Monday, November 26, 2007

Put Some Butter On It

Thanksgiving is over and everyone is wondering, "what do I do with all those turkey leftovers?" I have no idea. I come from a food loving southern family and to date we have never actually had any leftovers.

This story begins several weeks ago. I was rummaging around in a kitchen cabinet and saw a little gleam out of the corner of my eye. Huh? There is supposed to be only mismatched Tupperware in there. I dug around and saw it, the waffle maker 4000, used only once a couple of years ago. Something about the way it gleamed in all that plastic gloom made me reclaim what was carelessly tossed aside. (I love run on sentences).

I gently placed it on the counter. It didn't make very good waffles, but maybe I haven't delved deeply enough into it's psyche. Of course the obvious came to me at once. Grilled cheese. It seems like a rather easy thing to prepare, but really I always get hung up on when to turn it, what temperature to put the skillet on etc. The waffle maker 4000 only has one temperature and cooks both sides simultaneously.
I quickly threw together cheese and bread, slathered WM 4000 generously with butter and in about two minutes had a perfectly golden, deliciously checkered grilled cheese sandwich. Yum. Of course the fam smelled it and wanted a taste. Many grilled cheese sandwiches in many days followed suit.

I began cooking everything in the WM 4000. If you slather it with enough butter almost anything you put in there comes out delicious.





Canned biscuits are especially easy and fast. Pull each biscuit apart into half its normal thickness, slather WM 4000 with butter and grill. It will look like a little golden waffle when its done, quickly top it with more butter and jelly. Devour.

You can even make canned meat edible with the proper slathering of butter. MMM










You can put anything between two slices of bread and it will be delectable.
Quesadillas are great in the WM 4000. I haven't fried bacon but it would probably work and not curl up like in the pan.

Just remember to put some butter on it and the possibilities will be endless. Bon Appetit.


* Jean Knee will not accept any responsibility for heart disease caused by her cooking

49 comments:

Bee said...

You had me at butter!
MMMM grilled canned buttered meat!

Bee said...

Silly me! I just use mine for waffles! I need to be institutionalized!

Jean Knee said...

it sounds like I'm kidding, but everything is so dang good in that thing.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Butter is the best spice. Hats off to you for not just Salvation Army-tossing the thing.

The banner's cute. Is it made of fabric?

Jean Knee said...

banner is made of heavy card stock. my camera sux so it's hard to see

Brian o Vretanos said...

You're making me hungry!

Who needs Martha?

The main problem with those things is that they're a real bugger to clean.

Excuse me while I go and eat something...

Bee said...

I wonder how my Lean Cuisine would taste if I waffle iron it...?
Today I've got Pecan Chcken.

Chris said...

MMM!!!

Now I feel a serious need to pull out my scooby doo waffle maker and make grilled cheese for the kiddo's :-D

Jean Knee said...

Millie- just how did the flaming turkey through your mama's window go over?

Jean Knee said...

Brian, my WM 400 has a nonstick coating and the butter has reiforced its nonadhesion thereby making it easy to clean

Jean Knee said...

bee-lean cuisine would be yummy in there but with the butter it would have to be called flabby thigh cuisine

Chris- do it, my daughter eats everything I've concocted out of that thing

Brian o Vretanos said...

JK: Nice hair, by the way - love the asymmetric "Paul Walker" style...

Melissa said...

I think that many of the world's problems could be solved if we would just use more butter in our cooking...

B said...

I'm feeling the urge to dig my waffle iron out of the back of the cabinet where it's been for the last 20 years. Okay, so how does the can of the canned meat taste grilled? Does the butter disguise the aluminum taste of the can too?
Martha Stewart can just eat her heart out! :=)

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...
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Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

My brother topped my flaming-turkey-through-the-window idea by butchering his own 28-lb turkey and then not completely gutting it before we roasted it.

