Friday, July 12, 2013

Clear: Cheese Pups with Red Eye Ketchup

Rick, Michonne and Carl leave on a run for weapons. When they arrive at the King County Sheriff's Station, Rick is disappointed to see that the weapons locker has been picked clean. So he makes the decision to check out a few local businesses that had permits to carry weapons on the hope they will still be there.

As they approach Main Street, they see it is filled with elaborate booby traps. Rick leads Michonne and Carl carefully around the traps but as they approach the center of town, shots ring out and a threatening, helmeted figure from the rooftop screams at them to drop their weapons and leave.

Carl is able to get in a lucky shot and take the gunman down without killing him. After removing the helmet, Rick is stunned to see the face of Morgan Jones. They take the unconscious man inside and see his top floor hideout. He has stockpiled weapons and created a private armory for himself.

They are especially disturbed to see that Morgan has scrawled bizarre writings all over the walls, detailing his ordeal since the government fell. Rick also finds the walkie-talkie that he gave to Morgan at their first meeting. His friend has seemingly gone insane and Rick finally sees "DUANE TURNED" painted in red on the wall.

Carl insists on leaving to find a crib for Judith. With Michonne to accompany him, Rick is left alone with Morgan. Upon awakening, Morgan is frantic and believes that he is hallucinating. Rick finally convinces him that he is real and Morgan then becomes hysterical and stabs Rick. He then begs to be put to death. Rick does his best to comfort Morgan. 

While he tries to convince him to return to the prison with them; he would have insisted that the man have something to eat. Hershel and Beth would have packed something portable and delicious and Rick would certainly have been willing to share.

With a cheesy filling wrapped around mini sausages and enclosed in a biscuit-like crust, Cheese Pups are easy to fix and perfect to take with you. Accompanied by Red Eye Ketchup, these Chess Pups will especially please children.

And when the dead rise: don't believe it if the sign says "Welcome."

Cheese Pups with Red Eye Ketchup

2 cup Biscuick Heart-Smart Baking Mix
2 cans Vienna Sausages, drained
2/3 cup water
1 small box (8 oz) Velveeta Cheese, sliced into 12 equal portions

This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled for larger groups.

Preheat oven to 450°F. Alternately, heat campfire or grill coals until red hot.

In a small bowl, combine baking mix and water. Stir well until a soft dough forms. Sprinkle additional baking mix onto a clean, flat work surface. Knead dough 10-12 times or until smooth. Divide dough into 12 portions.

Roll or pat each dough portion into a six by four inch rectangle. Wrap one slice of cheese around each sausage and place on the dough. Roll up each dough rectangle around the sausage and cheese. Seal the edges of the dough around the ends of the sausage to seal. Place pup in a baking pan. Repeat the process with the other portions of dough, cheese and sausage.

Bake in preheated oven for 12-14 minute or until dough appears golden and sounds hollow when tapped lightly. Alternately, place pups in a cast iron skillet. Cover tightly with foil and place over hot coals. Allow to "bake" for 5 minutes and rotate. Allow to "bake" for 5 additional minutes and check once more. Pups will be finished baking when they are golden and sound hollow when tapped lightly.
Serve with Red Eye Ketchup.

Red Eye Ketchup

1 cup Ketchup
3 tsp. Instant Coffee granules (not flavored coffee)
1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
3 tsp. Chipotle Chili Powder OR 3 tsp. Smoked Paprika

Combine all ingredients in a small pan and warm gently. Stir until the coffee granules are dissolved. Pour into a small covered container and allow to cool to room temperature. Serve with the Cheese Pups.

No comments:

Post a Comment