Monday, 19 March 2012

Special K Meatless Roast

We all have that failed relationship in our past; the one we look back on and wonder, “If we had a chance to do it all again, tell me…would we? Could we?”

That pretty much sums up how I feel about Special K Meatless Roast. I first made it for Caker Christmas three years ago. I didn’t know what kind of pan to put it in, so I molded it into a log and put it on a baking sheet. Unfortunately, it spread and came out of the oven looking like the doormat to Hell’s gates. No one touched it.

But I wanted to go back and get it right. So this time, I used a loaf pan. Lo and behold, it came out looking like meat, smelling like meat and tasting like…well, the jury’s still out on that one. But at least I have closure.

6 cups Special K
6 eggs
½ cup corn oil
½ cup pecans, chopped
1 package Lipton Onion Soup mix
2 pounds cottage cheese (see note)

Heat oven to 350°. Mix all ingredients together and bake (covered with foil) in greased pan [Editor's note: See how VAGUE this part is?] for 1 hour.  Remove foil last 15-20 minutes to brown top.

Note: 2 pounds = 2 large containers

Source: The Best of Enbridge

18 comments:

  1. So how *did* it taste? Something you'd make again? I'm assuming this is supposed to appeal more to vegetarians than to the budget-conscious, because between the 6 cups of Special K and the two pounds of cottage cheese, it can't be cheap.
    I once made a rice-and-walnut loaf from a WWII era magazine just because the recipe looked so weird. it wasn't bad (for what it was,) but I don't think it's something to which I could subject the hub. He's pretty easy-going, so there's no point in being mean.
    Spaghetti Pie tonight!

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    1. It doesn't taste as bad as you'd think a roast made with Special K and eggs and cottage cheese and onion soup mix would taste. I sampled it with two different people (one vegetarian and one non-vegetarian) and both said it wasn't bad. Nevertheless, this recipe remains one of the strangest (and darkest) in cakerville. I mean, who replaces meat with cereal? Mr. Kellogg?

      Hope y'all like your spageddy pah!

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    2. Next time, serve Mock Apple Pie for dessert and make it a completely ersatz dinner!

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    3. I had to look up what "ersatz" meant. Please don't throw these complicated words at me.

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  2. Oh my god. I don't even understand why anyone would create this recipe in the first place. I feel upset just knowing this exists in the world. And I consider myself a connoissuer of creepy food. I think it was the 2 pounds of Cottage Cheese that really kicked me in the ass. I will continue to be horrified by this all day. BTW--don't feel bad about the recipe fail on your first attempt. I too have been a victim of vague retro recipe instructions. Most recently it was something called "Solid Salad". I pureed when I was supposed to blend. I was mortified.

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    1. Mimi, I think we've all had two pounds of cottage cheese kick us in the ass at one time or another.

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    2. Now I'm just thinking of the Solid Potato Salad song. Jesus those women were creepy.
      Also, I don't like loafs.

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    3. Although 6,263,954 have seen this video according to YouTube, I was previously not one of them. My god, how I have lived all these years without knowing the flexible magic of The Ross Sisters? Here's my question: what's the opposite of Solid Potato Salad? Liquid Potato Salad?
      If anyone wants to see something guaranteed to haunt your sleep, copy and paste this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mVpGmoES3w

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    4. Dude, I can't ever un-see that now....

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    5. It's disturbing, isn't it? My question is - at what point in your life do you discover that you can fold your body up like that?

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  3. Okay, first you through this corn log loaf at me and then that Solid Potato Salad video!? I have just checked myself into the Queen West Mental Hospital.

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    1. I should've renamed this post "Special K Roast with a side of Solid Potato Salad." Oh well, hindsight is always 20/21.

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  4. Btw, speaking of mental hospitals and flexible girls, I was listening to the CBC the other day and learned about the history of Corn Flakes. Thought you may be interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_flakes

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    1. Vintage Cabin, I can honestly say that at no point in my life have I ever wondered, "Hmm. What's the history of the corn flake?" But knowledge is everything in life, so thanks for sharing this. BTW, I'm on a cereal bender. Watch for tomorrow's post when I use a different kind of cereal to make a caker dish. Hint: Ahoy, maties!

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    2. You mean you never saw the movie? It was quite good actually.

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    3. Irene, are you saying there's a movie about cornflakes? Or Special K Meatless Roast?

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  5. Holy F. Special K and onion soup mix? Note to self; don't visit Caker Cooking before breakfast.

    But I gotta ask...what did it taste like?

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    1. Tim, you should know that when I post something made with Special K on this blog, it will no way resemble anything that you'd want to eat for breakfast.

      It tasted bready. And kind of spongy. And oniony. When you first bite into it, you think it tastes pretty good because it doesn't taste horrible. But then, after the novelty wears off, you realize that you're not eating something good. It's just not horrible. I don't know if I'm making sense. Heck, this recipe doesn't make sense.

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