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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tater Tot-cos | Gilmore Girls

Tater Tot-cos inspired by Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (Winter)
Tater Tot-cos inspired by Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
It's coffee klatch Wednesday! Sorry I missed a couple of weeks, but life threw me a couple of curve balls recently. So, let's talk A Year in the Life. Although I've watched all four episodes a couple of times, I'm only going to discuss one episode at a time. Here we go!

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (S1:E1 "Winter"):

  • No theme song. There's no theme song. I've been waiting so long to hear the theme song. Okay, not that long since I just finished binging a month or so ago, but still, I wanted to sing along. I'll admit, there were still a few happy tears when Stars Hollow appeared on the screen.

I've missed you kid.
I've missed you, too.
How long's it been?
Feels like years. 

  • Plus, they kicked things off with coffee and tacos. Nice.
  • I'm going to try to pop in the character's names in the order we see them. So, Lorelai, then Rory first thing. Then we see Lane, Kirk, Miss Patty, the town troubadour, and Luke within the first 10 minutes.
  • Okay, this whole "unmemorable boyfriend Paul" thing is ridiculous. It's stupid. And I find it so out of character for Rory.
  • The mention of Richard (well, grandpa). Sniff.
  • 20:00 minutes in, Taylor and Caesar make their appearances.
  • 24:00 Michel - and he's married!
  • Sookie on sabbatical means celebrity chefs in the kitchen. In this episode, Roy Choi. It's kind of hilarious, because everything he's making sounds wonderful, but Lorelai rejects it all. But in fairness, he moved the coffee maker. Losing friends and alienating people (people being Lorelai). Unfortunatley we don't get to see Bourdain, who was fired when he parked in Sookie's spot.
  • 28:00 Gypsy
  • Tater Tot-cos inspired by Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (Winter)
  • 31:30 Emily...her new maid Berta, and Berta's entire family living in the house.
  • I find it kind of annoying that Lorelai seems to have lost her sense of style over the course of 9 years. Style maturing and style disappearing are two different things. I am, however, liking Rory's "young professional" style sense.
  • I lost it during the flashack to Richard's funeral. The GG's...the Tom Waits' song..the photo of Richard and Emily. So freaking sad.
  • 38:00 Jason Stiles. Meh, Jason.
  • Why in the holy heck did Luke and Lorelai wait 9 years to talk about having a "fresh" kid?
  • 59:00 PARIS! 
  • 1 hour, 6 minutes until we see Logan. What the heck? Logan. Rory is kissing Logan, which means she's cheating on Paul. Very uncharacteristic of Rory. And Logan is cheating on his fiance. Just ew. All around yuckness. p.s. - cut your nails Logan.
  • So, responsible, kind, smart, Yale-graduate Rory grew up to not have a steady job, cheats on her boyfriend, doesn't have a place to hang her hat Rory. Not very happy about that. Sure, it's probably more realistic than high-powered journalist Rory...oh it's not!
  • Luke giving everybody the wrong...and different...passwords tickled me. That is classic Luke. Luke is the best. Yay Luke.
  • 1:14:30-ish Whoa, lookin' rough Zack! Brian looks the same. And GIL - SQUEEE - Still big and beautiful.
  • Emily tricked Lorelai into going to therapy. She's still got it.
  • Damnit, no Jess yet.

This week's recipe was inspired by true Gilmore Girls-style banter-conversation in the kitchen when Rory first comes home between Luke, Rory, and Lorelai that went something like this (all jumbled together, because Gilmore Girls):

You're eating. Just tacos. Tacos are tiny. I'm making a whole dinner. Wow, so I'm fat. What? Body shaming! I am not body shaming. Trigger warnings! Oh, for Christ's sake. War on Christmas! I am making two main courses because you told me to make two main courses. What two main courses? Uh, mac and cheese, Parmesan cutlets. With garlic bread? And tater tots! I am not making tater tots. Why not? We need sustenance. You're eating tacos. Tater tots go great with tacos. Tater tots are great in tacos. Yes.
Tater tots are great in tacos

  • Oh, and I forgot to say - how AWESOME is that new fridge!?

See you next time for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (S1:E2 "Spring")!

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Tater Tot-cos (aka Breakfast Tacos) inspired by Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Tater Tot-cos (Tater Tot Breakfast Tacos)

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 5 MINStotal time: 20 mins
Cheesy scrambled eggs, bacon, and crispy tater tots wrapped in warm corn tortillas make a delicious and hearty breakfast.


Use whatever amount of all of the ingredients work for you:
  • eggs
  • heavy cream
  • shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • butter
  • bacon, cut into 2" pieces, cooked until crisp and drained
  • tater tots, cooked according to package instructions and cut into halves or thirds
  • corn or flour tortillas
  • garlic sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
To serve:
  • fresh cilantro, ripped or coarsely chopped
  • salsa or hot sauce


  1. Beat the eggs, then mix in some shredded sharp cheddar cheese, a splash of cream, and some garlic salt and pepper. Heat a nonstick skillet, add some butter. Once it bubbles, add the eggs and scramble until soft.
  2. Gently fold in some bacon and tater tots. Turn off heat.
  3. Heat the tortillas however you like (open flame, skillet, microwave).
  4. Fill the tortillas with the egg, bacon, and tater tot filling. Garnish with cilantro and salsa or hot sauce, to taste.
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