I've probably said this before - my neighbor likes to bring me food. She brought the beans that inspired Bean Week, the blueberries that inspired Blueberry Week...you get the picture.
Now that I've been blessed with an 18 ounce box of Corn Flakes I am proudly announcing Corn Flake Week.
I remember making Corn Flake Chicken Wings when I was a kid. My mother thought I was nuts, I remember. She always shuddered at the thought of eating anything American. At least when I was younger she did. She ate anything you gave her once she had Alzheimer's. And I mean anything - lemons, napkins, Christmas ornaments.
Pardon me while I laugh for a moment or two.
So, since the idea of Corn Flakes on chicken is 25 years old to me I decided to look around for some new ideas.
Buried deep in the Kellogg's Recipe Catalogue I found few interesting ideas in a sea of (you guessed it) Corn Flake chicken. A Ground Beef and Corn Flake Pizza in a pie dish thing and a Tortilla but not Tortilla because it's Corn Flakes Casserole thing. I'm going with the second one. I've never made a casserole and, having just invested in a jar of ground Chipotle, I know I have the right spices to jack it up.
I'm thinking salad to start with blueberries (because I'm picking them myself at Jones Farms) and Corn Flake Crusted Goat Cheese. And I'll have to make some Corn (Flakes) Bread.
Dessert will be Blueberry Pie in a Corn Flake Crust.
I'm also making ice cream this week. But I'm afraid if I say what it will be no one will ever want to eat my ice cream again. It's truly adventurous. No more lollygagging for me. Strawberry-Banana? Child's play! Red Bean? A sophomore effort! Lemon-Zucchini Sorbet? Puh-lease.
I'm making Tomato-Basil Ice Cream with Goat Cheese Sprinkles.
There. I said it.
Talking about all this food made me hungry. I'm gonna go nosh on a Christmas Ornament.
Bang on, my peeps!