I've never considered myself much of a cook. The reason for this is because I'm one of the pickiest eaters you'll ever encounter. That's no exaggeration, it's just a simple fact. Hell, even most vegans would say I'm too picky for my own good. So when it comes to eating, I tend to like very plain stuff (plain spaghetti with cheese, plain chicken, plain toast, plain plain plain) and therefore never had any need to learn how to cook a real fancy meal for myself.
Well, one of my favorite snacks has always been Rice Krispy Treats. They're a very simple, plain treat, but still tasty as hell. Problem is, I always get tired of spending 3-4 bux on a box of 'em when i know they cost probably 1/100th of that price to make. So today I finally decided I would take on the daunting task of actually making Rice Krispy Treats. Granted, they're about as hard to make as a can of Chef Boyardee beefaroni, but to me it still wasn't guaranteed that they'd turn out right. The fact that I had to melt butter in a pot had me envisioning a small grease fire in the very near future.
I'm happy to report, however, that my attempt to make Rice Krispy Treats was a huge success. Behold!
Tell me that isn't a thing of beauty. They taste just as good as they look too. Here's the recipe in case any of you wanna try making 'em.
Well anyway, that's my big triumph of the week so far. Hey, gimme a break... I was sick in bed all last week. Making these treats was an action-packed adventure in comparison! Ok so now it's your turn: what culinary conundrums have you guys overcome?
adam mcd (Guest) on 03/29/2006 4:04 am
chicken kiev: ukrainian delicacy.
basically fried chicken breast with garlic butter in the middle.
stevesmashstuff (Guest) on 03/29/2006 5:54 am
I once made some soup out of three cans of carlsberg special brew, gravy granules and salt. It was very thick. Like beef paste or something. And then I was ill all weekend. You should try it if you get a moment.
Eraia (Guest) on 03/29/2006 9:40 am
Maybe if you cooked more stuff your slef you'd like the taste better. I hate shopping and by the way, tuna and chilli flake soups better than it sounds.
Ilya (Guest) on 03/29/2006 4:09 pm
Im just like you Rog...i dont like complicated foods...thats why i hate going to restaurants sometimes because of all these complicated things on the menu....Chicken with mango salsa and pepper with real monkey feet...
Simple grilled chicken, simple pasta with sauce just like you....Also I never really tried to make anything...
dreaded quail (Guest) on 03/29/2006 4:49 pm
Once my parents were gettin out I saw I was gonna be alone all day. it wasn't any bad but by the time I had to have the friggin lunch i realised i needed to eat n there was no-one at home who knows how to cook n I didn't know a darn thing about it. Since there was only rice, I had to try myself to make rice to eat.I at length scrambled it through and managed to successfully make the rice suitable to eat. this would happen again but with celery and Konjac instead.
El Guano (Guest) on 03/29/2006 6:38 pm
I actually cook alot but my favorate thing to make is Mac and cheese not that crap in the box but Macaroni noodles slathered in melted Velveeta Cheese.
xbxmcj (Guest) on 03/29/2006 9:12 pm
You should sell your rice krispy treats on ebay. Just put a pickle hat in them, or something. I'm sure somebody will buy it.
Steve (Guest) on 03/29/2006 9:39 pm
Try doing this next time Captain Rog, substitute the Rice Crispies with another cereal, specifically Cocoa Pebbles! You'll OMFGROFBBQ you're way to krispie cereal heaven.
Joe (Guest) on 03/29/2006 10:19 pm
try adding chocolate chips to the rice krispy mix. taste friggan awesome. ooh and try cut up strawberries with a creamcheese and jam mixture over it. its crazy!
Azael (Guest) on 03/30/2006 8:00 am
I once had to microwave dinner all by myself. It was an arduous task, but I emerged victorious!
one more thing...
Going along with the "adding cocoa pebbles" idea, you should combine Rice Krispies, Cocoa Pebbles, AND Fruity Pebbles. What crazy madness will result from this dangerous concoction?
I'll tell you : PARTY KRISPY TREATS!!!
Azael (Guest) on 03/30/2006 8:02 am
ooh This idea just occurred to me...
Why not try to make Boo Berry Treats?
Or better yet, mix Boo Berry, Count Chocula, and Frankenberry to make the ultimate Monster Treats!!!
EERIE (Guest) on 03/30/2006 8:06 am
At age 9 I learned how to put sliced bread together with peanut butter.
