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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Almost Ready

The weekend is shaping up to be especially busy, even for Dickens. I'll be playing Belle this weekend since Erin will be out of town. Dark Garden has asked me to do two windows, one on Friday at 4:30 (with Josh) and one on Saturday at 5:30 (with Quinn).

We're headed to Sacramento for a quick there and back again on Thursday for Thanksgiving with my grandparents. I made cobbler again last night. Grandma had suggested a healthy pie alternative to my mom that was pumpkin in custard cups with no crust and non-fat Cool Whip. The first half made me shrug. The second bit made me squeal, "Ew! That's not food!" In fact, there's no variety of Cool Whip that remotely counts as food as far as I'm concerned. It's a toxic blend of hydrogenated oils and corn syrup with other gross stuff just to make it worse.

I volunteered to make apple cobbler instead. But I have to admit, it takes hours. Peel, slice, core, trim, and cut apples, mix topping, toss apples with cinnamon and flour, lay out apples in baking dish, pat on topping, and finally into the oven for an hour or so. While baking, I dyed my hair so that I wouldn't have a skunk stripe to go with my Victorian hair style on Friday. Then I tidied up the kitchen and clogged the sink. Oops. So, out to Target (which is thankfully open late for the holiday season), got some Drano, and back to battle with that. Hopefully between a couple of rounds of Drano and some ordinary decomposition, the apple peels will be on their merry way down the drain. This morning I put away a few odds and ends and dug out the old Belle costume. I really don't want to associate the new dress with the old character at all, so I'm hoping the old dress will be in good enough condition to weather the weekend. It looks fine, but a try on will tell for sure.

Slap! Bang! Here we are again, here we are again, here we are again. Slap! Bang! Here we are again. What Jolly Dogs are we!

1 Comments:

  • hydrogenated oils are not healthy. Go with the whipped cream

    By Blogger Chris, at 3:31 PM  

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