Good morning friends…how are you guys today? We sure hope everyone’s having a super weekend and this finds you all in good health. If you guys aren’t quite feelin “up to snuff,” then shoot, this dern “Drunken Weenie” recipe might be just the ticket! LOL!
You know, ole Deb and I kinda like piddlin around a cook stove ever once in a while, and we do pick-up, or somebody will send us a cookbook. Actually in today’s cookbooks, many times you can also read up on the “back in the day” lifestyles, and some are very entertaining, and good reads to boot. We enjoy them.
Anyway, we’ve shared some other recipes from the cookbook we’ll be using today, and it falls into the funny, “back in the day” category. But it also has some very good, “down home cookin” recipes as well.
Its title once again is, White Trash Gatherings,” and was written by Kendra Bailey Morris. It was published by Ten Speed Press.
I’d come back in this morning after a couple cups of coffee, sat down in my easy chair and picked up this book once again. Yep, you guessed it, ole Deb was still sleepin…how else could I have possibly sat down in my easy chair? Once Deb gets up, there ain’t much takin it easy after that!
So, while Deb’s sleepin in, and our “little girl,” girl, Cheyenne was gnawin on a bone in the floor beside me, I flipped through the “White Trash Gatherings” once more. Readin through it, I came upon those dern “Drunken Weenies” again and thought to myself…I’m gonna post them rascals today, so, let’s get started!
The author states in her book that “these little weenies really pack a wallop. Made with a good amount of bourbon, these little guys are as liquored up as YOU”LL be after eatin em! (Caution: Keep away from children unles you want their game playin to consist of “Quarters” and “Keg Stands!”
- ½ cup bourbon
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 cup brown sugar
- Cocktail weenies
Mix all your ingredients in a pot and cook, uncovered, on low for 30 minutes. Transfer to your favorite crockpot and serve right outta the pot with a toothpick.
Remy and Max’s Dried Apple Snacks
- About 12 tart cooking apples, peeled and quartered
- 2 cups apple cider
- ½ cup honey (use more or less to suit your own taste)
- 45 cinnamon red hot candies (again, use more or less to suit your own taste)
Put your apples and cider in a big ole pot and bring up to a simmer. Stir every now and then so it doesn’t stick. Cook your apples on low-heat until you get a sort of watery apple butter. Then cool the mixture and throw it into your blender(if you have a fancy food processor, now’s the time to pull it out). Mix it up good. Then throw it back in the pot and add your honey and candies. Cook until your mixture starts to look like thick apple butter.
Put some parchment paper on a baking sheet and spread out your apple mixture about ¼ inch thick. Then stick the mixture in the oven on real low heat (about 120 degrees) to dry it out. Keep the oven door just a bit ajar so all the moisture can escape. This will take about 14 hours.
Take it out of the oven, let it cool, and then peel it off the paper and roll up jelly roll style. Cut into slices. Store in a Ball jar.
Big Butt Bea’s White Trash Nachos
- ½ box buttery crackers
- ½ pound sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (use more if you like it cheesy)
- ½ pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
- Pickled Jalapenos (optional)
- Sour cream, for serving
- Salsa, for serving
Turn oven on to about 400. Line up a casserole dish with buttery crackers. Sprinkle with some cheese. Top with crumpled bacon and jalapenos. Bake it until your cheese is good and melted. Serve with sour cream and salsa. Play a little mariachi music in the background for added Mexican flavor.
Beat your cream cheese with an electric mixer and then add the rest of your ingredients. Mix it up real good. Then put it in the fridge and set back and relax while it chills. Serve with chips or Melba toast.
We hope you guys enjoy these. Before we take off today, our good friend Gerry, up in Western Canada, sent us a story about curtain rods. Deb loved it, but then again…it sounds just like something she’d do!
Thanks Gerry, and God Bless ya buddy!
On the first day, she sadly packed her belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases.
On the second day, she had the movers come and collect her things.
On the third day, she sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining-room table, by candle-light; she put on some soft background music, and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar, and a bottle of spring-water. When she’d finished, she went into each and every room and deposited a few half-eaten shrimps dipped in caviar into the hollow center of the curtain rods. She then cleaned up the kitchen and left.
On the fourth day, the husband came back with his new girlfriend, and at first all was bliss.
Then, slowly, the house began to smell. They tried everything; cleaning, mopping, and airing-out the place. Vents were checked for dead rodents, and carpets were steam cleaned. Air fresheners were hung everywhere. Exterminators were brought in to set off gas canisters, during which time the two had to move out for a few days, and in the end they even paid to replace the expensive wool carpeting. Nothing worked!
People stopped coming over to visit. Repairmen refused to work in the house. The maid quit…
Finally, they couldn’t take the stench any longer, and decided they had to move, but a month later – even though they’d cut their price in half – they couldn’t find a buyer for such a stinky house.
Word got out, and eventually even the local realtors refused to return their calls. Finally, unable to wait any longer for a purchaser, they had to borrow a huge sum of money from the bank to purchase a new place.
Then the ex-wife called the man and asked how things were going. He told her the saga of the rotting house. She listened politely and said that she missed her old home terribly and would be willing to reduce her divorce settlement in exchange for having the house.
Knowing she could have no idea how bad the smell really was, he agreed on a price that was only 1/10th of what the house had been worth …. but only if she would sign the papers that very day.
She agreed, and within two hours his lawyers delivered the completed paperwork.
A week later the man and his girlfriend stood smiling as they watched the moving company, pack everything up to take to their new home ……. and to spite the ex-wife, they even took the curtain rods!
You guys have a great day, and God bless. Despite the curtain rods, Deb still says to tell you all to keep a smile on your face, and one in your heart!
Dub and Deb