Education, Entertainment, Food & Drink

PHOTO HOW TO: KFC BOWL (With Bacon)

As I wait for the AHS Coven Season Finale, I am re-blogging the most bewitching recipe I have ever accomplished: The KFC Bowl (With Bacon).

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The majority of your ingredients!  *Corn not pictured

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Boil water for the potatoes!

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Pan-fry your bacon!
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Chop your potatoes!!!  Keep the skin on!
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Boil your potatoes!
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Smash your chicken!  (With whatever you have handy…)
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Done.
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After the pounding, chop your chicken into bite-sized pieces.  Then put chicken pieces in a bowl with hot sauce and milk!

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Smash your croutons and add this stuff into the breading!
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Make an assembly line!

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Flour the chicken!

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Bread the chicken!

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Fry the chicken!

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Keep an eye on the boiling potatoes!

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Make garlic butter (melted butter with garlic powder)!

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Look at it!

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Make your gravy!

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Put all of this and the garlic butter together in the strained potatoes!

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Chop that bacon!

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Add the bacon into the potatoes!

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Cook your corn!

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Make your side of biscuits!

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It’ll look like this!

side by side

The Final Comparison!

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Entertainment, Television

TV Review: HBO’s GIRLS S3E4

In this week’s episode of HBO’s Girls, we get more evidence that the female characters are essentially worthless, vapid human voids.

Hannah’s editor, David, dies, but her biggest concern is whether or not her e-book will be published.  Someone needs to tell her that she could have self-published her book online already… but then what would she be able to complain about in the next episode?

Marnie quits her job at the coffee shop… her only visible source of income.  I’m sure that strategy will get her far.  Props to her fitness regimen, though.

Soshannah is relatively mute this episode.  I’m not entirely sure if that is an improvement.  I guess it is only reasonable that her plots develops as slowly as the molasses river on which her brain cells float around on.

Jessa is offended her friend Season faked her own death in order to get away from Jessa’s crazy, drug-infused antics. Season even sent an invitation and Jessa didn’t even show.  A little much, but Jessa was probably more offended that someone abandoned her before she skipped town on them first.  

The next episode has David’s wake and Hannah’s e-book cancellation, according to the preview.  Let’s hope the deaths of David and the e-book bring to life some kind of humanistic emotion in ANY of these characters.

Please, Lena Dunham.  Please.

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Food & Drink

How to: Texas Toast Crouton Mini Meatball Mini Subs!

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This is a step-by-step photo and video guide to this super moist mini meatball mini sub.

No nonsense, just watch and learn.

What you will physically need:

  1. Two frying pans.
  2. Stove.
  3. Sharp knife.
  4. Cutting board.
  5. Plate.
  6. Maybe a fork.
  7. Plastic Ziploc bag.
  8. Large bowl.
  9. Spatula.

What you will need to cook everything:

  1. Texas Toast Croutons.
  2. An onion.
  3. Ground meat.
  4. Three eggs.
  5. Worcestershire sauce.
  6. Pepper.
  7. Italian Seasoning.
  8. One medium sized sauce can.
  9. Hot dog buns.
  10. Shredded Mozzarella cheese.

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Cats/Kittens, Fashion, Life

Review: Otto Things on Etsy

If you’re looking for an accessory that’s handmade, unique, and a quality purchase: look no further than Otto Things made by Marion Juszczak.

Named after the sassy man-cat who inspects Juszczak’s work, Otto Things dolls out perfectly-stitched, colorful wallets (both large and small) and planners that will set you up to be noticed for your stylish taste.  For some examples of what I’m talking about, check out a few items I simply love below:

wallet2Earthy, Floral Themed Wallet- $22.00

wallet3Beautiful, Winter Themed Wallet – $22.00

walletTrifold Travel Wallet – $16.00

plannerWeekly Planner with Hand Sewn Cover – $10.00

If you find an item at Otto Things that you must have, place your order fast because these pieces truly are one-of-a-kind.  “No two are alike – ever,” and you can bet you’ll be sorry you missed your favorite when you see the “Sorry, this item sold” notice.

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Baking, Health & Wellness

Recipe: Banana Crumb Muffins

20140120_151858This recipe will make you feel like a professional baker in under an hour flat.  It will also have your place smelling like a sugary banana bomb went off.  Delicious!

