Vincent Price’s Supper Casserole, from 1977!

Back in 1977, Vincent Price shared this wonderfully weird recipe on behalf of Creamettes Macaroni. Price never shied away from paid endorsements, but since he was a noted gourmand with his own cookbooks, this one wasn’t exactly out of left field.
Vincent’s Supper Casserole
• 7-oz package Creamettes macaroni
• 12-oz can luncheon meat (Spam)
• ¼ cup butter
• ¼ cup flour
• ½ tsp salt
• ½ tsp dry mustard
• 2 cups milk
• ½ pound sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
• Parsley or green pepper

Prepare Creamettes macaroni according to package directions. Slice and cut luncheon meat into squares, reserving a few slices. Arrange macaroni and squares in 2-quart casserole; pour on cheese sauce. (For sauce: melt butter, blend in flour, salt, dry mustard; stir in milk; cook over medium heat, stirring until thick; add cheese, shredded; stir.) Top with slices of luncheon meat. Add parsley or green pepper for color. Bake in 350º oven 20 to 25 min. Microwave: “Cook” cycle, uncovered for 8 min.

Shown above is the finished product. Guys, no matter what you think about those photos, Vincent Price’s Supper Casserole is UNBELIEVABLY good. It shocked the hell out of me. It’s basically jacked-up mac-and-cheese, mixed with Spam and then covered with more Spam. It tasted like yesteryear and I couldn’t stop eating it.
I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised by its deliciousness, as it was, after all, a pile of pasta, meat, more meat, butter and cheese. I have no idea how Vincent stayed so trim.

Source: Vincent Price’s Supper Casserole, from 1977!

3 Characteristics of an Educated Person | The Art of Manliness

The reason that children are perennially bored is not that there aren’t entertainment options available—they’re often surrounded by toys and games—but that they have such short attention spans. They play with one thing for a little bit and then another, and then don’t know what else to do. The educated man is able to lose himself in a task, a hobby, a conversation, or a book because he has developed his powers of focus and concentration.

I remember one summer when a teenager was going door-to-door soliciting funds for some program (that I’d never heard of) so he wouldn’t be bored and turn to a life of crime. His words. I started listing all the stuff I already paid taxes for to ensure he’s not bored: libraries, parks, museums, summer classes at the parks like golf. I listed some local church summer activities I knew of. How he could have been bored escaped me. I asked about his hobbies (he had none). Pitiful.

Later I looked up this program… it was under investigation by the state attorney general for fraud.

Source: 3 Characteristics of an Educated Person | The Art of Manliness

Why you should be grilling with mayonnaise

You can – and should – grill almost everything using mayonnaise. Here’s why, plus some tips, tricks and recipe ideas.

“Mayonnaise acts like little time-release oil capsules, and you can put it on thick. And the emulsifiers like to stick to the meat,” Blonder said. Mayonnaise is a great release agent for meat, and is particularly helpful for grilling chicken and fish.

Source: Why you should be grilling with mayonnaise

Viktor Korchnoi

I was downloading a database of his chess games and decided to read his Wikipedia entry to see what he’s been up to. This was a bit of a shock.

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Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi (23 March 1931 – 6 June 2016) was a chess grandmaster and writer. He is considered one of the strongest players never to have become World Chess Champion.

Any chess fans can download a database of 1155 of his games here.

Source: Viktor Korchnoi – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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