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It could be worse…

The motto of the good folks at Fancy Fast Food is “yeah it’s still bad for you– but see how good it can look!”  Starting with over-the-counter fast food, they prepare gourmet(ish) delights like the…

BK Quiche (Fancy Croissan’wich & Biscuit)

Ingredients (for two mini quiches):

* 1 Burger King Croissan’wich (with ham) meal, with hash browns and a coffee
* 1 Burger King Ham, Egg & Cheese biscuit meal, with hash browns and an orange juice
* 1 bottle of water

Disassemble the two breakfast sandwiches into its ingredients: eggs, bread, and ham. (The cheese will probably be melted and stuck onto the bread or ham, but that’s okay.)  Break apart the biscuit and croissant into smaller pieces and put them all into a food processor. Add about 2 tbsp. of bottled water and blend; it will soon turn back into a doughy substance.  Mold the dough into non-stick quiche pans.

Next, place all the eggs in the food processor, plus ham and hash browns to your liking.  Blend that down to a scramble and then fill the crusts.  Bake for 10 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 350°F, or until the crust becomes a golden brown.

Let it cool, then serve the quiche with coffee in a fancy cup, and orange juice in a wine glass.  Why have it your way, when you can have it the fancy way?

For many more “serving suggestions,” visit  Fancy Fast Food.

As we swallow our statins and lick our lips, we might recall that this is a big date in the annals of the American military: On July 3, 1775, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, George Washington took command of the Continental Army. Then, on this date in 1863, Major General George Pickett led his infamous charge– and Lee’s forces were defeated at Gettysburg…

Pickett’s Charge, as painted by Edwin Forbes

Written by LW

July 3, 2009 at 7:28 am

It’s not about the chocolate bunnies…

Your correspondent is off for points Iberian, and will be largely out of touch for a couple of weeks.  While readers cannot be sure that they will be missive-free for the entirety of the trip, regular service is unlikely to resume until late April.

Meantime, with an eye to the festivities this weekend (and the ecumenical observation that sometimes a pretty egg is just a pretty egg), an illustrated primer on coloring eggs from Barefoot Kitchen Witch.

Tenga las buenas dos semanas…

As we prepare for a dip, we might recall that it was on this date in 1865, after four years of Civil War, approximately 630,000 deaths and over 1 million casualties, that General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, at the home of Wilmer and Virginia McLean in the town of Appomattox Court House , Virginia.

The Surrender

Written by LW

April 9, 2009 at 1:01 am

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