Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Ain't No Thang But A Chicken...Uhhh, Frog Legs

Sometimes you get those cravings ya know...usually for a Slurpee, pizza, or candy or crap like that. Unless your very ethnic, your probably not gunna wanna eat frog legs, cause dude, they're freakin frog legs. Well I guess if you're at Carlos and Charlie's down in Mexico somewhere you might wanna give'em a try, cause you're already sick and on the toilet from the water down there anyway. But, walking through Smiths, Jesse and I saw that a big ol package of tender, juicy, large calved, small human-lower-torso-lookin, meat things were only $2.88. And when you're in college and sick of Ramen or 3-pound bags of shredded coconut, frog legs start to look tasty. So we took our sweet find over to Courtney, Lindsey, and Stephanie's and cooked them bad boys up...And don't they look amazing...especially the "spread eagle" ones... Good gosh ya'll.

So to tell the truth, they weren't bad at all, a little bland, but not bad. Throw some Durkee Hot Sauce on those thighs and calves and they taste a heck of alot like chicken. The best part was sticking a piece of the meat in Lindsey Maxfield's mouth and watchin her squirm cause she is deathly afraid of frogs...weird, I know. But she took it like a champ.

Speaking of weird fears, Courtney Bingham has the most ridiculous phobia, one for which I share no sympathy with her. Uh, who in their right mind can be afraid of Shamoo? I mean, sounds like a joke right? It should be a joke. What is scary about a giant aquatic mammal, who although may weigh tons according to us land dwellers, floats effortlessly through it's own Sea World "Believe" Tank. Not only is this animal glorious to behold, it is friendly with the human folk, allowing them to ride on its back and give Sea World a ridiculous profit. Sure, herring and other fish have a reason to dread the beautiful orca, but not us. That's racism, which is also ridiculous because Shamoo is both black and white, as well as especially playful.

Moral of the story, try somethin new. Frog legs might suck, and not hit the spot every night, but be adventurous and try new crap/stuff. Like sushi (the Vegas roll and Happy Sumo is delightful), or alligator tail, or tongue tacos. But not escargot cause the idea of eating snails is just freakin stupid... leave it to the French to set humanity back a notch for puttin that junk on a menu. Give me freedom fries and a steak sandwich any day (try Steak Out in the Riverwoods, tastiness indeed), ...damn French.

By the way, I think I set a world record with like 7 chins in this picture, or cheeks I guess. Nevertheless, I might try fried frog legs again, especially if they keep selling them at 5 bucks a dozen, that's like 24 legs! Oh, also, all-you-can-eat crab legs at Magelby's for 10.99. I know that that might not be so special to all you Californyuns, but for all us who are stuck in the mountains, it's good eatin. One last suggestion, try throwin some whipper snappers in your mouth when you're eatin pretzels or other bite size food...it'll add a whole new experience to your dining life. Trust me.

119 comments:

Eliza said...

you weren't REALLY supposed to do the frog legs! They look gross in the pan. Tell me tomorrow how you feel...I'm gonna bluke!

Cortney said...

Ok in my defense their name is KILLER whales. Hmmm...that should explain enough.

Cortney said...

And in the last couple of months I've seen two different cases on the news where a killer whale was in some way showing viloent behavior towards human beings.

Cortney said...

One of the cases was Shamoo at sea world. He garbbed hold of his trainers leg and drug him down to the bottom of the tank trying to drown the trainer. This happened twice where they were not able to get the KILLER whale under control. He eventually was able to swim away and the results consisted of cuts on his leg from the whales freak'n huge teeth.

Ryan Nelson said...

I did the frog legs a few days ago...thats why KJ wanted to get the story. And they weren't bad.

Cortney said...

Then the second story was on the news a couple weeks ago. It was about some whale attacking a boat carrying fishermen. I wish I had more details but I got so freaked I had to change the channel. But my roommate later told me that some of those fishermen died in that attack.

Cortney said...

So being scared of KILLER whales isn't that strange. They are big and have big teeth and have scary beatty eyes, and mouths that could swalllow you whole, and... they're just scary!!!

Ryan Nelson said...

And in your defense courtney, you have no defense. Fine, lets start calling all friendly creatures KILLER, like, "thats such a cute KILLER rabbit", or "your KILLER kitten might just destroy that moth it caught." Maybe Shamoo was voicing her opinion on a new trick they should do. Don't try and silence the whales!!! They are fellow mammals and are bound to have great ideas.

Eliza said...

k good...I knew we had a lot of power over you but it is good to know that it's not so much.

