Yorkshire Chicken

DSCN0593Happy Autumn!

The Equinox has come and gone and we are enjoying some very fall-like weather here in Maryland. There is a definite chill in the air, as well as lots of rain.

It’s an absolutely perfect time for comfort food. And I think that casseroles, particularly chicken casseroles, are extra comfy.

This Yorkshire Chicken recipe comes from the cookbook Favorite Recipes from the Outer Banks Woman’s Club.

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Nothing weird here. The only thing that I did in the way of substitution was swap out Poultry Seasoning for the ground sage. Because I didn’t have sage. And in the milk mix I put in dried parsley and dried thyme. But aside from that, I followed Ms. Barbara Sherman’s recipe to the T.

Yeah, electric skillet!

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It’s amazing how close to a fried chicken it turned out like at this point. I might have to remember to do this little shake n’ bake technique with some smaller pieces of chicken and see if I can get them cooked all the way through.

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I baked it closer to 1 hr 20 minutes because, you know, apartment oven.

This is how stupid I am–I thought that somehow this would end up being a gravy and not a bread. But–hell-O?!?! It’s Yorkshire. Like, as in Yorkshire pudding? Of course this would be exactly what it was:

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Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

My quest to complete all twelve Impossible Pie recipes from The Bisquick “No Time to Cook” Recipe Book rolls on with Impossible Cheeseburger Pie.

Plus, this dish is apropos because today is one of the best days of the year: National Cheeseburger Day!

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Courtesy of our friends at ClickAmericana.com

And really, this Impossible Pie is just as one would imagine it would be: ground beef and cheese (which, let’s face it, is the base for the majority of these).

I made this pie on a random weeknight for myself with the intent to just eat the leftovers for the rest of the week. For lunches and dinners.

Which I did.

Which is maybe why I need to lose about 5 pounds. Like, STAT.

I mean, this ain’t the most health-conscious of meals. But it is cheap. And it is easy.

Much like yours truly.

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34. Herb Broiled Chicken

I am chicken.

Well, I made chicken, yes.

Specifically this dinner, 34. Herb Broiled Chicken. But I am chicken, as well.

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Lemme explain.

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Meatball extravaganza!

It was about this time last year I was dating Mr. Buckeye. Do you remember Mr. Buckeye? He was the meatball guy. From that BH&G Cooking for Two, there was the Double Up and Divide section, so I made 48 meatballs, which were then meted out in 4 different dinners: Meatballs Stroganoff, Oven Meatballs in Barbecue Sauce, Meatballs in Sauerbraten Sauce, and Spaghetti and Meatballs.

Sadly, we will never know how the spaghetti and meatballs were. This is why…

Things were going swimmingly with Mr. Buckeye–we’d see each other about twice a week. We’d go out to dinner, watch Ohio State games and NFL games together, shoot guns (yes, shoot guns). He would make me breakfast. I both dropped him off and picked him up at the airport. The airport pick up is a big thing, amiright? I even watched NASCAR with him. NASCAR!

We saw a lot of each other. It was fun. Easy. And he was really easy on the eyes. Like, super-easy on the eyes (think young, hot, Alec Baldwin). I am not kidding you, kittens. The little bitch was a looker.

So I thought: OMG, I kinda have a boyfriend! And then: Do I have a boyfriend? It sure seems like I have a boyfriend. 

The night before Thanksgiving (we were going to a Thanksgiving dinner together), I prepped root vegetables to be roasted the next day and he baked an apple pie (how cute is that? He even wore an apron).

After doing all the baking and prepping, we sat on the couch and drank scotch. He showed me on his phone a picture of something or other (probably his dog) and the phone scrolled down to a text conversation between him and his mother. I caught the words: Her name is Crystal. She’s a waitress, but I see real potential there.

Me (like an idiot): Are you trying to get this girl a job?

Him (talking to me like the idiot that I am): No, babe, I’m dating her.

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Exsqueezeme? Baking powder?

What the ever-loving fuck?

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GIF of the Week (one day early)

I don’t know why decided to start doing these on Fridays. Oh, no, that’s right, it’s because I’m lazy and can’t find the motivation and/or time to write as of late.

And, yes, I know it’s not Friday, but in anticipation of tonight’s Steelers vs Ravens game, I thought I’d share this gem from last week’s game:

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I don’t think this will never not be funny. It was like a Mortal Kombat finishing move.

I actually rank this right up there with The Butt Fumble.

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OK, nothing will ever be as funny as that. I’ve been giggling like a lunatic at this since I typed “butt fumble” into Google.

Although this may be close:

Nah, The Butt Fumble is still better.

If you’re watching the game tonight, enjoy! And GO STEELERS!