He took out all the organs, but apparently the turkey knew he was on Death Row because he had quite the meal before he was killed. My brother pulled back some of the skin and here was all this baked undigested corn in a pouch near the turkey's neck.

I was just glad it wasn't a praying mantis or something. My mom was pretty well grossed-out. Best turkey I ever ate, seriously. I'll never do Butterball again, even if it does come without extra corn dressing. :)

Jean Knee said...

yeah thanks Brian, but, uh, I'm not a man

Jean Knee said...

Melissa yes we'd be too artery clogged to really be able to go to war

Jean Knee said...

b- I liked the butter fried canned meat but I don't have a very discriminating palate

Jean Knee said...

oh Millie I thought you were gonna say digested stuff from the other end. so relieved here.

I bet that undigested, and now roated corn ,added a certain woodsey flavor.

mmm gullet mash...mmm

Bee said...

"Martha Stewart can just eat her heart out!"

After she waffle ironed it!

Jean Knee said...

I just knew getting that reduced rate subscription was going to pay off

Sarah B. B. said...

Dude - try slicing a hot dog in half, & then sort of searing a bun with it. That sounds yummy to me for some reason. I love how that canned biscuit looks. I'm so not showing my husband that canned meat or he'll WANT a waffle iron. He thinks SPAM is downright gourmet. ;P

Lisa said...

I once owned a sandwich maker thing and we made sandwiches all the time in that thing. Yum! Good find!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

You and your fancy countertops!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I'm scared of things divided into sections. Who does that Wafflemaker 4000 think it is to cut my waffles into four sections like that? Iam master of my own waffle-eating domain and I will be the one to decide how much is too much and maybe I enjoy eating four servings all at one time.

Stupid judgmental wafflemakers....

Kelly Malloy said...

Who would have guessed?

Jean Knee said...

uhm, Elastic, it doesn't actually cut the food just kinda serrates the sections. and , um, it would just be a pancake if it didn't do that
so really it's not judging you, exactly

Jean Knee said...

kelly- perfect for feeding hungry boys....

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

What would you think about waffle ironing a Twinkie weiner sandwich?

No Cool Story said...

I thougth I commented on this post. But I guess it was all a dream, a wondrful dream where I wrote something witty and hilarious that made me look clever.

Aaah.

No Cool Story said...

Yeah, it was a dream because I have no clue what it was that I wrote.

Hey! That mini-waffle is cute. Makes me think of mini-scissors.

No Cool Story said...

You know what goes great with mini-scissors?

No, no that Bee.

A BIG paper clip!

Jean Knee said...

man, I just knew I was sending the right stuff, I just felt a vibe or something

No Cool Story said...

You are not a man.

But you are not a farmer mime either, right?

No Cool Story said...

Oh Jean Knee you totally hit the mark!
It's like inspiration :)

No Cool Story said...

And I LOVE my baby fly.

You know I'm scared of Zombie flies, but my baby Fly could never turn into a zombie, hence I love it.

Jean Knee said...

I knew it!!!
some people doubt my gift selecting skills... dummies

Jean Knee said...

oh and, no not a man, mime, or farmer.
also not a princess, zombie of any kind, trust fund baby or anyone famous

compulsive writer said...

ditto bee (bee 1 and bee 2).

Jean Knee said...

sounds like dr. seuss

No Cool Story said...

You know what I want to put come butter on?

On my WW.

No Cool Story said...

Is Penny back?

No Cool Story said...

WW = Wordless Wednesday.
WW = Mr CDD
WW @ Jean Knee's = NCS :)
NCS says No to butter in regular, everyday life, but WW @ Jean Knee's is a very special situation.

Jessica said...

YOU DID NOT!

Dapoppins said...

You are a very creative lady!

Dapoppins said...

You are a very creative lady!

Jean Knee said...

thanks

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thanks

Lauren said...

HAHAHAH!!! This post made me laugh the entire time I read it. I wish I had a waffle maker so I could make buttery goodness.