Ty (Guest) on 03/30/2006 8:16 am
I made Chopped up Beef and Rice and Gravy when I was in Boy Scouts. My troop liked it alot and I got some cooking badge. Yay!!
AngryHydralisk (Guest) on 03/30/2006 10:00 am
You could also add coffee for an all-night Rice Crispies snack. Hey, it worked on Ham on the Street.
Los Pepes (Guest) on 03/30/2006 10:49 am
I'm the exact opposite of you, and usually refer to myself as a catfish when it comes to food...
Just put it in front of me, I'll eat it.
Steve (Guest) on 03/30/2006 2:30 pm
OMG Ty you gave me the inspiration for a great idea! Why not instead of cereal we use meat!
HAMBURGER MEAT TREATS!
Oh boy the marshmallowy possibilities we could make...
Alex (Guest) on 03/30/2006 5:16 pm
Reminds me of my first few encounters with fried eggs when I was just eight. I was so used to the whole "tear everything up and dump it out of the pan" removal style with scrambled eggs, I could barely keep the eggs from landing on the floor.
I evetually overcame the issue, but omlettes, however, are still the bane of my existance.
Kisla (Guest) on 03/31/2006 1:23 am
Kitty-kibble + Marshmallows = all sorts of April Fools fun! Just make sure you avoid the fishie shaped kind. People start to get suspicious then. :\
Nyah. I tend to be almost "bi-polar" with my food. Some stuff I add all sorts of crap (Mac'n'Cheese+mushroom soup+tuna+peas+crunchy noodle things). Other stuff I eat really plain. Usually just depends on my mood.
Chris23 (Guest) on 03/31/2006 8:08 am
Try adding crack-cokaine to the mix.
Everyone will love your pastry and they will
be asking for seconds all the time...
Kirbykid (Guest) on 03/31/2006 10:13 am
i cook sometimes, but i always have trouble with frozen pizza, because i leave the cardboard thingy under it on!!! so when i cook it right, its a culinary victory!!!
FallenAngel (Guest) on 03/31/2006 12:59 pm
When it's just my boyfriend and me, I always have to cook... he managed to turn bacon into carbon the other week... amazing.
I love making "impossible pies". Bisquick, you are a god-send.
Aks (Guest) on 03/31/2006 9:16 pm
Ramen Noodles dude. Ramen noodles..... Mmmm..... Course I burned them but hey... Im only 14.
Jesse (Guest) on 03/31/2006 11:52 pm
I wouldn't exactly call it a victory just yet, but I am starting to have a little more balls when it comes to cooking. Probably the closest thing I've got is the time I tried to make some cooked cake frosting that came out halfway right.
Dude (Guest) on 04/01/2006 6:35 pm
You know how to make anything taste good? Put it on a stick.
Don't believe me? Try putting some of that Rice Krispy Treat on a stick. Does it taste good? What do you MEAN it already tasted great? Did Don't question me boy, I'll git out tha belt!
flash_fox (Guest) on 04/01/2006 8:42 pm
One time I made the meatloaf detailed in one of the Deep Fried Live episodes. It took 4 friggin hours, but it was the best meatloaf I've ever had.
I like good food. I've tasted some really foriegn stuff. Everything from Thai curry to Escargo. All this talk is giving me a hankering for Pho. See ya!
(Pho is vietnemese noodle soup. If you're planning on trying it, do not order it with beef balls. They are really fried cow testicals. Yuck!)
Despair (Guest) on 04/02/2006 8:16 am
I made sphagetti. I was only in the hospital for a week after! you see...i am the sphagetti god.
orange (Guest) on 04/02/2006 8:59 pm
i made a pie once. and a candle that wound up looking like a penis...a green penis...a BIG,THICK, GREEN PENIS WITH A HINT OF PINK,AND SOME WHITE STUFF COMING OUT OF THE END THAT LOOKED PRETTY DAMN SIMILAR TO WHAT I LIKE TO CALL "CHEESE WIZ" CAUSE THATS WHAT CUM TASTES LIKE!
Josh (Guest) on 04/03/2006 9:19 am
You've got to be Joshing me!!!
Advil children s. (Guest) on 01/28/2007 9:27 am
Advil children s.
Bill (Guest) on 04/30/2009 9:51 am
I love rice krispie treats.
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