Before we get started today please excuse me for a moment whilst I gloat.
How about them Texans there Impish? Sure as heck roped and corralled them Colts of yours huh?
OK, I’m done, back to the business at hand.
First a housekeeping announcement-
Owing to an obligation I have next Wednesday which has the potential to be either a one day inconvenience or lasting quite a while and taking up a great deal of my time as well as being in keeping with Impish’s wish to do and contribute more to the holiday issues thereby relieving me of some of the burden, Impish will be responsible for the Halloween Issue this year. It’s sure to be either a real treat (at least for me who won’t have had to put it together) or one heck of a trick (you know those things you get as a condolence from those too cheep to give you a decent treat).
Damn it! I knew that tasted like decafe coffee
SC! Chai! Find the clown that swapped by Brown Gold for this crap now!
Now before all you Impish supporters start in, its not anything personal or to do with Impish’s (lackluster) job performance. I just figure after the way he went after Hillary and the Dems in his last issue it’s only a matter of time before we see those Clinton Foundation Hearses cruising the area looking for him. We’ve already got enough broomsticks in the area the mosquitoes are filing near air collision complaints.
Huh! Impish has been complaining of back problems recently. You don’t suppose… NAH! Inflating a football is work, he’d never voluntarily go near manual labor unless he thought is was a Mexican Lawn Service he could hire.
A very elderly couple were having an elegant dinner to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary.
The old man leaned forward and said softly to his wife: “Dear, there is something that I must ask you. It has always bothered me that our tenth child never quite looked like the rest of our children.
Now I want to assure you that these 75 years have been the most wonderful experience I could have ever hoped for, and your answer cannot take all that away. But, I must know, did he have a different father?”
The wife dropped her head, unable to look her husband in the eye, she paused for moment and then confessed: “Yes. Yes he did.”
The old man was very shaken, the reality of what his wife was admitting hit him harder than he had expected. With a tear in his eye he asked:
“Who? Who was he? Who was the father?”
Again, the old woman dropped her head, saying nothing at first as she tried to muster the courage to tell the truth to her husband.
Then, finally, she said: “You.”
Many of them have more tattoos than their Dad too!
I never knew Deliverance was set in Ohio!
Paddle faster I’m hearing banjo music!
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Maybe we should try shooting them all in the nose. Or at least punching them there…with a baseball bat.
Now those clowns ARE scarey!!
The Top 5 Ways the Presidential Race Could Get Even Weirder
5.) Cthulhu rises from the deep and devours the shrieking souls of the living, saving America from the presidency of either candidate.
4.) Hillary trips and spills the contents of her purse, which does indeed include Bill’s testicles.
3.) PRESS RELEASE, Republican National Committee: “For the remainder of the presidential campaign, the part of Donald Trump will be played by understudy Scott Baio.”
2.) The third debate is held in Flint, Michigan. The rules: Tell a lie, do a shot of tapwater.
And the Number One Way the Presidential Race Could Get Even Weirder…
1.) All Americans are perfectly satisfied with the result.
Creamy Tortellini Mac and Cheese
Everyone loves macaroni and cheese, we can probably all agree on that…but we will say there are a variety of types of mac and cheese to choose from – cheeseburger mac and cheese, pesto mac and cheese, sausage mac and cheese, etc. – and some are better than others.
This ridiculously creamy tortellini version might top them all. Packed full of caramelized onion and bacon, with a generous helping of Velveeta for maximum smoothness (though you can use any cheese you like), this pasta is decadently delicious and we guarantee everyone you serve it to will rave about it. You can’t lose with this one!
45 minutes to prepare serves 6
1 (20 oz.) bag frozen cheese tortellini
1 (16 oz.) block Velveeta, cubed
6-8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
2/3 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
olive oil, as needed
parmesan cheese, grated, as needed
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over low heat and cook onions, stirring frequently, until caramelized. 10-15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
While the onions caramelize, bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook pasta according to package instructions, or until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water, and return pasta to pot over medium-low heat.
Gently stir in cubed Velveeta, heavy cream and butter, then season generously with salt and pepper, and add in nutmeg.
Fold in caramelized onions and sprinkle in 1/2 crumbled bacon.
Transfer to serving bowls and serve hot, garnished with parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
Consider other types of filled tortellini and different proteins other than bacon. For example mushroom filled and browned ground beef make a killer combo, especially when topped with shredded Swiss cheese.
Spinach tortellini (spinach pasta with cheese filling) loose Italian sausage, 1/2 can of good quality diced tomatoes also make an excellent combo.
Want to go all out really over the top? Lump Crab or Lobster meat, Alfredo sauce and fresh peas will leave your diners speachless
Ok so I’ll admit this next one might be stretching things just a tad, but you folks need to understand, he challenged me!
After all those things he said about my culinary skills just two weeks ago, he challenged me!
