Now we get to the meat and potatoes of this story. Or well, the bacon and noodles. Whatever. Bacon’s meat. I’m sure something we used may have had some potato in it. You don’t know.
We had a plan going into this. Don’t take us for unprepared loons. Of course, plan or not, unprepared loons are exactly what N1NJ4 and I wound up being. We had planned out the entrée and the dessert, while agreeing that whatever the secret ingredients turned out to be, they would probably screw absolutely everything up. CK, of course, was not caught offguard. He set straight to work on his entrée which started off as
something that I cannot tell you the name of because I’ve been trying to figure it out for like twenty goddamn minutes and I feel like my head might pop like a zit. And not in the hilarious Animal House way. a sort of Monte Cristo.
So anyways, both CK and my dad had had this idea to make a
thing by some name Monte Cristo, and that’s what we started with. And then I decided we should combine the milk and the instant coffee together and soak it into the toast because when you do that with cocoa it’s delicious. So what the idea became was this: He’d cook the toast and soak it in the coffee mix (or vice versa, I was never all that clear on the process), then cook the eggs on top of that and top the whole thing with bacon.
Meanwhile, our idea for the appetizer basically boiled down to doing something involving the Tostitos. Since I usually come up with the crazy things I make at home on the fly (and they tend to wind up pretty good), I figured, oh what the hell.
So the Gamer Iron Chef kicks off and CK goes to work on the toast and I’m left standing there without a clue in the world as to what to do. CK instructed me and N1NJ4 to make the dessert drink awhile (no slash, as it was both), but in the interests of keeping it cold, I decided to hold off on that for awhile. So I sort of stood there looking around trying to figure out something. Anything. I started just getting food and beginning projects with no intentions yet of using any of them. I dumped the box of macaroni into a bowl, and then never used it or even touched it again for the rest of the competition.