Tag Archives: spicy food

Magic Numbers

10 May

This is the label from the shrimp dish we had for dinner this evening.  There are five skewers in the box.  According to the label, five skewers equals three and a half servings. Who comes up with these things, anyway? How do you divide five pieces among three and a half people? Who has a half a person in their family? A small child, perhaps?

And, for what it’s worth, these things were hot enough to catch fire all by themselves. We both enjoy Szechuan food but, Lawsy! Woo-hoo! There was a second type – garlic and pepper – and we might consider trying those next time.

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Ay! Carumba!

14 May

When I make macaroni and cheese, I always use 1/3 pepper jack and 2/3 sharp cheddar.  I also use half the amount of pasta and toss in a package of frozen cauliflower.  I have always called it “Mexican Mac and Cheese” because it is mildly spicy and the cauliflower gives it an unfamiliar texture. But it’s good.

Last week, Aldi’s had some cheese called “Mango Fire” in the same bin with the pepper jack. “Mangos, huh? How spicy can that be?” Well, let me tell you, that stuff will just about clear your sinuses. I took it to a covered dish supper over the weekend, and warned people that is had a kick to it.

I didn’t have any leftovers.