Alcohol really does make everything better. While you may want to drink it if you just lost your lover or your job, here are a few booze applications to make plates taste better this holiday season.
Rum Cookies: Idiot proof! Get a roll of pre-made cookie dough and mix 5oz. of rum into the dough. Then make your cookies. Rum cookies will make you look sophisticated for the women.
Baked Ham: A holiday classic, with ten minutes left in the oven lightly brush Southern Comfort all over the ham.
Jack Daniels Steak: Yes I’ve stolen this one from TGI Friday’s, but at home you can use good steaks and the only vintage junk you have to stare at will be your own. The night before throw two good steaks in a plate or Pyrex. Pour 2oz. over each steak and let ’em sit. If you really want to rip off the restaurant mix a drop of Teriyaki or “sweet balsamic reduction” into the whiskey. The next day cook the steak by whichever means you want- don’t dry ’em out!
Bourbon Chicken: This works with all forms of chicken – tenders, breast meat, wings, etc. Make a Bourbon sauce by mixing two-thirds Bourbon and one third soy sauce. At your discretion add a drop or two of Tabasco, or maybe some minced garlic. Cook your chicken and pour your sauce over it when you are about 3 minutes from being done.
There you have it. Fool-proof formulas to make your food instantly fancy. Again, none of these recipes will have you seeing doubles, but might extend your life span by up to three dates per woman.