Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Preparing The Perfect Meal

As someone who, on occasion, has been known to eat food and/or dance, I was told early on that I would have a chance to participate to the Kitchen Dance Party blog. This was very exciting for me. Although my reputation as a writer often begins and ends with whatever is in my Netflix queue, I consider myself to be a well-rounded individual with much to say on many topics. My suggestions regarding meal preparation will hopefully encourage you to live a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle.

I often find myself in a situation where I have very limited food choices in my apartment, so creating a balanced meal that is both nutritious AND delicious takes a bit of creativity. The recipe I will be sharing with you this afternoon does not require a lot of time or energy, but the results speak for themselves. I would recommend this to anyone who is trying to stick to a budget.

Fig Newtons

One package of Fig Newtons. For alternate serving sizes, you may also use the single-sleeve servings of Fig Newtons, found both at your local grocery store and at liquor stores, nation-wide.

- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Turn off oven
- Open package of Fig Newtons

The most essential part of your preparation should be in how you open the Fig Newtons. If you choose to purchase the plastic two-sleeve set, you must consider how many Fig Newtons you intend to ingest over the course of your meal. With the newer packaging, resealing the Fig Newtons by opening the plastic surface may be an option - however, this can make it more difficult to reach Fig Newtons and create frustration during your eating experience. If you have some experience in this, you may choose to open the side of the Fig Newton container and pull the sleeves out directly. This will provide you unfettered access to the entirety of the contents - however, it will also hinder your ability to reseal the Fig Newtons in their original container, which may cause your ingredients to become hard and inedible over a short period of time. Know your limits and plan accordingly.

While Fig Newtons may act as your main course, you may also choose to supplement your Fig Newtons with an appropriate side dish. While I prefer to follow my meal with a diet coke and a cigarette chaser, not all dinner guests may find this an appealing alternative to the more traditional after-dinner mint or coffee. Remember that all parts of your meal must work in tandem - people are not coming to you for a simple meal, but rather, a complete dining experience. While I can provide you with all the necessary tips to create your complete Fig Newton meal, I must admit to a lack of experience in regards to presentation. For more information regarding your dining experience, I will refer you to an important documentary on the full dinner experience.

Betty's confidence is shaken a bit when doubts of her correctness sneak in. Will you be a Betty?

Music Land: One of the most appealing aspects of serving Fig Newtons is that they can be accompanied by any style of music. However, to fully complete the dining experience, I would recommend timing your main course to coincide with the song Icarus Smicarus by Mclusky. Newtons are a dish best served angry.

1 comment:

  1. Silly. Silly because it's true.

    Welcome to our new "Eating Like a Bachelor" feature.

    I plan to contribute.