Thursday, January 29, 2009

So that's why he's skinny

Conversation overheard:

C: "No thanks, I'm on a goodness diet."
A: "Well, can't you be on just a little bit of good and some bad diet?"
C: "No."

They're playing Lego Indiana Jones. I can only imagine what that conversation was in reference to.

Maybe I should go on a goodness diet too.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Toothsome Tuesday

Since I've done so well with posting on Music Mondays [/sarcasm], I thought I'd try my hand at posting recipes and other food finds on Tuesdays. My very favorite food is chocolate, so expect to see it featured early and often. Without further ado, I present:

Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies

1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 ounces (2 squares) unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat the oven to 325.
2. Butter an 8” square baking pan and lightly dust with flour (we use the wonderful Pam Baking spray).
3. Melt the chocolate with the butter in a saucepan over low heat.
4. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar.
5. Stir in the eggs and the vanilla and mix until smooth.
6. Add the flour and salt, and stir until smooth.
7. Pour into prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick insearted into the center of the brownies comes out clean, about 40 minutes.

Makes 16 brownies
Serves 1

Adapted from the New York Cookbook by Molly O'Neill.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My Life's Work

For a while now, I've been joking that when I die my headstone should read "Wipe, Flush, and Wash Your Hands!" After all, that's what I say the most. Today, I'm thinking of changing it to "Yes, I'll hold." I say that a lot too, and it's much more appropriate.

Of course, all of this should be moot because what I really want is to be cremated and have my ashes scattered on the beach (either Down the Shore or somewhere on OBX). Forget the headstone, just plant a tree in my memory. I'm hoping no one has to do this any time soon. There's still a lot to be done.