Monday, July 20, 2009

My Night With Mr. Condescending and Friends

First I would like to mention that, even though Mr. C invited somewhere in the neighborhood of 40+ other bloggers to partake in his Will You Be My Guest assignment, I was not one of them. Thanks for that Mr. C... No matter! I am audacious enough to invite myself and crash the party. Where shall I begin?

Perhaps the fact that I am currently out of work and no longer have a home of my own should be my starting point. Hmmm. That's a bit of a pickle! Quite. The. Pickle... I suppose I will have to make some of this crap up as I go along! First let me show you where I would like to be living:

Nice isn't it? This is actually a house I used to drive by on my way to school. It's on the grander side of what I hope to live in someday, but since this part of the post is my fantasy, I figured it works rather well. Please excuse the terrible picture. It is a picture of a picture. It's late, and I'm too lazy to scan.

Now, as for pictures of my favorite books and DVDs, well, mine are currently in storage... Thank you Google Image! These would be my favorite classic movies, along with some biopics about classic stars:

When it comes to books, I tend to like revenge tell-alls, especially if they have to do with a line of work I have been in. I also favor celebrity autobiographies that give a behind the scenes look of my favorite movies and television shows:

Phew! That was a lot of work finding all those images. Am I done? Oh , I still need to feed you guys and get'cha all liquored up. A hostess's work is never done...

For dinner I will be serving crepes, with your choice of two fillings- you can either have lemon juice and sugar, or my family's concoction of cottage cheese with vanilla, sugar, and raisins. (Don't knock it till you've tried it!) We have been eating these crepes since my grandmother brought the filling recipe over from England in the 1940's.

The batter recipe that I use comes from this cook book:

It's an oldie, but a goodie! Since we are supposed to share TWO of our favorite cookbooks, I'll throw this one in for good measure:

Don't laugh at me! If any of you get so plastered you need to spend the night, I will make you some German Apple Pancakes in the morning! Speaking of alcohol, we have a few options: you can either have the Blackberry wine from Oliver Winery in Bloomington, Indiana, or the Plum wine from the Brown County Winery, also in southern Indiana. Both delicious and appropriate with my dessert-y crepes, as they are a semi-sweet and a sweet, respectively. Or better yet, I can mix the plum wine with
some sake, and make ya’ll some Plum Blossoms:

Mmmm. Plum Blossoms. They give me a warm fuzzy feeling inside...

I think that about covers my partially real, partially fictionalized tour. I hope you enjoyed your stay, and if not, don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out!


  1. Dang, you've been raiding my bookshelf Ms. C.!?

    I need to start bolting the doors again.

  2. Nanc- Wow, that is kind of creepy! When did you buy your copy of Cooking from Quilt Country? When we got ours years ago, there were quite a few mistakes and we had to write them all in by hand when the corrections came out.

  3. I read your post earlier and my comment must not have gone through =*(

    chore whore? lol!

    I will definitely choose to watch "some like it hot" !

    and crepes are ALWAYS a tasty treat, as would be my visit to your place!

  4. Mr C.- Chore Whore was written based on the author's expierence as a celebrity personal assistant. I will forgive your tardiness on leaving a comment, but just this once. ;) [in a loud Sugar Kane-like whisper] Goodnight Honey!

  5. ... found you over at C's, just wanted to say hi. Oh, the joys of unemployment. Shall we together bask in our unending freedom to do nothing?

  6. T'wasn't mine originally, and no one in my family did any corrections. I've only done the green beans w/ peanut sauce so far, but those extra six cups of salt did seem kinda funny... ;-)

    *3rd printing, so hopefully they'd caught the mistakes? - If you care to give me an example I'll tell you if its diff in mine.

  7. Saw Mr. C pimpin' you out and wanted to stop by. Plum wine with sake, huh? Can't believe I've never heard of that nor bothered to try it.

  8. Just found your blog via Mr. C and love it. Those Plum Blossoms look divine!

  9. Bluntdelivery- Oh how I wish I could bask in my unending freedom to do nothing, but alas, I must find work. I actually applied to be a cashier for Target today. As broke as I am, I am secretly hoping I don't get it. I thought I left my retail days back in high school.

    Nanc- My copy is in storage, so I can't go check for comparison. I do recall that one recipie had failed to mention that 6 eggs were needed. That would have been handy information at the time!

    P-huong- They are great, had my first one at a resteraunt called Lemongrass in Florida. All it said was that it was made from plum wine and sake, and they served theirs in a martini glass garnished with a cherry. I just wing it now when mixing mine.

    Ms. Salti- They are! The first time I had one I thought it was a little too strong (I'm not much of a drinker), but after a few sips it was quite delish!

  10. Hi there! I'm new here and I stole your profile pix for my blog (I LOVE THAT PICTURE!) and posted a link back to you. Thought I'd tell on myself so you didn't have to find out from someone else. :) Nice place you have here.