Saturday, August 13, 2011

~Janeane Garofalo Quote

“I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.”
~Janeane Garofalo

~10 Things I Hate About You...Week-End

Who else is ready for the week-end? This week-ends movie is...
"10 Things I Hate About You"
is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy film. It is directed by Gil Junger and stars Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, David Krumholtz, and Larry Miller. The screenplay was written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith.

The film, a modernization of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, is titled after a poem written by the film's female lead to describe her bittersweet romance with the male lead. The film was released March 31, 1999, and it was a breakout success for stars Stiles and Ledger.

"Ten Things I Love Layered Chocolate Cake"

2 cups Sugar
1 3/4 sticks margarine
3 cups self rising flour
1 cup milk
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla

Mix. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes in 3 eight inch pans. When the layers cool, cut each layer into half lengthwise.

Chocolate Sauce Icing:
2 cups sugar
1 stick margarine
3/4 of large can of evaporated milk
6 Tbsp. cocoa
2 tsp. vanilla

Mix sugar and cocoa. Add milk and vanilla. Add margarine. Boil 10 minutes. Cool icing completely and beat with spoon.

This sauce is also good on ice cream or pound cake.

I alternate between these two frosting below. I like them because I love an icing that is more like old fashion hard fudge. Which of these two I use, will most often depend on whether I have squares of chocolate in the pantry, or if I only have cocoa. Also the second recipe is sweeter but both are a boiled frosting that set up hard the way I like it:

Old Fashioned Hard Fudge Frosting:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 squares unsweetened chocolate

Add sugar and milk, butter. Stir until boils HARD! Boil HARD 6 minutes. Don't stir while boiling. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and chocolate. Stir until chocolate melted. Pour over cake. Will be a hard, shiny frosting. Tastes like fudge. Frosting sets up very quickly.

Old Fashioned Fudge Frosting:
2/3 cup Hershey's cocoa
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Thoroughly combine dry ingredients in heavy 4 quart saucepan. Stir in milk. Boil without stirring to soft boil stage. Add butter. Remove from heat. Beat until it has cool some; add vanilla. Frosting will set up hard.

Source: Southern Living

Sunday, August 7, 2011

~Lucille Ball Quote

"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done."
~Lucille Ball

~Fancy Pants...Week-End

In honor if Lucy's 100th birthday I bring to you dear bloggers...
"Fancy Pants"(1950)
An American actor (Arthur Tyler) impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman (Effie Floud) from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter (Aggie). The complications increase when the town believes Arthur to be an Earl, and President Roosevelt decides to pay a visit. Written by Erica Schulman

"Fancy Fruit Sorbet"

1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 fresh rosemary sprigs
3 cups orange juice
1/3 cup lemon juice


In a large saucepan, bring water, sugar and rosemary to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Cool. Strain, discarding rosemary. Stir in orange juice and lemon juice. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Allow to ripen in ice cream freezer or firm up in the refrigerate freezer for 2-4 hours before serving.