Tuesday, May 24, 2016

In Other News

Good morning. I'm Karen BakingInATornado sitting in for your regular anchor at the news desk today. There's a lot going on, so let's get to the news.

In Other News, a humorous look at the news | www.BakingInATornado.com | #funny #MyGraphics

In the National News, the Presidential campaign season continues with name calling, temper tantrums, and allegations of no-fairsies. The latest polls show that 90% of the voting public agree that time-outs are in order.

Also of note nationally, the newly formed think tank Moms Inc has announced a research breakthrough. They are now able to definitively prove that the leading cause of toddlerhood is birth.

And in a related story, a renowned Denver based medical team, after lengthy studies into the effects of screaming babies, toddlers, preteens and teenagers on the health of parents, have concluded that medical marijuana can actually increase a parent's life span. And their sleep time. And their waist line.

Locally, a national large retailer has announced that our area will be a test market for their newest cost saving measures. Grocery shoppers in their stores will not only be asked to use the self check out stands after shopping, but will now need to self stock the shelves before shopping.

And in our neighborhoods, a large contingent of local citizens are going door to door soliciting signatures for a unique bond issue proposal. The bond would stipulate that funds be set aside for sirens, similar to tornado sirens, that would serve as a life saving warning when a new driver is on the road.

In sports there is a proposal gaining momentum in the Boston area. The Red Sox not only swept the Yankees in their first series of the season but continue to do well. In a novel move, Red Sox fans traumatized by the last few seasons have petitioned the MLB to suspend the season now and just move on to the playoffs. 

And in the most recent of the never ending chapters of deflate-gate, the US Appeals Court reinstated the 4 game suspension of Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady. Proving, once and for all, that Roger Goodell cannot bring himself to let go of Brady's balls.

Chicken Hash Brown Croquettes with Honey Mustard Sauce: A chicken and hash brown patty bread and fried to a crispy brown served with a simple Honey Mustard Sauce | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #dinner

Chicken Hash Brown Croquettes with Honey Mustard Sauce

In human interest breaking news, dinner has been named the leading cause of dirty dishes, resulting in the recommendation that families eat out at least 7 times a week.

It was only a matter of time, but law enforcement has officially come out strongly against an app that will blur your driver's license photo.

Proponents of early education have sighted the proficiency of toddlers in mastering the art of the selfie as proof that children as young as two can be taught valuable life skills.

And in the weather, it seems that April showers were so aggressive through the center of the country this year that all residents have been warned not to step onto their lawn without wearing a life vest.

Finally, although the National Weather Service is reporting that the sun will come out tomorrow, this station is not recommending that you bet your bottom dollar.

This is Karen BakingInATornado thanking you for joining me today on this, my virgin broadcast. If you enjoyed today's show, please contact your local news station. And Dancing With The Stars. I was born for Dancing With The Stars.

Baking In A Tornado signature | www.BakingInATornado.com | #MyGraphics

Chicken Hash Brown Croquettes with Honey Mustard Sauce
1 package Simply Potatoes Hash Browns
1 1/2 cups cooked shredded or finely chopped chicken
1/2 large carrot, shredded
1/4 cup shredded cheddar
1/4 cup shredded pepper jack
1/2 cup frozen chopped onion, defrosted and remove excess water
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne
3/4 cup flour
2 eggs
1/2 stick butter, melted

1 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs  
vegetable oil

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
2 TBSP honey
1/4 tsp cumin
dash of salt

*Sauce: Whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, honey, cumin and salt. Cover and refrigerate.

*Mix the potatoes, chicken, carrot, cheeses, onion, salt, pepper and cayenne. Mix in the flour, then the eggs and butter.
*Using your hands, roll into about 15 equal sized balls and place in fridge for an hour.
*Place the croquettes, 1 at a time, in the bread crumbs. Gently flatten into a patty, flip over and cover the other side with bread crumbs. Refrigerate one hour.
*Heat about 1/4 cup of vegetable oil in a saute pan until hot. Cook the croquettes, about 4 or 5 at a time. Cook until the bottom is completely browned.
*Gently flip over and cook the other side. Remove to paper towels to drain. Keep warm while cooking the other batches.
*You may need to add more vegetable oil between batches.
*Serve with sauce.


  1. Oh man when is this channel coming to Australia? I want all of my news to be read like that forever after. I think you have a calling as a news anchor.

    1. Maybe online, I'm pretty sure I'd freeze up if actually on camera, though.

  2. I'm voting for you to anchor our news. It's never been this much fun!

    1. YAY, I'm a hit. It's kinda fun to write your own news, especially when it doesn't have to be true!

  3. Being a former news anchor, Karen, I applaud this post. It appears you have more skill at news writing than a few of the people I worked with. I especially liked the Red Sox and Deflategate pieces.

  4. #JUSOFONII BB would start watching the news again if it was like this! Meanwhile, gracias for the recipe, sounds delicioso. BB2U

  5. I'm all for ending the season now. LOL.

    FYI there are sirens, screaming, firetrucks, and cop cars around my house. I chose to sit on my couch, and read how to make these croquettes, rather than investigate. Priorities.
    These look AMAZING. I must make them ASAP. You need to do the news more often. xo

  6. Hilarious! I wish the news was always this entertaining. I want to make that recipe, too.

    1. So glad you were amused. And if you make the recipe, please let me know.

  7. You should be the national news anchor for all cities. I can imagine what your broadcast swould be over the Presidential election!

    1. Oh, I don't know if you're ready for what my election broadcast would be like . . .

  8. You're hilarious! As you can see I'm catching up on my reading. I hope you do more of them.


Warning: Comment at your own risk. I have Comment Moderation, meaning I approve all comments before they show up here. So go ahead, I'm not scared!