I miss Jack Bauer and Michael Vaughn and Elliott Yamin. Ok, not really that much, because I’m so happy to have my evenings back, but I need a carnival theme. Because you know I’m physically incapable of having a carnival without a theme. So it’s TV week in kitchenland, which means a bunch of recipes that I’ve loosely managed to work into TV shows… just not very well.
The American Idol Kitchen – Woo!
Speaking of Elliott Yamin, muse of me-ander has a recipe for Not Just Meatballs, which is much more popular with her family than the Shabbat / Sabbath chulent she used to make.
Taylor Hicks dances like a chicken now and then, so next we have rightwingprof of Right Wing Nation’s contribution — A Great Summer Meal – Woodfire Pollo Alla Diavola with Aioli. Sounds yummy.
Kellie Pickler fans will love the Easy and Cheap BBQ Chicken Thighs (oh, come on, how am I supposed to resist that one?) submitted by NerdMom of Nerd Family. Naturally, I won’t be cooking this meal. No offense to NerdMom, it’s just… you know… Kellie Pickler.
Headmistress, zookeeper of The Common Room submits a great recipe for Ryan Seacrest — Easy Fruit Crisp. Oh, Ryan, you know I’m just kidding.
Cooking with Jack and Chloe in the 24 Kitchen
Bookworm of Booklore says We Attack the Mayor with Hummus (and Pita Chips). I’m sure Jack Bauer could attack any public official with pretty much any food that he pulled out of his purse.
Maureen O’Brien of Homeschoolblogger – Trinity Prep School has a recipe for O-Range You Going To Try It? (mandarin orange cake). Jack’s currently in a freighter on his way to China, so he’ll have plenty of opportunities to eat mandarin orange cake after he busts out of prison… an hour and a half into the season.
David Gillies of Daily Pundit suggests Bratkartoffeln (German-style Fried Potatoes). I saw caraway and ran the otherway, but Jack’s not a-scared of anything, even caraway. :-)
I’m sure Jon Tillman of Silent in the Morning’s recipe for Cottage Cheese Cornbread is fantastic (really sounds great), but I don’t think Jack would ever eat anything that contains cottage cheese.
And Chloe would never make any food as pretty as these Lamingtons from keewee of keewee’s corner. But she’d kill terrorists with the guns in keewee’s banner (btw, are those by Olympic Arms?).
Dr. House’s Team of Cooks
Marshall Hudnall of A Weight Lifted has a recipe for Good-For-You Cornbread. Maybe if you eat it, you won’t have to see House in the free clinic. He wouldn’t listen to you anyway, so try the cornbread.
Dr. Wilson will have fewer patients in fake TV world if more people eat Dr. Fuhrman’s Famous Anti-Cancer Soup, submitted by Joel Fuhrman M.D. of Disease Proof.
Adam Byrd of Men in Aprons has a delish-sounding recipe for Spicy Pecans. Speaking of hot, do you think Dr. Cuddy has as big a thing for House as Dr. Cameron does? I think she’s got a crush.
Welcome to the ALIAS kitchen, owned by Spydaddy, Master of the Universe
It’s season 2, episode 14 (Double Agent, and yes, I have an unhealthy obsession with ALIAS, because I didn’t even have to look up which episode I’m referencing), and Vaughn and Sydney cook spaghetti together in Syd’s apartment. You know what would go great with that spaghetti dinner? Garlic Butter by Riannan of In the Headlights. (Whew! It took me a while to figure out how to work that one into my theme!)
This season, in episode 13 (30 Seconds), Sydney puts on a wretched pink suit and this horrible southern accent, which you’d think Jennifer Garner would be able to pull off, being raised in West Virginia and all, but eh… no. Maybe if she eats some Alabama BBQ Chicken with White BBQ Sauce a la The General of the BBQ General, she’ll reconnect with her southern roots and do a better job.
Kitchen in a Hatch
Those people on the island must be really hungry for some good ol’ fancy burgers. Maybe Hanso will drop in some Dharma garlic and Dharma scallions, and the islanders can have Elisson of Blog d’Elisson’s Garlic-Scallion Burgers with Grilled Asparagus Spears.
I was worried that with Ana Lucia gone, there would be no Latino(a)s on the island to make this Chicken Enchilada Casserole by Kim C. of Life in a shoe: a peek into the methods and madness of one mother of 7. But Frank reminded me that Hurley’s name is Hugo Reyes. The Reyes part sounds promising.
Maybe instead of hoarding all the peanut butter and giving it to Claire, Charlie should make these Rhesus Peanut Butter Cookies from triticale.
LOST is filmed in Hawaii. So I submit my Grama Shirley’s Hawaiian Cake.
What you need:
3 cups flour, sifted
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
3 eggs, beaten
1.5 cups veg oil
2 cups mashed bananas
8 oz. can pineapple – drained (the recipe doesn’t say, but I assume crushed)
What you do:
Mix all the dry ingredients (except nuts) together in a large bowl (I used my Kitchenaid). Add eggs & oil & mix well. Add bananas, nuts, pineapple, and mix well again. Pour into greased / sprayed Bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour and 5 minutes. Note: I used a 9×13 baking pan. Also, Grama’s recipe doesn’t say when to add the pineapple, so I don’t know if she mixes it in like I did, or she may just pour the crushed pineapple over the cake after it’s turned out of the Bundt pan.
The Sacred Heart Cafeteria
Elisson of Blod d’Elisson also has a recipe for the Breakfast of Champions. J.D. and Turk would eat this breakfast before a long day at Sacred Heart, but I’m pretty sure they’d throw in some cold pizza.
Shawn Lea of Everything and Nothing has a mmm mmm good recipe for Corn and Crab Bisque. Which makes me think of every episode of Scrubs, and its wonderfully corny jokes. See, I’m full of them too.
Likewise, A Better Grilled Cheese from Peggy of Blabber Heads reminds me of all those cheesy puns and jokes that J.D. tells.
Man, I can’t think of anything else to say… Uh… Banana Ha– no… Oatmeal Pancakes! (from PractiGal).
The Season(ed) Finale
Ok, that’s it for my worst-themed carnival ever. I hope it wasn’t too painful. If so, see J.D. and call me in the morning! Next week the carnival will be hosted by Riannan of In the Headlights. Happy eating!