Cooking Archives

How to make GORP – Let’s Get Cooking

GORP, also known as trail mix. A high energy snack food principally composed of dried fruit and nuts. Useful for hiking trips or sitting on your butt watching Youtube videos.

Buck Redbuck’s travel channel

My recipe:
Dried cranberries
Dried pineapple chunks
Tamari almonds
Roasted cashew nuts
Sesame sticks
Pumpkin seeds
Dry roasted peanuts
Honey mustard pretzels
Milk chocolate M&M’s

You can mix it in a large bowl like I did, or just pour smaller amounts into a plastic bag.

Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit Sandwich

In this video a frozen breakfast sandwich is cooked in a microwave oven. Good times!

By the way, there’s a lot of subtle humour in this video. If you don’t think it’s funny, you should probably watch it again.

Vegetarian Lasagna MRE – Let’s Get Cooking

IN this episode of LETS GET COOKING we prepare a military MRE from the vegetarian menu. The industrial strength rubber bag contained the following items:

Vegetable Lasagna
Applesauce with Raspberry Puree
Chocolate Hazelnut Cocoa
Wheat Snack Bread
Creamy Peanut Butter
Almond Poppy Seed Pound Cake
Lemon Flavored Iced Tea Drink Mix
and cooking tools.

There is a clever political metaphor in this video – see if you can find it!

Old Fashioned Popcorn Popper

Let’s Get Cooking episode in which we make popcorn with a vintage electric popper that has been in storage for 15 years. Does it still work after all this time? Electric sparks! Exploding kernels! It is better than microwave popcorn?

The Popper-PLUS: “a handsome appliance that does so many things well”
Made by Wyndale Mfg. Corp. of Indianapolis, Indiana

The “postal zone” address on the card dates this between 1943 and 1963 according to this Wikipedia page. The use of “Fire King” glass on the top would date it between 1942 and 1945 according to this FireKing faq. So this popper was made around 1944.

Make a high-protein breakfast dish in under 5 minutes! From a website for graduate students trying to survive on very little money, this is a recipe for peanut butter danish with only three ingredients. The recipe appeals to my minimalist side, because after cooking the dough is supposed to become both the sweet bread-like danish AND the creamy filling. This is my first attempt at cooking like this, so watch the video and see how it turns out.

1/3 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 tbsp sugar or honey

Put peanutbutter in small bowl and microwave 10 seconds to warm it up. Beat in the egg and sweetener with a fork. When it looks like dough, scrape into a blob with rubber spatula. Microwave for 1.5 minutes or 90 seconds.


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Clam Dip – a Traditional Christmas Holiday Treat

Clam Dip Recipe

1 clove garlic, press into bowl
1 large pkg cream cheese (8oz)
2 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp salt
dash of pepper
7 oz can of minced clams, drained
1/4 cup clam juice or more to make right consistency
Keep in fridge overnight
Serve room temperature with chips

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