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.
WARNING: THIS ONE IS A RAMBLER.
So guys, you know what is really hard to do in the summer? Motivate yourself to turn on the oven and make the kitchen even hotter. None of the mains seemed appealing this round (though I will definitely make Grand Master Sexay’s Sweet Potato Casserole once it’s seasonably appropriate.)
Speaking of, just as soon as I typed that, I wondered that happened to him. Wikipedia tells me he was released from WWE for trying to bring drugs across the Canadian/US border? Oh, wrestlers! But he’s been clean since last year, so good on him. (NOTE FROM TOM: I’ll tell Syd later about the various other unpleasant rumours involving Brian Christopher, just to make sure she’s not under the pretence that he’s an okay guy).
Anyway, so dessert it was! Up for review would be Road Dogg’s Oatmeal Cookies. For whatever reason, Road Dogg was one of my favorites back in the day. Was it his bucket hats? His white man braids? I honestly couldn’t tell you. But I always found him (and Billy Gunn) to be the most entertaining part of DX. Sure, you have HBK moonsaulting his sweet born-again Christian ass off, but that little two step dance that Mr. James did was ever so endearing. Before this article turns even MORE into my stream of consciousness, let’s get going!
1 cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup shortening
4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter or margarine
½ cup granulated sugar, plus more for dipping (optional)
⅓ cup backed brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 cup quick rolled oats
¼ cup chopped walnuts
Sure, two types of sugar, two types of fat. Par for the course for the WWF cookbook!