This is what we've been snacking on...olive oil with various herbs... Compliments of the handiwork of Strapping Young Lad during some of his industrious moments at Vacation Bible School.
Now, I confess to trying to throw this away. (In my defense, I found it in his room, among his other treasures, and it just didn't look appetizing. But after thinking about the ingredients for awhile, I realized it wouldn't harm anyone to eat it...) But Strapping Young Lad was adamant that we all imbibe.
And in the midst of Strapping Young Lad's culinary success, I had my first true-total-culinary flub. "It" is green bean salad. The recipe called for making your own aioli (French garlic version of mayonnaise). Piece of cake, I said, and went to town on it. I never did get it to emulsify and ended up tossing it out (sob. 2.5 cups of olive oil down the drain..); after my blender spewed it all over the counter and cupboard, of course.
Not One to allow such an incident to prevent me from completing the desired dish, I merely used mayonnaise straight from the jar.
Ugh. Let's just say that potatoes belong in a mayonnaise-based cold salad; not green beans. Even Hubby, who is gracious and non-discriminating in regards to being cooked for, had a difficult time eating his portion.
The green bean salad is still in the fridge. It doesn't even get a picture on my humble blog.
But Strapping Young Lad's "Strong Oil" does (apparently someone at VBS told him that it'll make him stronger; he really took that to heart.).