Showing posts from November, 2011

Bojangle's Holiday Turkey

This year's Thanksgiving turkey came from Bojangles. (It should be pointed out they do it for Christmas too.) Our family has been ordering them for several years. The turkeys are partially cooked already, and require a bit of warming but are otherwise a bullet-proof way to cook a Thanksgiving dinner without the hassle of a time-consuming culinary commitment. My dad simply picked up the reserved turkey from Bojangles on Thanksgiving morning, brought it home and baked it for just an hour and half before it was ready for the celebratory nature the day and our mass consumption.

Shannon of course works for Food Lion and they've ended their tradition of cooking turkeys for the public, so Bojangles remains one of the last frontiers for people who don't wish to self-torture themselves with a scratch turkey dinner. Let's be honest, it's 2010, so why would anyone waste their time spending three days of thawing, two days of marinating, and one day of cooking a flightless bir…

Pizza Hut Supreme Sandwich Sub Recipe | 1970's

Everything was better in the 70s. Cool cars, great food, and Pizza Hut's classic Italian sub marketed as the Supreme Sandwich. The sub lasted into the eighties as an enemy of long sleeves as the creamy dressing would run down your arm. While phased out in America, it's still available in Saudi Arabia, and a few franchises in the States that operate under the name of Pizza Hut Bistro (The upscale version of the franchise where the employees dress up)still sells them. However I'm not sure what Pizza Hut's fascination is with renaming the sandwich once again; want a Supreme Sandwich Sub? Then you'd need to order it under it's codename The "Bistro Hoagie", they're also going to charge you twice the price, because after-all it is a Bistro. Of course the other option is to make the Pizza Hut 70's Supreme Sandwich in your own home. I call mine "Sub on Mars". After a bit of talking to ex-employees, we're told the secret to Pizza Hut'…

Moe's Southwest Grill Guacamole

This recipe will yield 1 ½ quarts of fresh Moe's Southwest Grill guacamole

Fresh Avocados, Ripened 6 each
White Onions, Diced 1 ½ cups
Tomatoes, Diced 1 ½ cups
Fresh Jalapenos, diced ½ teaspoon
Cilantro, Chopped ¾ cup
Lime Juice, Fresh 1 ½ ounces
Salt 1 tablespoon

Make sure to mix all ingredients in a large bowl and serve with tortilla chips warmed in a 250 degree oven

Tips: For immediate use, select slightly soft avocados which yield to gentle pressure on the skin. If you are selecting avocados that you plan to use in a few days, buy firm fruits that do not yield to the squeeze test, and leave them at room temperature to ripen.

To pit your avocados, start with a ripe avocado and cut it lengthwise around the seed. Rotate the halves to separate, then remove the seed by sliding the tip of a spoon gently underneath it and lift it out. Next, scoop out the avocado meat with the spoon.

One of the most vexing problems with guacamole is that it spoils very quickly. When preparing guaca…

Moe's Southwest Grill Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is the third type of salsa which comically translates to “beak of rooster”. It's the Mexico's take on the fruit salad, and gains its name from the style in which you dig it out of a bowl with a chip. (Similar to a chicken pecking at its food.)

 Instead of unhealthy snacks, I can make a bowl of this with some baked low fat chips and enjoy my favorite movie night without guilt.

 The irony of Pico De Gallo is, it's generally better chilled and served the next day; however, good luck on not eating the whole bowl during your next Audrey Hepburn movie night and having it last that long.

Moe's Southwest Grill Pico de Gallo Recipe

Ingredients: ●5 chopped tomatoes ●chopped cilantro ●¼ chopped white onion ●¼ chopped red onion ●2 teaspoons of Southwest Seasoning ●1 teaspoon of chopped pickled jalapeƱos ●juice of ½ a lime ●3-5 drops of Tabasco brand hot sauce.
Method: 1.Mix all ingredients in bowl. 2.Chill for 30 minutes. 3.Enjoy.

Pizza Hut's Tuscani Meaty Marinara Pasta Recipe

So it's 10 PM, on a Friday and it's crazy around here. A full day of school, a night of work, two tired kids, and absolutely no time to cook. Normally we'd just order pizza, since there's no dishes, and we don't have to cook. However we had pizza earlier in the week, so I though I'd try Pizza Hut's pasta offerings since I've never had it.

Pizza Hut became so popular at offering pasta a few years back that they actually considered, and followed through on a policy of changing their name to "Pasta Hut". Someone however mid-conversion stopped this re-branding travesty from coming to fruition, and thankfully saved the company from a nightmare. But, the nightmare continues; their Android phone app is absolutely horrible. It doesn't accept coupons, and oddly enough, you can't order pasta with it. I don't know why, or how, and so rather than attempting some ancient method of telephony to procure dinner, I chose to make my own. Considerin…