Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Start the day off right....


I can’t stop watching this video! AGH! I LOVE IT!

I’m sure if I watched this every morning, it would somehow make my day awesome.


(Now that I got that out of my system)

HELLO!

It's a good day to be atop my head....at least that's what my hair tells me.



Let us begin....




[[Today’s music]]

ST VINCENT – ACTOR OUT OF WORK



[[Today’s restaurant]]

HOSPITAL THEMED RESTAURANT

"Named “Hospitalis”, it is a hospital themed restaurant in Riga, Latvia. The restaurant looks like a medicine cabinet, while you are treated as a patient and taken good care by the long-legged waitresses in nurses uniforms. The food is served in flasks and operating-room’s dishes, and customers can be tied up in straight jackets."




[[Today’s kitchen gadget]]

MANDOMETER

"You place your plate on the scale and put food on the plate. The computer registers the decrease in the weight of the plate over the course of the meal and in real time shows a curve for your eating speed in grams per minute. At regular intervals,
a satiety scale is shown on the computer screen and you are asked to evaluate your satiety by pointing at the screen. The computer saves the satiety evaluations and generates another curve that shows your feelings of satiety during the meal compared to that of a normally eating individual. When you practice eating, your disordered eating pattern and the normal eating pattern are shown on the screen simultaneously. You are asked to model both your eating rate and feelings of satiety to more closely conform to the normal patterns."




[[Today’s Random]]

BIKE DISPENSER

"Brought to you courtesy of bikedispenser.com, a small firm from Amsterdam, the idea is to help facilitate bike rentals in urban areas. Cyclists pay a small fee to hire a bike, and then they can take it where they please. Once they've finished, they can return it either to that machine, or another one across town. And because they've been fitted with RFID tags, they won't all have been nicked before you can get one."




[[Today's food news]]

SWISS SCANNERS TO HELP BLIND IN THE KITCHEN

GENEVA — Blind people in Switzerland will soon have help telling their ravioli from their tinned fruit in the kitchen as a new loud-speaking device able to decipher 50,000 products was launched Monday.

"It is almost indispensable for a blind person who wants to live independently", the spokesman for the Swiss union for the blind that will sell the device, told AFP.

"Being blind myself, I can tell you that if you are in the kitchen and you want to open a tin of ravioli without running the risk of actually picking up some tinned fruit, it is absolutely necessary", Martin Mischler said.

The scanner, which uses speech synthesis, has the size and appearance of a small television remote control.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i8PtoulV0eFNZOOK2w4eqPcP9nnw




[[Today’s food clip]]

COCOA COLA- THE REAL STORY





[[Today's Curly Head]]

DEBRA MESSING






[[Today’s recipe]]

HERSHEY KISS COOKIES

My family (me, my mom, and my aunt) always make these during the holiday season!

::Ingredients::

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup peanut butter

½ cup margarine

1 egg

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 ¾ cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

1 large bag of Hershey kisses

::Directions::

-I suggest you unwrap your Hershey kisses prior to beginning the cookie making process – only because this can take some time.

-Preheat oven to 375 degrees

-Cream sugars, peanut butter and margarine in a large bowl until smooth.

(I suggest softening the peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds and the margarine for 20-30 seconds prior to creaming- this will ensure that they are soft enough to cream with ease)

-Once creamed, add a slightly beaten egg to the mixture as well as milk and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.

-Add dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt) and mix until completely incorporated.

-Put about ¼ cup of sugar into a small bowl for rolling – and set aside

-Grab the dough with your hands (clean of course) and roll the entire mixture into small balls.

-Once the dough is in a ball like form – toss/roll each of them in the small bowl of sugar

(This will make a nice sugary sweet coating on the outside of the cookie. Yummm)

-Place the balls an inch or two apart on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper

(If you don’t have parchment paper it’s fine – as long as you have a good baking sheet)

-Bake cookies for 7 minutes.

-Remove from oven and add Hershey kisses on top of each cookie.

(Be sure to press them a little into the cookie- but not too hard of a press!)

-Place back in oven and bake for another 2-3 minutes

-Once the cookies are removed you must let them cool entirely so the chocolate kisses set back up to their original hard form

ENJOY THIS HOLIDAY FAVOR





3 comments:

  1. those cookies are amazing. my mom makes them every year for the christmas cookie exchange in our neighborhood

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