Have you ever had one of those days? You know…THOSE DAYS! Those days when the winds of whatever seem to be having their way with you, blowing you and your would-be perfect day out of the known universe? How about one of those weeks? Months? Years? LIFETIMES?
I used to like to make plans and then I learned that plans can be easily derailed. So, for a while whenever I made plans, I would also try to make contingency plans…for just in case something came up to impinge on the original plans. It’s a crazy, insane way to live–always waiting for the proverbial ‘other shoe’ to drop and trying to make plans to catch it before it hits the floor.
As a random side note, have you ever thought about the origin of ‘waiting for the other shoe to drop’? From my extensive five minute research on Google, I found that the phrase apparently has roots in apartment living with no noise barriers between rooms. The story goes that a man comes home from work late at night after all of his neighbors are asleep. He sits on the edge of his bed to take off his shoes. Without thinking he takes off his first shoe and let’s it the floor. The sound of the shoe hitting the floor awakens the tenant living in the apartment below. The tenant lays awake waiting for the noise from the other shoe to hit the floor, so that he can finally go back to sleep without being disturbed. In the meantime, however, the shoe-dropping neighbor has realized that he has probably awakened someone with the noise from the first shoe and has removed the second shoe and has quietly placed it on the floor. Just an interesting bit of Americana for your reading pleasure.
The point is this: I have been wanting to make these rolls for quite a while now. I had the ingredients all purchased and had set Tuesday, well actually this past Wednesday which somehow slid into today, as the day I would finally get everything made, photographed, and posted.
Tuesday didn’t work out and then on Wednesday my daughter needed me to babysit for my two little grandsons. I figured that I could cook with them here, particularly since this was an extremely simple recipe. But… just in case you are wondering what happens to fresh rolls (for the sliders) when a two year old with a toy lazer gun that his well meaning grandparents bought for him at the circus the previous night gets a hold of them, this picture will explain everything.
Yea. They get power blasted without mercy…except for one of them. I don’t know why one of them got spared. If it was not an inanimate object it would be sitting there in nerve-wracking anticipation waiting for that proverbial other shoe to drop on it. Poor little roll. My daughter, Katie, came home last night and put it out of its anticipatory agony and ate it, along with five of its squashed neighbors.
To further hamper my plans, that 2 pound bag of langostino from Costco that was definitely in the freezer a couple of days ago magically disappeared into thin air. My hubby confessed last evening that he had thrown it away because somehow the bag had ripped and the langostino had fallen out and become freezer burned. Oh well. I am now on Plan Q for getting this langostino marvel posted and I dispensed altogether with the sliders. To heck with it, go for the gusto and put this stuff inside sub-style sandwich rolls.
Update: The hubster got to eat one of these while I taking photos for this post. I’m pretty sure I heard him weeping openly in the family room saying something to the effect of, “I didn’t think I’d ever get to have something like this in Utah. I had a lobster roll the last time I was in Boston…but this is Utah…these taste better than the lobster roll from Boston…I love her, I love her, I am so in love with my amazing wife…”. I think I might have heard that last part spoken from his heart. I mean we’ve been married for almost 31 years and I can hear the words that his heart is shouting but that his mouth does not speak. Okay. It’s February and this is supposed to be the month of luuuuuuv. So this is about all you are going to get from me on that subject. Shudder.
For other recipes on this site using langostino please see:
Soooooo easy to make these and even better to eat them…..
This recipe was featured on Tasty Kitchen on 2/13/2012.