To promote the third season of Mad Men, AMC has a new website that allows you to create an avatar in “Mad Men” style. You can dress up as Don, Peggy, Joan, Roger or create someone new! I created myself sharing a drink with Don Draper (of course, darling!). You can save the image as a thumbnail for Twitter, a medium size for your iPhone and a full-size for your desktop.
Just go to www.madmenyourself.com and have fun! You will spend a lot of time playing dress-up.
The illustrations are done by the fabulous Dyna Moe, illustrator extraordinaire and a swell gal.
I am starting a new feature called Monday Meal! Each Monday, I will feature a recipe that I have come across in my travels. Now darlings, this doesn’t mean that it is good, it only means that it is interesting. I will leave it up to you to cook it and decide for yourself whether it’s tasty or not. And be sure to keep the Pepto-Bismol within reach.
The following recipe is noted for being high in protein and calcium. It is also apparently high in taste appeal, but you be the judge.
(No actual rabbits are used in this recipe!)
8 ounce shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 pound franks, cooked and sliced
Toasted slices of bread
Melt butter in top of double boiler or chafing dish. Turn heat off and add flour and stir into a smooth paste. Stir in about 1/4 cup of the milk first and then add the remaining milk. Turn heat back on and stir constantly until mixture thickens and begins to boil. Add seasonings.
Add about 3 tablespoons of the white sauce to slightly beaten egg yolks and stir. Slowly add the egg mixture to sauce in the pan. Stir and cook two or three minutes before adding cheese. Heat, stirring vigorously until cheese melts. (Be careful not to boil the sauce or it will become stringy.) Add the sliced franks and spoon over toast. Serves about 4 to 6 servings.