Posts Tagged ‘recipes’

vintage and hand crafted items to wear, look at, and serve on, at your fabulous memorial day bbq. hoorah

1. timebombvintage

VINTAGE 50s Red and White Checked=
STALKS IN BLUE - Original TtV Fine Art Photography Print - Signed and Dated --BUY 2 GET 1 FREE--
Yellow Metal Stars Garden Ornament
Crab salt and pepper shakers
Let's Kick It, Gocco Screen-Printed Card
Kitchen tea dish towel, Virgin of Guadalupe, Mary, free shipping
and what will you serve at this fabulously stylish bbq, you wonder?
this grilled tuna is really really delicious and super easy (make sure to marinate for at least an hour). this corn and tomato salad is perfect for the summertime — fresh and crisp and ideal for outdoor eating on a hot day. if grilling isn’t yo thang, this heirloom tomato pasta is one of the yummiest things ever (hopefully your farmer’s market is open for the summer and you can get some very very fresh tomatoes and basil). and also veggie kabobs (zucchini, onions, mushrooms, campari tomatoes, etc) and corn (shuck it, slather with butter, sprinkle on some cajun seasoning, put the leaves back up, wrap in aluminum foil, and grill baby grill) and applie pie of course and homemade popsicles and memorial day wouldn’t be memorial day without some delicious summery beers (we like anchor steam, harpoon ipa, and brooklyn summer ale) and maybe if you are lucky some delicious mojitos.
remember your sunscreen.
[ stefanie ]

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55 cent delight

At the eleventh hour on the third day into a 3-day voluntary, self-imposed liquid diet (blame the vegan/raw cult people!) I got really hungry. Duh.

I spotted a muffin mix on my pantry shelf and noticed that it called for only two other ingredients: milk + 1 egg.  My otherwise bare fridge was in fact stocked with these very non-vegan friendly items (odd because recently my fridge has had only condiments and/or items that won’t expire before the apocalypse- the Mayan one, not the cinematic one, which has already come).  Check, check, cranked my oven to 400 (an otherwise unintelligent decision given the suffocating humidity blanketing New York), combined ingredients, and spread out batter into these super cool muffin top stand-alone liner/wrapper things imported from Austria or something and designed to give you only the tasty, barely crispy muffin top and eliminate the inferior stump. I have these exact ones, actually.

not even homeless people like muffin stumps*

Amidst all this baking, I also noticed the hot orange price tag sticker affixed to this muffin mix: 55 cents.** 55 cents? What?*** Nothing costs 55 cents and gives you 4 (in my experience) to 6 (what it says on the box) servings.  Nothing.

This got me pretty excited. Cheap, easy to make, not too bad for you (except for the possibility of some hydrogenated something but it only says “maybe” in the list of ingredients), available probably everywhere in America, ready in 15 minutes (or should I say… ‘in a jiffy’?), AND utterly DELICIOUS…

What is this glorious mix, you ask.  Well, my friends, it’s the humble old…

maybe you passed by Jiffy mix in the supermarket because the packaging looked a little… vintage, shall we say

The box does not lie: “add egg and milk”, bake, and slather with butter (or not, doesn’t really need it) for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  This should be your new pantry staple.  Never again will you have to revert to What the F*ck Should I Make For Dinner.


** Was my price tag missing a 1 or a 2? Like it rubbed off? How much does Jiffy Corn Muffin mix cost by you?

*** Is this freakishly low price due in some way to corn subsidies and gross agriculture practices in the US? Maybe. Probably. There’s always a rub!

* Elaine at the muffin shop, Top of the Muffin to You.

Elaine: Wow. Look at this. We’re cleaning up.

Lippman Oh, Rubin, get me another tray of lowfat cranberry.

Rebecca: Excuse me, I’m Rebecca Demore from the homeless shelter.

Elaine: Oh, hi.

Rebecca: Are you the ones leaveing the muffing pieces behind our shelter?

Elaine: You been enjoying them?

Rebecca: They’re just stumps.

Elaine: Well they’re perfectly edible.

Rebecca: Oh, so you just assume that the homeless will eat them, they’ll eat anything?

Mr. Lippman: No no, we just thought…

Rebecca: I know what you thought. They don’t have homes, they don’t have jobs, what do they need the top of a muffin for? They’re lucky to get the stumps.

Elaine: If the homeless don’t like them the homeless don’t have to eat them.

Rebecca: The homeless don’t like them.

Elaine: Fine.

Rebecca: We’ve never gotten so many complaints. Every two minutes, “Where is the top of this muffin? Who ate the rest of this?”

Elaine: We were just trying to help.

Rebecca: Why don’t you just drop off some chicken skins and lobster shells.

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