Texas Air National Guard Curry



Cooking oil

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1-2 tablespoons curry powder (Use your judgment here.  Too much of this stuff can have a strong effect, if you know what I mean.  Fart sounds in background.)

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes

1 cube vegetable bouillon

10 ounces of frozen mixed vegetables

1.5 cups water

Salt and pepper as needed


In a pot or large saucepan over medium-high heat, saute your onions and garlic.  Add your curry powder and tomato paste.  Cook briefly for a couple minutes.


Now add diced tomatoes, vegetable bouillon cube, frozen mixed vegetables, and water.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Let simmer for 30 minutes.


This easy recipe is a G.W. Bush favorite.  I’ve made it several times, and all I can say is, you wouldn’t believe something so simple could be so hearty and flavorful.  Potatoes might be a welcome addition, but it’s still great without them.  I recommend adding some sort of meat.  Last time, I took boneless skinless chicken breast fillets, grilled them in a George Foreman grill, chopped the cooked fillets into bits, and tossed the bits into the mix.  Next time I might add in bite-size hunks of catfish while the curry simmers and see how that works.  In any event, the vegetarian version (presented here and garnering our president’s enthusiastic approval) is a cheaper option and quite delicious.  Make sure you have some nice fresh boiled rice on hand, Basmati or other.  Additionally, I strongly recommend garnishing with big blobs of nonfat plain yoghurt and fresh chopped cilantro.


  1. acilius

     /  September 19, 2008

    I thought G W Bush’s favorite meal was an old-fashioned Texas shit sandwich. Anyway, this recipe sounds far more appealing- think I’ll try it! Unless I’m cooking for Bush, and then it will be shit sandwiches all the way.

    Hey, I just looked at that poster again- the writing underneath the title doesn’t match the rest of it! The fine print seems to refer to some movie from several years back based on an Annie Proulx story about gay cowboys.

  2. acilius

     /  September 19, 2008

    Oh, to accomodate this post I’ve added a new category- recipes. I urge you to add more postings to this category.

  3. acilius

     /  September 19, 2008

    Oh, and here’s a link to the Tom Tomorrow “Old-Fashioned Texas Shit Sandwich” comic.

  4. lefalcon

     /  September 22, 2008

    Ha! That strip is an absolute classic. A 70-page in-depth analysis of contemporary U.S. politics could not more accurately or eloquently convey the ridiculousness of these types of debates (about shit sandwiches, etc.) when they come “floating” into public discourse.

  5. lefalcon

     /  September 22, 2008

    BTW “debate” is the wrong word. “Adulation-fest” would be more like it.

  6. believer1

     /  September 22, 2008

    I hope this gets A to cook a wider variety of stuff. thanks.

  7. acilius

     /  September 23, 2008

    Yes, believer1 is getting tired of the only two things I have recipes for: Orange Julius and the Old-Fashioned Texas Sandwich.

  8. believer1

     /  September 23, 2008

    A you forgot spegeti. If I don’t cook I know that’s what I’ll probably have.

  9. acilius

     /  September 23, 2008

    Well, I’m sure you’ll agree spaghetti beats that Texas sandwich.

  10. believer1

     /  September 26, 2008

    lol!! yes.

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