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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Classics I Could Never Live Without...If I Were Lost on a Deserted Island


Did you catch the final moments of LOST?  Like who didn't?  Date night for me and #3 had us flipping back and forth between the last LOST and the Celebrity Apprentice finale, simultaneouslyWay to go, Brett Michaels! He's a cool dude! We did record both shows and will watch each one in it's entirety, at a later "date." Love that modern technology...the DVR!  I especially love the fact that we can operate this convenient device without any grandkids present for assistance!  Anyway, #3 and me usually plan a delectable, easy, and memorable spread for these 'one of a kind' final episodes or season finales that are sure to stimulate active conversations for many years to come.  These flashy and epic like endings on the shows we all know and love like Mash, St. Elsewhere, Seinfeld, Friends, Dancing with the Stars, Survivor, deserve majestic dishes and beverages to go right along...and this night was no exception.  Our paramount menu included only fabulous and classic items we could never choose to live without...

Homemade Pizza and Red Sauce with Meat, Caramelized Onions, and Cheeses
Fresh Arkansas Strawberries
Cool and Refreshing Coors Light

Nothing like freshly made pizza and sauce with whatever meat and cheeses you have on hand.  Some delicious brats with freshly ground Parmesan and Mozzarella were just aching to jump on our pizza! And, caramelizing the onions always gives the toppings an extra special taste!  No plain chips, either...I brushed the round corn tortillas with a hint of canola oil and popped them into a 425 degrees F oven to bake until crispy and golden.  Yum, yum! One pound of Kraft Velveeta (cubed) and a full can of Rotel Tomatoes in the microwave on high for 5 minutes came out bubbly and tasty as ever!! Kraft and Rotel...I even like them on Facebook!

In fact, this famous cheese dip recipe, along with freshly fried corn tortillas, dates back to the 50s when it was the center of attention at my annual overnight birthday bashes...till we got the Ouija Board out. However, from way back then until this moment in time, this legendary queso dish, homemade pizza and sauce, fresh Arkansas strawberries, and a cold Coors Light have become some of the classics I would be forever LOST without, if I were somehow LOST on a deserted island!!

And, best wishes for Jack Shephard...discovering the final way out of all chaos and being the true shepherd he was meant to be by leading the LOST sheep home...as Hurley probably would have said..."Cool, dude!"



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