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Comfort food

Since Steve (rootbeer1) is fighting off a cold, and I'm trying to keep from getting it, the last few nights have been all about the comfort foods. Last night, I made macaroni and cheese, fish sticks, and roasted Brussels sprouts. Tonight, Steve made Crazy Crust Pizza, and I made a chocolate pudding cake, which Steve's family refers to as "Chocky-Poo Puddy Cake." It's that magic recipe where you make a brownie-like batter, top it with a mixture of brown sugar and cocoa, then a couple cups of hot water and bake. Forty-five minutes later, out comes a cake floating on a layer of chocolate sauce. Takes us both back to our childhoods when we, as little budding Betty Crockers, each made this dessert for our families.

Hope to see as many of you as possible in SF at the Live Journal Picnic in Dolores Park at noon.


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Sep. 9th, 2006 05:04 am (UTC)
Crazy Crust Pizza with real Bisquick? MMmmmmmm.
Sep. 9th, 2006 06:38 am (UTC)
Yup---it's the miracle ingredient. One of my favorite things is Impossible Cheeseburger Pie.
Sep. 9th, 2006 05:20 am (UTC)
The healing properties of macaroni & cheese and chocolate cake are well documented.
Sep. 9th, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)
Not to mention whipped cream--
Sep. 9th, 2006 05:47 am (UTC)
Mmm, yummy stuff. What're you bringing to the picnic? Now that I've finished with work for the night, it's time to contemplate that and perhaps visit the grocery store.
Sep. 9th, 2006 06:35 am (UTC)
We're making cold Chinese noodles with chicken and ham. Very tasty--one of Steve's specialties.
Sep. 9th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
Yummers! Have a good time at the picnic. I can't go today. :-(
Sep. 9th, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC)
OK....Now we're going to HAVE to make that "Chocky-Poo" thing! Damn You, and your luscious deserts!

P.S. do we HAVE to call it "Chocky-Poo"? I mean, that sounds like a breakfast cereal for guys into scat...
Sep. 11th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
It's actually from a "Momma" comic strip from the mid- to late '70s, wherein one of Momma's grown sons was trying to tell here that he was an adult now, and didn't need to be treated like a child. Then she took the dessert out of the oven and he reverted: "Chocky-poo Puddy Cake! Chocky-poo Puddy Cake!"

For some reason, my family found this hilarious, and that's how we referred to it from then on.

A sample Momma strip:
The cartoonist also did Miss Peach
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