2 lbs. ground round & sirloin combined
1 cup minced onions
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons oregano
salt and pepper
1–2 cups hot water
Heat the olive oil, add the meat and cook until meat is brown. Add onions and garlicy cook five minutes stirring constantly. Stir in chili powder, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper. Add 1 cup water and simmer until meat is tender. Add 2 cups kidney beans just before serving. Use tomatoes if desired. Serves four to six people. Gee, that’s enough for you and me and Davy, Mike, Micky and Peter—not a bad idea.
AHHHHH, Peter’s our next target. Now the only place he could hide his recipe for fried chicken (his absolute fave dinner), complete with avocado salad, would be under the bunny on his nightshirt.
Break and shred up lettuce, slice up avocado (peeled, of course), tomatoes, young onions and toss together with vigor. Add Roquefort dressing.
Wipe chicken pieces with damp cloth, sprinkle with salt and pepper, dip in batter of egg and flour. Put oodles of butter and ¼ cup of oil in pan with seasoning. Wait until hot and dump chicken in… hope for the best! And for golden brown, crisp chicken.
All right, Peter… Ta.
Now for Micky… He’s supposed to be a fiend for malts! Crash, crunch. Now you’ve done it, you’ve… “Hi, Micky!” (ulp)… “What do you like to cook?”
Micky rubs his sleepy eyes, “I cook lots of different things like African Wambat soup. You take a Wambat from Africa, bring it home, clean it, take all the feathers off—it’s furb, actually. The stuff on Wambats isn’t feathers. It’s furb. So take that off. Throw it away, because there’s nothing worse than Wambat furb. Wambat furb is the absolute low in gourmet dining. Quarter the Wambat and put in a kettle containing two packages of lime Koolade and three pieces of Double Bubble gum (whole). It kills the flavor if you chop up the gum. Add a bowl of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies—that’s a plug. Simmer carefully for 17 days… about that time you get it done and it’s become the consistency of carpet. You can’t eat it, so you lay it on the floor and look at it. I’ve got the greatest Wambat carpet in the world and everytime [sic] I want some bubble gum or lime Koolade or Wambat, I just take a bite out of my carpet.”
Now I know that Micky drinks a lot of malts, so to keep him from turning me in for stealing his Wambat soup recipe, I found his recipe for a Monkee Malt… and it’s really great!
Take milk, Rocky Road ice cream and an egg. Pour into a blender, gently wrap the blender in wool and blend, then take a glass and pour in the liquid. Add a sliced banana with coconut shredded on top for decoration… drink while listening to “I’m A Believer.”
Magazine: Monkee Spectacular
Editor: Ralph Benner
Publisher: New Asbury Ltd. Publishing Co.