Thursday, September 10, 2009

The ShallowGal / America's Test Kitchen Project

Always a sucker for a cooking magazine with a glossy cover, SG bought this magazine at Costco:

Who are we kidding?
SG is a sucker for anything featuring a chocolate cake.

Now this publication is a compilation of two magazines that ShallowGal already subscribes to, as well as several cookbooks that SG already owns. Obviously what is needed now is a way to justify the $6.67 she just spent.

Then ShallowGal had a brilliant, totally original idea: ShallowGal will cook everything in this magazine and then blog about it. The internet has never seen anything like this and will go wild.

Huh. Are you sure?

To be fair, everything SG knows about Julie and Julia comes from VUBOQs review and some commercials she fast forwarded through. And since SG has already started the movie casting (1), the project is greenlighted. Greenlit? Given the green light.

Day 1: Tacos. ShallowGal made the tacos on page 23 of the magazine. They were good.(2)

Day 2: ShallowGal forgets to bring the magazine to the supermarket, but notices a great sale on porterhouse steaks. What best-of cooking magazine wouldn't feature a recipe for those? Answer: This one. SG rubs some salt and pepper on them and throws them on the grill for 5 minutes on each side. Serves with corn on the cob and pasta salad made from a box. Yummy. But not from the magazine, so totally irrelevant.

Day 3: ShallowGal serves leftover steak while PCSguy makes his standard "I'll have a steak sandwich and a steak sandwich" joke.

Day 4: All this cooking is exhausting. SG orders the posse a pizza.

Day 5: ShallowGal wonders if Kraft would send her another copy of their magazine. The first copy kind of got all cut-up. The ShallowGal / Kraft project has a better ring to it anyway.

And who wouldn't pay big bucks to see Meryl Streep make quick bologna quesadillas?

1) Bob Saget will play PCSguy. That guy has range.
2) I think we can agree that ShallowGal is killing this project so far.


ShallowGal said...

SG thought maybe the comment section was broken, but no, everyone is just mad at her for giving up on her project.

vuboq said...

You're right. I am irate. But I forgive you because you gave me linky luv. Now, back to the kitchen, missy. There's a magazine full of recipes to prepare!


Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

ShallowGal is my kind of chef like person.

Day 4 for me tonight! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

oh and it seems that the internet as an extreme case of fuckinglurker.

David said...

I don't know about anyone else, but I am RIVETED!

the mama bird diaries said...

So the movie is not happening? What about the cake? Are you making us cake?

Wendi said...

In all honestly, this post was much better than the Julie/Julia book. Plus you mentioned Saget and bologna.

Daphne said...

Love it! You've got it all going on over Julie/Julia for sure.

Julie B. said...

Best cookbook I have ever bougth was Campbell soup casserole book from Sam's Club (actually part of a 4 book set, but that's the only one I use).

Heather said...

Sounds like we share project commitment levels!

But I gotta try that bologna quesadilla...