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Wednesday 26 October 2022
Is there a blizzard coming? Are the cows on strike? Sometimes less is not more.
Sunday 2 October 2022
October lawn art is a real treat:
I'm a little worried that people will interpret this one to mean that we'll be giving away candy this year, which we absolutely will not. (Mom and I both hide behind curtains whenever anyone rings our doorbell.) I think my solution will be to put an empty bowl on the porch beside a sign that says "Take as many as you like."
Friday 16 September 2022
How'd that old commercial go? "You got chocolate in my Batman!"
I didn't know it when I picked this up at my local Fine Foods Store, but this is the third year Hershey's has produced a DC's Super Hero Bar. I think it's a fun idea, even if the candy itself doesn't really seem to understand how sequential art is supposed to work.
This reminds me that back in art school in the 90s, I made a white chocolate candy bar in which each "panel" told a different chapter of my life-up-til-then story. I created a custom wrapper, too. I assure you, it looked better than it tasted.
By the way, don't miss out on International Batman Day 2022, which Warner Bros has decided is tomorrow, September 17. (It used to move around the calendar a lot, but this "holiday" seems to have settled into the third Saturday in September in recent years.) Celebrate it however you like.
Personally, Batman recommends chocolate.
Wednesday 22 June 2022
Earlier this week, General Mills issued a press release promoting Simone Biles appearing on Wheaties boxes. In March, they announced new Sonic the Hedgehog fruit snacks, and in January, they alerted fans that Ice-T loved Honey Nut Cheerios. Cleary, they love telling us about their marketing synergy.
Yet somehow they failed to notify the public that this was coming:
The packaging tells us "Strong Berry" cereal is really Cap'n Crunch. I suppose this tastes the same as Crunch Berries, just with all of the pieces shaped like little diamonds. In other words, you're going to need a Mouth of Steel to survive eating this.
Amusingly, in keeping with the comic book theme, there is also a variant of this cereal with Supergirl on the
cover box, all the better to sell the same cereal to little boys and little girls. Sorta makes you wonder why there isn't a female Cap'N Crunch, doesn't it.
We're currently living in a dystopia of infinite inflation, but you can get this at Target for a measly $3.49. Superman is all about helping the little people!
Thursday 14 April 2022
I feel like the world is just full of bad news today, but that could be because I'm three days into a terrible sleep deficit. We'll see how things look after I wake up sometime next week.
In the meantime, here's Audrey begging for my afternoon snack.
Sunday 6 March 2022
Note to self: if you order from Papa John's mobile app in the future, remember that "ranch sauce" is not a ranch dressing dipping cup. If you ask for ranch sauce, they replace the tomato sauce on the pizza with ranch.
A. The app could be more clear about this.
B. Why is this even an option? Who has ever had a pizza and thought "this would be better with ranch instead of tomato sauce"? Fuck you, sir.
Ironically, earlier in the day, I had lamented that my own lack of epicurean curiosity may be limiting my enjoyment of life. I wondered aloud if perhaps I was missing out on some of the globe's great dishes by avoiding things like mushrooms and sushi. And the universe answered me by giving me Ranch Pizza. Message received.
Anyway. Pizza night was ruined and my faith in the pillars of American cuisine have been shaken. Life goes on.
Monday 24 January 2022
Maybe. But the real question is can I fuck them?
Sunday 16 January 2022
I was hungry (and a little bored), so I decided to make myself a plate of chocolate chip cookies.
Now I'm full (and a little sick). Turns out that you can have too much of a good thing.
Monday 22 November 2021
May I present this year's Thanksgiving yard sign, Poppin' Fresh (aka the Pillsbury Doughboy):
For reference for this piece, I bought a Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme® Chocolate Premium Cake Mix. I'm typically a make-it-from-scratch cake guy, but I have to admit, it paired quite well with Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® White Frosting.
Saturday 14 August 2021
That there, that's homemade spaghetti. And I made it! And it tastes great!
Yeah, I know. People have been making homemade pasta — essentially just flour and eggs — for centuries, maybe millennia. But none of those people have ever been in my kitchen.
As it happens, my father gave me the pasta roller/cutter and drying rack you can see in the image above for Christmas... Christmas 2019. (I might even have asked for them.) Which means I've had them throughout the pandemic of 2020-21. Despite all the "free" time that gave me away from restaurants, I never made any pasta until now. Why not? I guess I was intimidated. I thought it would be a lot of work. Turns out it is.
I got the recipe from my favorite cookbook, The Joy of Cooking, and I used advice I've picked up over the years watching Joe Bastianich criticize would-be Italian cooks on MasterChef. ("Salty like the ocean!") I understand now why that show always has so much footage of people struggling with pasta rollers. While the dough itself is a breeze, the little home consumer counter-mounted pasta roller is a bastard. I christened mine "Mussolini's Revenge."
So it is all a lot of trouble, but it might be worth it. I can now attest firsthand: fresh pasta is good eating.
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