Some people can express themselves artistically with food. Not me. I've got bad food fashion sense. We used to do a dinner ring, that is, a rotating weekly sunday dinner at different friends' houses. Anyhow, when it was our turn in the dinnerring, we generally had to use a cookbook. Occasionally, even with the help of recipes, we still ended up with days like the florescent dinner day. I know, because I kept a log.
"Kung fu movies are not real kung fu the same way that hotdogs are not real dogs" -- Master Hsu