**Inspired by American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis**

Abandon all hope ye who don’t eat here

What do you get when you combine a wealthy, well-mannered investment banker, anthropomorphic breakfast cereals, Huey Lewis in stereo, and murder? Bret Easton Ellis’s delicious but excessively graphic, postmodern satire – American Psycho. Set against the backdrop of glittery, late-80s Wall Street, the novel follows the life of Patrick Bateman – a young, successful “yuppie” whose descent into madness is documented through his disturbing pornographic, oftentimes witty stream of consciousness that objectifies and brutalizes women to 80’s pop music. Talk about an unreliable narrator! Ellis explores the dark, superficial side of consumerism through Bateman’s gratuitous acts of violence and blatant apathy towards human life. At one point, he makes the remark “…this girl, this meat, is nothing…” *Cringe. 

So, is Patrick Bateman cray cray or not? We actually never really know and that’s the beauty of this book. However, one thing is for sure – if you’re craving the grisly and macabre, it’s best to read this one on an empty stomach.

And now here’s something I think you’ll really like →

 

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Jalapeno Crusted Grilled Cheese with Turkey and Apple

Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 slices thick crusty bread such as sourdough
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 4 tbs softened butter
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper – sliced vertically into round pieces and seeded
  • 1 cup of Vermont cheddar cheese, grated and divided in half (you can use yellow cheddar too)
  • 4 slices roasted turkey breast (I like to use a bacon crusted turkey breast found at the deli counter, it adds another layer of flavor)
  • 4 slices thinly sliced apple

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the honey and butter, spread on all four slices of bread.
  2. Firmly press two to three of the jalapeno rounds into the buttered sides of the bread until they stick. 
  3. Place one of the bread slices, buttered side down, into a pan over medium heat.
  4. Top with two slices of turkey and two slices of apple. 
  5. Top with ½ c of cheddar cheese.
  6. Place the other slice of bread on top of the sandwich, buttered side up.
  7. Cook about three to four minutes, until the bottom side is golden brown and the cheese starts to melt. Flip the sandwich over and cook the other side until it’s golden brown.
  8. Remove from heat and enjoy!

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