So I pushed myself out of my baking funk via macaroons. I did the usual substitutions such as grinding almonds into almond flour rather than purchasing it, and turning my normal white sugar into superfine sugar. Oh and leaving out the cream of tartar altogether. Though in regards to the almonds I did blanch them myself which I must say was rather time consuming but alls well that ends well. Now I must not eat them all before Abed comes home. Also I shall never follow a recipe completely again.
The Descendants Review
Today Abed and I went out for a movie date as tomorrow I don't have to get up early meaning I can attend the now late for me 9:45 showing. As you can clearly see above we saw The Descendants. It was a good movie. There was quality acting from all parties, young and old. It was quite sad. Made bearable by the older daughters friend who adds the majority of the light hearted elements. It made me quite aware that my movie taste is shifting, I'm wanting to steer further from those hyper realistic movies about everyday occurrences that trouble me, such as death. In addition those movies focusing on the darkness of humanity with no fantasy element such as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. But clearly I haven't actually been following such ideas since I saw both of these movies. Man I don't know where to go with this review, well the movie is about a family and their struggle with their mother who is in a coma from a motor boat accident and surrounding events and histories. If I tell you any more I sort of take something away from your potential viewing. So go watch, then we can discuss.
One of my all time favorite candies is out early... Yes delicious Robins Eggs, which usually don't arrive until post Valentines. Indeed they may just be candy coated Whoppers but they are so much more than that, trust me. ps. not my image. I couldn't very well stop to take a picture while I was devouring the entire bag.
Basically I got this cold a few days ago and it felt the need to peak on my weekend which I now am forced to savor as I am working 9 to 5. Without getting paid. Yes I'm still bitter. So I've been bumming around all day whining and what not when Abed forced me or rather us to do something which turned into baking. I got this awesome cake pop maker from my lovely sister and haven't had a chance to use it until now. We made banana cake pops as we had a bunch of bananas going rather over ripe. The whole experience was rather positive. Yes some are a bit dark, as a note the bottoms are supposed to be darker and I will contribute the rest to the banana nature of the cake or bread or whatever merger of the two it is. Recipe here .
As a note I much prefer these cake pops to the ones you have to crumble a cake add icing and form into a ball. That isn't to say that I don't love an excuse to add icing to things but this just feels better to me. I'll update you with decorations tomorrow friends.
I can't say I enjoyed it, but it was interesting and intriguing. I unlike most have not read the book, I was told it was rather dark and sadistic which I can manage say in the form of a movie which is a brief period of time but reading it and creating it in my mind is much different. Some parts left me feeling a little bit sick, alright one part in particular but performances were ballin'. Fell in love with Elizabeth Salander (Mara Rooney) instantly, loved her character and look and I'm feeling a Halloween costume coming on. I don't know if I would recommend it, it would depend on the person as I don't suspect everyone will enjoy it but hey I could be wrong. I also would say I'll never watch it again or at least some parts, I don't know my mind is muddled up on the matter. It also makes me miss short hair, shhh don't tell Abed.
So there is something you don't know about me, I have a deep love of Project Runway and have watched every single episode out there... This includes the premier of Project Runway All Stars, which broke my heart. Let me explain: over the seasons (of the American Project Runway) I've grown to love various designers but above all I've grown extraordinarily fond of Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, both who have been replaced in this new season. Without them the show lacks a certain spark, and I'm left with this feeling of vague investment from the new host (Angela Lindvall) that feels rather fake and stiff. In all likelihood this won't stop me from watching the season off and on but it definitely diminishes my enjoyment of the show.
So today was primarily spent with the Rosalyn and Jenny. We did some shopping, some baking, some general hanging out. It was nice and relaxing. Picked up two tops for myself which would be perfect for work starting next week. Jenny found some shirts and a pair of pants. It was a good day all in all.
Even if we may have mistook cloves for cinnamon, no big deal.
Music on my mind.
Presumably like most people good music sticks with me, links itself to a memory or time that was of some importance or value. There are countless songs which do this; ones which I remember and more which I forget. I've decided to include some here today, with links so you may enjoy them if you so choose.
There are many more but these were the first that came to mind, as a result they are also the newest.