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White Trash Wednesday! The Tailgating Kind

So even though we were in Southern California we still white trashed it up. We went to the Virginia/USC game on Saturday and because the majority of us flew in for the event, we didn’t have the big tailgating tents, tables, plasma tvs, or generators, but had food and beer.  And that my friends is a perfectly good tailgate. A little white trashy, but just fine for someone like, say, me.

Did I mention our tailgate was on….
An actual tailgate?
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Oh yeah. It was. And it was chock full of food.
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And libations…and more food.
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And because we were in Southern California, the weather was perfect…and at times, slightly chilly. You know, the kind of weather that makes you happy to be outside.
Eating. And drinking.
And the kind of weather that even makes you forget to open your eyes when someone’s taking a picture of you…
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Yeap, just your average white trash tailgate.

My tailgating wish for you is that you’ll follow suit this weekend.  Order your food from a local bbq joint, pack your beer in a styrofoam cooler, and crank some tunes from your car stereo.

And have one heckuva tailgating party in the process.

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White Trash Wednesday! Bacon Pimiento Cheese

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My afternoon with Chef Natalie was full of learning, photos, and food, both healthy and white trashy. In addition to the mango-pineapple smoothies, Natalie stepped it up a notch by making bacon pimiento cheese. I’m not sure if you’re aware, and I know Chef Natalie had no clue, but pimiento cheese is nothing short of heaven for me.

For real.

Growing up I thought it was the food of the devil. I mean, the name itself…pimiento…was utterly repulsive. Little did I know it was nothing more than sharp cheddar, pimientos, and mayo. Now that I’m older and wiser, I know the truth.

But Natalie took it one step further. Instead of making the conventional version, she added bacon. And for this, she is officially my new best friend. And although technically pimiento cheese is a tad bit white trash, this recipe is nothing short of a mouthwatering treat.

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Bacon Pimiento Cheese
roasted peppers
cholula hot sauce
sharp cheddar, shredded
mayo
bacon
diced chives
salt and pepper to taste

Mix peppers, cholula, cheddar, mayo, salt and pepper well.
Top with crumbled bacon bits and chives.

Serve on garlic bread.

And if I were you, I wouldn’t reserve this recipe solely for your white trash enjoyment, I’d make it for your next tailgating adventure too.

Just sayin’.

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White Trash Wednesday! Cream Cheesey Goodness

Today’s recipe comes to us courtesy of Emily from My Pajama Days.
While this recipe doesn’t have an official name, (you guys can figure that part out for me), it does seem incredibly tasty. And I fully admit that I will be making this recipe soon.

Cream Cheesey Goodness
1 softened 8 oz block of cream cheese
1 small jar of marshmallow fluff

Simply cream the two together with a hand mixer until whipped. Chill for a couple of hours then serve with fresh cut fruit. You can also add a drizzle of chocolate syrup while you are mixing if you want chocolate dip.

I’ve been making this for years and am amazed how many people are surprised how simple it is. Enjoy!

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I don’t know about you guys, but anything that calls for marshmallow fluff is going to be an instant hit with me. And since I actually attempted to run last night, maybe now I won’t feel so guilty about shoveling tasty goodness like this into my mouth.

Thanks to Emily for sending this fantastic recipe my way.

*If you have a recipe you would love to have featured on White Trash Wednesday, shoot me an email at kmslat@yahoo.com.

Happy Wednesday!

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White Trash Wednesday! Spam Hashbrown Bake

Since last week’s white trash recipe got so many of you talking about Spam, glorious Spam, I thought I’d take the “food” and run with it!

I randomly came across a recipe for Spam Hashbrown Bake.  And no, sadly, I haven’t tried it (I have an aversion to Spam that goes back to my childhood). But maybe one day, I’ll be brave enough to go into the test kitchen and prepare this dish. Still not sure I could actually eat it.

