Monday, October 11, 2010

Pucker up and Quiche me

The date is 10/10/10, the morning of the Chicago Marathon. Dave and I decided that we wanted to wake up in time to see the Kenyans and Ethiopians run past our apartment which is at a ridiculous hour since they run so fast. I, being the idiot that I am, decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to make a big breakfast. Did I forget that I had spent the last 2 nights drinking my face off? Why, yes I did! Luckily, this is seriously one of the easiest recipes I've ever made, and also one of the most delicious. So set you're alarm for 6:30am, chug some water to cure your cotton mouth, and get ready to say "Pucker up and Quiche me"!

4 eggs
2 cups of milk
3/4 cup Bisquick
1/4 cup softened butter or margarine
1 cup diced ham
1 cup chopped broccoli
7oz. Cheddar cheese

1. BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! (Is there any alarm clock in the world that doesn't make you want to chuck it out the window as soon as you reach it?) Roll out of bed, go to the bathroom, look in mirror and observe bags under eyes. Check! We're ready to go.

2. Make coffee, spill coffee grinds all over floor, swear.

3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pam the crap out of a 9inch pie pan.

4. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, softened butter, milk, Bisquick, and some black pepper. Batter will be lumpy.

5. Stir broccoli, ham, and cheese into egg mixture. Note how disgusting it looks at this stage. Dry heave depending on your level of hangover.

6. Pour everything into pie pan. Put in the oven and bake for 50 minutes.

7. Take a moment to admire new kitchen hardware. (I hung that myself without a level, thank you).

8. Relax and catch up on DVRed episodes of Jersey Shore. By the time Mike The Situation is "quiche-ing" some grenades in the hot tub, your breakfast is probably ready to come out of the oven.

9. Cut and serve quiche. Sit on balcony and enjoy your delicious breakfast while watching the 38,132 mentally insane people run by. You better get a "quiche" or 2 for cooking such a delicious meal!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Cook like Dave: Snap Crack and Poppin Cereal

I know everyone is waiting for Cook Like Chelle’s breakfast meal (I am too), so I thought I would help fill in while she works her magic.  I don’t cook, nor do I enjoy doing it, so I am giving you a special edition…Snap Crack and Poppin Cereal.

Cereal is one of the quickest, cheapest, and most delicious meals ever.  If it was up to me I would eat cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Good thing I have had great cooks providing me meals throughout my life to expand my horizons.  I have been eating cereal for as long as I can remember and through out all my years of eating different cereals, I love Snap Crack and Poppin Cereal the most.

Butter Knife (not steak knife)
Half piece of paper towel
Rice Krispies
Cereal Bowl
Milk (Fat free)
Cowboy hat

  1. Use the butter knife to cut Banana in half.  I started to use a steak knife, but Chelle walked in and said “do you really need that crazy of a knife for a banana.”  I held my ground until she walked out….and then grabbed a butter knife.
  2. Take your half banana and cut into thin slices on to the half paper towel.  I like to mix up how thick each slice is because when you mix everything together, there is a surprise in every bite.
  3. Pour Rice Krispies into bowl until you are about ¼ away from the top.
  4. Pour fat free milk into bowl.  The amount you pour in is at your discretion.  If you are making this for another, it may be wise to ask how much milk they want.  You can use the picture below for reference for what I feel as normal.
  5. Hurry up and get your banana slices.  We do NOT want the cereal to get soggy!  Place bananas into bowl.  If you are obsessive compulsive, make a pattern like I had to.
  6. With your spoon, mix the bananas, milk, and cereal making sure you have a good amount on the top, sides, and bottom. 
  7. You are ready to eat. Get your cowboy hat and watch some Saturday morning cartoons.  Enjoy your Saturday morning.  You deserve it.