I saw Julie/Julia the other day, a good movie about a woman who decides to make a different recipe from Julia Child’s cookbook every day for a year and blog about it.
This was, I thought, an excellent idea considering that a recent Ipso-Reid survey showed that 87 % of all blogs worldwide are Habs blogs.
And no, this isn’t a chick flick. The couple, Julie and perfect husband, live in Queens, NY and are almost certainly Rangers fans. Unless they’re Islanders fans. With an outside chance of being Devils fans. And Julia Child had a home in Cambridge, Massachusetts so she obviously cheered for the Bruins. Or she could have changed to a Habs fan, like Diane. I’m not sure.
Anyway, I decided to take a page from the movie and just once offer up some of my amazing recipes you can cook up and enjoy while watching the big game.
1. Take two slices of bread and gently insert cheese (any type) between them. Spread butter or margarine on the outside of bread and place in a hot pan. Brown one side and then brown the other side. This fascinating dish, which is the hit of my dinner parties, is what I like to call “Fromage de Grilled.”
2. Carefully open a bun of approximately six inches long and place a cooked weiner inside. Add relish and/or mustard and top with fried onions. Do not overcook weiner as it will go limp. This wonderful entree, which I have perfected, is called “Chien Chaud’ or “Dog du Hot.”
3. Gingerly open top of package and pour pasta into boiling water. Make sure water is salted but do not use ocean water. Stir occasionally until pasta is soft, drain, and add delectable cheese powder, a touch of milk, and a tiny bit of butter. This little treat, known as “Dinner du Kraft,” will soon have you taking Italian lessons and dreaming of riding in a gondola along the canals of Venice.
4. Place one ot two slices of bread into machine that gets hot when button is pushed down. In only a few minutes, bread will pop up and is now toasted and ready for butter. After butter is applied, slowly spread peanut butter evenly over top, making sure no areas of of toast are missed. This is known on the dinner party circuit as “Peanut Butter sur Toast.’ And for those with even more imagination, simply add raspberry or strawberry jam to top of the peanut butter and press hard to mix well. This is called “Peanut Butter sur Toast avec Jam.”
5. At the top of the stove you will see dials. One of these dials will say “oven” and it will have numbers on it. Turn dial to about 375 and insert dinner, which has been frozen to keep freshness in, into bottom of stove which will open up when pulled. Check periodically when there is a time-out in the action, and when it looks like the delicious mashed potatoes are bubbling, take dinner from stove. Remove wrap from top and dig in. This meal, which is great for when Leaf and Canuck fans come over, is fondly called “Dinner de Frozen.” Or, in the old days, the more popular name was “Le Frozen Dinner de TV.”