Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What's that Panini?: Grilled Royale

Roast Beef Slices
1/2 Onion
2 slices of bacon
Provolone Cheese
Gruyere Cheese
Honey Mustard

How'd He Do It?

Heat Skillet to Medium 
Cook Bacon on skillet.

Layer the Panini by starting with the roast beef.
Add the onions. (Caramelized optional) 
Add the Honey Mustard

 Add the Provolone Cheese

 It's amazing the amount of liquor he owns.

 Add the Gruyere Cheese.

 Add the Bacon.

 Add the olive oil to both sides of the Panini.
Grill and Enjoy.

I deeply regret not having the photos of his Panini, nor did he leave any of the Grilled Royale for me to try. It seems this is an elusive dish that I will not be able to try unless I do it myself. After looking at the footage, I believe this one must be attempted. If I could imagine this dish, I picture a very sweet and tasty core; a definite must to be made. If any of you guys try this recipe, tell me how it was. It seems my work schedule is preventing me to enjoy these rare treats.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Buffalo!! Dip

8 oz. Sour Cream
1/2 Cup of Cheddar Goat Cheese
Parmesan Ranch Dressing
Sweet Chili Sauce
Cholula Sauce
Frank's Red Hot Sauce
Tiger Sauce
1 lb. Boneless Chicken Filet

How'd He Do It? 
Boil chicken in sauce pan for twenty minutes.
Add salt and pepper.

Shred the Chicken. 
Looks like my roommate has a helper.
Pretty sure she doesn't know how to cook.

And what do you know, Derek is also helping.

Coat the bottom of the Baking pan with Sour Cream.
Slice the Goat Cheddar. (DON'T cut it as thin as she did.)

Add a tablespoon of the Sweet Chili Sauce.
(Don't take forever to cut the cheese as she did.) 
 Drink Break.
Is that a merlot?
 Add the Parmesan Ranch Dressing.
(He used the whole bottle.)
 Add 2 tablespoons of Cholula
(He likes Hot Sauce)
 Mix in the Chicken.
Add Frank's Hot Sauce. He added roughly 4 tablespoons.
(He really likes Hot Sauce)
Mix well.
Cover the top with Cheddar Cheese.
(Glad the Chef FINALLY has his space to himself.)

 Add Tiger Sauce to the Top. 
(Looked like 1 Tsp)
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

My Verdict:
After warming it up, the dip was quite good. I'll admit, when I first saw it in the trash, I mistook it for spoiled coleslaw, but after reviewing the footage, I decided to try it. My roommate likes his hot sauce, but normally my body can't take the damage. This was one of few dishes to have just enough kick to complement the overall entree. The combination of the many sauces gave the dish a dynamic flavor of sweet and spicy. Very intriguing addition, but kept me scrounging for more. Only issue I had was with the thickness of the cheese. Now, I'm not judging the random girl with my roommate, but I will say that her level of craftsmanship is lacking. The Great Chef deserves a better Sous-Chef. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Eggie Burger

Walking back to the apartment, I noticed my roommate's grill, charcoal to the side. It's been cold lately, but today was sunnier. My roommate, carrying a silver platter of angus beef patties, walks to the grill. Heroically, he opens the grill and pours kerosene into it, causing a burst of flame to eclipse him. It was these images, and his invitation to watch him grill, that convinced me to blog this. I apologize for the blurriness.

3 lb. Angus ground beef
Barbecue Sauce (He used half a bottle)
1 egg


How'd He Grill It?
So, I don't have photos of him preparing the meat. He did it all outside, before I was home.
But, after hearing him describe his creation, (and looking through the trash) I compiled 
the best knowledge of it.

Combine 1 egg, barbecue sauce, and angus beef. Mix well and create patties.
(Looked to be the size of my fist)
Throw the patties on the grill.

The Grand Chef has an audience.
Flip the burgers occasionally. 
If meat is thick, it takes longer to cook.
Grill the buns.

Not a bad set-up. He had everything prepared and also a beer in his hand.


