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Classic Beef Stroganoff with Buttered Egg Noodles
Classic Beef Stroganoff with Buttered Egg Noodles

“All normal people love meat. If I went to a barbecue and there was no meat, I would say “Yo Goober! Where’s the meat?” I’m trying to impress people, here, Lisa. You don’t win friends with salad.” -Homer Simpson, lovable carnivore and patriarch of The Simpsons family

Classic Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberry Sauce and Dill-Coated Egg Noodles
Classic Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberry Sauce and Dill-Coated Egg Noodles

“Miracles are like meatballs, because nobody can exactly agree on what they’re made of, where they come from, or how often they should appear.” -Lemony Snicket, pseudonym of Daniel Handler, the wonderful author of perfectly un-PC, slightly topsy-turvy children’s stories

Arroz Con Pollo
Arroz Con Pollo

“Nobody calls me chicken, Needles. Nobody.” -The magically non-aging Michael J. Fox as the excitable time-traveller Marty McFly in Back to the Future, Part II

Pozole
Pozole

“Bib and napkin, knife and fork, is the only way that I’ll touch pork.” -Kermit the Frog to Miss Piggy, as he rejects her constant advances yet again

3-Bean Ground Turkey Chili
3-Bean Ground Turkey Chili

“The chili I ate made for an explosive bathroom experience. I don’t know how to put this delicately, but I missed the toilet entirely.” -Seth Green, American actor and comedian

Classic Pot Roast
Classic Pot Roast

“Being American is to eat a lot of beef steak, and boy, we’ve got a lot more beef steak than any other country, and that’s why you ought to be glad you’re an American. And people have started looking at these big hunks of bloody meat on their plates, you know, and wondering what on Earth they think they’re doing.” -Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., American writer and satirist

Mom’s Apple Pie
Mom’s Apple Pie

“In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.” -Carl Sagan, American Astronomer, Author, and Personal Hero

Grandma Rose's Date & Nut Pudding
Grandma Rose’s Date & Nut Pudding

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.” -Oscar Wilde, late 19th century Irish playwright, poet, and author

Creamed Chipped Beef (S.O.S.)
Creamed Chipped Beef (S.O.S.)

“An army marches on its stomach.” -Napoleon Bonaparte, French military and political figure

Sweet Potato Oven Fries with Curried Yogurt Dipping Sauce
Sweet Potato Oven Fries with Curried Yogurt Dipping Sauce

“It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems with just potatoes.” -Douglas Adams, British author, satirist, and mastermind of the incredible “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”

White Nectarine & Blueberry Crumble
White Nectarine & Blueberry Crumble

“As I bit into the nectarine, it had a crisp juiciness about it that was very pleasurable – until I realized it wasn’t a nectarine at all, but a HUMAN HEAD!!” -Jack Handey, American author and humorist

Dad's Roasted Garlic & Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes
Dad’s Roasted Garlic & Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

“The next time I have meat and mashed potatoes, I think I’ll put a very large blob of potatoes on my plate with just a little piece of meat. And if someone asks me why I didn’t get more meat, I’ll just say ‘Oh, you mean this?’ and pull out a big piece of meat from inside the blob of potatoes, where I’ve hidden it. Good magic trick, huh?” -Jack Handey, American author and humorist

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara
Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

“I’ll have the smiley face breakfast special. Uhh, but could you add a bacon nose? Plus bacon hair, bacon moustache, five-o’clock shadow made of bacon bits, and a bacon body.” -Homer Simpson, endlessly quotable, lovable, dense (yet strangely wise and prolific) father to one of the greatest television families of all time, The Simpsons.

Cinnamon-Spiced Red Lentil Stew with Chorizo
Cinnamon-Spiced Red Lentil Stew with Chorizo

“I travel the world, and I’m happy to say that America is still the great melting pot – maybe a chunky stew rather than a melting pot at this point, but you know what I mean.” -Philip Glass, American composer

Grandma Rose's Broccoli Gratin
Grandma Rose’s Broccoli Gratin

“Fatherhood is telling your daughter that Michael Jackson loves all his fans, but has special feelings for the ones that eat broccoli.” -Bill Cosby, American comedian & author


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