Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Grimm Feast: Awkward Bratwurst (S3E12)

Hello, Murderlings.  Guess what I did today?  I donated blood!  Yay!  Why am I sharing this?  Because while some people go through the donation process and shrug it off quite easily, I do not.  I take at least half an hour longer than normal before I can safely stand up, and for the rest of the day, I’m a bit…slow.  I was okay for most of the day but I’m especially punchy right now, because I’m tired and hungry and…I forget where I was going with this thought.

Anna: “So why did you decide to do a blog post and donate blood on the same day?”
Elle: “It happened to be a Wednesday.  I didn’t plan this.”
Anna: “Just checking.”

What are we doing today?  Oh right.  Awkward Bratwurst.  Awkwurst!  The entrée that Rosalee served to Monroe’s parents at the most awkward dinner party ever.  Oh, Monroe.  I’d like to make some snarky comment here about how you should’ve handled things differently when introducing your über-conservative Blutbad parents to your Fuchsbau fiancée, but to be honest…I think it went pretty well.  Eventually, anyway.

Friday, August 8, 2014

A Grimm Feast: Prodigal Green Beans (S3E11)

Yay, awkward dinners!  In this episode, Rosalee brought Monroe with her as she was reunited with her mother and sister whom she hadn’t spoken to in seven years.  Mama Fuchsbau was more than happy to let bygones be bygones and embrace her returning daughter.  Sister DeEtta, on the other hand, was less thrilled—having been the one who sacrificed her career and social life to take care of their parents when Rosalee was struggling through her drug addiction.

Monroe did his best to make the family’s reunion dinner a positive occasion (even though he couldn’t eat the main course) by complimenting the green beans.  When he asked what marvelous ingredient they’d used to make them so delicious, DeEtta disdainfully replied: “Salt.”

“Oh honey,” thought I.  “We can do better than that.”

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Grimm Feast: Explosively Good Beef & Mushroom Tartlets (S3E3)

This is the episode when Monroe and Rosalee went to a fine local establishment for a romantic dinner…only to discover later that the restaurant was run by vengeful Bauerschwein who were using their culinary know-how to murder Blutbaden.  Apparently there is a certain truffle from the Black Forest that is toxic to Blutbaden, for definitions of “toxic” that include “complete loss of faculties followed by exploding.”

This truffle was served up in an irresistible beef tartlet to all customers, though only the Blutbaden were affected.  Fortunately, Monroe brought along his trusty vegetarianism and an adorable Fuchsbau who was more than happy to eat his tartlet.  Remember, folks: if your significant other steals food off your plate in a restaurant, it’s because they love you and are trying to save your life.