Mème de la Mème

Recipes For The Internet Connoisseur

We made a cookbook. Of foods inspired by internet memes. Because.

 

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 HOMER HIDING IN THE BUSHES SALAD  We’ve all experienced it. Mom and Dad are fighting at the dinner table. Some random boo and bae are getting into it in the Panera. The Team Edward/Team Jacob debate is once again ruining your friend group’s weekly brunch. Sometimes awkward situations come up and all you want to do is escape. Here’s your chance to do so, all the while keeping the carbs down!  While most salads are to be enjoyed while laughing uncontrollably (see: every “women eating salad” stock photo ever), this one is best enjoyed quietly, lest anyone notice you haven’t put in your two cents on what the best season of  The Simpsons  is (BTW it’s obviously Season 4. Don’t @ us).    INSTRUCTIONS   Toss the kale in the salad dressing to make your hedge glisten. Nestle in your yellow squash Homer, keeping his face unhidden. Add a white mushroom cap for his belly. Stack peppercorns on two onion slices for his eyes, corn kernels for his nose, and a slightly browned slice of mushroom for his mouth. Be sure not to overload veggies into this salad. Homer would prefer you just eat a pink iced donut anyway.

HOMER HIDING IN THE BUSHES SALAD

We’ve all experienced it. Mom and Dad are fighting at the dinner table. Some random boo and bae are getting into it in the Panera. The Team Edward/Team Jacob debate is once again ruining your friend group’s weekly brunch. Sometimes awkward situations come up and all you want to do is escape. Here’s your chance to do so, all the while keeping the carbs down!

While most salads are to be enjoyed while laughing uncontrollably (see: every “women eating salad” stock photo ever), this one is best enjoyed quietly, lest anyone notice you haven’t put in your two cents on what the best season of The Simpsons is (BTW it’s obviously Season 4. Don’t @ us). 

INSTRUCTIONS

Toss the kale in the salad dressing to make your hedge glisten. Nestle in your yellow squash Homer, keeping his face unhidden. Add a white mushroom cap for his belly. Stack peppercorns on two onion slices for his eyes, corn kernels for his nose, and a slightly browned slice of mushroom for his mouth. Be sure not to overload veggies into this salad. Homer would prefer you just eat a pink iced donut anyway.

 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE RAMEN NOODLE CUP  Ah, the warm embrace of a trip down nostalgia lane. Forget the cringey yearbook photos and awkward first crushes. Instead let your thoughts wander through the too-large percentage of your brain devoted to 90’s boy band song lyrics and burned-in images of your music heroes wearing denim tuxedos on the red carpet (even back then, that was a questionable choice.)  Say  Bye Bye Bye  to hunger with this steamy cup of ramen and revert back to a time before we even realized someone needed to bring sexy back. Normally, hair in your food is pretty disgusting, but don’t fool yourself into thinking that you haven’t always longed to run your fingers and/or chopsticks through JT’s luscious, scrumptious locks.   SET THE MOOD   Pop your favorite *NSYNC CD into the stereo system. Don’t kid yourself. You definitely still have that pile of CD’s under your bed. Let the sultry tones of five quasi-pubescent teenagers wash over you. After inevitably karaoke-ing through 2 or 3 songs, let’s get down to cooking.   BOIL THE NOODLES   Water starts boiling at 100 degrees Celsius, which just goes to further prove that 98 degrees just doesn’t cut it when we’re talking about boy bands. Let the noodles soak for about the full length of the average *NSYNC song, or about 80% of the length of one of the songs on their Christmas album.   Drain the noodles, massage them into place in the cup, then enjoy either by yourself or with just another player in your game for two.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE RAMEN NOODLE CUP

Ah, the warm embrace of a trip down nostalgia lane. Forget the cringey yearbook photos and awkward first crushes. Instead let your thoughts wander through the too-large percentage of your brain devoted to 90’s boy band song lyrics and burned-in images of your music heroes wearing denim tuxedos on the red carpet (even back then, that was a questionable choice.)

Say Bye Bye Bye to hunger with this steamy cup of ramen and revert back to a time before we even realized someone needed to bring sexy back. Normally, hair in your food is pretty disgusting, but don’t fool yourself into thinking that you haven’t always longed to run your fingers and/or chopsticks through JT’s luscious, scrumptious locks.

SET THE MOOD

Pop your favorite *NSYNC CD into the stereo system. Don’t kid yourself. You definitely still have that pile of CD’s under your bed. Let the sultry tones of five quasi-pubescent teenagers wash over you. After inevitably karaoke-ing through 2 or 3 songs, let’s get down to cooking.

BOIL THE NOODLES

Water starts boiling at 100 degrees Celsius, which just goes to further prove that 98 degrees just doesn’t cut it when we’re talking about boy bands. Let the noodles soak for about the full length of the average *NSYNC song, or about 80% of the length of one of the songs on their Christmas album. 

Drain the noodles, massage them into place in the cup, then enjoy either by yourself or with just another player in your game for two.

 CHALLAH-LUJAH BREAD JESUS TOAST  Whatever your religious vibe, we can all agree that when Jesus shows up in your bread, it’s probably going to be a good day. Especially when you slather his face with butter, Dead Sea salt, and whatever other toppings you hold faith in. Some would call it sacrilege to cover up the visage of Christ, but trust us, Jesus loves Nutella just as much as you do, and he would never deny it of you. Perfecting the art of making a good piece of toast can be one of the most eye-opening and purpose-driven things in life. The trick is a thicker slice of bread, starting with a piping hot toaster, and of course, belief in a higher, carbo-loaded power. Best served on Sundays, but happy to be in your heart and your belly seven days a week.   INSTRUCTIONS   You’re a bit on your own here. We’re not really qualified to promise that Jesus will appear in your toast just because you want Him to. That said, if you just keep repeating the part of the Lord’s Prayer that says, “Give us this day our daily bread,” he’s bound to show up sooner or later.*

CHALLAH-LUJAH BREAD JESUS TOAST

Whatever your religious vibe, we can all agree that when Jesus shows up in your bread, it’s probably going to be a good day. Especially when you slather his face with butter, Dead Sea salt, and whatever other toppings you hold faith in. Some would call it sacrilege to cover up the visage of Christ, but trust us, Jesus loves Nutella just as much as you do, and he would never deny it of you. Perfecting the art of making a good piece of toast can be one of the most eye-opening and purpose-driven things in life. The trick is a thicker slice of bread, starting with a piping hot toaster, and of course, belief in a higher, carbo-loaded power. Best served on Sundays, but happy to be in your heart and your belly seven days a week.

INSTRUCTIONS

You’re a bit on your own here. We’re not really qualified to promise that Jesus will appear in your toast just because you want Him to. That said, if you just keep repeating the part of the Lord’s Prayer that says, “Give us this day our daily bread,” he’s bound to show up sooner or later.*

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