Spam Hashbrown Bake
Makes 8 Servings

{Printable recipe}

Ingredients:
1 pkg Frozen hashbrown potatoes, slightly thawed
1/2 Cup Butter, melted
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2. cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can SPAM Luncheon Meat, cubed
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup diced green chilies, drained (Chi-Chis brand recommended)
2 cups crushed potato chips

Directions:
Heat oven to 350F.
In a large bowl combine potatoes, melted butter, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
In a separate bowl, combine the cheese, SPAM, soup, sour cream, milk, onion, and green chilies.
Next, add the Spam mixture to the potato mixture; mix well.
Pour into a 2-quart baking dish.
Sprinkle with crushed potato chips.
Bake 45-60 minutes or until heated through.

Seems like a perfect dish for a potluck dinner. 

An incredibly white trash potluck dinner.

The original recipe can be found here.

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White Trash Wednesday! Hot Dog & Veggie Stir-fry

A quick thanks to you guys for continuing to forward me some pretty spectacular white trash recipes.  From Becki D’s black ‘n blue pancakes to Amy’s fire pies, you guys do not disappoint.

And this week’s white trash recipe is no different. Thanks to my good friend Lindsey (sadly, no blog to link up, but she was the original guest blogger at YAWYEOR) for shooting the following email to me last night:

“Please make this.  It’s educational too…I had no idea what “julienne” meant.” 

She’s a funny one alright. You’ll understand in a second.

So I clicked on the link and it lead me to this glorious recipe:

Hot Dog & Veggie Stir -fry*

  • 4 to 6 hotdogs or 1 can of SPAM or 8-ounces of baloney
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 large carrots
  • 2 or 3 stalks celery
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • Garlic Powder, Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Cooked Rice

“When you prepare this recipe, you may use whichever meat you have available. They all taste good in this recipe. Try to cut the meat into narrow “match-stick” sized pieces. This shape is called julliene. I cut the hotdogs by slitting them long-ways into 4 to 8 long “worms”. Then I quarter them short-ways to get a lot of pretty, skinny julliened hotdogs. Baloney can be stacked after removing the red plastic, and then cut into long skinny strips. Cut the Baloney in half, or thirds the other way and you will have pretty pieces. The SPAM is easy to cut and stack and slice into slivers.

The carrots are cut into narrow slices and then each slice is cut in half. The celery is cut into thin slices and the onion is halved and then sliced into thin half-moons. After preparing the vegetables and meat set it all aside.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the vegetables. Stir-fry the veggies for at least 5 minutes, or until the onions begin to turn tender. Add the hot dogs or other meat. Cook and stir until the meat browns slightly. Season with Garlic, Salt & Pepper to taste. Add about 2 or 3 tablespoons of water to the skillet. Stir quickly until the water evaporates. There, you are done. Serve the stir-fry over cooked rice. Makes 4 servings.
The spiciness of the meat, the sweetness of the carrots, the subtle bitterness of the celery and the piquancy of the onions make this dish quite good.

VARIATION: If desired you can add 2 or 3 cups of finely sliced cabbage in addition to the other vegetables. Add them to the dish along with the other veggies.

Homemade bean sprouts are also a nice addition. Add them at the end, right before servings. Bean sprouts are best if they aren’t overcooked.”

 Recipe courtesy of the hillbilly housewife.

*Please note that nothing was altered (spelling, punctuation, grammar) so as to not affect the authenticity of this recipe.  It simply is this brilliant.

Happy hump day everybody!

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White Trash Wednesday – Triscuit Pizza

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Those my friends are what I like to call cracker sized bites of heaven. I wish I could take credit for them, but I swear my sister told me years ago that these little beauties are a part of the Sugar Busters diet. Then again, I could be wrong. It could be in fact that my sister is a genius put on earth to make up wonderfully delightfully white trashy recipes just for me to enjoy.

Or not.

Either way, I eat these. I’m not ashamed to admit it either. Because see, here’s the thing…on the weekends I never have lunch type foods around. Don’t ask me why. But I do always have Triscuits and cheese. And on the ever so rare occasion (which isn’t so rare), I have pizza sauce and pepperoni slices. What? That’s normal, right?

So making these for a meal is easy.

