As I meander through the massive array of available resources to fine tune one’s culinary skills, rarely do I find advice for the home-alone man of the house. You know… the one who has been left facing the possibility of hunger, so that his spouse may shop, horse ride with the gals, or hang out with the Ladies of Lighthouse.
Yeah, it doesn’t happen often, but when it does, man, wouldn’t it be nice to have a card up the old sleeve? A few recipes that take like, thirty seconds to make, and requires the push of one button?
Brother Bo Whittemore and MT have good news for you! We’re in the process of compiling a list of recipes for just such occasions. Here’s a couple.
Recipe 1: Portable Shepherds Pie
Ingredients – left over mashed potatoes, some cheese (any will do), and that single hamburger that was left over in the fridge from who knows when.
Place the hamburger on a paper plate, spoon a glob of mashed potatoes on the burger, then put on the cheese. Microwave until… well, who knows… just stand in front of the microwave until the cheese melts.
Recipe 2: Chili con Chicken n’ Yellow Rice
(This is Bo’s favorite, and Anita has already given it an easier name to pronounce… slop!)
Ingredients: left over chili, left over chicken and yellow (or was it the chicken that was yellow, or green) rice.
This one’s a little more difficult to make. Pour it all together, stir, and yes, you guessed it… microwave. Presto! Slop Galour.
I’m sure you’re taste buds are watering, so give these a try while we try to find funding to publish our great culinary skills…
Wait!!! Hot off the press! We’re in the process of hiring a new chef! Our good friend Hank Rhoden has just submitted his application by way of an enticing recipe he’s sure will have us all running to (or from) the kitchen! Here’s an example and a link to more. ENJOY!
(I’m wondering if Dawn prepared this for Hank last night)
Cricket and Bacon stuffed Mushrooms
½ Cup of Roasted Crickets
1 Package of bacon
1 8 oz Package of Cream Cheese (room temp.)
2 Quarts of whole Portabella Mushrooms
In a bowl add cream cheese and roasted crickets. Wash Mushrooms and remove stems from caps. Place caps on a cookie sheet covered in foil. Fry Bacon until brown and crispy. Move to paper towel to drain. While the bacon is still warm, add to the cream cheese and cricket mixture and mix well. Next Spoon the mixture into mushroom caps. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
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I can’t help but hear the words, “Hey, grand-paw, what’s fer’ supper?” Black-eyed peas and hog-head cheese… yum, yum!