Feb
05
2017
6

Witness the zenith of human civilization: Girl Scouts Cookies Cereal.

I repeat: Girl Scouts Cookies Cereal.  I am astounded that nobody’s ever made stuff like this before.  You’d think that it’d be a no-brainer, right?

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Although you will not actually get miniature Samoas and Thin Mints in your bowl, probably because they won’t mix properly with milk. Well. You know what I mean.

Feb
05
2017
6

Time to talk Pork and Beans.

I got the white beans, I got the salt pork, I got the onions, I got the brown sugar and/or molasses, and I’m pretty sure that I got the tomato paste. What I don’t got is a good recipe. My family was not a beans family.  If we needed some, well, there were plenty of companies making them already.  Shoot, I wouldn’t be doing it now except that we have a bunch of salt pork left over from dinner today and it’s got to go into something.

So, feel free to chime in.  BBQ is always on the agenda, of course. But too-elaborate is probably not the best call, here.

Jan
31
2017
3

So I have heard of this thing called the ‘British Burrito.’

Basically, you take a Yorkshire pudding, roll it flat, and then wrap the roast beef of Old England inside of it.  Gravy on the side.  …This is a cruel concept for anybody trying to watch his diet.  Which I am unfortunately finding it more and more necessary to do, these days.  Why could nobody have suggested that I learn to fry up a bread with meat fat when I was, say, 25?  I had the metabolism for such things back then!

[pause]

Sorry.

Moe Lane

PS: I probably will try the meatless pudding, at that (using butter for the fat). It seems reasonably easy enough to make, and I have all the ingredients close to hand. Flour, milk, eggs and butter, essentially.

Jan
28
2017
3

Uncle Moe’s Insanely Good Panko Cheddar Chicken. (Seriously.)

This got made Thursday night and the leftovers were just as good Friday night.  I was pleased. So was my wife.

Ingredients:

  • Two chicken breasts.
  • One bag shredded cheddar. I guess the one-pound bags?
  • Lemon juice.
  • Panko bread crumbs.
  • Butter.
  • Salt, pepper, and other spices to taste, but you need some chicken-friendly herbs in there. Thyme or sage or something.

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Jan
25
2017
4

McDonald’s giving away bottles of Big Mac Special Sauce.

This is, frankly, kind of awesome. Also, kind of annoying. The odds that my local Scotsman’s is going to have a supply of this stuff to hand out is frankly nil.

Jan
19
2017
6

Recipe Alert: Uncle Moe tries to make Ice Cream Layer Cake.

Background: I saw this recipe on Facebook for an ice cream pound cake, and said Hey! I could make that.  So I did, based on what I remembered from the video.  Because sometimes you have to live a little, people. …Also, I couldn’t remember at the time precisely where I saw it, or who made the video (I did, later).

Here’s the video, for contrast. The Pioneer Woman’s Ice Cream Layer Cake:

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Jan
10
2017
4

So, yeah, meat coma.

Between the steak nachos, and the lime-cilantro chicken thighs, and of course the porterhouse that I had for lunch, I am feeling sloooooooooow this evening. I regret nothing, of course. I also suspect that I’ll be eating a lot of salad for the next two days, because I’m not twenty five anymore, huh?

Oh, wait, crud, the pork chops need cooking by tomorrow or Thursday.  I need to come up with a suitable way to cook those. Broiling is getting boring…

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Jan
10
2017
5

BEHOLD! Steak and Potato Nachos.

Looks kind of funky, smokes up the house something fierce, my wife’s SCA class loved it.

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The smoking thing is a definite problem, though.  Enough of one that I abandoned any thought of making this a gaming dish… which is a shame, because skirt steak + potatoes + paprika + cheese + salsa + sour cream = delicious and two-thirds gone already. This may actually be something where you’d want to cook the meat on the grill, then take it inside to be cut up and tossed in the broiler…

Jan
10
2017
2

Cooking this afternoon.

Just got the seed-cake (this time with orange and poppy, instead of lemon and caraway) in the oven.  Dinner tonight is Cilantro-Lime Chicken.  My wife is also having people over tonight, so we’re gonna try that Steak and Potato Nachos thing, as well.  Should be interesting.

Yes, yes, yes:

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Jan
09
2017
3

‘Steak and Potato Nachos.’

(Via Facebook) Oh sweet merciful God I have to stop myself from running out to the store RIGHT NOW to make this*.  This is like what the Illuminati make when they make nachos.  I could very possibly eat everything in that skillet, and then regret it for the rest of the night, only not really because STEAK AND POTATO NACHOS.

I think I know what my gaming group is eating this weekend.

Moe Lane

*And, bear in mind: I’ve got a plate full of Orange Black Beans with Cumin that my wife made last night and is still absolutely delicious despite the fact that it’s cold.  Seriously, this stuff over rice is off the hook.  And I still want to chase it with the contents of that skillet.

Jan
05
2017
6

‘Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef.’

This may get made next week.  The only restriction is that my wife can’t have too much red meat… hmm. Maybe I could cook it for game, and bring it. Yeah.  That’s a definite thought.

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Jan
03
2017
1

Lemon Dijon Chicken.

This recipe I found came out remarkably well:

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