Monday, April 16, 2007

What a way to go

At about 8:30 this evening, I decided I was hungry. We don't have any food in the apartment except fiber cereal, Clif bars, and mustard, and I wasn't in the mood for mustard. So, at 9 pm, I was trolling the grocery in ripped jeans and a stained hooded sweatshirt (I'm bringing sexy back, by the way) looking for dinner. What resulted was nothing short of a culinary masterpiece.

Here's how it works: Spread 2 lb. of frozen hash browns in a casserole dish. Add a stick of melted butter, a couple cups of sour cream, a can of cream of chicken, a chopped onion, and a couple cups of shredded cheddar. Top that with crushed corn flakes and more melted butter. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes covered and then another 15 or so uncovered. Eat this at about 11 pm, and then sit around on your ass for a few hours talking about the things you'll miss most when you die from the coronary.

In all seriousness, I should warn you... this meal is not for everyone. If you are under the age of 16 or over 65, you probably shouldn't eat this. If you have a history of high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, cancer, or diabetes, you may want to chase it with some Hydrocholothiazide, Lipitor, Procrit, chemo, insulin, booze, and prayer.

The roommate and I are really brave, though, and have decided we're going to make the dish again next week. We are going to substitute some of the sour cream for more cheese and skip the extra butter in favor of some bacon crumbled on top. That right, I said bacon. I realize that I may not live to blog about that, but what a way to go.


Sing it with me now,
They tried to make me go to cheese-hab but I said 'no, no, no'

10 comments:

dive said...

Yikes!
Death by lardy overdose!
So what are you gonna call this … er … creation, T?

Bones said...

Yeah, a dish like this needs a name. Blog Casserole, maybe? Or you could go with something historic.

Rasputin, maybe.

Terroni said...

This is actually a variation of what is commonly called Picnic Potatoes. Pretty lame, huh? Yeah, I thought so too.

I welcome all name suggestions. Rasputin isn't bad...

Melanie said...

well, DUH, you have all the major endorphin-producers right there in one dish! butter, cheese, Cream Of Something soup? damn straight. all it's missing is some chocolate-dipped thick-cut potato chips on the side.

Rich said...

I can feel my cholesterol rising now.

Maria said...

I'm laughing because my first thought wasn't that you were eating BAD choice foods, but that you were ambitious enough to cook!

Before I had a child, my fridge often looked like yours and instead of going to the grocery store (and by the way, that outfit was INVENTED by this old broad), I went to Taco Bell. Let someone else cook up those carbs.

Now, my fridge has lots of good healthy foods to choose from (soy milk, lots of fruits and vegetables) and what do I go for when I am hungry? The snickers bar that I stashed in the cupboard for when we go to the movies.

Cheryl said...

That dish sounds delicious. I'm glad one of us can afford the calories!

Susanlee said...

Yummm anything with cream of chicken baby...

kristi noser said...

Our family calls this casserole "heart-attack potatoes". Also one of our family faves.

Eric said...

A am so going to make this.