Okay. I am well-aware that this isn’t a wiener dish. But the Thanksgiving holiday has totally messed with my blogging schedule since I was out of town for a week. You should be happy that there is a Wiener Wednesday at all!
So, how am I going to justify this as a Wiener Wednesday?
- It’s posting on a Wednesday
- It’s a beef log–and logs are wiener-shaped
- Dried beef is just as questionable a meat product as any other kind of hot dog or luncheon meat
- “Beef Log” is one of the best phrases ever
- It’s my goddamned blog and I can do whatever the hell I want
So this simple recipe comes from Better Homes & Gardens Cooking With Cheese (1968 printing) It’s a little cheese-bally (see Party Cheese Ball) so I hope that this doesn’t seem too repetitive–oh, what am I saying–this is totally different. The damn thing is wrapped in beef bites.
But anyway, I think that the word to best describe my dried beef log is SALTY. Olives? Salty. Dried Beef? Salty. Parmesan cheese? Salty. But it wasn’t horrible. I brought it over to my friends George and Kristen’s house for the Steelers vs. Ravens game (oh, Big Ben we need you to return!). They seemed to like it. And I got this facebook message from Kristen the day after:
Just had some of your log…delicious! That sounded gross.
A little secret: the whole time I was preparing the log, eating it, and now writing about it, all I have in my head is the following song, which is a perfect segue way to the Christmas season.
“…but I fucking hate egg nog. Seriously.”
I can’t believe that it’s already gonna be December.