Saturday, March 9, 2013

Five Things for My 201st Post

Yippee!  I got tagged to do the Five Things Thingy by Dwija.  All the cool bloggers have been tagged, so I'm glad I finally got an invite.

It's not really clear what the rules are to this game.  So here are my five things.

1.  I see Dwija's fancy tack store employee and I raise her one Ravioli Girl.



Yes, I was a Ravioli Girl in high school.  The Ravioli Girl wears one of those cute paper hats and hand-makes ravioli in a glass  fishbowl room in the corner of the lobby of Pasta House.  I haven't been to a Pasta House in two decades, so I'm not sure if they still do this.


The key to hand-made ravioli is to roll the dough ONLY away from you, not back and forth.  I'd roll out two huge sheets of dough.  Spread the right amount of meat, cheese, and herb filling on top of one sheet, lay the other dough piece on top of that and then roll the giant pasta/meat sandwich with one of these rolling pins.


Then I'd run this fancy cutter wheel up and down and back and forth to make the scalloped edges.  Pillows of pasta perfection.


And because this was all taking place in St. Louis, those raviolis were all destined for the deep fryer, where all the good raviolis go in the end.


2.  In addition to fried or toasted (which is a lie, it's really fried) ravioli, St. Louis is the home of the Gooey Butter Cake.


I can't decide which is better, the actual cake or the name.  Whoever thought up "Gooey Butter Cake" is a marketing genius.  Make some for Easter morning.  Everyone will love you for it.

3.

Pinewood Derby is tonight and here is Edmund's submission. It totally rocks.  It will probably win "Most Awesome."

4.  I cut my own bangs a few weeks ago.  My Twitter friends already heard this saga.

Going to the hairdresser after mangling your own bangs is A LOT like going to confession.  Except in confession, I don't get laughed at nearly as much.  Though some of the rebukes are the same, "You are the one whose going to have to live with this."

5.  Jill has to name e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.  Every page of any story, she has to name the characters, human or animal after herself, her parents, her family members, etc.  It's very tedious.

We've got One Gorilla by Anthony Browne from the library right now and here's how it goes down.


This is "my dada."


This is "mama and baby J."  Yes, she refers to herself as "Baby J."

But this page is only one person.

Sorry about the phone picture.  

"My Papa."

My father-in-law is a lemur.  She refuses to explain her reasoning.

Now, I get to tag 5 folks and ask them to do the same thing.  Anne, Charlotte, Bobbi, Blair, and Lisa, Come On Down!

16 comments:

  1. Oh man (or should I say woman), you are on a roll! You have had a rockin' series of blogs lately and this one is terrific too. Now I'm sitting here wishing for both the toasted rav and the gooey butter cake. When the cake was first explained to me, I thought it sounded awful. Never try to explain it, just hand them a slice, and get out the way as they hurl themselves across the room to get another piece. Heaven help you if you take the last one. Now how am I going to get gooey butter cake out here?

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    1. OK, maybe I should look at your blog on something large enough so that I can see the link to the recipe. (forehead smack) ugh.

      Delete
    2. I have never actually made a gooey butter cake, but I have consumed many. MJDmom made me one with a recipe that looked a lot like Paula Deen's so that's the recipe I linked to. I know it's supposed to have yellow cake mix in it. I'll track down the real recipe or test drive this one myself.

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  2. Gooey. Butter. Cake.

    *just died of saliva loss*

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  3. Dierberg's sells a chocolate chip gooey butter brownie, with one million calories. Best breakfast Ever!

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  4. I tried to make gooey butter cake the other day!! But when I saw that it required hours to let it rise, I gave up and made chocolate chip cookies instead :) Thanks for the tag - I'm in the CLUB now!!!!

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    1. Hours to rise? That recipe is bogus. It's very simple to make as I have observed. Paula Deen's link up there has no rising time. NOW, I see that you saw that I tagged you, after I commented on your blog to make sure that you saw.

      Delete
  5. I was just reading your previous post with the delicious recipes - those are getting pinned right now! And then I saw this for dessert. Yum!!

    Although the funny part is I was reading who you tagged and thought hey someone else named bobbi is blogging too. Then I thought, wait, that might be me so I had to click the link...Thanks! I feel like Jan Brady finally getting to hang out with Marsha. ;-)

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    1. What other Bobbi could I be talking about? The one with the gorgeous photography and the cool WordPress blog. That's YOU, silly. Jan was the pretty one. Marsha, Marsha, Marsha.

      Delete
  6. It's one of my goals in life to make ravioli myself! Alas, until I have time, we default to Costco...

    And homemade Popemobile? Amazing.

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    1. I am Costco's number one fan. And I am reeeediculously proud of my popemobile builders.

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  7. Oh thanks for tagging me! That Pinewood Pope-mobile is totally awesome! And I would love to try me some fried raviolis right now :)

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  8. Wait you can eat cake on Easter MORNING???? I thought sweets and alcohol had to wait until noon ;)

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  9. AHHHH! I forgot you tagged me. What do I have to do again? Five favorite things? Or is it five things about me? Great. Now I have meme anxiety. :)

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Five Things for My 201st Post

Yippee!  I got tagged to do the Five Things Thingy by Dwija.  All the cool bloggers have been tagged, so I'm glad I finally got an invite.

