Friday, October 30, 2009

Marriage 201, Lecture 34: Inventory

SH: We need custard.

Me: No we don't.

I can't find the photo I was seeking so I'll post this one instead. I wanted the one of me licking an ice-cream cone but it must be on my old computer somewhere. Oh well. My mother likes this one.

SH: You don't pay enough attention to my dessert needs.

Me: What?

SH: You made those weird crackling cookies today and those bacon cookies last week.

Me: In the past few months, I have made several pear tarts, pear bread, chocolate chocolate-chip zucchini bread, chocolate tart, and chocolate chip shortbread cookies. These are all desserts you like.

SH: We need custard.

Me: No, we don't.

SH [opening freezer]: Oh no! We have only ONE PINT of custard in here! And it's NOT EVEN CHOCOLATE!

Me: So what?

SH: We should always have custard.

Me: Why?

SH: It's one of the few advantages to living here. Oscar's has Death By Chocolate. I'd better go.

Both photos courtesy of The Big Factotum.


Lindy said...

Do your faithful readers know what "custard" is? It IS one of the advantages of living in Milwaukee. (I'm sad your husband thinks it's one of the FEW advantages.) I usually abstain from frozen custard, but not at Thanksgiving. Copps has one of my favorite flavors that week - Praline Pumpkin Pie. Yum. Do you always go to Leons? I'm partial to Gilles. I had Bailey's Irish Cream frozen custard the last time I was there. Really good!

Melissa said...

@Lindy I'd better not tell DH about Kopp's Praline Pumpkin Pie custard or he'll be making the hour+ trek to get it on a regular basis.

We have Culver's, but I know that pales in comparison.

@Class Chocolate chocolate chip zucchini bread is awesome! Though the last two batches I made stuck to the bottom of the pans, even though I diligently greased and floured them.

Oh, well. Didn't take them to the events we were going to (since, you know, half of the loaves were stuck to the bottom of the pan) and ate them all ourselves :D

class-factotum said...

Lindy, I don't know if everyone has been lucky enough to experience frozen custard, which is like ice cream only better because it has MORE FAT. SH loves living in Milwaukee and is immune to my pleas to move someplace warmer. I may have misrepresented his sentiments.

We live close to Gilles, but rarely go there. I don't know why. They don't describe their flavors on their website, so it's a pain to know what "Brown Cow" or whatever is. I love Bailey's, so I'll be on the lookout for that.

Melissa, when I made blue cheese bacon bread yesterday, SH accused me of greasing the pan too heavily, but I am sick and darn tired of the loaf sticking to the pan. I mean, what do I have to do?

Jan said...

If frozen custard is like ice cream but better because it has more fat, then that's what I made all summer for Beloved. My ice cream has a custard base (lots of egg yolks and heavy cream), and I spent most of it making coffee ice cream with crushed Heath bars in it.

Must be a "man" thing. He barely touched the peach pie, the apple cake, etc. etc. but he scarfed down the ice cream.

Bleu cheese bacon bread??? That has Beloved's name written ALL over it. Recipe, please?

class-factotum said...

Oh - Lindy. We have been to Leon's, but SH likes Kopp's the best. I have their number in my phone. My mom's wonderful friend Pat gave us a gift cert to Kopp's as a wedding present and then again last month as an anniversary present.

Jan, yes, frozen custard is ice cream with egg yolks. It is yummy.

I can't find the blue cheese bacon bread recipe online. Is David Lebovitz's book The Sweet Life in Paris at your library? It's from that book. I have to tell you though that I find it just a bit salty. Maybe don't use the salt. SH thinks it's just fine, which is unusual -- usually I am screaming for more salt and he is telling me that it tastes like I dumped an ocean in it.

If you can't find it, I can scan it and email it to you. I'm just too lazy to type the whole thing. :)

LPC said...

The look on your face. Someone was in your sights all along...