Thought I would share some goodness for you cooks today...Claire came over to my place last night and baked some fresh bread. She has done this a couple of times, but last night she tweaked the recipe a bit and it was a HUGE WIN!!! What did she do? Well, she took the recipe below and used an Apricot Ale for the beer. Then we proceeded to eat it with brie and jam. It was fantastic!
3c Self Rising Flour
1 Can/Bottle warm beer
Mix together and pour into well greased bread baker. Rub butter on top while baking to brown better. Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 mins.
Oh yea, I would also recommend adding a little salt when you butter the top about 1/2 through baking...it ads such great flavor.
Went and saw Batman: The Dark Knight on Saturday night. It was a very cool flick. I don't normally enjoy the comic book to movie genre, but this one, like the last one, was very good.
And yes, Heath Ledger really was that good...Oscar good.
I think that I am officially swearing off going to the Regal Cinema's across the water from my apartment. The last two or three times I went, it was nothing but loud talkers, constant texting in a dark theater, and Bluetooth headsets blinking...Seriously folks, turn off the celly for 2 hours and enjoy the movie. I paid my $20 to be here and enjoy it...when you open your phone the light shines like a beacon of annoyance.
And take that stupid Bluetooth headset off your ear. The flashing blue light is crazy annoying in a dark room and you are not so important that you need to have your phone on your ear at all times...plus, you look really dumb.
Sorry, rant over.
The title of this post was the "teaser" that a CNN announcer used just before going to break this morning...he said "Gay's in Toga's, Satan, and a Presidential Election...has a comic book gone too far?"
I think I shot coffee out of my nose when, using his best TV announcer voice, he paused between "Gay's in Toga's, Satan" (pause) "and a presidential election".
Sign #486 that I am getting old...
When nobody is around and I know I won't get caught, do you know what I like to do?
Take a nap.
Did it twice this weekend.
On Saturday morning, Claire and I headed out to Virginia Beach to participate in a 5k...We ran as part of Team Hoyt, a running team for St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children. We had a great time running with our new friend Izzy, who alternated between watching a video on her iPod and staring out at the course on the boardwalk. While the heat made it a harder run than it should have been, we really enjoyed it.
If you don't know anything about Team Hoyt, click on the link above and watch the Good Morning America story. It is amazing.