White Trash Gourmet

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This morning I dropped CB off at work and drove in my plaid fleece pajamas straight to the grocery store. MEAT WAS ON SALE! I got baby back ribs, and a pork shoulder roast, and a pork loin roast the size of my goddamn LEG and shrimp and chili cheese sausages, ground beef and.. a bag of bay leaves. I came home, put on some Wu Tang, twerked it like the neighbors weren’t watching (even though they probably were because I left the curtains open) and cooked it up!

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I made a nice seafood chowder with bacon and sweet potatoes, shrimp and tiny bay scallops. Then I drove, in my plaid fleece pajamas pants, to CB’s work with two bowls of chowder and a coffee can full of hot steamy coffee.

My favourite thing I made though, was a new thing I just invented just now. A brand new dinner, combining all the best things about my favourite dinner, all in one pot! I call it.. Hamburgers & Hotdogs Casserole. And when I put it into the oven I howled at the ceiling with pure exaltation!

And then I couldnt wait to tell CB about it and his reaction was a PUKE FACE! And he said it sounded horrible! And he wasn’t interested in eating it because it sounded disgusting! And I said HOW CAN YOU BE SO RUDE ABOUT SOMETHING SO PURE AND GOOD! You have to eat cheerios for dinner while I eat the best thing Ive ever made!

We came home, and I opened the lid. And he was all the opposite of puke face! And then, he proceeded, to eat it all, with a glass of chocolate milk, like a gangster. I was vindicated.

Hamburgers & Hotdogs Casserole

Sauce

1 onion

2 carrots

2 cloves of garlic

2 Peppers

2 cans of diced tomatoes

Hot Sauce

In a heavy bottomed saucepan, sautee finely chopped onions in a little oil until translucent. Add garlic and carrots, cook until tender. Add chopped red pepper and 2 cans dived tomatoes.

Burgers:

1kg Medium, or Lean, Ground Beef

100g balogne, finely diced

1/4 cups breadcrumbs

1 cup mayonnaise

Salt & Pepper

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk it with a fork like crazy. My meatballs were gluten free because I used the end bits of a loaf of gluten free bread I found by themselves in a bag in the freezer. I assumed my room mate was quarantining these slices due to some kind of abhorrence to the idea of eating them, and not because they are the most special part she was saving to savour…. Anyway, also the balogne bits are in there because my bacon seems to be “maple flavoured” blegh.. so balogne it is!

Roll into 2 inch balls and fry until crispy and delicious on each side.

Hotdogs:

2 cans of vienna sausages, or 4 hotdogs of your choice cut into thirds

The Assembly

Place a layer of meatballs in a casserole dish. Add a layer of hotdogs, followed by a layer of sauce. Repeat if necessary.

Cover the top with your favourite hotdog and/or hamburger toppings. Mine were as follows:

– cheese

– ketchup

– mustard

– jalapenos

– saurkraut

Bake, covered, in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. In the last ten minutes you can take the cover off and broil it to get the cheese crispy if youre into that.

Eat it with buns!

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Sizzlin’ balls. Those orange things are baby carrots..They are in mine because to be honest, I only made this to clean out the fridge.. and I had a few baby carrots left and thought I would put them in my meatballs. You REALLY don’t have to, though.

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My favourite word combo ever “Baby Balonge Chub”. YES.

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MMMM.. when I was a kid these were reserved strictly for fancy occasions and eating with toothpicks on a tray with olives and those mini pickles. Yum!

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The strata.

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Its not actually that hot, its just so cold in my house.

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Author: Kara Lalalala

I write this blog for my family cause I am terrible at letters & emails.

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