November 29, 2011

Cocktail creation: Rosemary's Baby

Conflict: It's 10:00am and you want a nice, celebratory Holiday drink. But, it's 10:00am and you are limited on your appropriate choices. You don't want to look like a lush in front of your Auntie Martha and frankly, her judging eye is already on high alert from the "hooker" heals you wore last night at dinner.

Introducing: Rosemary's Baby. There's orange juice in it so it's morning appropriate and it tastes delicious- so much so that Auntie Martha can't complain. My dear friend, Janet, and I created this drink Thanksgiving morning while waiting for a bird to cook. We made a pitcher.

Rosemary's Baby:
2 part orange juice
1 part rum
1/2 part triple sec
splash of simple syrup
Rosemary sprig
Orange slice to garnish

The 1928 women's Basketball team from University of New Hampshire

How amazing are these ladies?

The super depressing Hanukkah section at a super Wal-Mart in Maine

Not a dreidel in sight, nor a menorah to be found.

Also, there were about 5 massive aisles for Christmas things...

Turkey! How to brine a big bird:

Lola's Brining recipe:
Mix in a bowl the following:
1 cup salt (Kosher is better)
1 cup brown sugar
3-4 sprigs of rosemary
1 orange peel shaved
1 tablespoon of pepper

Fill a large cooler with cold water and mix in the brine. Then place in your turkey and let it set over night. The next morning, take your bird out of the brine and set in a roasting pan. I like to give it a little coat of melted butter, which gives it that crispy, gold skin.

The 22lb turkey bird
Our adorable Friendsgiving

November 9, 2011

Just something to think about.

The president says: "We're going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share," he thunders to a crowd in Georgia. Such tax loopholes, he adds, "sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying 10 percent of his salary – and that's crazy."
Preacherlike, the president draws the crowd into a call-and-response. "Do you think the millionaire ought to pay more in taxes than the bus driver," he demands, "or less?"
The crowd, sounding every bit like the protesters from Occupy Wall Street, roars back: "MORE!"
The year was 1985. The president was Ronald Wilson Reagan.

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It doesn't matter who you are, republican, democrat or aristocrat, this is just something to think about.

Inanimate objects personified: UPDATE 2


Best. Candy. Ever.

November 6, 2011

Lost, found and high school shenanigans...

This was obtained 11 years ago with _______ and _______ and a car named Bubbles. Much like the best kind of stories, some are never revealed.

That's all.

November 4, 2011

Inanimate objects personified: UPDATE

My great Women Rulers of Art ruler. Awesome and useful. And there's quite a list of wonderful ladies who have influenced art, headlined by my all time favorite, Frida Kahlo. So here it is: A ruler about people personified. It's the Inception of Inanimate Objects Personified.