The Cass Casserole with PBJ Sauce

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For last month’s geeky recipe I made The Scully Burger, based on FBI-agent Dana Scully, from The X-Files.

I think it is only natural to move from The X-Files to Supernatural, just like many of the creative minds behind that show did.

 

In Supernatural, Castiel is an angel who sometimes helps the main characters, Sam and Dean Winchester, who sometimes call him “Cass” for short.

As an Angel he does not normally eat, but at different times during the show’s run he has gotten in particular situations where he could or has had to eat.

 

For this casserole recipe, I have tried to incorporate some of the things he has enjoyed eating in those situations.

It is, as a result, a mess.

 

The Casserole

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1. Make a burger patty mix, with whatever ingredients you prefer.

I used 400 grams of ground beef, an egg, half an onion, garlic, salt, pepper and cumin.

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2. Cover the bottom and sides of a greased up casserole with the burger patty.

 

3. Boil 200 grams of angel hair pasta, then remove the water.

If you can’t get angel hair pasta, use spaghetti.

 

4. Make a simple tomato sauce.

I just boiled up 400 grams of diced tomato, added a handful of parmesan, and some salt and pepper.

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5. Mix the sauce and pasta, and pour it in the casserole.

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6. Cover the casserole with a few handfuls of crushed pork rinds that will act as the crust.

7. Let it all bake in the middle of the oven, at 200°C/400°F for 30 minutes.

 

 

The PBJ Sauce

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1. Put two spoons of peanut butter, and one spoons of red-currant jelly, in a pot.

2. As you start boiling it, add one deciliter of milk and a spoon of butter.

3. Boil, then spice it up!

 

 

Serve the Cass’erole with a salad and some PBJ sauce on the side.

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Serves three angels.

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I Made A Weird Video

When I was a teen, I made YouTube videos.

They were mostly badly acted sketches and fan-tributes to Doctor Who, using music and footage that I did not own.

 

I have recently been thinking about getting back into it, but this time I want to make completely original stuff, using content I am allowed to.

 

The video above is the first I have made in years.

It may not be very good, and the absurdist humor may not be for everyone, but making this video was a necessity to move on.

 

I had to learn a new editing system, familiarise myself with all the changes YouTube has made since I was last active there, and work out how I should handle my microphone.

Next time, I will talk normally, and not go super low or speak too loudly.

 

I also bought a year-long subscription to a stock photo/video/audio site, so I also had to familiarise myself with that.

 

 

This may not have been my greatest work, but it is an important step in the right direction.

Next video will be better, and will be done faster.

Hopefully 😛

The 8 Best Songs from ‘Miracle of Sound’

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I recently rediscovered one of my favorite musicians, Gavin Dunne, aka ‘Miracle of Sound’.

 

I usually spend my listening-time on podcasts, but when I am in the mood for music, I like stuff that has lyrics worth paying attention to.

That often means comedy or musicals (e.g. Hamilton), but ‘Miracle of Sound’ also fits in that category.

Gavin Dunne often takes a video game, movie or tv-show, and makes a song based on it. The lyrics always reflects the events and spirit present in the works he draws on, in a very interesting way.

I like all his music, but I love the songs based on something I am familiar with the most, as those hit me in a way that the ones based on works I don’t know could not.

 

I have here tried to find my favorite song out of each of his main albums (the ones named “Level #”), while also trying to keep my choices as diverse as his various music-styles.

If you like this stuff, you can buy his albums here!

Here goes!

 

Level 1: Sovngarde Song

“Level 1” has the most tracks out of all of these albums, so this was a very hard Choice to make. (Honestly, I should probably just have made a Top Ten or Top Five list of songs in each album. Maybe later…)

‘Sovngarde Song’ presents the awesome scale of the world in Skyrim, the fifth Elder Scrolls game.

This is a more recent remaster, but it is still the same song, so I felt that would be ok.

 

Level 2: Take It Back!

This was a song he got to make as promotion for Mass Effect 3, back before that game came out.

Such a good war-anthem, pumping you up to reclaim Earth from The Reapers!

 

Level 3: Dream Of The Sky

Listening to this song again is what gave me the idea to write this whole thing.

The song has so many aspects, just like Bioshock Infinite itself!

 

Level 4: Forever Blue

Both a deep dive into the psychology of the main character of Breaking Bad, Walter White, AND a pun on the color of the meth he makes.

Good stuff!

 

Level 5: Wake The White Wolf

“Level 5” is almost as long as “Level 1”, so this was also a hard choice.

But this song is as awesome as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt itself, so that made the choice slightly easier.

 

Level 6: Friends

I love Guardians of the Galaxy, so I love this song.

Easy as that.

 

Level 7: The Man Who Rocked The World

This is a lovely tribute to the late great David Bowie.

My girlfriend has a hard time listening to this song, as she gets too sad.

 

Level 8: Upside Down

The retroness of this song mirrors the retroness of Stranger Things.

Absolutely lovely!

 

 

That was it, but pretty sure I will do a Top Something for each of the albums at some point, as there were too many awesome songs that I had to leave be for now.

I hope I may have introduced him to someone reading this 🙂

 

What are some of your favorite songs?