Cheerio, pip pip, Paula Deen.

Okay, so Monday’s episode of Oprah featured Paula Deen. {Work-at-home bonus — Oprah at 2.} You know, the grandmotherly, southernly, twangity twang twang recipe-maker, cook extraordinaire? Which, considering I can count the number of times I use the oven each year on one hand, normally wouldn’t interest me in the least.

And then she started making this evil butter, sausage and egg soaked hashbrown casserole.

Forget that it’s PURE FAT and sickenly high in cholesterol. Paula, you had me at hello. {And THAT, my friends, is nothing short of a miracle.}

So, I cooked it. I cooked it with gusto. I cooked it with a fierce southern accent. And by this, I DO mean I talked — narrated, in fact — as I whisked and sauteed and chopped and fried. Had anyone come in unannounced, they’d surely assume I was completely insane. The dog was thoroughly confused.

I don’t know what it is, but there’s something downright infectious about a southern drawl. Same deal with an English accent. And EVERY time I talk to someone with either accent, within 10 minutes, I become Madonna. Which totally sounds like I’m mocking and usually ends with me excusing myself for one reason or another before I humiliate myself beyond repair.

I digress.

Anyhoo, here it is — MY finished dish.

Not as PURTY, but it turned out pretty darn good if I do say so myself. I expect to wake up 2 lbs heavier.

Cheerio, pip pip, y’all.

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7 responses to “Cheerio, pip pip, Paula Deen.

  1. Love Paula. And all her buttery goodness. That strata looks amazing;) You should make her Red Velvet Cake…it’s the best thing in the world.

  2. If you can stop yourself at two pounds I’d say you did pretty good. ;)

  3. Is the one you made a single serving?

  4. Is that a butter crust on top?
    Because holy hell, where do I find the recipe?

  5. Rick's Cafe

    You’ve gotten to be such a star, I’m thinking of having a clip of trumpets playing a fanfare anytime I open this blog!
    If only I knew how to program….

  6. Yum! That’s why I love Paula, a stick of butter makes any recipe better. Damn the calories!

    If y’all evah need a Southern accent, you let me know. I haven’t lived there in a long, long time, but I think it’s in my DNA. And after a couple glasses of wine, I need a translator.

  7. Hi there

    Long time no “see”. Hope you are doing well. Yeah, that dish is a heart attack on a plate but sometimes you just gotta go for it.

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