It requires four whole ingredients.

ingredients:
pizza sauce (don’t skimp, get the Ragu Pizza Sauce)
pepperoni – turkey or regular
Triscuits – I actually only use, I mean eat, the reduced fat ones. Really, when you’re eating cardboard, there’s no difference in taste.
shredded mozzarella

To make:
Lay out your Triscuits on a baking sheet.
Top with the sauce (as little or as much as you’d like)
Add the cheese
Finish with a slice of pepperoni

Bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes or until your cheese has melted and the pepperoni starts to look crispy.
But be careful…as Amy put it, that sauce will be hotter than magma.

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White Trash Wednesday – Fire Pies

Working off of the fried pie theme, fellow blogger Amy, from (the incredibly witty and clever blog) Fix It Or Deal, sent me quite the doozy of a recipe.  For Fire Pies.

Howdy!
Your delicious blueberry fried pies reminded me of a very white trashy version: Fire Pies.  Just in case you are ever desperate for White Trash Wednesday material*, here is the recipe:
White bread – Wonder, Sunbeam, Bunny, whatever brand you prefer
Fruit Jelly – or jam, if you wanna get fancy.  Any flavor.
Butter – or margarine or “spread”

Fire – the bigger the better, if you have gasoline, use it
Cast Iron Pie Cooker – these babies can make much more than pies and they are a handy weapon if you are out of buckshot (buy yours from Amazon.com today)
Cast-Iron Campfire Pie Cooker

Butter a slice of bread, on the unbuttered side, add a heapin’ dollop of jelly, top with another slice of bread, buttered side out.  Place jelly sandwich inside the pie cooker, close and latch the cooker then hold over the fire, turning a few times for even cooking.  After about five minutes (or the time it takes to drink one PBR) remove cooker from fire, open and dump your fire pie on to a paper plate.  IMPORTANT!: Pie filling will be hotter than magma.  If you like having a tongue, wait for pie to cool a bit before eating.

 

See, I told you she was witty.
Now when you’re done here, go read her stuff. And check out her works.

*And yes, I am always on the hunt for great white trash recipes.  If you have one you’d like to submit, send an email (that will totally be included in the blog post) and the recipe to me at kmslat@yahoo.com

And a big thanks to Amy for sending such a great WTW recipe my way.

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WTW – black ‘n blue pancakes

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Have I mentioned how much I love it when you guys send me your recipes? No? Well, I do.
Like, a lot.

Friday afternoon I received this email from Becki D , (an insanely talented baker and precious mother of two):

Hey Katie!

So I had a great breakfast this morning, but when I started thinking about submitting it to PW’s Tasty Kitchen, it occurred to me (especially after I decided on the name) that this particular recipe was probably better suited to WTW.  Yes, my breakfast qualifies for WTW.  

Black n Blue Pancakes:
{printable version here}

1c Bisquick
1/2c Milk
1 Egg
1 handful (roughly a cup) of blueberries (fresh, or frozen)
1 handful mini chocolate chips (roughly a cup)
 

Grab your favorite plastic bowl, stir up the first 3 ingredients til the egg is pretty well beaten but the lumps ain’t showin, then drop by heaping spoonfuls onto a hot, buttered skillet.  Drop a few blueberries and a good sprinkling of chocolate chips on top, then cook til the batter starts bubbling.  Flip, and tan the other side of that pancake’s hide.

Scoop onto a plate and slather with your favorite imitation syrup.

From one connoisseur to another,

Becki D.
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So, I did exactly as Becki D. said.  Picked up my favorite plastic bowl and went to town. And white trash or not, these pancakes were good.  Seriously good.

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Thanks so much to Becki D. for sending the recipe my way. I told her I felt honored that she’d think of my site in the same thought process as The Pioneer Woman’s Tasty Kitchen. (Yes, kids, that’s a big deal.)

You guys keep ‘em coming…and I’ll keep on making ‘em!
Happy Wednesday everybody!

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White Trash Wednesday! How to Host a White Trash Shindig!

After such a great response to sweet Helen’s incredibly helpful blog post on how to host a dinner party, several of you guys, ahem, Amy, Emily, Brooke, Melissa all pointed out the obvious…that I should do the White Trash version. I’m embarassed that I didn’t think of this myself. So thanks to these lovely ladies, I went on a mission to find someone who is more familiar with WT parties than I am.

Luckily for me, my mother in law, Rhooby Sue, is.  After all, she’s hosted her very own White Trash party.

