Sunday, September 25, 2011

Food Blog for a Day

As an homage to fellow blogger Gweenbrick, I've decided to become a food blog for a day.  It was purely a business decision: those food blogs are ratings juggernauts.

Because I don't actually cook, perhaps some readers will feel I'm reaching.  I would disagree and instead argue that I did extensive research in the area:  I watched Joe.  Paying careful attention to my husband, I took special notes as he masterfully transitioned our leftover corned beef into the ultimate hangover recovery food: a corned beef hash skillet.  With a late night of friends, cards, pina coladas, and wine coolers, Joe got us all back on our feet with a high-fat, sodium-enriched breakfast of southside champions.

As I do not have any experience in translating cooking instructions to the written word, I will now demonstrate with pictures the steps you need to make your own "The Day After Hash."

First, you take the stuff you already made...

I actually helped with this part.  I dumped 5 cans of 7-Up on the meat and potatoes and cooked them for 5 hours at 350 degrees in a big oven-safe dish.

Then you eat some and put the rest in a plastic container in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours.   In the interim, pull out a big giant pan that looks like this:

This was the first birthday present I bought for Joe - a $60 cast iron skillet.  I feel he had ample ample warning about my culinary deficiencies, and sacrificed his right to complain years ago.

After your meat and potatoes are ready to be removed from the fridge, you're going to hack them up (Joe used the word "cubed").  I think he put some butter in the pan.  As far as other ingredients, I noticed the oregano, garlic, and cayenne pepper bottles were sitting on the counter when I cleaned up, so I'm fairly certain you put some of that in, too.

At the very end, you drop fried eggs on top your skillet.  I don't know how to make a fried egg, but I did have to put a spatula in the dishwasher.

So there you have it.  Here's what it is supposed to look like when you're done.  I added the umbrella because every great food blogger should have a signature move. 

It looks a little like dog food, but our vision was fuzzy from Euchre and Wine Coolers, so we didn't care.
 Bon appetit!


  1. mmmmm, it looks fabulous!!! I am in for next time you decide to over indulge & have this the next day! (and I am sure I will make you look like a genius at euchre!)

  2. Kristi - I'll let Joe know! By the way, Night #2 had the girl team winning all but 1 round of Euchre. Of course having a genius as a partner didn't hurt. (;

  3. Hey I need to steal that technique for guessing what seasonings to use-just look at what someone else left on the counter-

  4. You know the umbrella doesn't make it look less like dog food... right? I bet it was delicious though. My dad used to make us "hamburger slop" sometimes when my mum wasn't around. It looked like vomit, but it was yummy. I think it consisted of the entire week's leftovers thrown in a pot. And some ground beef. With crushed chips on top.

  5. Gweenbrick - that's not what you're supposed to do?

    Skwishee - Oooh - I'm going to tell Joe to try that! What spices did he leave on the counter?