Food for finales & premieres
With so many season premieres and finales ahead, we suggest foods that complement the personality, the content and the zeitgeist of a few popular TV shows.
So, we offer a few ideas on what to eat -- and recipes -- with nine shows.
An annual favorite, "American Idol" already has people picking their winner for this season. The perfect food pairing? Ham plus a really cheesy potato casserole.
Carryout from your favorite Italian restaurant chain, heavy on the breadsticks. Or sloppy joes and potato chips. Or toss a slushies party.
Strictly a liquid diet (e.g., coffee or Champagne).
Martinis, iceberg salad, coq au vin, red table wine, scotch, fruit cocktail, brandy, Salisbury steak.
Cereal. Frozen TV dinner and a big glass of milk.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Abby Sciuto and Timothy McGee
Big steaks, bigger glasses of red wine, Italian beef sandwiches with soggy fries or a hot dog on a sesame-seed bun with neon-green relish.
Mac 'n' cheese, doughnuts and "funky juice" -- white wine, ice and lemon-lime soda -- and cinnamon nuts.
Deviled eggs, devil's food cake. Or Bloody Marys, steak tartare and blood sausage.