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Real Update to come

Really. I'm just struggling to keep my head above water with the show. But quick news for now:

My computer is finally back after 3 months. This may be the final Resurrection of the Beast. I'm going to start saving for a laptop.

My computer being back means my Sims are back! I've started playing the Legacy Challenge. I'm going to make a SIm filter for that story. I keep planning things and they keep dodging expectations.

Thanksgiving was great. My sweet potatoes were a huge hit. I've never been asked to share a recipe I really made my own before.

My husband can be such a dork. I ordered one of his Christmas presents from a very particular site. One of those where there can be no doubt what it is and who it is for, you know. (No, nothing naughty - yet). It was supposed to be delivered on a Monday, which works for me since that is The Day Off. Unless I'm trying to gather props for a show, which I have been. I forgot all about the package maybe being delivered on Monday. It wasn't at the door anyway, so I had no reason to remember, right? Hubby gets home about an hour after I do, carrying a big box that had been left downstairs on the woodpile. "Look, honey, my Christmas present came!" Dork. I think I'm going to make him wait until his birthday for that one.

1. What was the best part of your Thanksgiving?

2. How has your week been?

3. What is your favorite Christmas Carol?


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Nov. 29th, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC)
How'd you make your sweet potatoes?

1. Not going overboard as far as eating.

2. Week has been sloooooooooooooooooooooow.

3. I'm Getting Nuttin For Christmas.
Nov. 29th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)
Well...I got ideas from the foodporn group and bought those ingredients. On Thanksgiving Morning I went on to foodnetwork.com to get a proper recipe for the cooking times. After that I got into a tiff with the hubby about whether or not you can make scalloped potatoes without cheese (foodporn didn't call for it, foodnetwork did and I didn't buy any.). Hubby won, mostly by reminding me that we did have some cheddar in the house (plus it was very mild and had rosemary in it). Then I made the dish as kind of a Frankenstein between the 2 recipes and my own addition. Next time I'm doing it with half and half instead of cream and gorgonzola cheese.

I'll post the real recipe later, I have it at home :)
Nov. 29th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
I was going to post about MY scalloped sweet potatoes... which were mostly a disaster.

But first, point of order: scalloped potatoes are merely sliced potatoes, cream, salt & pepper. au gratin potatoes on the other hand are sliced potatoes, cream, CHEESE, salt & pepper. So there you go.

My word of warning based on the aforementioned near disaster... DO NOT (I repeat) DO NOT use half & half instead of cream. I thought I'd be smart and save some calories and forgot that while heavy cream boils down into a rich creamy sauce, half & half will curdle if cooked exposed to heat for any length of time.

My sweet potatoes came out with a curdled sauce that was nasty to look at. However, I managed to scoop out the nice tender slices and scrape off the curdled stuff. They still tasted okay... but yeah. Stick with the heavy cream.
Nov. 29th, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
Wow - thank you for that tip. The cream made it soooooooooo rich I was thinking I'd have to skimp out on it next time. (but we did use 3 cups and a precautionary 1/2 cup or so more - Mark was convinced 3 wasn't quite enough to cover sufficently)

And thank you for the clarification. I swear my mom's scalped potatoes was just milk and potatoes, but Mark swore that you have to have cheese to have scalloped potatoes. Different families, I guess.
Nov. 29th, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC)
1. Being on vacation.

2. Quiet.

3. Erm... I'm not sure.
Nov. 29th, 2005 10:22 pm (UTC)
1 not being at this shit hole and goign to the mountains to cut a tree.

2 two solid job leads and a scheduled interview. That seems all good to me.

3 silent night, (and the scrooge in me has to point out that it sounds best silently.)
Nov. 30th, 2005 03:18 am (UTC)
1. Getting my voice back
2. Shit, I've had to take the last two days off of work because I've been sick.
3. The Holly and the Ivy
Nov. 30th, 2005 03:59 am (UTC)
Getting to go to a friends house.

Ok, Trevor has had a bad/sad week though... so because he is my son and I feel for him I have been sad for him.

Mary did you know.
Nov. 30th, 2005 04:33 am (UTC)
1. I got to see most of my family and try a new recipe. OK. That's two. Sorry.

2. It's been a long week and it's only Tuesday.

3. O Holy Night.
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