The WWF Cookbook is a treasure trove of crazy recipes from the Attitude Era, each of which is purportedly the creation of one of the wrestlers. In Wrestling With Food, Sydney is on a mission to try cooking all of them to see if any are actually edible.
I know. I KNOW. It’s been what, a month? And at least three weeks past ‘Mania, but here I am bringing you the edition that covers the WWF cookbook recipes we made for our little Wrestlemania party.
My humble apologies, Wrestling With Food readers. It’s been a crazy old time, but it’s time to get back to business. So, without further ado (or excuses) let’s get going with Wrestling With Food: WRESTLEMANIA PARTY EDITION.
Ground rules (for this week): While I usually love to break these recipes down for you step by step, we’ve got to get through four of these and man, that would be quite the long article. SO, for this edition and this edition ONLY, I’ll list the ingredients and then go right to the review. Next week, don’t worry – it’ll be back to that classic Wrestling With Food that you know and love.
Also! An exciting AND terrifying part of this was I would be serving these recipes not only to Tom, but to guests! I enjoy that people just willingly let us do this to them.
In attendance, we had another member of the site, Joey (AKA @JoeySplashwater, formerly typicalROHfan)! We’d never met before that day but SPOILERS: he is a delight. Joey’s friend Juan was there too (who previously appeared on the site in this 4 on 4 Casual Fans feature and was also very nice), as well as a couple of our other friends (who haven’t been featured on the site whatsoever, so just FORGET about them).
Originally, we were thinking of doing an All-Dead-Wrestler Buffet, but after looking at the menu, choosing from only dead wrestlers didn’t lend a lot of cohesion to the meal (and frankly, I did not want to eat Paul Bearer’s Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes). So, we simply went with foods that seemed party appropriate and it turned out that the recipes we selected all came from wrestlers that couldn’t wrestle anymore, for a variety of reasons ranging from death to potential and actual paralysis.
Now, there was going to be another brand new recipe featured – that morning, I started with the Hollys’ Family Butter Cookies, as I wanted to get dessert out of the way ahead of time. While the ingredients read like they SHOULD be a tasty cookie (4 sticks of butter, 2 cups sugar, 6 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 8 cups flour, 4 teaspoons baking powder – and yes, I halved that recipe), the end results were SO bland. So bland, in fact that I tried to doctor them with chocolate chips and toffee crunch (leftover from the good Lord Henry’s recipe) and still, no dice. I would take a picture of them for you, but that picture would have been of our garbage can as I threw them out. 0 out of 5 stars.
Resigned, I realized I would have to go back to the fan favorite: The Rock’s Favorite Choclate Chip Cookies. I’d tell you how I made those, but that’s old news and you can read all about it here!
MOVING ON. The final menu we decided on was: Edge’s Cocktail Party Meatballs, Droz’s Barbecue Chicken Pizza and Eddie Guerrero’s Mexican Tortilla Casserole. Continue reading