Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SHLOG FOR THE BLOG

     What's in a name? Mo and Yelena, the Billahs, our lovely friends who are expecting a miniature Billah soon invited us over for dinner and the discussion focused on what to name their little tot. I was seriously looking up traditional Indian names and a favorite I found was Luv, which was Lord Rama's twin son. But while feasting on some ribeye, the boys came up with a few names of their own.
     The steak was so succulent and after my raw hamburger in Vermont I am totally into super rare mooing meat. 
    I think that this caused a rift because Mo had to create a gradient platter of meat, from raw to well done and he didn't seem to char it to Yelena's liking. Sorry Yelena! There were also wonderful sides of roasted garlic mashed potatoes and deliciously crisp asparagus in a parmesan lime garlic sauce.
     Back to the baby names. Here are a few contenders: Electric Billah, Buffalo Billah, Adora Billah (but its a boy so that wouldn't work), Incredi Billah and the winner, Dollah Billah. So if the child gets a regular name, he has a great options in case he wants to become a rap super star!
     For dessert, the most delicious Mixed Berry Pie, and what Mo termed shlog. WTF is shlog?
According to Mo, shlog is German for whipped cream, but stiffer and he used specialized shlogging equipment. When I later did some research, this is what I found on Urban Dictionary, "shlog (v.) the act of defecating into a sock, dipping it in water, and using it to beat someone, preferably in the face." Shlog doesn't sound so appetizing. Was Mo duped by some of his college buddies into believing that shlog is whipped cream?
     After further research I was relieved to find this Double Tongued definition for shlog, " 'schlag' is German, roughly translated as 'hit,' 'beat' or 'strike'; and the actual German word for whipped cream is ... 'schlagsahne'." Whew! Kind of like the the sound you make if you have a mouth full of whipped cream or the sound the aerosol Redi Whip can makes when you fill your mouth with shlog. "Shlaaaaahg." Eh, what's in a name anyway? Call it shlog, call it whipped cream or call it sweet goodness in my mouth! 

5 comments:

adozeneggs said...

I just don't know how such a tiny girl can eat so much!!!
Again, the meat looks amazing. We don't eat too much meat so I'm living vicariously.......

Rocco Galatioto said...

Looks and sounds delicious.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What gorgeous looking food! That meat is so tempting and cooked to perfection...

Cheers,

Rosa

Jenny said...

i have a new favorite word...thanks jen g ;o) what a great looking meal and definitely an excellent dinner party idea before my own wee appletini makes her debut. xoxo

Karine said...

Everything looks sssoo delicious! MmM