This recipe will make 10 muffins!  Feel free to double the ingredients,  I even tripled the amount because I like to live dangerously.

What You’ll Need:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

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3 bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted

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1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

The Supplies:

2 large bowls

1 small bowl

1 mixing spoon

1 muffin baking tin

1 fork or toothpick

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Mix all of the first section of ingredients in a large bowl.

Mix all of the ingredients of the second section in another large bowl.

Mix all of the third section together in a small bowl.

Slowly fold the banana bowl into the dry ingredients in the large bowl.  Do this until the mixture is has combined into a moist batter.

Divide the dough into the muffin tins evenly.   You will then sprinkle the brown sugar bowl’s contents in top of the muffins.  You will want to cover each muffin with this mixture.  This will give your muffins the crackled top you can see in my picture.

Place your muffins into the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes.   Check to make sure the muffins are fully cooked by sticking a fork or toothpick in the center muffin.  If there is no muffin residue on your fork or toothpick, your muffins are done!

Enjoy!

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Entertainment, Life, Television

TV Review: HBO’s GIRLS S3E3

Previously on Girls: Hannah complains, Jessa complains, Shoshanna complains, Adam complains, and so does that guy Sosh dated.  What’s his name?  You know, that undecided coffeehouse guy.  Ray.  He certainly complains a lot.

This week, we meet Adam’s sister Caroline.  Adam “Addy” wants nothing to do with his hot-mess-of-a-sister.  Caroline’s an unemployed teacher and a Doctor Kevorkian in-training.  Adam says Caroline doesn’t give the people around her the courtesy of self-imploding and instead she takes everyone down with her.

So, who wouldn’t want to have her over for an undisclosed amount of time?

Marnie binge watched a bunch of 90’s music videos and then she and Elijah made one of her own- complete with PowerPoint slideshow transitions.  Cool.

No matter what, Hannah never fails to make everything about her (even staring at Caroline’s bruised/abused body).  But it’s okay because this episode is Hannah’s birthday.  How great for her!

As per usual, Marnie’s mouth is still laced with talk of Charlie while the girl gang re-watches the music video the two of them collaborated on at the part.  You know, the really good one I mentioned earlier.

If only someone would sew her mouth shut.

This episode is another shining example of how Shoshanna still would be a better asset to the team if she smoked crack again.  The Shosh the ‘Ho story-line is still just no, no, no.

No matter what happens during the episode, all I can think about is how happy Hannah probably is because everyone’s in one place just to celebrate her existence.

Then Marnie takes the stage.

Then Marnie takes the stage.

Then Marnie takes the stage.

Predictable, yes.  She did the same at Charlie’s company party.  So, why not.

And then Adam gifts Hannah a tooth necklace.

His tooth to wear around her neck.

Best Line:And now I have grown weary of you.”

Second Best Line:Why did I even join the Teacher’s Union?

Worst Line:Do you still want to have sex?

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Food & Drink, Health & Wellness, Life

Food Review: Tumulty’s Steak and Guinness Stew

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Perfection. Just a single word that comes to mind in remembrance of Tumulty’s Steak and Guinness Stew.

To begin, the Guinness Stew was served piping hot which was perfect for a late evening dinner after a light flurry of snow.  Regardless of temperature outdoors or on my plate, I dove into the decadence that is this Stew.  The correct amount of steak complimented the root veggies tremendously.  Everything was so tender that all I needed was my spoon to aid in my devouring of this meal.

And that SAUCE.  That Gravy.  That Meaty Juice.  

Oh, my.

It was a gift simply to be able to smell the heavenly scents that radiated off my plate.  I had to sit back every now-and-again just to waft in all the goodness throughout my dining experience.  The aroma coming off this stew was extremely comforting and exquisitely humbling.

This was everything I could ever want in a stew.

Let’s not forget to mention the bread.

The bread alone was unforgettable.  Tumulty’s serves up the impeccable blend of garlic and butter upon lightly toasted bread.  Though the bread would have been the ideal tool for sopping up the savory sauce, I ate the majority of the toasty goodness before I saw the bottom of the dish.

If you ever find yourself in New Brunswick, New Jersey and you’re looking for a little piece of love in the form of a meal: look no further than Tumulty’s Steak and Guinness Stew.

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