Casting Internets

I talked to Greg Pak about him ending his run on Hulk with “Heart Of The Monster” over on Marvel.com. I also chatted with David Liss about his upcoming “Storm Hunter” arc on Black Panther.

I also talked to Jimmy Palmiotti about his upcoming one-shot called The Tattered Man with Justin Gray on CBR.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if the director’s cut of the 90s Captain America movie wound up being awesome? /Film only mentions a Blu-ray version, I hope they do a regular DVD as well because, well, I’m a Luddite when it comes to such things. Making it two hours and less action-y, though? We’ll see.

The new US co-produced season of Torchwood kicks off on July 8th on Starz which hopefully means it will be on Netflix Instant the next day. (via Topless Robot)

Yeah, this seems about right. Good work Sean.

My buddy Alex Segura talked to Robot 6 earlier this week. Interesting stuff.

Ben Morse sent me this link about Snooki being three hours late for a WWE shoot and reportedly being pretty sloshed the whole time. Remember when she wasn’t a walking parody of herself? Yeah, I’m starting to forget too. (via 411Mania)

If you’re a fan of reubens and macaroni and cheese, I highly recommend making Rachel Ray‘s Recipe for reuben mac and cheese, it’s AMAZING.

Beau Smith talks about things he misses over on The Flying Fist Ranch. I also miss him writing Guy Gardner Warrior, one of my all time favorite books.

I really enjoyed reading this Rolling Stone article about Alice In Chains from 1992.

Casting Internets

Soundgarden’s gonna be on Conan next Tuesday!

Good on the Tuscon Con. (via Comics Reporter)Damn, space is awesome, especially as seen from Space Station Cupola, check out the gallery over on Wired. I love Scott C’s most recent Showdown between Chasing Amy’s Banky and an irate comics fan played by Scott Mosier.

My mind got a little blown today after reading Dudestache‘s quote about Tea Partiers having a lot in common with nerds. So true, so scary. (via Robot 6)

As if the new G.I. Joe and Transformers cartoons weren’t enough for me to want the new Hub channel, Whitney Matheson talked about their syndication schedule which includes Fraggle Rock and Family Ties. Color me jealous.

This fake trailer called “Toby Snaps” is pretty good, but would be much better with some more suspenseful music in there. JJ Kirby‘s Lil’ Batman piece is rad. I’d watch that cartoon for sure. Chris Bishop’s selling copies of his fun Mer-Man print on etsy!I’m definitely going to cook Smitten Kitchen‘s latest recipe next week. Spaghetti with chickpeas sounds awesome and get a load of her pics! She makes food look even more awesome that it normally does.

Sean, BC at HMAD and Tom & Lorenzo all dug Walking Dead. I didn’t. This is like me disliking Spider-Man 2 all over again. That is all.

Monkeeying Around The Kitchen: Hot Dog & Onion Omelet

Something you might not know about me is that I love to cook. I started learning how in college and got okay with it. For Christmas that year, my mom got me a pretty good set of Calphalon pots and pans that we still use. But, with working full time and Em usually getting home before me, she took over the cooking (which is good because she’s also a lot better at it than me). Since I was laid off, though, I have assumed the cooking responsibilities. While I usually stick to the recipe, I have started branching off and working on a few things myself, usually things based on what we have in the house. Last night I whipped up an omelet that was shockingly good. Hopefully this will put me one step closer to opening my restaurant Omelets & Nachos.

Growing up, my dad didn’t cook much, but he was killer when it came to breakfast. He sure knows how to make a mean omelet. That’s probably where my love of them came from. I was surprised when I grew up to find out that not only do omelets in a restaurant not always come with cheese, but I’ve never really found one that matches my dad’s kitchen sink-mentality. So, the way I approach an omelet is trying to figure out everything I can throw in, hence the hot dog for some extra protein (and pig lips). We didn’t have a lot of veggies in the house, so I figured sauteing some onions and garlic might make an interesting base instead of using cooking spray. Not only does it smell awesome, but it tastes crazy good. It might take a little bit longer than normal, but I think it’s worth it. Throw on some coffee or OJ and some toast on the side and you’re good to go.

Hot Dog & Onion Omelet

Pre-cut ingredients.

INGREDIENTS
Olive oil
Diced onion
2 cloves garlic diced
3 eggs beat
some milk
shredded cheese
1 hot dog, cut

Ingredients cut and mixed.

Heat olive oil in a large pan. Brown onions and garlic over medium-high heat.

Browned onions and garlic in olive oil.

Mix eggs and milk in a bowl. Pour mixture over browned onions and garlic, lower heat to medium.

Pour the egg over the onions and garlic.

Once the eggs start to harden, add hot dogs and cheese. To get the eggs to cook better, tip the pan a little and push the eggs towards the center of the pan with the spatula to let excess flow to the warm pan (I tried taking a picture of this, but it seems impossible while holding the phone/camera).

Cover in cheese.
Add hot dog and cover with cheese.

Bring heat back up to medium-high. Once the eggs are cooked and the cheese is melted, flip the omelet in half and let cook a little longer. Flip if you can, but sometimes the omelet gets a little weak with all that goodness in there.

The big flip, sometimes it's sloppy, but who cares?!

Brew yourself some coffee and toast some toast and you are good to go. This bad boy’s good for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The breaksfast of champions!