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Today's Iron Chef Challenge Sep. 9th, 2005 @ 06:37 am
Here's this week's theme ingredients...

chicken breasts
frozen broccoli
ground beef

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It's been quiet a while... So a link you all would probably like to see. Sep. 8th, 2005 @ 09:51 pm

It's an animated cooking show starring an octopus named "Tako" (I see samiitiger and taren_ giggling already). It hasn't changed much in a while, and the 9 or so shows up there are the same as they were a year and change ago, but as a resource for food, it's incredibly detailed. It looks silly, but the recipies and explanations of how food cooks is REALLY worth the price of admission. Which is free. But that's another thing.

Hey, it got me to like my steaks medium rare!

So take some time and check it out. If nothing else you'll learn what a "Capon" really is....

Cheesy Sausage and Potatoes Sep. 7th, 2005 @ 10:35 am
Here's a dish I just cooked up last night. It's really easy and very filling!

3 lbs potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 lb bulk pork sausage
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
1 medium onion, chopped

Cook potatoes. Meanwhile, crumble sausage in skillet; add onion. Cook until sausage is no longer pink. Place potatoes in a 9x13x2 baking dish so they are about even. (you can drizzle on butter at this point, I didn't.) Add the sausage and then the cheese. Mix it around so cheese gets down on potatoes. Bake on 350 until cheese is melted.

Ramen / Coke Aug. 29th, 2005 @ 02:25 am
Ok, I'll be the first to admit I'm not a specialist in the kitchen. MY idea of good food is opening the bag of Doritos without spilling any. Plus I'm WAY removed out of college. But one of the things I do, in fact, remember is limitations. Oh, we could cook! As long as it was with boiled water only. Which brings me to the topic-du-jour. Our dorms wouldn't allow us to have microwaves in our rooms, so my best friend on many nights was the "cup-o-noodles" ramen.

You say "Ramen" to a lot of people, and they shudder uncontrollably. Not that I can blame them, it's like food you eat when you're desperate for money. But let me tell you, even RAMEN can be quite good, if you do it right.

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And if all else fails, I'll write up an FAQ on how to steal the caff food without raising suspicion. Not that I'd advocate that or anything, and not like we had 3-4 containers of dry cereal in our dorm room and enough milk to have weekend brunches. Nope, not this furry little creature. Not I.
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Tiger's Strength Aug. 29th, 2005 @ 01:12 am
4 large eggs
Shredded Cheese (any type you like)
1 oz. Hickory Farms Summer Sausage
Hawaiian bread
Canola oil spray

Frying pan
Burger flipper

1. Spray on a layer of canola oil, then set the pan on the stove, turning the setting to medium heat.
2. Place the Hawaiian bread in the oven at 300 degrees to toast.
3. Crack all four of the eggs in the frying pan after it has warmed up. Use the fork to scramble the eggs.
4. After the eggs are scrambled in the pan, allow them to cook for a few minutes, stirring as needed to prevent sticking.
5. Take the piece of summer sausage and cut it into small cubes.
6. By now, the eggs should be scrambled well. Add the sausage cubes to the eggs and heat for a few moments to heat the meat up.
7. Transfer eggs and meat to a plate, making sure to put them on one side.
8. Sprinkle cheese over the egg mixture, then place in the microwave on HIGH for 1:30 to melt the cheese.
9. Take the Hawaiian bread out of the oven and cut a piece to your liking.
10. After the eggs, meat, and cheese are done, remove, place the bread on the plate, and dig in.

Serves 1.
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1 Can of Chili with Beans
3 Tbs. Garlic Powder
3 Tbs. Onion Powder
2 Tbs. Mexican Extra Hot Hot Sauce
9 Tbs. Sugar

4 Slices American Cheese
Unsalted Tortilla Chips

Fix up the chili while melting the cheese on the tortilla chips in the microwave for 45 seconds on HIGH. After the cheese is melted and the chili is hot, pour chili on nachos, garnish with sour cream, and enjoy.

Note: I normally don't use measurements, but I do do things to taste. This is an approximation of how much of what spice went into the base chili.
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Here's this week's theme ingredients...

ground pork+beef
kidney beans
mac and cheese

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I'm going to try to post a random Iron Chef challenge each week.

I have a list of items you might find cheap at a grocery store, I will have the computer pull a few out of it's hat and will post them. Then you, kind readers, may participate by posting 1-3 dishes you would make using the ingredients. Other readers will judge the recipies you create, and then I will declare a winner based on comments.

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I had thought for a moment that "Iron Chef" and "College Cooking" didn't belong in the same category, but thinking deeper there is a connection. Iron Chef embodies taking what is given to you, and turning it into something amazing. At your local grocery store, the "use by today" $.75/lb stewing beef could be your next theme ingredient, you have one hour...

There are several factors to college cooking...

Read more...Collapse ) More as I think of it, I'll come back and update this post. What ideas do you have?

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