Ryan Nelson said...

We can barely tell you have feelings toward this subject. Just admit that it is ridiculous and it'll be fine. That 4 year old girl that hand fed your KILLER whale sure seemed in peril. Especially when Shamoo let her kiss her. That was KILLER sweet of her. Maybe that KILLER kindness will melt the kids face right off.

Cortney said...

And yes Lindsey is still tramatized from eating her worst fear. I think she's going to be needing some couseling. If they ever have killer whale on sale at the grocery store do me a favor don't buy it!

R. A. L. III. said...

Hey I used to love frog legs. I would order them at the Hushpuppy here in Vegas. They batter them like a fish stick and deep fry them. You add some red hot and they are darn good. Bu then I got sick after eating them and haven’t had once since….. That was years ago!
One persons Phobia might not mean much to another person but I got to tell you I’ve seen some Killer whales doing some pretty nasty stuff lately. One online video flipped over a boat and killed a guy!!!! Another showed some killer whales attacking a mom whale and her baby in front of a whale watchers boat ride. And Shamo attacked his trainer! One of my buddies just got back from a mission in Alaska and he said they would go watch he killer whales attacking seals! They are mean mean mean! I’ve been persuaded to dislike them too… And to think I used to like Shamo!

Ryan Nelson said...

Power?! Power over me you say?!? Just wait, you'll try them one day just so you can say you did. Heck thats why I did it. Then all will bow down in submission. Hopefully.

Eliza said...

Power meaning the thought of doing something with the frog legs ...Good to know that was YOUR idea. Why do you think you like slurpees so much??? hmmmm?? When I would hold you as a baby (when I weighed like 50 lbs and you were 16 lbs) I used to tell you all about slurpees and how you would someday grow up to be a W.A.L.T.'S.

Ryan Nelson said...

K, Ray...the seals had it comin...its the food chain, the dang eco-system. And, the whale was trying to entertain the sailors by doing a 3-point acrobatic flip, but then one of the sailors leaned on the right rudder as he gazed at the pure graduer of the sight, and a tradgedy occurred due to the second mate's action. But you are right, Hush Puppies kicks A and should come to Utah along with the diverse people who live there. Utah needs that stuff.

R. A. L. III. said...

You are rite everyone should try a frog leg at least once!!!! Its just like chicken!!!

Ryan Nelson said...

I think I was the one who started talking about slurpees first on the blog world. But you're right, you had complete power over me when I was 16 lbs. and you were my favorite babysitter ever, by far. WALT's? Do elaborate Liza Honey...

Eliza said...

The name I came up with (for now) for us Slurpee peeps. We All Love To Slurp. AND it is combined with my favorite Grandpa...Grandpa Walter Elias Disney.

Cortney said...

All I hear is blah blah blah!!!

R. A. L. III. said...

I’m not saying that they don’t look cool all black and white like a big racial cookie. And I know babies and kids kiss Shamo but it’s kind of like the lion that attacked Siegfried and Roy (who I see at the gym) It’s in their nature to eat things that are smaller and weaker! And that includes people! I’m not going to freak out if I see one but I’m also not going to go to the ocean looking to kiss Shamos’ brother or sister either!

Ryan Nelson said...

Thats another point...while you have very poor hearing (only hearing blahs and skizats) the orca, AKA killer whale, has exceptional hearing which it uses to find lost children in the sea and bring them to safety.

R. A. L. III. said...

hahahahah Yes I do recall seeing on the news about that gang of child rescuing killer whales. Amazing how they do that! So much love in that big whale heart!

Ryan Nelson said...

I heard Siegfried and Roy are gay... what a ridiculous notion. Maybe they are and the lion found out and fought for his life when they tried to kiss him. He can't be held accountable for his actions under such surprising circumstances.

Eliza said...

Willy never hurt anyone! Remember when the owner of the marina planned on killing him and Jesse and his friends, including an Indian shaman named Randolph freed him. People aren't nice to whales either!!

Eliza said...

WHAT Siegfried and Roy are gay? I went on a fieldtrip to their house in the 1st grade. Just because they have fur couches and big showers that could fit 20-25 people....that doesn't mean they are gay.

R. A. L. III. said...

Um i think they might be...your probably rite....However the one that got attacked is in pretty bad shape. I dont hink he is doing much of um ...........??????????? that anymore.

Ryan Nelson said...

