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.