Lamb Sliders and Wedge Fries

Ah, comfort food.  Glorious indulgent comfort food!  Where do I start?  This is the type of meal you should use as a reward after having one of those days. You know what I’m talking about. It’s a day that consists of the below, or a variation of the below based on geography, income bracket, age, and current Blood Alcohol Level:

Dirt-splattered cones and men in orange have narrowed down your morning commute to one pitiful lane.

You spill your Starbucks all over the passenger seat and arrive at the office smelling like you showered in cocoa poder.

Your parking spot is filled by a dent-less myserty car three times as expensive as yours.

It’s pledge week on NPR.

Your office has become home to a batallion of ballsy gnats.

Everyone gets cel phone reception at work but you, and everyone knows it.

Your shirt has a giant grease stain on it which you somehow failed to notice.  Thankfully, no one else is noticing either because your fly has been open since you got to work.

While speaking with a representative for the phone company, credit card company, cable provider or bank, you’re addressed as “ma’am,” and when you clarify that you are, in fact, a male, the representative replies “…really?

The intern at work happily suggestst that no one would ever be able to guess how old you really are if it just wasn’t for your hair line.

All of the treadmills at the gym are taken, and no one has been on longer than two minutes.

Your loving pet greets you at the door and promptly throws up something the size of a corn dog on the shag carpet.

You mis-programmed your DVR so instead of getting the new episode of LOST, you get back-to-back episodes from TV Land’s Mama’s Family month-long “Mama-Thon!”

Yes, one of those days…

Have you had one recently?

I bet you have.

Thank God you landed at TV Food and Drink, because I have a satisfying, salty, cheesy, crunchy, crispy, savory and yes, just a little greasy to help along that shirt for tomorrow… meal… from heaven… that will take all your cares away like a 1970’s Calgon bath.

Aside from the cook time involved on the fries, this is one of the simplest and most satisfying meals you can make for yourself.  Swap the lamb with ground beef, turkey or ground chicken if you must.  Any cheese will do, any condiment will do.  The happiness factor will last so long, you’ll stop keeping track of the number of hours the smile has been on your face and the palm of your hand has been gently massaging your full stomach.

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Ale House Burgers with Onion Compote

From Sandra Lee

Watching Food Network all weekend long may or may not be the worst thing to do when one is holed in the bedroom with a 101 temperature. After 2 days of oatmeal, green tea and orange juice while watching The Next Iron Chef, 30 Minute Meals, Paula Deen, Grill It! with Bobby Flay and Sandra’s Money Saving Meals I nearly began to drool out of my eyeballs by Sunday morning. The only other distraction I had over the weekend was my DVD of Lady and the Tramp which made me even hungrier (spaghetti and meatballs anyone?), and locked that freakin’ Siamese cat song into my brain and has still refused to let it out (“Where we finding baby there are milk nearby!”).

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