Can I get an AMEN!!! Thanks ya sista! We must stop the injustice to the brothas and sistas of the deep. My oh my almighty, this travesty must stop! Join your hands tugetha and stop this hatred! Let the whale do her flips, and praise the creature with yo lips. AMEN

R. A. L. III. said...

um go on you tube there are more than one killer whale attack videos!

R. A. L. III. said...

im going to put a few videos up for you nay sayers on my page!

Eliza said...

The media only shows the bad not the good. BUT only on this subject of our course....the injustice!

Ryan Nelson said...

I'm callin Al Sharpton. And the media is full of liberals who would love to oppose anything with Killer in the name. Those bastages. However, I think Al Sharpton may be a liberal. Irony.

Eliza said...

Anybody want a burrito?

R. A. L. III. said...

is it a whale burrito of or a frog leg burrito?

Ash-ah-leee! said...

(and it's Shamu peeps!!!) How dare those KILLER whales attack and eat seals!!! Last time I heard it was called the Circle of Life! It's not just a song sung by Elton John you know!

Frog Legs sound delish!!!

Who else understood the burrito joke?

JOKE: How do you turn a fruit into a vegetable over night???------> You have a tiger bite it's neck!!!!
OH SNAP!!!

R. A. L. III. said...

Oh man thats a good bad joke! HAHA

R. A. L. III. said...

And it’s not the fact that they were eating a seal that’s nature but it’s that they would throw them around like baseballs! And when they attack other whales (thus the name killer whale) they just push and slam into the whale pushing them to the surface and won’t let it go back down so it sort of suffocates why they attack!

Eliza said...

I'm sure no one but you ash. I was gonna correct the Shamu but I am not the baste tiper so it wood bee hipocriticul.

Lyd said...

I can't read any more about this NICE whale crap and I only got half way through. As you will notice Cortney and Ray that a lot of the attacks were on FISHermen. They had fish and that is what they eat. And attacking seals! You've got to be kidding me. It's just like you "attacking" your hamburger and Slurpee on a regular Monday night. Come on! I will also add that the Orca has been and will forever be my favorite whale ever. Now, I'll continue to read the rest, and I have a feeling that I will have to write another such comment.

Lyd said...

And here is the other comment. So what about the shaking their pray when they are killing them. They are just trying to kill them faster so that they are so much fun pain. Anyway, it just makes it that much more entertaining.

Eliza said...

I remember you doing a report or something on whales in Mrs. Carpenters class right? HEY ALL...lyd is the chief expert on whales so listen to her!

Eliza said...
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Lyd said...

Oh, and I got the burrito joke.

Lyd said...

As a matter of fact I did. My class even adopted an Orca!

Lyd said...

Thanks Liza! Very good point! haha

Mandy said...

ok well too much for me to comment on here except i do get the burrito joke as well

Ash-ah-leee! said...

yay for cool people getting the burrito joke!!!

Brock & Veronica Nelson said...

Do ya think siegfried and roy like frog legs? Just look at em, they look like....well..... I bet they do but don't admit it openly!

Mandy said...

oh and btw, all you morons are spelling shamu wrong...i should know i live like 5 minutes from his house

Ryan Nelson said...

I know Mandy!!! I feel like an idiot. I woke up after I posted this thing and said to myself, "Self, you spelled Shamu totally wrong." Oh well, point taken. I felt weird typin it the way that it was but I was so tired and wanted to get my story accross. Shamu. I'll never spell that wrong again. I doubt she'll mind, especially if I bring her some tasty fish as an apology.

Ryan Nelson said...

Oh, and Mandy, you spelled Mormons wrong, you spelled it morons. I bet you feel D-U-M dum now...

Lyd said...

And Mandy, Ash already corrected us on the spelling, so I bet you feel like a moron for not reading all the posts.

Mandy said...

haha i must have missed that lyd...i guess im a moron too! i guess we all are since we have been talking about a whale for so long! haha you guys are great!

Eliza said...

Did you know...Shamu is not only a whale at sea world but an airplane?

Ryan Nelson said...

All I'm sayin is that everybody needs to try some sushi...if you haven't already, quit being a wimp and find out what you're missing. And, whipper snappers are fun to eat too.

Ash-ah-leee! said...

yum....the Vegas roll!!!

R. A. L. III. said...

Sushi is so good! I could eat raw salmon for days! It makes me feel like a killer whale!!!!

Lyd said...

Mmmm, I can't wait for Happy Sumo! I had like two orders of edamamae this weekend from this Hawaian resturant across the street from me...so yummy! I wish that Happy Sumo had Who's Your Daddy. That crap was the best ever!

