed eggs and stuff celery to..

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You think that's bad, wait until he catches a fish for dinner!!! Oye...

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

MWAHAHAHA! Doesn't that beat all? Honestly, put enough fat and cholesterol into any one dish and men think it's culinary genius!

Theresa said...

We had a delicious hash-brown casserole and it WAS my favorite:) BUT... I also enjoyed the deviled eggs! I am sure that your cookies were wonderful and they just didn't want Steve to CRY, so they bragged on his casserole:)

Have a blessed day, HUGS!

☆☆Mumsy said...

That casserole looks so yummy though! Oh Jenny, the more they admire Mr. Jenny's dish, the more he has to do the cooking :-)

Jeanie said...

Feeling a little taken for granted today, are we?
I know I would have loved the sugar cookies.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

-chuckle- He really *roped-em-in* with all that easily assembled artery-clogging yumminess, hu? -sigh-

♥ ~ ♥

BEAR's Mom said...

Jenny ~ take it from someone who no longer cooks ~ not by my choosing ~ if your hubby wants to take charge of the oven...let him!
over the course of 20+ years my family has come to know that HE makes the best food EVVAAHHH :D
i'd be skinny if it weren't for my personal CHEF :D
~victoria~

~dawn said...

Much too early for such deep analysis, especially on matters of life - though I'm going to chime in an agree - LIFE - its about the crunchy cornflake toppings.
Ya, I'm down with that!!
~d

J. Kwiatkowski-Schuler said...

He shouldn't be wasting his talents. Ask him what's for dinner today, and tomorrow, and the next day!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

It is funny what makes a dish stand out. I would have loved your cookies!

Dazee Dreamer said...

I would totally have taste tested the homemade sugar cookies with the homemade frosting. That over potato casserole any day of the week.

the 'Trees said...

I should have joined you guys for Easter dinner! I make those SAME potatoes every year and yesterday, I could've cooked mine longer. Mike calls them "Angioplasty potatoes" - cuz you're gonna need it after you eat those! Tell me about the Corn Flake topping - We don't do that.

I SO wanted to have sugar cookies, but just didn't feel like making them. I'll bet yours were DELICIOUS!

Judie said...

If the turkey he cooks at Thanksgiving ever catches on, you really will have it made, Jenny, just like JFC says! You can spend the day in the lounge chair, just watching!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

They always get more credit for doing less. :)
I bet your stuff was just amazing, but everyone is USED to YOU being amazing...sooooo it goes unnoticed. :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Crazy what potatoes, cheese and cornflake topping will do to people. Me, the cookies sound like the best thing there!! Really! (wiping cheese off my mouth).

Ms. A said...

Heck, I think I'd croak if mine cooked anything. Actually, I'd brag till the cows came home and then I'd croak.

Ms. A said...

Let me rephrase that. I have a wonderful husband, cooking just isn't one of his many virtues.

Donnie said...

Or the cheese and potatoes. If Don had his way that's what we would have every night.

00dozo said...

Dang! If that's a pic of what he actually cooked, it lookes mighty tasty for a potato casserole!

If he's not so bad at cooking, feign an injury or an illness. That way he can contribute to the 'daily chores'. Just keep him away from the laundry.
;-)

Jocelyn said...

OH YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM...sorry but I think Mr Jenny wins in my book...I have a recipe that we have has in the family forever...sounds much like what Mr. Jenny made and I love them!!!

OK....can you send me a cookie....I vote for you!!!

Love ya girlie..have a great week!!

Mama Zen said...

I know what you mean. I'm expected to do the Wave when mine makes his own PB&J.

Ames said...

You should relish in the fact that other women reading this post are probably jealous that you have a husband that helps with the "feeding of the masses".

Not to worry, the men who admired Mr. Jenny's cheesy potato casserole will probably forget about the dish he made as soon as they flop on the couch and do the Al Bundy post meal ritual.

The women reading your post however will nag their husbands for days to come..."Why can't you help in the kitchen like Jenny's husband??"

Heh heh heh :)~Ames

Sue said...

heehee

In my neck of the woods, we call those funeral potatoes. (I wrote about them on my blog today.)

=)

Cynthia Lloréns said...

That does look delish
I always do develed eggs and stuff celery when I was live in Gret Falls Montana, I was a freign exchange student!!!
That casserole looks so yummy though!
Jenny have a wonderful week.
Hugs from Brazil
Cynthia

Amy said...

Look at it this way, at least you didn't have to do the cooking!

And I bet your deviled eggs and sugar cookies from scratch were far superior, only no one wanted to hurt Mr. Jenny's feelings.

mrs. c said...

I think that sometimes we do so much that it is not noticed as much as when someone who hardly ever does anything....does something, like make a cheesy potato casserole. Oh well, I am sure that the feast was amazing! Happy belated Easter.

upinthecosmos said...

Mmmmm, I think I'd like the cheesy potoatoes best also... sorry:-)

Pondside said...

With any luck you should be able to pass off all this sort of cooking to him - he's shown his cooking prowess and there's no going back. You can focus on the things you want to make - like cookies!

GardenofDaisies said...

Ooooh, all my kids favorite Easter foods!! :-) Maybe I should have sent them to your house. (My hubby is good at making Italian food, but has never cooked a potato in his life.)

Allie said...

giggling ... it must have been the day to also celebrate cheese ... vandy did steaks, mushrooms and asparagus on the grill AND cheesy twice baked potatoes .....so much for the ham tradition ... this self proclaimed chef is not complaining!!!!
p.s. did you know i am a bag hoarder ... merci beaucoup for the addiction!

Pixie said...

erm...you wouldn't disown me if I asked for the recipe would ya :) And if it makes any difference I would have ate wayyyyyy more sugar cookies than potatoe casserole!

Pat Tillett said...

It all sounds good, but I'll eat deviled eggs anytime any place, as many as I can get! Hope you have a great week Jenny!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh...Jenny, my sides are hurting from laughing. It's all too true...happens all the time!
Just let your husband do all the cooking like I do...no problem if people want to spout about how awesome his recipes are. I just sit and listen and laugh (very quietly) while stuffing my face with whatever I didn't have to cook!
Ha! Ha!

Holly said...

That potato dish does that to people. That's why I always make it myself, so I can get the credit and applause!!!! My daughter calls them "Dutch"potatoes, because in our little Dutch community they are in every local cookbook at least 5 times!! And served at every holiday, potluck and get together!!!
I'm all about the sugar cookies and buttercream frosting!!! I make those too! Pass on the deviled eggs...sorry!

Jennifer said...

*giggles*

Jenny, you crack me up. I take it you had a nice easter?! I LOVE deviled eggs, so I bet I would have fawned all over yours. :D

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Well, there is something about that potato casserole...I think it is all the fat and calories, it just goes to their brains! All men are the same:)

shafeena said...

Aww.. but isnt it wonderful that he cooks ! my husband who STUDIED hosptality and baking and sugar crafting, has not made me ONE dish in all our lives of mariage