This past weekend started off ordinarily enough. After my son served as an acolyte at a wedding on Saturday, I took him and his sister to Dairy Queen. This was after having to explain to my girl that, no we weren't going to stay for the reception because we weren't official invited, it's just that her brother was scheduled to "work." This lead to her yelling "I WANT WEDDING FOOD," and then to me and her embarrassed brother breaking down and letting her pick our lunch spot.
Currently Dairy Queen has a delicious concoction called the Jurassic Smash Blizzard. Of course, I purchased one of the new blizzards for each kid (knowing I was going to get to eat what they didn't finish). If you haven't tried it, it has: peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookie dough, peanut butter, and chocolate chunks in vanilla ice cream. Yum! Can you guess what this led to? Yes, we had to go see "Jurassic World." You may be thinking right now that I'm a total push-over, and you are partially right, but I also love spontaneity, and I love Chris Pratt. He's from Lake Stevens, WA. I think any of you reading this that live in Western Washington have an obligation to support him and this movie.
I think the best review of this movie I have seen so far came from a friend's post on Facebook. He said, "Jurassic World is the most perfectly stupid perfect stupid thing. So perfect... so stupid #blessed" Even my son commented on how over the top the ending scene was, but we all agreed that if you just suspended your mind while viewing, it was totally fun. I've also read a lot of complaints about how this movie is a prime example of conspicuous consumption and the problem with our sequel based movie industry. I'm not going to address that, because my blog is about food. I can add though, that I made the kids watch "Jurassic Park" later, and they did find the character development boring. *sad face*
After "Jurassic World" and before "Jurassic Park" we needed to figure out dinner. Since my daughter picked lunch, my son chose. He wanted either nachos or a 7-layer dip. Neither of these sounded like proper dinner, or much fun to make, so we turned to Pinterest and found the recipe for Layered Doritos Casserole. Now, you may be thinking "Katie, a Doritos casserole is not anymore appropriate for dinner than nachos or 7 layer dip." I have to disagree. It's a casserole. You can make a casserole with tater tots, ground beef, and canned soup and call it dinner. I know this, because Pinterest told me so. Plus, we had already watched that most amazing cheesy piece of American pop culture, why should we balk at essentially making a Dorito based lasagna? I should also share that when my son took his first bite he said, "Holy cr**!
That's delicious." We won't discuss his language, but he obviously liked the meal. This recipe, though a "sometimes food," is a keeper.
I'm a not-for-profit worker that loves food, both healthy and indulgent. I've eaten the 12 egg omelette at Beth's Cafe: toast, hash browns, and all. Take that Adam Richman!