So, it’s 2 a.m. Your dinner was a recipe test that went especially well. Nonetheless, it’s hours later, your insomnia is in full effect, and your stomach is rumbling. What are you to do? Test another recipe? That will keep you up even later and you’re hungry now. Then this is the recipe for you — even if you’re just hungry and not avoiding work.

And yeah, we know what you’re thinking — “you’re writing your third book. Surely you can do better.” Look, you try eating tweaked versions of the same ingredient six nights a week. And there’s the cleanup after. (Um, just ignore the dirty dishes in the background of a couple of those shots.) And we are working. We wrote down the recipe after all.

And our creativity isn’t gone. (Would you have thought of this? I think not.) Admittedly, this an homage to the beloved TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but it is at least a creative homage.

To those not in the know, in later seasons of BtVS, when times got tough financially, Buffy took a job at the Doublemeat Palace, a fast food restaurant famed for its Doublemeat Medley, a glorious creation consisting of “a pure beefy patty above the mid-bun and a slice of processed chicken product below the mid-bun.” This (and late night laziness) is the inspiration for the McBomination.

Long time readers of this blog (Hi, Mom! No, not really, she can barely work her cell phone. She just turned 77 after all. Happy birthday, Mom!) will remember (Not the beginning of this sentence, that’s for sure.) that we once did a Triple Meat Medley with free range chicken, pastured Angus beef, and pastured pork bacon to class it up a bit. To be more true to the original, though, we decided that this version should be Mc’d up.

Buffy fans, however, will be quick to point out that the “meat process” that resulted in the Doublemeat Medley involved no meat whatsoever. To them I say, “hey, we’re talking McDonalds here.”



  • 1 McDonalds McDouble
  • 1 McDonalds Hot and Spicy McChicken


  • Unwrap the two sandwiches.
  • Open the McDouble, separating the two patties.
  • Lay the separated patties on a flat surface.
  • Place the Hot and Spicy McChicken on one half of the divided McDouble, being careful to center it.
  • Place the other half of the McDouble on top of the Hot and Spicy McChicken,
  • Enjoy your McBomination.
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