Well, I really dropped the ball with this one. I almost missed the birthday of one of DiS!’s favorite people, Mr. Burt Reynolds!
Now, when I made the Stuffed Burger Bundles on Tuesday night with my friend Jason, I didn’t have Burt in mind, but I think that Burt would like this dish, it’s beefy and hearty and manly–just like the birthday boy.
The menu comes from Better Homes & Gardens Jiffy Cooking (1967)
The Stuffed Burger Bundles didn’t stay bundled. They kinda bust open as the stuffing expanded. But you know what these really reminded me of?
Seriously, look at it:
Real talk! The stuffing sticking out of it, and the fact that it was beef, and in a gravy–I mean, these looked similar and tasted pretty much the same. Which isn’t a bad thing, mind you, because I did really like the beef heart.
It was also kinda similar to one of my favorite dinners ever–Stove Top Chicken Casserole. Maybe I should make that for the blog sometime soon.
The potatoes were like a deconstructed twice-baked potato. Which means it was good. I love a twice-baked potato.
I really liked this recipe because it didn’t involve having gelatin half-set and stirring things in or trying to layer. It was all stir-in-one-pot-and-then-pour-into-mold.
How convenient that I own a 5-cup star-shaped mold.
And here it is:
It was yummy. A less-tart, less-dense cranberry sauce.
I went the full Bundy and brought the stuff to make the dessert, too.
Why this needed corn syrup, I do not know. I mean, it was instant pudding, so I think that it could have been made to package instructions with milk (maybe a little extra to thin it?) and then fold in the nuts.
Whatever, it was good. Simple. But good. Everybody loves Sara Lee’s frozen pound cake.
So, this Jiffy Cooking dinner was a success!
Again, I want to send out very warm birthday wishes out to Burt! He is a big favorite here at DiS! HQ.
He’s right up there with Liberace, Tom Selleck, Elvis Presley, Nicolas Cage, Paul Lynde, and David Duchovny.
What a weird-ass list. Seriously. How fucked up is that list?
Now I think I need to make a MEN of DINNER IS SERVED gallery. Any excuse to bring out the David Duchovny teacup pictures, kittens. Any. Excuse.