The Eggie Burger was delicious! Wow, I'm usually weary of burgers due to the occasional overload of preservative and their aftertaste of plastic, but this burger had so much flavor. The egg gave the beef a buttery taste, complimented by the sweetness of the barbecue sauce. My roommate, the noble Guardian of the Grill, amazes me once again. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What's That Panini? : Melted Cheese Isles

My roommate has been out of the apartment for the past week. So, I had to eventually eat, but I decided to take the reins and offer a simple Panini in his absence. It may not have the expertise that you would normally see, but I am fairly confident you will like.

Smoked Gouda Cheese
Gruyere Cheese
Ovengold Turkey
Homestyle Bread Loaf
Honey Mustard
Spicy Mustard
Olive Oil

How'd I do it?
Simple Formula:
Spread your Spicy Mustard.
 Add Your Gruyere Cheese.

Add your Ovengold turkey
Add the smoked Gouda.
Add the pickles.
Spread Honey Mustard.

Spread Olive Oil

Simple Panini, but lots of flavor. Great smokiness to it. 
The Spicy Mustard mixes well with the Gruyere cheese.
Not created by the "Great Chef", but the understudy
definitely has tricks up his sleeve. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tomato Paste with Overcooked Pasta

(I did not bother taking a picture of it)

My roommate has left for the week, leaving me to fend for myself. Since I couldn't find any other recipes made from the Great Chef, I thought it be interesting to comment on my OTHER roommate's cooking. Derrick, in the softest remark, is a d!ck. He's charismatic, egotistical, and, quite frankly, completely different than my cool roommate. He's always bringing women over and trying to woo them with his sh!tty cooking. This week, he made pasta with sausage.  Since this idiot can't cook, I will correct the ingredients and method.

1 Onion
10 oz Spagetti
Italian Sausage
4 cloves of Garlic
2 Turns of Olive oil
Half a stick of Butter
2 tbsp Sugar
Dash of Pepper
16 oz Canned Tomatoes (Stewed)

How'd this Scumbag fail it?

 Mice the onion and garlic. 
(Derrick prefers to get his date involved so he can roofie her drink when she's not looking)

 Cut up the sausage. Poor girl.

 Add Olive Oil to Pan and turn stove to Medium-high.
Add the onion, garlic, and sausage.

 Bring pot to boil. Add pasta.

 Poor Girl. It's setting in.

Stir the pan till Sausage cooks. 
Add 2 tbsp of sugar.

Remove pasta. Drain. Serve with sauce.
(If he wasn't so busy being a scumbag, he wouldn't have overcooked the pasta.)

My Verdict:

(I did not bother showing the aftermath.)

It is very rare for me to ever heat up anything that Derrick makes, but due to stomach cramps, I pursued. It was there that the worst was yet to come. Off the back, I gotta say that this was a horrible piece created by a horrible person, but I will compliment Derrick for the addition of sugar. I wouldn't have expected someone to get creative. After that, too much garlic cloves. No one adds 8 cloves to a spaghetti dish. No one! Sausage was overcooked, charred by lack of stirring, which is a shame cause my other roommate would have done better. Overall, Derrick has literally won the award for SH!T MY ROOMMATE EATS. Bravo ass!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Casa Bonita Burritos

One Medium Onion
One Red Pepper
2 Small Tomatoes
Medium Taco Seasoning
Grated Nacho Cheese

How'd He Do It?


Dice up the Pepper. 
My other roommate must be watching in awe too.

The "Pass-Off"

Dice up the Tomatoes.

Dice up the Onions.

Add Taco Seasoning and 1/2 Cup of Water to the Ground Beef.
Heat at Medium-High.

Stir till Brown.
(He added a dash of Newcastle to the Beef.)

Grab a taco shell .
Add the beef, cheese, tomatoes, peppers, and onions.


The Verdict

After warming it up, the Casa Bonita delivered a spicy dish regulated by fresh greens. Amazing how green peppers can chill the palette. The Nacho cheese was not as "eye-popping" as I had hoped, but it did offer a complement to the heat of the ground beef. With the right touch of garlic, this meal is definitely a weekly occurence. Very simple to make, and fills the void quite well. Well done.