Saturday, December 5, 2009

Little Drummer Boy...

... carnivore-style!

The meat-eaters in your nucleus are sure to enjoy Better Homes & Gardens' "mock drumsticks" found in their Junior Cook Book for the Hostess and Host of Tomorrow (c)'63 [all the better to groom the kids to cater to daddy-o].
[Be warned. This recipe reads a bit like it was written by a 6th grader with attention deficit disorder.]

Everyday Drumsticks
You'll need:
1 pound ground beef
12 soda crackers
1 teaspoon salt
6 wooden skewers
1 egg
3 slices of bacon

Take out:
mixing bowl
wooden spoon
paper or plastic bag
rolling pin
waxed paper
baking pan
kitchen scissors [resist the urge to run]
pot holders

[1] Set oven to 450 degrees. This recipe will serve six.
[2] Put ground beef, salt, egg in bowl. Stir gently, thoroughly. Divide into six parts.

[3] Put crackers in bag and roll with a rolling pin. Place crumbs on waxed paper.
[4] Shape meat mix around skewers. Roll in crumbs. Put in a creased baking pan.
[5] Bake 15 minutes. Add bacon slices. Bake 15 minutes.

[6] Someone left out step 6 - which I can only assume is remove drumsticks from oven and arrange in an atomic starburst on a platter - the most visually appealing foodstuff display of the '60s.

Like at the state fair, the stick makes this mass of meat tastier. We couldn't resist the urge to drum with this hands-on hamburger, so we tapped out a little ditty on our plates. It fell a bit flat - so we finished them off caveman-style w/our hands. Next time? I'll fancy it up by putting cheese in the middle [bleu? sharp cheddar? feta? any/all of that!] and a little french onion soup in the mix - because there will be a next time.



  1. i've been a vegetarian for several years. even so, i have to admit that your recipe sounds quite good.

  2. Anything, well, nearly anything, wrapped in bacon has to be yummy and in this case drummy too.