Cheeseburger Sliders, Mozzarella Sticks and Mashed Potato Balls
… did someone ordered a plateful of rotten comfort?
Mashed potato balls?! Someone introduce me to these.
…is what I had for dinner last night!
Too hungry, no pictures. (Is that the food blogger’s form of tl;dr?)
(‘too long; didn’t read’ for the uninitiated)
Redneck spaghetti probably goes against everything Italian food stands for. Except deliciousness.
Its politically correct name is “chicken spaghetti”, and the chicken is probably the only redeeming quality as far as health that this dish has. I mean, it’s ingredients include mass amounts of cheddar cheese, noodles, and a can of Rotel. (Please tell me you guys know the wonders of Rotel + Velveeta + ground beef queso? It better not be a Texas thing. The whole world needs to know about this guilty, guilty pleasure.) It’s basically queso with chicken and noodles. And some olives and onion.
And it was served with huge hunks of bread with more cheese melted on top. And I had feta cheese on my salad (like 3 spoonfuls). I’ve definitely got my calcium for the next 5 years…
Anywho, find a recipe and make redneck spaghetti when you’ve been freshly fired or dumped (or you found out that Nora Ephron died, WHAT THE HECK, so sad). It’s Southern comfort food at it’s best.
(For real, my grandmother was talking about how many funerals she’s been to where this was a main attraction.)
Oh, the cheese. Katie would love this.
Who doesn’t like snacks? (Stupid people.) Snacks are great ways to bridge the gap between “that oatmeal was sooo filling” and “MUST EAT ALL OF THE LUNCH”. I
prefer pretend to eat snacks that are delicious and nutritious, just like my grandmother convinced me that all food is. I’ll take on the nutritious snackies first.
On the spectrum of delicious fruits, mangos should always appear first. But be warned: when ripe, they are juicy, easily bitten into, and sweet. When not-quite-ripe, they are hard, mildly crunchy, and still delicious enough to eat anyway. Did I mention they were delicious?
2. Laughing Cow cheese, of the Creamy Swiss variety
Let’s take the most tasty thing ever: cheese. And let’s remove most of the calories. But leave the taste! Then make it spreadable. What is the result? Laughing Cow cheese. You can eat it smeared on a cracker, awkwardly spread on last night’s ravioli, or just take bites out of it, like a boss.
Cuties are not just cartoons. They are small, delicious oranges that are often cheap and always yummylicious.
4. Frozen Yogurt
Froyo often blurs the line between “healthy” and “gluttonous”. If I get cheesecake bites, gummy bears, and chocolate syrup, this is not a healthy snack. If I get a smidge of tart yogurt and only top it with fruits, this is fairly healthy.
Nom nom nommmm why does the food look SO good on Tumblr today?!
I LOVE BAKED POTATOES