See we ere talking about the lasagna recipes and how he could go almost an entire day eating nothing but lasagna but how that ran the risk of Garfield syndrome (so fat and happy all you can do is couch potato for 24 hours in post lasagna lethargic bliss). I made a comment about how it wasn’t really a true day because there was no dessert lasagna in the mix so far.
Then it happened, that’s when Impish went and stuck his size 34EEEEE foot right in it.
Basically he said it wasn’t possible to do a true lasagna dessert. I said I wasn’t so sure that off the top of my head I could think of several avenues of possible exploration. That’s when it happened and he challenged me to put a dessert lasagna where my mouth was.
Well that was it, game on. Don’t through an oven mitt down to this leprechaun! I’ll put my fist in it and pummel you with it. It was game time and here are the results.
- Prep Time: 15 min.
- Total Time: 1 hr.
- Serves: 10 to 12,
- Yield: 1 9×13 pan
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 (21 ounce) cans apple pie filling
- 8 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 6 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Combine Cheddar cheese, ricotta cheese, egg, white sugar, and almond extract in a medium bowl.
Spread one can apple pie filling over the bottom of a greased 9×13-inch pan.
Layer with half of the noodles, and then the cheese mixture.
Layer again with remaining noodles, and the second can of pie filling.
Combine flour, 6 tablespoons brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl.
Cut in butter until crumbly, DO NOT OVERWORK.
Sprinkle over top.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.
Cool for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare garnish by blending sour cream and 1/3 cup brown sugar in small bowl until smooth.
Cover, and refrigerate.
Serve warm apple lasagna with sour cream garnish.
Make that concession speech short but heartfelt & sincere Impish. Admitting you’re my food bitch would be a nice gesture too.
‘Hey ISIS, you suck’ billboard rises in South Florida
Campaign to raise awareness for anti-ISIS Muslims
MIAMI – A new billboard proclaiming that ISIS “sucks” has popped up in South Florida.
The new billboard, located on Interstate 75 just west of State Road 826, proclaims, “Hey ISIS, you suck!!!”
The billboard is part of a campaign organized by Sound Vision, a public relations firm that is looking to make a distinction between ISIS and Muslims.
“A group of American-Muslim professionals organized like-minded concerned Muslims to raise funds for this campaign,” said Mohammad Siddiqi, executive director of Sound Vision. “These are common folks, and the billboard is their declaration of independence from ISIS.”
The billboard is similar to those that were placed in Chicago, Phoenix and St. Louis.
Like I said about the Imman who made comments about the Sunni version of Islam
Well by that argument pal, the Breakfast lasagna you drooled over and in whilst consuming 3 pans worth is not lasagna either.
Ditto for those lasagna cupcakes you’re constantly nagging the kitchen to make for ‘munchies & to prevent lasagna withdrawal’.
See. they used Wanton wrappers not pasta noodles or sheets.
For that matter, neither is veggie lasagna which similarly uses a white sauce instead of a tomato based one.
In my humble culinary opinion, I think the color of the sauce is irrelevant, as apparently felt those who wrote your definition about the cheese. Cheese is quite quickly generic term to use and is open to broad interpretation.
Also commercially and in the restaurant biz. pasta sheets are commonly used as opposed to individual noodles.
You personally call for Lasagna noodles and your definition states ” large, flat, rectangular strips of pasta.” does this mean the majority of Restaurants and commercially prepare lasagnas are simply a masquerade and and/or charade? IF so the FDA is going to have a field day because they are pretty strict about misrepresentation of food stuffs to consumers.
Since I use pasta, a sauce (the apples come in it already) and two different cheeses I submit the dish fills the criteria and that your definition is inconsistent in its specificity as well as fails to take note of standard food industry variation on the dish.
Slap dem facts between your morning bagel halves Bucko!
My brother Lethal,
Okay, just because you use lasagna pasta noodles doesn’t make your dish a lasagna. I will admit that you have the layer thing going on, slightly. But lasagna (the meal, not the noodle) needs three things, IMHO.
Now, you do have the ricotta cheese which we have both agreed is SO much better than the cottage cheese that some dullards pawn off on the poor diners.
Now, I’m backed up in my theory that this, although undoubtedly delicious, it has come from your kitchen after all, is not really lasagna by dictionary.com
1. large, flat, rectangular strips of pasta. (An example of the noodle, not the dish)
2. a baked dish consisting of layers of this pasta, cheese, tomato sauce, and usually meat
.Definition #2 states that it consists of the lasagna noodle, cheese and tomato sauce. You do not have all three in your dish, therefore just because it’s called lasagna, it is not truly lasagna such as a professional lasagna connoisseur, such as myself, would recognize.
I’m sorry brother. I’d say you were very close, but you missed the mark.
Nice recipes…looks yummy. Thank you for the videos and laffs. Have a good week!