-KJ said...

I'm here! I'm here! Is it over? Dang!
This one goes to. . .Ryan! Sorry Ray and Cort. Never get in an argument with this kid. Stays cool as a cucumber.
Also, it looks like you guys cooked the lower half of a Ken doll. So was Jesse Sigfried and you were Roy or the other way around?
Finally, I got the burrito joke. I say it all the time to my friends and they think I'm crazy. Is it weird to say an inside joke just for yourself?

Eliza said...

no cause someday it will catch on...and it will be "the best" joke "there ever was". Thanks Dad!

Mandy said...

yea taylor and i say it as well to people that have no idea about the joke. now kenny says it evertime we go out to eat with them. its great!

Lyd said...

I actually said it like a week or so.

Ryan Nelson said...

I say it weekly...at least. And those legs to look pretty nasty. One looks like it has a bad red eye if you look closely...thats why we cooked them til they were about burnt.

R. A. L. III. said...

Ok Ryan - next time I come up I am going to make you some Cajun style deep fried frog legs!!! I have some special Cajun fry mix I got last time I was in New Orleans!

KJ- sorry you were late. However I am a professional arguer I took debate just about every year of school…so I can hold my own thanks for having faith in me.

And should I be embarrassed to admit I don’t know the burrito joke

Lyd said...

No, you shouldn't. It's a family joke.

-KJ said...

You just say it to someone when they are so full they could puke. The reaction is usually pretty priceless. Anyone want a burrito?

R. A. L. III. said...

lol... Well thanks I was embarrassed to say anything I reread it a hundred times to see how I could of missed it. I feel like i'm part of the clan now!

-KJ said...

Welcome.

Ryan Nelson said...

I'm glad that burritos are an enterance to a clan of sarcasm. I really could use a burrito now, no lie. I think I may go to Beto's and get a gut bomb. I just have to weigh the options... greasy food, or diarriah all night...hmmm

Ash-ah-leee! said...

SICK!!!

-KJ said...

Too bad Sam's Taco is no longer :(! Them was some tasty all meat burritos :p

-KJ said...

Oh yes, congrats on the new comment record!

Lyd said...

I had some good memories of Sam's Taco! Those, I think, were the best ever. And yes, I am amazed at all the comments. And I think that I have the record for the all time low!! Typical. I just need to have a more exciting life.

Ryan Nelson said...

You are not boring at all!!! I just contribute to my own blog comments so much that the number got up there pretty quick. I think its like laughing at your own jokes, same principle. And Sam's Taco. Hell yes. I love how Sam was asian yet made a fine burrito. Excellent. And I loved how he wanted Eric to take his daughter out. Good times.

Ash-ah-leee! said...

...

Ryan Nelson said...

Whats ... ? I've got a date tomorrow and was wondering if sushi would be good?? She likes new things but not fish so much so maybe just the chicken rolls. But what after sushi activities would be good for a thursday in Provo? We already went shooting and blew up a fake easter bunny, so thats out...

Lyd said...

Sorry, can't help you here! I've only been on 2.5 dates in my life so I don't have any ideas to go off of and I don't know what is in P-town. Sorry bro.

Cortney said...

Killer whales suck!!!

-KJ said...

What do killer whales suck?

If she doesn't like fish or sushi just dump her now because how can you really like sushi with out liking fish. I guess you can give her a chance, but as far as Thursday nights in Provo? I don't know. You could see if any highschools are putting on a play. Or just have an Arrested Development marathon. If she doesn't like/get it she is definately getting kicked to the curb.

Lyd said...

Cortney, sorry to tell you the bad news, but the subject of Nice Whales was over a long time ago. Just get over it. May be we should go to Sea World together and get in the Soak Zone. That way you can see how nice these creatures are! haha

Ryan Nelson said...

Oooohhh, I love the Soak Zone!! Too bad they don't have one nearby. We'll try sushi. Actually she'll try it, I'll love it.

Eliza said...

I have a big blow-up slide with a pool at the end and we could set up a row or two of chairs at the end and have our OWN Soak Zone...And it is free ($56.00 for a single day? pshhtttttttttt...yes I know they have to take care of cute whales with that money but come on!)

Ash-ah-leee! said...

"..." means no comment. Sam's Tacos---out of the loop on that one!!! Anyway, I hart sushi but I don't hart Thursdays or the fact that I have my first final tomorrow or that I have my last performance on Saturday and that I have to teach on Sunday and I have a paper on Twyla Tharp due Tuesday and that finals are soon!!! what the dang?

