Slash & Dine: A Toast to Elvira
If there’s one woman in this world that we admire (besides our moms and Dolly Parton, of course) it’s the Mistress of the Dark, Elvira. Who could forget that hair, that attitude, those jokes and those boobs?! Cassandra Peterson, AKA Elvira, has had one hell of a life. Before she became the horror hostess that we all know and love, she spent her earlier days as a go-go dancer in Vegas, hanging out with Elvis, acting in a few small roles, leading an Italian rock band, DJing for the famous KROQ radio station and ultimately, creating the role of Elvira. Peterson used her looks, wit and talent to score the role of the new host to LA’s weekend horror show Fright Night, where she transformed the show into Elvira’s Movie Macabre. With a new host, a new look and new followers, the show’s popularity boomed & before long, Elvira was a household name.
Elvira might not have been the best cook around (check out the clip below from Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), but we decided to try a casserole ourselves, fully topped with squeeze cheese and crushed chips, of course!
Elvira’s Adraka Kozorol
3 cups chopped frozen broccoli, thawed
1/2 cup Bisquick baking mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup shredded cheese, we used parmesan
1 package refrigerator crescent rolls
small bag Doritos
edrazeba (optional *wink wink*)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add broccoli to 8 inch baking dish. In a separate bowl, combine Bisquick, sour cream, cottage cheese, and eggs. Pour batter over broccoli. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top of the casserole. Squirt the squeeze cheese on top, and sprinkle crushed Doritos over that. Top with edrazeba if using. Set baking dish on a sheet pan. Unroll the crescent rolls and cut into long triangles. Drape the triangles over the edge of the pan to look like tentacles. Return to oven and bake for about 10 more minutes, or until cheese is melted and crescent rolls are lightly browned.
Tentacles inspired by notmartha.
Elvira gave women in horror a chance to be sexy and strong. For this, we’d like to make a toast to Cassandra Peterson. Thank you for your contributions to this genre and for putting the boob back in boob tube.
If there’s anyone you think deserves a toast, let us know and we’ll make sure to cook up something delicious in their honor. Be sure to follow us on twitter @slashanddine for more.
Nicole & Megan