The Team Fat Kid Cook Book

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mashed Potato Pizza

What you'll need:

2 Thin Boboli crusts
1 container of Yoder mashed potatoes (If you're feeling motivated you can make your own)
1 T Minced Garlic
1 LB Sliced Provolone Cheese
Parmesan Cheese
Sliced Green Onion
Bacon (To taste) (so lots)

What you'll do:

Mix the garlic into the potatoes
Spread half of the potatoes onto each crust
Sprinkle Parmesan & Bacon on top
Place Provolone on top
Bake @ 400 degrees until bubbly- checking every 10 or so minutes
Sprinkle Green Onion on top

Submitted by KT CV

I'm still looking for Weird Burgers, people. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Weird Burgers Contest

Last night at the weekly Team Fat Kid meeting, one of my esteemed colleagues brought a store bought box of burgers. We dubbed them "weird burgers" because they had cheese and bacon in them. However, like many store bought meat products, they were sorta "eh".

But the term "weird burger" deserves a strange and delicious recipe.

I could probably think up one of my own, but I'm thinking it's more fun to ask the approximately 5 people who read this to send me recipes for Weird Burgers.

You can post your recipe in a comment or submit it to (Please put "weird burgers" in your subject line or I'll think you're spamming me.)

Winning recipe will be posted here with much fanfare, hoopla, and other funny words as well.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Homemade Mac 'N' Cheese

What you'll need:

1 medium sweet onion, finely chopped
2tbsp butter1tbsp flour
½ gallon whole milk
3lbs cheese, shredded (your choice, I always use at least one pound cheddar and 8oz swiss) for sauce
8oz cheese, shredded mozzarella or provolone to top with
2lbs any type of pasta
Salt and pepper to taste

What you'll do:

Sautee onion in butter with a pinch of salt until caramelized (about 20min) in a large sauce pan or pot. Add flour and stir cooking for about 2 min until flour absorbs all excess butter and turns brown. Deglaze bottom of pot with a little milk, then add about 2/3 of remaining milk and cook on med low heat until simmering. Add cheese to milk mix a few handfuls at a time, waiting until fully incorporated to add more until all cheese has been added. Season to taste with salt and pepper. In large baking pan add cooked pasta (cook pasta for two min less than it says to cook on box) and cheese sauce. Top with rest of cheese and bake in a pre heated oven at 350 degrees for about 45min.

Submitted by Lisa G.

*Fat Kid Note - Don't be afraid to try different seasonings on this. This applies to any mac 'n' cheese, especially crappy out-of-the-box mac. Add some garlic powder and frozen veggies, or get crazy and throw in some cayenne pepper or chili seasoning. Life is too short to always eat the same flavor mac.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bacon Chocolate Chip CookiesMakes 2 1/2 dozen
*Must refrigerate for storage, if they last long enough to store
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups 60% Cocoa Bitter-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (I used milk chocolate and peanut butter chips)
10-12 slices Smoked Bacon, cooked to a crisp and then chopped

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.Combine flour and baking soda in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Add chopped, cooked Bacon and mix for 1 minute. Stir in morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

*Submitted by The Drunken Gnome

Monday, July 13, 2009

Easy Does It Chili

What you need:

A couple of regular cans of beans - red, black, pinto, whatever you like. I use black beans.

A couple of cans of tomato sauce - or whole canned tomatoes, or 1 can tomatoes for the saucy stuff and a couple of fresh tomatoes...mix it up.

An onion

A can of corn

Diced fresh peppers - hot peppers, sweet peppers...depends on your tastes and your mood. They add a nice crunch though.

About a pound of meat - beef, turkey, chicken... pick one

2 packets chili seasoning

2 cloves minced garlic (or a bunch of shakes from the garlic powder jar)

Hot sauce

Cheese and sour cream

What you do:

Get out the crock pot. Dump your tomato sauce in there. If you use whole canned tomatoes don't drain them, and use a knife to cut them up roughly in the pot so you don't lose all the good juice.

Drain your beans and throw 'em in.

Cut up your peppers and onion and toss those in there. They're gonna be crunchy in the final outcome - if you don't want them crunchy you can saute them first, but this is supposed to be an easy recipe. In that case just don't bother with them at all, that's what I say.

Oh! Don't forget your corn.

Set the pot to warm. Now get out a pan or a George Foreman or whatever you use and cook your meat through. Toss it in the pot when it's done. This chili is great if you've got leftovers, like burgers or roast chicken or something like that. Just strip the chicken right off the carcass and toss it in the pot. Cut up bigger hunks with kitchen shears as you go.

Add your chili seasoning and garlic and whatever other weirdo spices you're gonna throw in there. Stir it all up good. Now you can go ahead and add your hot sauce. If you ran out of hot sauce last week, go ahead and use a handful of the Taco Bell packets hanging out in the door of your refrigerator. Nobody will notice.

Keep that pot on low for maybe an hour, hour and a half. You can set it on high if you're really hungry, but it'll be thick and kind of dry. Stir it every time you walk past for a beer.

Top with a bunch of cheese (sharp cheddar is awesome) and some sour cream. Feeds 6, or 3 Fat Kids.

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