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Sobriety Blows

“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink.  When they wake up in the morning, that is the best you are going to feel all day.” – Frank Sinatra

As we take our ride down memory lane, I can’t help but chuckle when thinking back to Squid Tres’ first day of vacation bible school.  And as luck would have it, it was Uno’s first time to teach VBS.

Good VBS teachers are hard to come by and those that are good, know the importance of understanding their pupils knowledge of the subject.  Good teachers will ask a few probing questions, get a little feedback and then steer the class accordingly.  Logical approach for Uno…….

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Forced Family Fun

Family Christmas!  What a joyous occasion.  Family and extended family all congregating in one house spreading tidings and joy.  Uncle Ralph telling the joke about the Rabi, the rag head and the “you fill in the blank”, Aunt Bertie telling all the women folk what they are doing wrong in the kitchen, Little Joey showing all the younger kids his latest collection of porno mags…….If that ain’t Christmas, I don’t know what is. 

Family antics aside, the one thing we can usually count on is good food.  As good food goes, it usually isn’t very healthy.  But it is the holidays and calories don’t really count.  Here is a recipe my family serves every Christmas morning.  It is good, unhealthy and fairly easy to make. 

Mexican Christmas Casserole

1 lb  Mexican chorizo

1 t  dry mustard

1 can Rotel

½ t salt

4 eggs, beaten

½ c  sour cream

1.5 c milk

6 slices white bread, cubed*

8 oz Mexican blend cheese, shredded

1 c  Tostitos, slightly crumbled

In a medium skillet, brown chorizo over medium heat.  Once evenly browned, drain and set aside.

In large mixing bowl, mix together mustard powder, salt, eggs and milk.  Add chorizo, Rotel, sour cream, bread, chips and cheese, stirring until evenly coated.  Pour into a greased 9×13 Pyrex baking pan dish, sprinkle more cheese on top, cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Once heated, bake covered casserole for 45 minutes.  Remove foil, reduce oven to 325 degrees F and cook for another 30 minutes or until set.

* Stale bread works best.  If you do not have stale bread, cube fresh bread and toast in oven to remove some of the moisture.

 **  If you really like spicy food, add some fresh chopped jalapenos.

Fat Bastard

Bring on the meat and bring on the tatoes.  Without a doubt, I am definitely a meat and potatoes man.  Given the choice and the means, I would eat steak and taters for every meal, every day of the week.  Lipitor can only do so much and the fact that I am unemployed, I do not have the where-with-all to live my dream…..I guess that is what dreams are for.

Given my situation, I must share this recipe and live vicariously through your indulgence.  This side dish is a knock off of a dish my family recently enjoyed in Kennebunkport, Maine.  As usual, I couldn’t leave it well enough alone and altered it the Twisted Way.  Because if it ain’t got spicy, it just ain’t right.

Captain Lord Mansion Potatoes – With a Twist

1  2lb. bag frozen hash browns

1  can Cream of Chicken

1  can Cream of Mushroom

1 c  Monterey Jack, grated

1 c  Smoked Gouda, grated

12  slices bacon

1  jalapeno, seeded and diced

½ c  sour cream

1  can French’s Onion Rings

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  While oven is heating, cut up bacon and fry in a pan.  Next, combine cooked bacon and all other ingredients except Onion Rings and place in 9 x 13 baking dish.  Cover with foil and bake for 50 minutes.  Remove foil, sprinkle onion rings on top and baked for 5 minutes.

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