It's not really clear what the rules are to this game.  So here are my five things.

1.  I see Dwija's fancy tack store employee and I raise her one Ravioli Girl.



Yes, I was a Ravioli Girl in high school.  The Ravioli Girl wears one of those cute paper hats and hand-makes ravioli in a glass  fishbowl room in the corner of the lobby of Pasta House.  I haven't been to a Pasta House in two decades, so I'm not sure if they still do this.


The key to hand-made ravioli is to roll the dough ONLY away from you, not back and forth.  I'd roll out two huge sheets of dough.  Spread the right amount of meat, cheese, and herb filling on top of one sheet, lay the other dough piece on top of that and then roll the giant pasta/meat sandwich with one of these rolling pins.


Then I'd run this fancy cutter wheel up and down and back and forth to make the scalloped edges.  Pillows of pasta perfection.


And because this was all taking place in St. Louis, those raviolis were all destined for the deep fryer, where all the good raviolis go in the end.


2.  In addition to fried or toasted (which is a lie, it's really fried) ravioli, St. Louis is the home of the Gooey Butter Cake.


I can't decide which is better, the actual cake or the name.  Whoever thought up "Gooey Butter Cake" is a marketing genius.  Make some for Easter morning.  Everyone will love you for it.

3.

Pinewood Derby is tonight and here is Edmund's submission. It totally rocks.  It will probably win "Most Awesome."

4.  I cut my own bangs a few weeks ago.  My Twitter friends already heard this saga.

Going to the hairdresser after mangling your own bangs is A LOT like going to confession.  Except in confession, I don't get laughed at nearly as much.  Though some of the rebukes are the same, "You are the one whose going to have to live with this."

5.  Jill has to name e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.  Every page of any story, she has to name the characters, human or animal after herself, her parents, her family members, etc.  It's very tedious.

We've got One Gorilla by Anthony Browne from the library right now and here's how it goes down.


This is "my dada."


This is "mama and baby J."  Yes, she refers to herself as "Baby J."

But this page is only one person.

Sorry about the phone picture.  

"My Papa."

My father-in-law is a lemur.  She refuses to explain her reasoning.

Now, I get to tag 5 folks and ask them to do the same thing.  Anne, Charlotte, Bobbi, Blair, and Lisa, Come On Down!

16 comments:

  1. Oh man (or should I say woman), you are on a roll! You have had a rockin' series of blogs lately and this one is terrific too. Now I'm sitting here wishing for both the toasted rav and the gooey butter cake. When the cake was first explained to me, I thought it sounded awful. Never try to explain it, just hand them a slice, and get out the way as they hurl themselves across the room to get another piece. Heaven help you if you take the last one. Now how am I going to get gooey butter cake out here?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OK, maybe I should look at your blog on something large enough so that I can see the link to the recipe. (forehead smack) ugh.

      Delete
    2. I have never actually made a gooey butter cake, but I have consumed many. MJDmom made me one with a recipe that looked a lot like Paula Deen's so that's the recipe I linked to. I know it's supposed to have yellow cake mix in it. I'll track down the real recipe or test drive this one myself.

      Delete
  2. Gooey. Butter. Cake.

    *just died of saliva loss*

    ReplyDelete
  3. Dierberg's sells a chocolate chip gooey butter brownie, with one million calories. Best breakfast Ever!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I tried to make gooey butter cake the other day!! But when I saw that it required hours to let it rise, I gave up and made chocolate chip cookies instead :) Thanks for the tag - I'm in the CLUB now!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hours to rise? That recipe is bogus. It's very simple to make as I have observed. Paula Deen's link up there has no rising time. NOW, I see that you saw that I tagged you, after I commented on your blog to make sure that you saw.

      Delete
  5. I was just reading your previous post with the delicious recipes - those are getting pinned right now! And then I saw this for dessert. Yum!!

    Although the funny part is I was reading who you tagged and thought hey someone else named bobbi is blogging too. Then I thought, wait, that might be me so I had to click the link...Thanks! I feel like Jan Brady finally getting to hang out with Marsha. ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What other Bobbi could I be talking about? The one with the gorgeous photography and the cool WordPress blog. That's YOU, silly. Jan was the pretty one. Marsha, Marsha, Marsha.

      Delete
  6. It's one of my goals in life to make ravioli myself! Alas, until I have time, we default to Costco...

    And homemade Popemobile? Amazing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am Costco's number one fan. And I am reeeediculously proud of my popemobile builders.

      Delete
  7. Oh thanks for tagging me! That Pinewood Pope-mobile is totally awesome! And I would love to try me some fried raviolis right now :)

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  8. Wait you can eat cake on Easter MORNING???? I thought sweets and alcohol had to wait until noon ;)

    ReplyDelete
  9. AHHHH! I forgot you tagged me. What do I have to do again? Five favorite things? Or is it five things about me? Great. Now I have meme anxiety. :)

    ReplyDelete