Wednesday, July 21, 2010

When life throws you rats, make…

Ratatouille. I’m sure I’m the first person in life to say that.



All ingredients were homegrown; but then so are rats and eggplant – neither of which were harmed in the making of this casserole.



Good lord, that looks like the dog’s dinner, doesn't it? But it isn’t; it’s mine. And a lucky someone’s.

"Hi honey, I'm home!"

Heh-heh-heh.

--Julia C. Bugge

24 comments:

Mister Earl said...

When you open your restaurant, don't mention the rat part.

BaysideLife said...

There's a diabolic feel to that Heh-heh-heh. Glad no harm came to the rats, um I mean the ingredients.

Anonymous said...

What a pity I have to work late tonight. Don't worry, I'll grab a sandwich.

Margaret said...

Still with the rats! I hope your guest moonlights as an exterminator.

Tash said...

Rats, no aubergine? Gotta rethink this recipe, J.C.

altadenahiker said...

But Greenwich Village Daily and Banjo 52 tried to have the last rat word. I, I had to.

Anonymous said...

You dirty rat!

(no offence)

Petrea said...

But this is ingenious, very 21st century. Reuse, recycle and all that. And so right for the recession. The rats are here and they're not going anywhere, why not make the most of them?

C'mon, Boz, we have a possum to catch.

Mister Earl said...

Meet Ratatouille

Shell Sherree said...

I'm sure it's very nutritious.

altadenahiker said...

Earl, that's hysterical. Netflixing now. (I hate to be rude but -- I'm French.)

Vanda said...

Oooh, that looks yummy! Is there rat in it? I'm all for vegetables and stuff, but it's nice to have some meat on your plate.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Guess the rat is for the protein, right?

Pierre said...

Tree rats are supposed to be tasty, but my mouth has never watered for rodent.

"Bugge", das is nicht French namen!!

Anonymous said...

Now, I don’t know what to say.

DAYo.

pasadenapio said...

My mother used to make that and pronounced it rat-a-tool. It wasn't until the animated feature came out that I knew how to pronounce it!

BANJO52 said...

Rat a Tool. Fantastic!

No ketchup?

Paula said...

Julia, you've reincarnated from Pasa to Alta.

wv
arrati

For real, arrati- two-ee.

bandit said...
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Midtown said...

Heh-heh-heh

Food for faun?

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Linda said...

Looks good,,,,,,,,if you mention the rats you'll just get more for you.

Mister Earl said...

The reason I knew about the movie Ratatouille is that 4 years ago my friend had a 50th birthday party at an industrial kitchen in Emeryville, next to Berkeley. It was one of those parties where the guests help prepare a gourmet meal with the help of top chefs, or actually, it's the other way around. Anyway, they told us that Disney had recently used this kitchen to shoot chefs at work so they could get the movements right for the animation for Ratatouille!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

What, no tater tots?

Petrea said...

I didn't tell J about your post, but we decided to have ratatouille this week.