Things I Learned Tonight

Thing The First: The first 1/4 of the bottle of tasty cabernet sauvignon went into making a marinade. This does not mean it is immediately necessary to drink the final 3/4 of the bottle.

Thing The Second: When you are drunk, your “inventive cooking concepts” are “inedible and disgusting.”

Thing The Third: Instant mashed potatoes can be good, yes. But when you replace the water with beer and stir in a bunch of Hershey’s Kisses to make “choco-beertaters,” it is not a Good Thing.

Thing The Fourth: Yes, the choco-beertaters are nasty. But no matter how firmly a ball you pack them into, they will splatter magnificently upon impact.

Thing The Fifth: Your fiancee did not like the choco-beertaters as a food product; she will like them far less as a projectile.

Thing The Sixth: Choco-Beertaters are a bitch to get out of shag carpeting.

Thing The Seventh: Well, at least the chicken was good.

:: ponders quite seriously the benefits and drawbacks to Dinner at Soul’s ::

I’d probably come over, but I guess I’d wear old clothes? I’m glad the chicken was good. Coq au vin? Or cock-up? :slight_smile: Most entertaining, just imagining the cooking process you describe.

Mmmmm… choco-beertaters.

I suspect the problem was eating them with cabernet sauvignon instead of dark rum.

Add some flour, butter, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla and to the potato buds and kisses. Bake at 360-F for 8-10 minutes. That’s chocotater cookies.

What’s wrong with altered perception?
I came up with that recipe and the anti-bacon salt recipe tonight. It’s a bar and cocktail snack and I might suggest it to Hazle Weatherfield’s and her Drink Tank project.

Deep Fried Bacon with Green Tomato Ketchup

1 lb. Bacon
1 cup flour (or corn flour)
1 cup of buttermilk
1 cup of corn meal
Black pepper

Green Tomato Ketchup:
1 Jar of pickled green tomatoes (vinegar/pickling solution included)
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 tablespoon allspice
3 tablespoons of your favorite pepper sauce

Fry the bacon to med. done. Reserve for service. Roll and coat bacon slices in flour. Dip in Buttermilk. Roll in cornmeal and pepper mixture. Deep fry for 4-6 minutes in 365F canola oil.

Green Tomato Ketchup: Combine all ingredients and pulse coarse in a food processor or blender. Chill.

Serve the Deep fried bacon with a side of Green Tomato Ketchup as dipping sauce.
Great bar snack.


The thing that being drunk taught me on Saturday was never to play with the Wii while standing under a ceiling fan. You inevitable celebration will turn the controller into a rocket.

That’d be chocotater-beercookies.

This has me totally intrigued. I think you might be onto something.

Although, Choco-Beertaters almost made me throwup in my mouth. Not that I haven’t experimented in the kitchen whilst inebriated before. I came up with a lovely vermouth flavoured rice pudding type dish one time that I still make even when sober.

Deep Fried Bacon with Green Tomato Ketchup – that sounds utterly delicious. As soon as LadySoul allows me back into the kitchen, I’m going to have to give that a shot.