Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy New Year Baby Broiled Pears With Orange & Honey



What does this adorable photo of Betty Page have to do with this recipe? Absolutely nothing! But doesn't that put a smile on your face? Think healthy when you think sexy, and make your honey something fun for New Year's! 



Saturday, December 14, 2013

Rock You All Night Long Bacon Wrapped Chili Rellenos

Now that I've stuffed everything but my bra this past week, I promise you that this will be the last "stuffed" vegetable recipe for at least a couple of weeks. And you know what? Lucky, lucky you that I've saved the best for last. I think it's pretty obvious why it's the best, isn't it? I mean, wouldn't you eat your dog's chew toy if it was wrapped in bacon?


Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Grunge Cookbook Holiday Special! The Mustache's Slap Me Upside The Head Chicken Fried Steak


I don't think The Mustache likes his new 
pet name... oh well, c'est la vie! 

Back in "the old days" when things were less complicated, Chris, Andy, Susan and I had some really nice meals together. Mostly I cooked every night for everyone. Chris loved my cooking and commented when Andy and I moved out of his house and got our own apartment, he said " I'm really going to miss your cooking " when I said " Will you miss me ? "  

 I remember once around the holidays, he and his girlfriend and me and Andy went to this new place in downtown Seattle. This was probably the last time we all sat down and ate out together. We were all dressed up and the holiday spirit had us in a great mood. I gave Susan his girlfriend some red garnet earrings, and I gave Chris a necklace with a cross. Chris ordered this plate of chicken fried steak that was bigger than his head, believe it or not! The dish was called "Slap Me Upside the Head Chicken Fried Steak." I remember Andy got a "Gringo Burger" and was joking , "Why don't they have a Beaner Burger," always the joker that one!  

I will never forget that meal. It can only be described as a really special memory and moment in time where everything seemed perfect. There was not stress that we feel now as adults about money or physical pain or worry about what we can or should not eat like adults have. We are and drank what we wanted when we wanted, including pieces of meat bigger than our heads! These days I can't even finish a Beth's omelet by myself! 

I think I found what would be the closest recipe. Enjoy! And remember the way to a man's heart is definitely through the stomach! 

"Won't Be Driving Home" Christmas Jello Shots

First of all, I sure hope these instructions don’t confuse the heck out of you.
Second, this is a really fun thing to make! It’s a Christmas version of the classic “Finger Jello”recipe, which I believe refers to any jello that is supplemented by an additional dose of plain gelatin, which renders it a little more hardy and easy to pick up with one’s fingers than regular jello would be. Rainbow Finger Jello involves layering several different colors of the gelatin-fortified jello, which results in an amazingly happy and pretty layered treat.
A couple of weeks ago, I whipped up a cute Christmas version. The kids loved it. But I think I wound up eating more squares than anyone. I kept walking by the fridge, and popping squares in my mouth. Repeatedly. Till they were all gone.

Grunge Cookbook's Cod Tacos with Radishsnapper Salsa



If you don't know what a radishsnapper is, you're an idiot, you have no business reading this, and I should fire my publicist... but he's a monkey, and since it's the holidays I'm cutting him some slack....


Sancho the useless creature, he thinks sitting around looking 
good is a skill....