 

 

 

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12. Lamb and Eggplant Bake

The good? This dinner. This was actually a very yummy dinner.

The bad? This dinner.

Why? Becausee this was the last DiS! dinner that I had with Leah and Todd.

No, nothing bad happened–actually a lot of good happened–they relocated to their beloved Columbus, Ohio to go be adult, married people and eventually have babies and shit.

But before they went (well, Leah went first back in May), I had to make one last dinner. And I chose this one because I could do a lot of it ahead of time. So we could hang out more and stuff.

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Let’s get to everything I did earlier that day…

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Joan Rivers’ Toast

 

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I can’t be sure, but this might be from “Made With Love: The Meals on Wheels Family Cookbook.”

This recipe sounds like a winner. Especially the holiday version.

Joan was a brassy, brash, resilient, smart, funny, ballsy broad with no fucks to give (and she liked big jewelry). She’s definitely one of my role models.

I want to grow up and be this awesome (Birkin bag and shiny scarf included):

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I want to share a clip of her from The Ed Sullivan Show back in 1967. Here she talks about being a single gal:

I feel you, girl. Except for the bit about Howard Johnson’s. I’d be thrilled to go to the HoJo’s.

You’ll be missed, Joan. Thanks for all the laughs.

I hope the first thing she said to St. Peter at the pearly gates  was “who are you wearing?”

 

 

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GIF of the Week!

No, scratch that. This is a GIF for the AGES!

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A cat emerging from a pepperoni pizza hatch? I can watch this for hours.

Also, the cat looks almost exactly like Brian.

For realsies.

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Everyone, enjoy your holiday weekend! See yinz guys next week!

 

 

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Pretzel Jell-O

It looks like I inadvertently took a vacation from the blog this month, amiright? I’m sorry I haven’t posted all month–but I’ve been ultra-busy and I might (I might!) have an exciting announcement come September.

But! Speaking of September, Labor Day weekend is right around the corner. So I am giving you a recipe that you should definitely make for one of your celebrations. It is Pretzel Jell-O!

Check out the sweet 1980s recipe card from my mum’s collection:

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I don’t know the genesis of this recipe, but I was led to believe that it was a mid-Western thing (those of you in other parts of the country, please tell me if I’m wrong).

But regardless of its origins, it is delicious. It may be my most-favorite gelatin-based dish. And although there are a lot of steps, it’s not that hard. It’s not like those recipes that you have to layer Jell-O on Jell-O and hope they stick. See Jell-O Rainbow Cake.

Let’s get started with STEP ONE!

OF COURSE my mind goes here:

Joey McIntyre is my EVERYTHING.

But I digress. Let’s do this thing.

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Oh Hell NOKCupid

undatableIt’s been a while, hasn’t it? 

The last time I treated you to tales of my dating woe was The DejaDate back in March. I know how much you love hearing about my OKCupid dates, so I opened my good ol’ datebook and looked back to see what I’ve been up to since then. Now we can all laugh (or cry) together over how sad it is to be 35 and single in Baltimore***. 

Let’s start with the Italian doctor. Smart. Accomplished. I’m sure he had a nice retirement fund. He was a real grown-up with a house in the County (and the kid to go with it. Blarg. But whatever). The doctor was really good on paper. Just like Dr. Bradley Meego (does anyone else get this reference?)

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Honestly, I don’t know. I’m never with anyone who is good on paper.

Potential, potential, potential. I wanted to like him, but it just wasn’t there. I wish that I was one of those girls who can fake it (and I don’t mean orgasms, I mean interest, attraction and affection). But I just can’t. Hence, I’ll never be a trophy wife.

Well, and I don’t have the tits for it.

Moving forward, there was a guy who is noteworthy only for the fact he has the exact same Vonnegut tattoo as Cleve (for you new friends: that’s ex-boyfriend from over 2 years ago Cleve).  Seriously, that’s the only thing I remember about this dude.

Real talk: is it mandatory for all men under-35 to get Vonnegut tattoos? This was at least the 4th guy I’ve met with one. I don’t want to say it’s cliched, but…

biancaI also had drinks with a musician who, in all his profile pictures, wore a wool cap. He even showed up on the date sporting said wool cap.

It was the end of May.

On a hot day.

What was lurking under that cap? Was he bald? Did he have a Gorbechev birthmark? I will never know. Plus, he was wearing puka shells.

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GIF of the Day: On Sandwiches…

 

sandwich2There is a difference between turned on and excited, Carrie.

But the McRib, it does indeed excite me.

Dear, sweet baby Jesus, please let the McRib make a triumphant return to the Mid-Atlantic this fall.

NO ONE BOUGHT THE GODDAMNED MIGHTY WINGS.

 

 

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