Saturday, July 16, 2011

My Dinner Guest

I had a wonderful guest for dinner last night. His name was Henry and he was delicious! (*evil grin*)
I had no idea that sculpting with meat could actually be fun! I started with 5 pounds of ground beef mixed with 4 cups of diced onion, 10 oz roasted garlic bread crumbs, 4 eggs, 1/4 cup tomato sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I put a roasted onion inside his cranium as filler/a brain and used raw onion for his eyes and teeth.

I actually kind of grossed myself out when I covered him with tomato sauce. LOL

Next was a nice layer of provolone cheese slices. I ended up putting a few toothpicks in the side pieces before cooking to help hold the cheese in place over the tomato sauce.

He was roasted at 350-degrees for 100 minutes.

I had to hack off his chin for my piece. I *had* to.... I'm not sure what that says about me but yeah. I had to. :)

I did learn a couple of things for when I make this in August.** I need to pack the meat a lot tighter and mince the onion instead of chopping it. I am also going to make the "eye sockets" smaller and I am eliminating the brain. It really wasn't needed and the loaf fell apart around it.

The whole thing was magnificently macabre but tasted really good. I was in a meat coma for the rest of the night. :)

**I am throwing an engagement party for my sister and her fiance in Minnesota in August. They are both huge horror movie fanatics so that's the theme of the party. I want to make sure the party doesn't come across as too Halloween-ish so I've been having fun coming up props/decorations from horror movies. A meat head as part of the buffet just seems appropriate but I definitely needed a test run. I have a few more ideas that I will be testing in the next few weeks as well. :)

6 comments:

  1. That is so cool in a very disturbing way :-)

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  2. Oh just a thought - if you filled the eye cavity with cubes of cheese it might oooze nicely when you cut it :-) just trying to be helpful

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  3. Sheila, that is an awesome idea! I will have to see what the best way to execute that would be... hmm... (*wheels turning*)

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  4. LOL I hope that was a good "holy crap"!

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  5. Sashi that is fantastically awful!!! I love it!

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