Ash-ah-leee! said...

p.s. your time is wrong on here!!! needs a fix

Eliza said...

he likes the PCT because then it looks like we are only up til 12am when in reality it is 1am. It makes me feel better at least...maybe I should change mine back!

Ash-ah-leee! said...

hahahahaha i guess!!! haha

R. A. L. III. said...

Ryan you could just finish school already and move back to Las Vegas. Then we could double! I never run out of places to go on dates.

Ash-ah-leee! said...

there is sooooo much more to do in Vegas than in Provo...or anywhere in Utah for that matter! Jealousy!

Ryan Nelson said...

Ya, I love the Pacific Time Zone. For some reason that time seems like "the right time". And Vegas does have many date options. I really wanna go see that Body exhibit at the Venetian I think. There are many "body exhibitions" in vegas I understand, but this one is educational and rated PG.

Ryan Nelson said...

Also, How It's Made on the Discovery Channel is one of the best shows out there right now... It reminds me of how they made Crayons on Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.

Lyd said...

I also love the Pacific Time Zone. My computer is still set to it and I don't think that I will ever change it, even if I live in Utah. I love knowing how things are made, but I hate that show. If it was more exciting like Unwrapped on the Food Network, then I would watch it. Once I hear that freakin' music after MythBusters, I have to change it as fast as possible.

Lyd said...

9 more comments and then you will have 100 posts!!!

R. A. L. III. said...

This is comment number 92

Lyd said...

Sorry Ry, I had to beat you to it...

Lyd said...

numero 94

Lyd said...

a 95

Lyd said...

mmmmm a 96

Lyd said...

y 97

Lyd said...

Almost there!

Lyd said...

Here it comes!

Lyd said...

Yipee!!!! Number 100! What a great thing it is! Let's see if we can do it again!

Ash-ah-leee! said...

i was wondering how Ryan went from 86 to 100 within hours!!! Cheater Cheater Pants on Fire!

Anyway, I too enjoy How It's Made! The other day I saw how they made skin grafts...i almost vomited at the beginning as they julienned the dermis and then peeled of the layer of epidermis....BLEH!!! but it was amazing! Crayons all the way...and Cheerios...and Bowling Balls too! yay for Mr. Roger's Hood!

-KJ said...

I LOVE the making of crayons. Speaking of Rogers' don't they say "crowns?"

Cortney said...

I say crowns..there is nothing wrong with how i say it!

-KJ said...

Except that it is not the right word ;)!

Lyd said...

hahaha sucka!

Mandy said...

i say crowns too and i get made of all the time

Eliza said...

CRAY - ONS! It is spelled exactly how you should say it! I don't understand??????????????? So do you also say Grouw for the color Gray? And Souw for the word say and mouw for the word may and prouw for the word pray..... saying "crowns" for crayons is like saying Nevahda for Nevada...chills down the spine!

Lyd said...

Thanks Liza. I totally agree!

-KJ said...

Oh snap!

Ryan Nelson said...

Alright, time for a new post. I wish I had more to say, but I don't, so this next post may not be so amazing.

Ash-ah-leee! said...

Yes! Liza and I just had this conversation like a week ago! You forgot to mention that fact that no one says crowola for "Crayola" Cray-ola Cray-ons!!! derrrr!

NEW POST POST HASTE!!!! PLEASE!

KABSorensen said...

There is not enough time in the day to read this whole comment session. Who gets 112 comments on one blog post? I think you hold the record.

R. A. L. III. said...

Hey buddy Are you ready for Huntington & New Port beach this weekend??????

Brock & Veronica Nelson said...

I'm too lazy to say crayons like cray ons, plus i think it sounds stuck up,...like if some kid asks for the cray ons i'll be more than happy to tell that snobby brat to get some color pencils, these crans are mine!

-KJ said...

I eat crans. . . for Thanksgiving dinner!

Eliza said...

crans is much better than CROWNS...at least it has the same letters... i just prefer cray-ons and saying crayons cause rose-art sucks! dats all.

Ryan Nelson said...

I agree...I once had to use Rose-Art wax color sticks to do a project and the results were disasterous. I knew then and there that I'd always pay the extra few cents for the real deal. Plus, no fake crayons can ever smell like the real ones.

Eliza said...

see you get it....you knew not to put crayons with the word Rose-art cause they are only wax color sticks. AND were they trying to be inventive when they put glitter in them? Like you can color with glitter...pshhhhht!

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