(Confession time: When my nephew, who is now 28, was a toddler, the only way I could get him to stop crying was to sing "Roll Out the Barrel" and swing him around the room on a rollicking polka. That always led to peals and peals of laughter. So, yes -- I do like polka music.)
Weekend Comfort Food From the Princess Mom's Recipe Box:
Do you like the French Silk Pie from Bakers Square? If so, here's the Princess Mom's luscious home version.
Chocolate Velvet Pie
3/4 cup chocolate chips
4 egg yolks
4 egg whites
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 pint whipping cream
1 bar good quality milk and/or dark chocolate
1 baked pie shell (TPM always used this idiot-proof recipe for the crust)
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Beat in egg yolks with a spoon, one at a time. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Add sugar gradually. Add vanilla to chocolate mixture, then fold mixture into egg whites. Pour into baked pie shell and cool until firm. Cover with sweetened whipped cream. Garnish with shaved chocolate (shave from the bar of chocolate using a very sharp knife or a vegetable peeler).
Quote of the Day:
I was hesitant to go because after the Drunken Bible Charades Incident of Aught Eight I placed a self-imposed moratorium on parlor games (YOU try making people guess “You are the priest of Melchizedek” in five-inch alligator sling backs after your third caipirinha. NOT THAT EASY. Although I must say all in all the folks at the seminary were VERY understanding) so as I said…hesitant…but I make it a priority to attend any party hosted by any man with a building named after him and so I went.I love the Plumcake... even if she is bad for my pocketbook.
Here's a number that'll make your head spin:
Some 37 million Americans have moved to the nation’s shorelines since 1980, just as hurricanes have become more destructive.There's lots more of interest here. Let's hope Obama listens.
I don't know if having this skill would be a blessing or a curse. It sure would make it difficult to maintain normal relationships, wouldn't it?
Blago is bloviating up a storm:
"Dec. 9 to my family, to us, to me, is what Pearl Harbor Day was to the United States," Gov. Rod Blagojevich said in an interview with The Associated Press. "It was a complete surprise, completely unexpected. And just like the United States prevailed in that, we'll prevail in this."My personal fave:
"In some respects it's an honor to fall on principle on behalf of the people," he said.Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha!!!
"They want to get me out fast so they could put a huge income-tax increase on the people of Illinois," the governor said in a 43-minute interview this morning on WLS-AM 890's Don Wade & Roma show. "And they want to raise the sales tax on gas. . . . If I'm out of the way, they can quietly push this through."If they have to push through an income tax, it's because you, Governor Giveaway, were such a spendthrift that you have all but bankrupted the state treasury.
"I’m immaterial in this process."Got that in one, Skippy.
"If I participate in this sham impeachment, I will undermine the people," Blagojevich said, also calling himself "a soldier for constitutional rights."Ah, the hubris.
All that and more here, here and here.
Giggle of the Day: