Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Funny People

I thought this movie would be awesome, considering the cast, and the direction. We saw it last night, and sadly, it was disappointing. Surprisingly, the movie had no really quoteable lines, and there weren't any real laugh-out-loud moments. I had been wanting to see the movie for a long time because I had such high hopes for it and I'm a huge fan of a lot of the actors in it. Aside from not being funny, the dramatic storyline just wasn't that captivating. I kind of felt like it didn't know if it was a comedy or a drama, but it kind of sucked at both. I want to see Julie and Julia, I hope that's a lot better. I don't want to be let down by two movies in the same week! Also, I'm making some killer cookies right now, so a recipe and photos should follow sometime in the next day or so. Also, fuck my landlord in the ass. I am so glad we moved out of that place, every time I have dealt with him it has been a living hell, it was even hell for us to just get out of there. Hopefully shizz will be better here.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Crépes with fresh Strawberries!

I have been seeing everyone eating all kinds of delicious deserts on TV lately, namely on The Sopranos, and I have been craving some home made sweetness for quite a while. I decided that it would be a good time to try my hand at making some crépes. I got a crépe recipe from allrecipes.com and changed it a little bit, so I have decided to share it.

Crépe recipe-
  • 1c all purpose flour
  • 3/4c confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2c water
  • 1/2c milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4t salt
  • 2T melted butter
Whisk flour and eggs in a mixing bowl. A good, sturdy whisk worked really well for this recipe. Add sugar, then gradually add the milk and water. I just measured them together in a glass measuring cup, pouring from one container is much easier, and you don't have to stop in the middle. Once this is well blended, add the butter and salt. Put a small skillet on medium-high heat and let it heat up. I coated my skillet with butter to be sure the crépes wouldn't stick, and I had to add a little butter a few times in between. I used a 1/4c measuring cup to spoon out the batter, and I got 10 crepes from this recipe. Once your pour the batter in, let it cook for about a minute, until the crépe slides around in the pan. Flip it, and cook the other side.

I served my crépes with fresh strawberries in sugar and whipped cream. To make whipped cream, just get a container of heavy whipping cream, toss it in your mixer bowl, turn the mixer on high and let it do it's thing. Once it's good and stiff, I usually add some powdered sugar to taste, and let it chill in the fridge. For the strawberries, I just got a carton of strawberries, washed them, and cut them up. I added one cup of granulated sugar, and mashed it all up with my hands, then let themshill in the fridge for a while, too. Then, I stuffed the crépes with the whipped cream and strawberries, and put some on top for garnish. Vanilla ice cream goes great with this recipe!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Recipe for Disaster

And by disaster, I mean delicious chai latte. It's not really a complicated thing but It's quite delicious and tasty, so I thought I would share.

  • 2c water
  • 2c milk
  • 2 Chai tea bags
  • 3-4T sugar, to taste.
Put tea bags, water, and sugar in a saucepan and heat until boiling, stirring occasionally. Add the milk, and heat until boiling again. Pour in a cup, and enjoy. You may like more sugar or less sugar, it's up to you. I find that the sweet coconut thai chai tea from Celestial Seasonings is excellent for this, but it's all a matter of taste, really. An alternative to sugar is honey, which is different, but tasty as well. Chai lattes are also delicious over ice.