Okay, here's the deal. My daughter has one of those school projects that all parents love. You know the ones that they're supposed to do in on their own but the reality is that we have to get involved and have to do pretty much everything?
For this one, every student had to pick a country, do a report, and bring a dish from that country to a class event. Being the busy working mom type who can't cook, I immediately said, yes, we have an Austrian Bakery (of all things) right here in little ole Reno. I'll buy my way out of the situation.
But then Sydney says, no, Mom. We have to make it. And write down the whole recipe. (The cynical side of me suspects it's a clever teacher scam to get free food and great recipes, but that other side of me knows that they're overworked and underpaid, so how can I fault them?)
I grill my daughter, flipping through a litany of shortcut ideas to save time. Turns out she's already tried my number one suggestion: Google Austrian Recipes. She says they're all complicated and too hard. I say, try Googling Easy Austrian Recipies or Simple Austrian Recipes.
Then it hits me... duh, FohBoh has over 5000 food loving members. One of them must know an easy, simple, even-a-cooking-moron-could-produce-it classic Austrian recipe.
My shameful plan B is to buy something at Backstube
, beg them for the recipie, and maybe pretend that we made it if we have to... I hope we don't have to.
So there you go. The call is out there... my daughter's 4.0 GPA and moral dignity now rests in the hands of FohBites worldwide. Can anyone help?