May 12th, 2004

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Slop report:

Have nearly perfected my recipe for slop, that is, glorified mac'an'cheese. If you really work at it, mac and cheese can be more expensive than eating out.

Feeds something along the general lines of 8-14. But as long as you own the massive cauldron, use the massive cauldron.

Four boxes macaroni and cheese, 1 C magarine, 1 C milk
1 lb Kielbasa
1 tin Ro-Tel tomatos and chilis
1 15 ounce can diced tomatos (should try with stewed tomatos next time).
3-4 pounds ground hamburger, maybe 5 pounds.
1 lb mushrooms, or more
Perhaps 2 C of shredded cheese (jack and chedder for preference)
Chili powder, black pepper to taste

Put large cauldron of water on to boil. This takes a while.

Brown the hamburger. When mostly gray, add kielbasa, sliced in rounds. Cook until lightly browned. Drain grease, then add tomatos and ro-tel, and chili powder and pepper to taste.

Sautee' mushrooms in 1/2 C margerine until softened and a little brown. Retain margerine.

Prepare four boxes of macaroni in large cauldron. Drain water, add cheeze packets, sauteed mushrooms in margerine-juice, remaining margerine, 1 C milk, cheese. Stir, if there's a little extra liquid that's okay.

Add shredded cheese, meats. Stir again. Check to make sure there's enough pepper and chili powder. Serve with french bread.

--From the Semi-frugal White Trash Hyena Cookbook

The Ro-Tel was the latest edition, an it was really, really good, just brought out the richness of the sausage and almost entirely covered up the fact that it was a macaroni base dish.
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So shake with fear, you tiny fools!

Thank you, October, for bringing this to my attention, and thank you, Half Price Books, for bringing it into my house.

Will definately have to scrounge I wasn't aware of that website, but I can see it and I will get along like a house on fire.
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Latest audit figures--

Replaced brake light and wipers in 90 degree weather, armed with only a multitool. Threw away instructions and at least four bits of metal that didn't seem important. Everything works!

1 point, easy-moderate repair with adequete tools, +1 threw away instructions, +1 threw away bits of metal, +1 hostile conditions--bit of a stretch, but I didn't file when I replaced texasfanboy's alternator in July--can't pull the standard bonuses of "with beer" and "no shirt," and they standardized the "covered in grease" because of abuse in 2002. +4 points! W00t!

Current Music: "Abba Gold," -5 points. Damn.
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