Hey party people! Welcome back to another thick and juicy Recipe of the Week. Last week was all about moms, and I must say that most of your mothers seem very on my level. So many casseroles and hot dishes.
Let's get down to it.
The most up-voted comment was a very sweet sentiment from jubeans:
I don't have a recipe but I just wanted to say I always adore these articles. I look forward to them every week, so thank you Claire... By far my favourite series on xo!
The pleasure is all mine, jubeans. Your trophy is "Best Friend" by Queen.
The second most up-voted comment wasn't a recipe either, but three very important lessons about recipes from katiedid13's mother:
My mother is definitely NOT a cook (my dad taught me), but she did teach me a few vitally important lessons, like: Al dente or trash can, motherfucker (my mom is Irish and likes to swear) You don't have to eat everything on your plate Popcorn is dinner if you have a pear for dessert
I'm actually driving down to have dinner with her and my stepdad tonight! Love you, Mom!
These are all full of wisdom, so your trophy katiedid13 (to share with your mother) is not only an ode to mothers everywhere, but a truth bomb brimming with valuable lessons:
Last but not least in the slightest, the most up-voted recipe comes to us from RinnyLush:
We weren't terribly well off when I was younger, and I remember one of my favourite meals was an ungodly concoction called Wiener Noodle Casserole.
Ingredients2 boxes of Kraft Dinner (butter and milk to make as directed)5 hot dogsketchupcrushed potato chips
Directions1) Prepare the kraft dinner according to the box. Always use both butter AND milk, because duh.2) Boil the hot dogs, and slice into medallions.3) Pour the kraft dinner into a casserole dish, and mix in the hot dog medallions and ketchup to taste.4) Top liberally with crushed potato chips and bake until everything is the right amount of melty/crispy.5) Eat, thank Mom for putting food on the table, and never regret.
As we got older and my mom was able to go back to work, our meals got significantly healthier and our ingredients were much fresher. When I moved away to college my mom taught me how to bake chicken breasts just right, make a mean fried rice, and to have some kind of salad or fresh veggie with every meal. Bless her heart. <3
This comment has everything. Love, appreciation, Kraft Dinner: it's all there. Not only is it easy to make, but Wiener Noodle Casserole is delicious and nostalgic, like an edible hug. It's only fitting then that your trophy, dearest Rinny, is a song that takes me back to a very specific time and place (and also makes me cry).
I may or may not have watched that video three times (and cried every single time).
Anyway. Next topic.
I had about five hundred negronis last night and as a result I feel a particular shade of terrible today. Not only is my head killing me, but I guess someone gave me cloves at some point and I burnt my tongue. (Related: if you ever hear me demanding cloves, I am beyond drunk and should be put straight in bed. Do not give me cloves.)
This is unfortunate for many reasons. Not only do I have a show to go to tonight, but it's fucking Tuesday, and I have things to do. The only way I'm getting through today is Powerade, Alkaseltzer, and a whole bunch of carbs.
Everyone has their own way of dealing with a hangover, and it comes as a surprise to exactly no one that my method relies heavily on food. I love a hangover pizza, but my favorite post-bender meal is some form of eggs, bread, and cheese. Recently I've gotten really into grilled cheese egg-in-a-hole.
So tell me: what do you eat when you're hungover? If you don't drink or get hangovers, just tell me what you eat when you feel really shitty; just give me all of your comfort foods.