Monday, May 14, 2007

awwww damn - not again

This morning, ESK brought something to my attention that was shocking and astounding. I even said " you know, I'm gonna have to blog about this." But, now, several beers later, I haven't the foggiest idea what it was or why it was so shocking as to warrant a blog entry. Damn it.

But, you gotta love beer. It makes you forget all sorts of things. Where you put your keys. Which spouse is yours. Where your home is. What time you're suppose to go to work. If only they had something that worked in reverse of the Beer Effect.

I do have a recipe for you folks. I got this from the food tv show "healthy appetite" -- with a nutritionist named Ellie. Don't you just love the name Ellie? Anyway - she has good ideas and likes to preach portion control and variety rather than deprivation.

Cherry Almond Chunks

6 oz semi-sweet choco chips (divided in half)
1 cup toasted, chopped almonds
1/2 cup dried cherries, halved.

pinch salt
1/2 tsp instant coffee (these two ingredients are my additions)

in a double boiler, melt half the chocolate chips, salt and coffee, stirring from time to time

when completely melted, remove from heat and add in remaining chocolate - the heat will melt them and allow the chocolate to temper. When all the chocolate is smooth, add in nuts/cherries, stir. Drop by teaspoons on wax paper and stash in frig to firm up.

The batch makes about 20 candies - and as ellie says - as candy goes, they aren't BAD for you.

The nuts have minerals, protein, and vitamins in them - the dried fruit has iron, vitamins, and fiber.

check out the food tv web site for more of ellie's groovy recipes

OH MY GOD!!!!!!! I just remembered what I originally wanted to blog!!!!!

ESK brought an advertisement for "dickarations" to my attention today. Apparently, a condom company, durex, has in their ads and on their web site, paper "costumes" for male human, um, penises.

I was, at first, horrified. And curious. Fortunately, ESK was more curious and actually looked up the web site. I was pretty disappointed at the hyper masculine costumes. No chickens. No cabaret singers. No Monkeys (thank god). And, it begs the question -- have men been constructing costumes at home and this is just an unfilled market? And, if men wanted costumes, why not just print them on the condoms themselves? And, isn't there a risk of paper cuts ? What kind of law suit is that?

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