Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Good and Bad

The good of libraries, courtesy of  John Scalzi.

The bad, courtesy of  Sarah Houghton.

I've met Sarah - she most emphatically does NOT deserve any of the extremely bad shit that she has been and is still being subjected to.  I wish she wasn't the poster child for "Look!  No matter how bad your life is, it could be worse."

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Random Penguin

Most of the time, the Internet is used for stupid.  Sometimes, cleverness peeks thru...

"On Feb 14 2013, the US Dept. of Justice cleared a merger between Random House and Penguin. When this merger was first announced, the Internet rightly decided the new company could only be called Random Penguin.   The company says it will be called Penguin Random House. This is unacceptable. Until the company comes to its senses and renames itself, I will post Random House and Penguin book covers with added random penguins on this site to register my righteous indignation and protest this failure of vision."

Friday, March 01, 2013

3, 2, 1 Cake

If I had stumbled across this on the Internet, I would have classified it as "too good to be true" and moved on.  Fortunately, a friend recommended it after trying it herself.

3, 2, 1 CAKE
These individual little cakes are amazing and ready to eat in one minute! They are perfect for whenever you feel like a treat without all the fat and calories that cake can have.

1 box Angel Food Cake Mix
1 box Cake Mix - Any Flavor, may be available in sugar-free

In a ziploc bag, combine the two cake mixes together and mix well. For each individual cake serving, take out 3 Tablespoons of the cake mix combination and mix it with 2 Tablespoons of water in a small microwave-safe container. Microwave on high for 1 minute, and you have your own instant individual little cake!  You can top each cake with a dollop of fat-free whipped topping and/or some fresh fruit.

Store the remaining cake mixture in a ziploc or self-seal bag and use whenever you feel like a treat! No need to refrigerate, since the mix is dry.

This recipe is called 3, 2, 1 Cake because all you need to remember is:
3 tablespoons mix
2 tablespoons water
1 minute in the microwave!

TRY various flavors of cake mix like carrot, red velvet, pineapple, lemon, orange, etc.  The flavor possibilities are endless!

Just remember that one of the mixes has to be the angel food mix; the other is your choice.  The Angel Food is the cake mix that has the eggs whites in it so if anyone is allergic to egg whites, you can NOT serve this recipe to them.