Sangria Gelatine Shots!

One of the things that we consumed during our last episode (edit-in-progress) were these sangria gelatine shots. We’re using the e at the end of gelatine because that’s how Knox gelatine spells it, but it still looks like a suspiciously un-American spelling …

jelloshots

(from Big Red Kitchen)

We like this recipe because it doesn’t actually contain jell-o brand gelatin, which in addition to being made of beautiful horse hooves has a crap ton of sugar. All of the sweetness in these sangria shots comes from the booze and fruit juice inside. And it still has beautiful horse hooves, but what else are you going to do with those hooves anyway?  This recipe calls for Cointreau, which for you dummies out there (guilty as charged) is triple sec, a liqueur made from bitter oranges. Kristin replaced the way-too-expensive Frenchy Cointreau with Durango Triple Sec. So now she has a shitload of triple sec in her fridge, if anyone wants to come over and make whatever else you can make with it. Margaritas? She made these in a mini-muffin tin coated with a little cooking spray so that they were easy to pop out. They make the perfect dome-shaped booze gels that you can eat in two bites.

We used these babies to toast to Walt Whitman, Amanda Bynes and Hodor….but you can use them for whatever you want.

CRAFT POPSICLES, BITCHES

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In Episode 3 (up on Monday!), we fall down the rabbit hole of craft popsicles, thanks to the hit (non)cookbook of the summer, People’s Pops.

The above treats are a strawberry-balsamic bonanza that, in addition to the aforementioned ingredients, use simple syrup and lemon. Which reminds us, why not just call simple syrup what it really is, Thick ‘n Nasty Sugar Water?

So if you want to make these popsicles, here’s what you have to do. Hull and purée a bunch of strawberries (1 lb). Add a fat splash (6oz.) of Thick ‘n Nasty Sugar Water and a tiny splash (1 TB) of lemon juice. STRAIGHT FROM THE LEMON, OBVI, because that premade shit is nasty. Then add the balsamic (2 oz) in, like, a drizzly way, a little at a time, so it’s kind of marble-y. That way no poor soul gets a whole vinegar popsicle, because no one wants that, unless you’re having an enemy over for frozen treats and in that case be our guest.

Then just pour it into whatever you want your popsicles to look like. We have real ice pop molds but why not try something more subversive, like tin cans? Just don’t cut your lip because that would be sad/you might die.

 

 

Unplugged

HOLY SURGE PROTECTOR. Minneapolis has experienced a wave of strong storms and some of us have been without power for over 36 hours. I (Kristin) am sitting at Bruegger’s Bagels devouring power and internet. Sally is on her way back from a wedding in Iowa (congrats Liz & Andrea!) where she probably danced her proverbial pants off and enjoyed some sweet, sweet electricity. We hope we can have a new episode posted by next week. I want to say that I’ll try and keep our internet audience entertained in the meantime, but that’s totally dependent on if I can access faster internet to upload video and images. Anyway, hang in there, Minneapolis.

 

Episode 2: L’Edition Fromage

Did we look up cheese? No, but we did eat it. And then we talked about Disney, Twilight, The Baby-Sitters Club and Mortal Kombat, along with some things that had to be cut for the sake of time.

TwilightWe recommended that Bella have sex with a stranger in Amsterdam to live a little. In [Twilight] reality, her youthful sex spree would be the death of some humans, because now that she’s a vampire, she has superhuman strength.

Les Poissons: Did you know that the voice of Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid was Rene Auberjonois? Kristin’s fellow Trekkies will recognize the name, because the same actor played Odo in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Death by Cheese

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Here’s the thing. Eating fondue is always a good idea. Whenever we indulge we’re reminded of our baby bird/dinosaur ancestors, who also loved to get mushed up warm things dropped into their mouths.

But according to a recent study by the folks at REDACTED, one in one hundred people will die of a freak fondue accident this year. We here at WDYLUOW can vouch for that. And you can too, by taking a look at Sally’s face in the above photograph.

Do you see that terror?

That’s what happens when you bite off more than you can chew. And by ‘chew’ we mean, squish around in your mouth.

Interested in making your own death cheese? We used this recipe, except without the kirsch, because kirsch has been known to kill one in fifty people per year AND THERE’S ONLY SO MUCH DANGER WE CAN TAKE.

Throwback Tuesday

We’re busy editing a brand new episode of WDYLUOW, but in the meantime, we thought it was essential that you get a load of this.

Before Sex and the City stuffed women into four types (“Are you a CARRIE? Are you feeling a little CHARLOTTE?” etc.), the BSC had SEVEN.

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Sally always wanted to be Stacey, but in reality she was more of a Mallory. Kristin longed to be Dawn, but she really was more like Mary Anne.

At least Mary Anne had a boyfriend.

We’d also like to point out that even in Wikipedia World, Claudia Kishi is unable to escape the label of “almond shaped eyes.” Is this racist? We’re thinking yes.

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Anyway, which BSC character are you?