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2009 ENTRIES
« on: March 18, 2009, 12:09:27 AM »

Well, you've read the notes, the notes were one of 2009 entries, and now it is time for you to post until the 2009 cows come home.
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Re: 2009 ENTRIES
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 12:10:06 AM »

And the word of the day is: EYAS!
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Re: 2009 ENTRIES
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009, 01:40:18 AM »

bk, congratulations on 2009+ sets of notes.  Today's set was yet another highlight in the series.   

Oh, and Hoo and Ray about your visiting NYC in May!    :)
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Re: 2009 ENTRIES
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009, 01:41:04 AM »

DR Matthew - so sorry to read about your mishap.   ***VIBES*** that you are not in much pain and that your recovery progresses quickly.
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Re: 2009 ENTRIES
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2009, 01:41:49 AM »

***SAFE & EASY TRAVEL VIBES***
this morning for DR FJL!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2009, 01:47:41 AM »

DR Cillaliz, didn't know if you'd seen this article about cell phones leading to more mistrials.
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Re: 2009 ENTRIES
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2009, 01:54:25 AM »



Whoopie Pies
Adapted from Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Time: 1 hour

FOR THE CAKES:

1/4 pound (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup buttermilk

For the buttercream filling:

3 large egg whites
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 pound butter (2 sticks), at room temperature
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon sea salt.

1. For the cakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until light and creamy. In a separate bowl, whisk together the baking soda, salt, flour and cocoa. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture in three parts, alternating with buttermilk, and combining well after each addition.

2. Using an ice cream scoop or a spoon, scoop out 12 1/4-cup mounds of batter and place about 6 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until tops are puffed and cakes spring back when touched, 12 to 14 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely before filling.

3. For the buttercream filling: For best results, follow directions carefully, paying attention to required temperatures. Fill bottom half of a double boiler (or a medium saucepan) with an inch or two of water, and bring to a boil over high heat. In top half of double boiler (or a metal bowl), combine egg whites and sugar. Place over simmering water and whisk just until sugar is dissolved and temperature reaches 180 degrees on an instant-read thermometer.

4. Using a whisk attachment on a heavy-duty mixer, whisk egg whites and sugar on high until they double in volume and become thick and shiny. Continue to whisk until cool. Reduce speed to medium and begin to add butter about 1/2 tablespoon at a time, until all the butter is incorporated. Add vanilla and salt. If mixture looks curdled, continue to whisk until it is smooth. Increase speed to high and whisk for 1 more minute. Use immediately or place in an airtight container and chill for up to 3 days, whisking buttercream again before using.

5. For assembly: Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, place 1/4 cup buttercream on flat side of each of 6 cakes, spreading it to edges. Top filled half with another cake to sandwich the buttercream. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or wrap individually and freeze for up to 3 months.

Yield: 6 pies.
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Re: 2009 ENTRIES
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2009, 03:19:40 AM »

Matthew, I hope your leg feels better soon.
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2009, 03:20:02 AM »

DAW, what is the source of your quote? It's great.
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Re: 2009 ENTRIES
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2009, 03:43:57 AM »

Good morning.  I've been up a while but I'm still not packed.
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2009, 03:46:57 AM »

Better get packing!

Safe travels to you, FJL!
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2009, 04:31:03 AM »

Good morning.  I've been up a while but I'm still not packed.

Where in Florida will you be?
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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2009, 04:44:54 AM »


Cowboy Spaghetti
Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Serves: 4 servings 

Ingredients:

1 pound spaghetti
Salt
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
3 slices smoky bacon, chopped
1 pound ground sirloin
1 medium onion, chopped
3 to 4 cloves garlic, chopped
Ground black pepper
2 teaspoons hot sauce, eyeball it
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, eyeball it
1/2 cup beer
1 (14-ounce) can, chopped or crushed fire roasted tomatoes
1 (8-ounces) can, tomato sauce
8 ounces sharp Cheddar
4 scallions, chopped

Directions:

Heat a pot of water to a boil. Add spaghetti and salt the water. Cook to al dente or with a bite to it.

Heat a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil and bacon. Brown and crisp bacon, 5 minutes, remove with a slotted spoon. Drain off a little excess fat if necessary. Leave just enough to coat the bottom of the skillet. Add beef and crumble it as it browns, 3 to 4 minutes. Add onions, garlic and stir into meat. Season the meat with salt and pepper, hot sauce and Worcestershire. Add 1/2 cup beer and deglaze the pan. Cook 5 to 6 minutes more then stir in tomatoes and tomato sauce.

Add hot spaghetti to meat and sauce and combine. Adjust seasonings and serve up pasta in shallow bowls. Grate some cheese over the pasta and sprinkle with scallions. Garnish with crisp bacon.
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Re: 2009 ENTRIES
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2009, 04:47:47 AM »

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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2009, 04:48:34 AM »

DAW, what is the source of your quote? It's great.

Thank you, Laura DR!   :D

It's the motto of THIS neat little website that DR JoseSPiano turned us onto.  You enter your zip code, and it tells you either "YES," bring your umbrella with you today, or "NO," don't.  I imagine in your neck of the woods it would have very little use.     :P

Oh, and you can also tell it to email you or text your cell phone before you leave the house each day.    :)
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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2009, 04:49:27 AM »

Very exciting stuff. Really.

Drat.  And I'll have to wait about 9 hours to view them.
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Re: 2009 ENTRIES
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2009, 04:50:41 AM »

Here's what it tells me, DAW:

We're sorry, but we're having difficulty contacting the weather service at the moment.
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Re: 2009 ENTRIES
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2009, 04:52:18 AM »

Mmmm. Spaghetti with bacon. Sounds great.
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Re: 2009 ENTRIES
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2009, 04:54:07 AM »

I love the quote from the Whoopie Pie article about how [possibly] they got their name:

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Food historians believe whoopie pies originated in Pennsylvania, where they were baked by Amish women and put in farmers’ lunchboxes.  Tired from a morning’s work, the farmers purportedly would shout “Whoopie!” if they discovered one of the desserts in their lunch pails
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Re: 2009 ENTRIES
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2009, 04:55:34 AM »

Or maybe "Whoopie. Another one of these stupid pies."
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« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2009, 04:56:00 AM »

Here's what it tells me, DAW:
We're sorry, but we're having difficulty contacting the weather service at the moment.

Hmm...I'm getting the same thing at the moment.  It's always worked for me before.  But then your outcome is a foregone conclusion, is it not?
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« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2009, 04:56:28 AM »

Or maybe "Whoopie. Another one of these stupid pies."

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« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2009, 04:56:41 AM »

Whoopie pies are good. Some of our 80+ year old church women make them.
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« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2009, 04:57:03 AM »

Oh, and in case anyone was worried:  Zach did his business in time, and had a fine annual check-up.  :)
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« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2009, 04:57:08 AM »

Maybe I broke the website, DAW.
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Re: 2009 ENTRIES
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2009, 04:58:04 AM »

DR Cillaliz, didn't you say that you had purchased a Roku digital video player?  How do you like it?
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« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2009, 04:58:32 AM »

I will make a guess today and say that I shan't be needing an umbrella today. Unless it is to make shade.
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« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2009, 04:58:43 AM »

Maybe I broke the website, DAW.

The Phoenix zip code probably does not compute.
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« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2009, 04:59:12 AM »

I will make a guess today and say that I shan't be needing an umbrella today. Unless it is to make shade.

In which case it would be a parasole, silly.     :)
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Re: 2009 ENTRIES
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2009, 05:03:18 AM »

~~~~TRAVEL VIBES TO FJL~~~~~
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