Monday, March 26, 2007


it's been quite here at the "wampus". I've not done anything good in a while. My wife has been stealing the cooking thunder from me. She made an amazing casserole (Enchilada) as well as some spaghetti sauce that RAWKED!!!!!

I did, however, make another Peach Cobbler that was better than the last one.....I think anyway.

I'm too lazy to link the Cobbler, Enchilada Casserole and sauce, but go back in my archives and check 'em out. .....really easy and really good.

One of these days I'll get inspired to cook again. Maybe I'll get some ribs and YouTube it.....

Friday, March 16, 2007

Ikea for food?

Yes, Ikea (yes, the furniture store) has some yummy food. Ikea is a Swedish owned furniture store for those of you not in the know and they know you'll be there for a while...or at least they plan on you being there for a while and they have a restaurant upstairs.

The best is their Swedish meatballs with steamed red potatoes and lingenberries. (I guess I'm going to have to give you this definition because I cannot find it on the esteemed "W".) Linginberries are like cranberries, but not as tart. You can usually get the Swedish pancakes w/linginberries at IHOP (a good place for pancakes). My favorite part is that once they get you hooked on these yummy little morsels covered in gravy, they have them in little freezers at the register with the gravy packets next to it..........."you mean? I can? HONEY! We can make them there meatballs at home...we ain't gotta go tuh IKEA just fer thu food any more!" (Insert redneck accent here....sorry...this is The Caddywampus Cafe afterall.)

I wish I had some right now....they make great leftovers......become a good Swede and take this test.......I got a couple of them wrong.....I figured them out though.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Peach Cobbler.....the comfiest of comfort food

Is there a dessert that you did not like as a child because it looked funny? Well, for me that was my mom's peach cobbler. (right) Anyway, I made one once after just an odd craving and OH MY! It was djummy (that's pronounced "jummy" for those of you who do not know what a djembe is....there's a little dorky drummer humor for you......yes, I am that much of a dork.)

Anyway, you need the following:

1 Cup Sugar
1 stick of butter, melted
1 Cup of Milk
1 Cup of Self-rising Flour
1 Can sliced peaches in heavy syrup

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, mix first four ingredients in non-metal bowl with a whisk or fork, pour batter into a square Pyrex pan (or foil if you're taking it somewhere). Pour peaches over batter; put in oven for about 20-25 minutes until top begins to brown and it's bubbling around the edges. Top with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream........then let the sweet heaven begin.

We ate this about 9 p.m. last night and watched School of Rock.

Repeat Offender...Bolognese

So, this time, I used zuccini, carrots and a can of tomato sauce. It added a lot and I wanted to share a photo of the new creation.