Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Arrested Development

Those of you unfamiliar with Arrested Development may wish to skip this post and wait for normal service to resume. This weekend saw the return of AD and with a Bank Holiday Monday, an AD party was in order. A bit of creative thinking and Googling resulted in my friend P and I cooking up some favourites from the series and then sitting down to watch the new episodes and eat our creations.

You will need the above ingredients, easily sourced from Tesco and Waitrose. The Cornballer was a combination of an Argos order and some creative printing.
1. Bluth Bananas 
"There's always money in the banana stand"
These are so easy as well as being understandable and edible for non-fans. Peel your bananas, place on a tray and stick plastic knives in them as sticks. Freeze for 2 hours.
Melt your chocolate in the microwave. Crush the nuts.
Coat banana in chocolate of your choice (I am a dark chocolate only kinda girl). The chocolate will harden when it makes contact with the frozen banana so work quickly!
Roll banana in crushed nuts.
Eat! This actually tasted so good. And its sort of healthy. One of your 5-a-day and all that.

2. Skip's Scramble
A breakfast dish comprised of many other breakfast dishes.
Start with the base. Toast your bread and cut into triangles. Line your paella dish or any large trough-like dish you can find.
Bake hash browns and potatoes in the oven. Toast or grill waffles and pancakes. Scramble nine eggs and try 20 rashers of bacon.
Add a pack of ham and a Krispy Kreme donut. DONE.
Serve to friends and family.
3. Hot Ham Water
Lindsay Bluth's best creation.
Place uneaten ham from Skip's Scramble into a saucepan. Bring to the boil.
4. Corn Balls
 Made in a Cornballer illegally imported from Mexico...
Heat your oil in the corn baller. We followed this recipe to make our corn balls. Form the balls of dough into "blobs" with your hands and stick a small piece of cheese in the middle of each one. Fry for 3 - 4 minutes.
Done! Drain on kitchen paper to soak up some of the grease.
Cheesy goodness inside.
Did you watch the new series of Arrested Development? What did you think? And will you be re-creating any of these?


  1. This is the most amazing post ever. Can't believe you actually bought of corn ball machine. Did you watch all the episodes? I'm about a third through the series

  2. I really loved this post! I've been marathoning AD all weekend while I've been ill!
    I'd love to make those corn balls! x

  3. I dont watch the programme, but all the food looks so Yummy. Such great idea's love the breakfast platter.


  4. i have only just started watching series one of AD! I am so behind but with the beauty of netflix ill soon be caught up :) x

  5. Frozen bananas covered in chocolate sounds like my idea of heaven! Yummy! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  6. That looks like so much fun! I want to catch up with AD on Netflix :-)

  7. omg this post is amazing! i can't believe you actually have a cornballer xx

  8. I've heard so much about AD this week that I watched the first episode the other day. Not sure about it yet, bu I get the impression that it will grow on me.

  9. This is amazing!


  10. that all looks incredible xx

  11. WHAT THE HELL LILY YOU DIDN'T INVITE ME?! DUUUDE COME ON. but seriously i love this. i had a banana from the soho stand and then had a martini and a piece of toast xx

  12. I havent watched Arrested Development but this post makes me think I need to start! Also fozen bananas sound amazing!

  13. Oh my god, that breakfast look immense! And you got a cornballer, haha!

    I started watch AD just a little while ago. I'm only on series one. Its so funny though.

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog hun.

    Amelia @ Ducklingtoswan.com! :) xxx

  14. Lily, thank you for the receipt and tips. I have recreated the frozen banana and I am satisfied with the result.. ^^


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