So by default, she is today’s guest blogger. Lucky her!

White Trash party tips by Rhooby Sue.

Let’s start with the basics:

You need to remove ALL knick-knacks, wall art/photos, and nice furniture.  Store all valuables in your garage or in an unused room.

You’ll need to wrap the upholstered furniture in plastic (you can get plastic in a huge roll at Lowe’s, doesn’t cost much) because all “nice” white trash families want to keep their upholstered stuff looking good. Don’t clean the house for about a week to make sure there’s plenty of dust on the floors and tables. To step it up, rent (from a junk store at minimal cost) some trashy “art” – for example, naked lady statues, UGLY lamps, etc…. You will also need some trashy calendars to hang on the wall, along with pictures of Elvis, any Nascar driver, Jesus (preferably a velvet version of The Last Supper), and anything else perceived as trash.

If you can, prop up an old Coke Machine in the living room for good measure. Make sure to include a toilet on your front lawn because nothing says white trash more than the porcelain god as lawn art.

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Be sure to put fake flowers in the outside toilet and while you’re at it, plant them in the yard.  Because let’s be honest, most white trash neighborhoods grow nothing except weeds, so fake flowers are perfect.

Don’t forget to place several bags of trash outside as well. If you have children, toss their toys across your front yard. Hang laundry on the front porch so that people will have to move the laundry aside to walk through the door. Hang underwear (not yours, hit up Wal-Mart, clothing centers for extra, extra large sizes, bras included) inside the house. Throw clothes, blankets, and all kinds of junk over your furniture.

A classy white trash party hostess will place Aqua Net hair spray in every room so that the ladies can “touch up” when they feel their hair drooping.

As for the menu, might I recommend the following:

Appetizers:
Cheetos
Vienna Sausages
spam fondue

Main Course:
Potato chip sandwiches
Hamburger Salad Sandwiches
White Bread Pizza

Desserts:
moon pies
White Trash Brownies
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Libations:
RC Cola (and jack)
PBR
Whiskey Slush Punch

And don’t forget the games!
1. using Twinkies, see who can put one the farthest down their throat (no, it doesn’t look very nice, but it’s pure white trash).
2. who can throw the cow chip the farthest (unless you live in a barn please use moon pies to do this).
3. and it’s not a white trash party without a seed spitting contest.

And then there’s the invitation: handwritten on toilet paper. (It might take a while to do this because the sheets are fragile, but it will be worth every second!) Fold and put in plain white envelopes before mailing. Please make sure proper grammar is not used.

And last but not least, when hosting a White Trash Party, it is imperative that you and your guests not only dress the part, but act it too!

And take lots and lots of pictures because I’m dying to see them!

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White Trash Wednesday! Corn Dog Casserole

Sometimes White Trash Wednesday is just too easy. Take this week’s recipe for instance. Just recently I signed up for the allrecipes.com newsletter. It makes my life simple because recipes just flood into my inbox. Yesterday though, it was as if I’d won the white trash lottery.  Because this is what was waiting for me:
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Corn Dog Casserole
Ingredients:
2 cups thinly sliced celery
1 1/2 cups sliced green onions
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 pounds hot dogs (beef and pork
frankfurters)
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
2 teaspoons ground sage
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 (8.5 ounce) packages dry corn bread mix
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

Directions:
1. In a medium skillet, saute celery and green onions in butter for 5 minutes. Place saute mixture in a large bowl; set aside.
2. Slice hot dogs lengthwise into quarters, then cut into thirds. In same skillet, saute hot dogs for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add to celery/onion mixture and mix all together. Set aside 1 cup of mixture.
3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
4. In a large bowl combine the eggs, milk, sage and pepper. Add all but reserved 1 cup hot dog mixture. Stir in corn bread mix and 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese. Mix all together and spread mixture into a shallow 3 quart baking dish. Top with reserved 1 cup hot dog mixture and remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
5. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Is it just me, or does the celery add a little class to the dish?

It’s times like these when I wish I had a litter of kids to feed this meal of awesomeness to.  Because you know they’d totally love you for making it.

{original recipe found here.}

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