Cookin' With Leo
Holy Cow! The Chinese Have Taken Over Everything
Even My Dear Sweet Italian Fairy Godmother!
Well, it’s happened! The Chinese have finally taken over everything, thanks to Wal-Mart and the rest of the dim wits we elected to congress. And, I thought it was all Baby Boy Bush, but he was too far gone to do all this by himself. Took all them rotten senators and house members we thought were gonna’ help out all us poor beleaguered citizens. Shows you just can’t depend on nobody no more. And what the hell am I all up on my soapbox about, you wonder. Well, I’ll tell you! That BigBox and Red China working in cahoots have finally brought Italian/Chinese cooking to my Dear Sweet Italian Fairy Godmother, the Lord help us.
Just the other day when I was enjoying the warm spring sunshine out on the patio with a tall cool one, who should show up but my Dear Sweet Italian Fairy Godmother with a brand new recipe she was all excited about. Said she just had to bring it to me first hand because it was the latest in Italian dishes. And, of course she imparted by way of her magic wand her great new recipe to me and was about to take off for parts unknown when I caught her left wing and held her down for a few minutes while I asked her,
“Hey, Dear Sweet Italian Fairy Godmother, how come you are giving me a supposedly brand new Italian Recipe what’s got all this Chinese junk in it?”
“Dat’s da latest ting,”she sez.
“What, Italian cookin’ with all this Chinese junk in it? You ain’t tryin’ to poison me are you?”
“No, never poison you li’l bambino. Jes don’t buy da groceries from BigBox get ‘em from good Italian Import store where everything is still good.”
“Well yea, but where in hell would a good Italian Import store buy Chinese stuff?”
“Hey, not to worry, all dem Italian Import stores been buyin’ dat stuff from all dem Dear Sweet Italian Godfathers an’ dey don’t never mess wit no Chinatown Importers.”
“Well, I suppose that might be true, Dear Sweet Italian Fairy Godmother, I’ll promise to try it out on all my trusting readers, and you have a nice trip wherever you are going as long as it ain’t China.”
And, with that she was gone, and I saw that she headed south and not west. So, with that I am passing on this Italian/Chinese recipe. Try it, you will like it. As long as you don’t buy your groceries from the BigBox you won’t get poisoned.
This is what you will need for:
Italian/Chinese Beef Pasta, whatever.
8oz Linguine, uncooked
3 cups Broccoli florets
2 cups Carrots, peeled and sliced
2 tsp Olive Oil
1 lb beef sirloin steak sliced into thin strips
¼ cup Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing
1 tblsp Teriyaki sauce
Here is how to do this Italian/Chinese Pasta dish:
Cook the pasta as the directions tell you, adding the veggies the last 2 minutes of boiling. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a cast iron skillet, and brown the meat on all sides, about 4 minutes. Stir in the dressing and the Teriyaki sauce and heat just enough to thicken the sauce. Drain the pasta mixture, place in large serving bowl and add the meat mixture and toss to coat and mix evenly.
And there you have it the very first Italian/Chinese pasta dish made in America and brought to you by Leo, who is Irish, and his Dear Sweet Italian Fairy Godmother. At least China hasn’t taken over completely.
Might want to flush it all down with a jug of Italian red wine or some German Bud or Mich.
Ya’all Enjoy Now
An’ Take Care Ya’heah!
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