Thursday, January 27, 2011

Foodie Friday - World's easiest Cherry Cobbler

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I don't do much microwave cooking, except for one dessert that we love...Cherry Cobbler.  It's good anytime, but this recipe comes in particularly handy when unexpected guests drop in for a visit.  In about 20 minutes you can have warm cobbler on the dessert table!  The ingredients are things you probably have on hand.  We like this best served with vanilla ice cream, but whipped cream works well too!

World's Easiest Cherry Cobbler
6 T. butter
1 C. all purpose flour
2/3 C. coarsely chopped nuts
1/3 C. packed dark brown sugar
3/4 t. ground cinnamon
1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
2 t. cornstarch
1/2 t. fresh lemon juice

Melt butter in large pyrex cup in microwave. Mix in flour, nuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon.  Set aside.  In a one quart casserole, combine cherry filling, cornstarch and lemon juice. Mix until smooth, then microwave for one minute on high.  Sprinkle topping over filling mixture and microwave on medium-high for 6-8 minutes. Cool slightly before serving with vanilla ice cream.

My advice:  grab a serving for yourself as quickly as possible, because at the end of the evening this is all you'll have left.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Saturday Centus - Closetman

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Do you know the drill?  On Saturday, Jenny Matlock gives you a prompt and you have to write a story in 100 words or less. Fortunately for me, the prompt is not included in the 100 words.  Of course I forgot that this week, (cut me some slack I'm new to this meme), and it came up four words over!  I started to pull out some lustrous locks, but stopped short once I remembered this 'gift.'

To make things even more interesting this week, your story must be Sci-Fi!  Oh, Jenny Matlock!    Sci-Fi???  My least favorite genre!  How clever of you.  How diabolical.  I'm here to exercise my shrinking brain and expand my limited horizons.  You've thrown me a challenge and I can't resist.  So here's my submission.  The prompt is in red.



"Mommy, the man's in my closet again."

"Oh Sweetie," she sighed.  "We looked twice this week. No one's there."

Tiny sobs.

"Okay, get in bed with Daddy.  I'll check."

In her sleep deprived state, she stumbled to Bobby's room, and on impulse crawled under the Sponge Bob comforter.

She never did decide if she was awake or asleep when she heard the man's voice:

"Damn it! I'm in the kids closet again. The first time I thought it was an innocent mistake. The second time I thought the coordinates weren't erased.  But a third time?" 

"Beam me up, Scottie...we need to talk."

When I do like Sci-Fi, it has to be humorous, like the short parody Hardware Wars.
  What?  You haven't seen it?  Ah, you're probably too young.  If you have a strange sense of humor and want to give it a view, click on the title.  Please do this after you click on the Saturday Centus button and read the other stories. That's what I'm gonna do.  You'll really like what ya read!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Centus

I've been meaning to try my hand at Saturday Centus for a while and it looks like this is the week!  For those of you unfamiliar with this meme, it revolves around a writing prompt provided by our 'hostess', Jenny Matlock.  Usually you have a 100 word limit, not including the prompt, but this week the limit is 25 words.  For those of us who get too 'wordy' it was a challenge!  This week's prompt...the lottery ticket.
So, without further ado, here's my first attempt.

                                                                        Sweet Revenge

With the receipt for the lottery ticket securely in his pocket, he made the call.  "Hey Darlin'," he purred into his ex-wife's voicemail.  "Catch the 11 o'clock news."

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