11 December 2009

Brrrrrrrrrrr...it's cold out there!

There is no doubt that we are in the weeks leading up to the Christmas Holiday now! I am not sure what the temp is here, but it is physically painful to go outside. I got a wild hare (hare/hair, get it??) earlier and found a recipe for Chicken and Dumplings on allrecipes. I love allrecipes. I braved the elements to get all the necessary ingredients, and just happened to print off the recipe for Kentucky Butter Cake I had been craving. I swear it was an accident. Anyway, I got the necessary incredibly fattening ingredients for that as well. I then proceeded to spend the rest of the afternoon in the kitchen chopping and measuring and simmering. I kept thinking about the clip I was watching on YouTube last night. It was The Big Fat Quiz Show from 2007. It is worth checking out if you have never heard of it, though I will issue a language and content rating. i.e. make sure the kiddies are tucked in... Russell Brand and Noel Fielding are the Goth Detectives, they really keep the laughs a-coming. Jonathan Ross is on there, as well as Lily Allen, and if you have not heard her music yet, be sure to check out the "Bum-Bum Song". It's a keeper. Anyhoo, it is sort of a current events quiz show involving teams of celebrities. My next objective is to watch some of the older ones. The 2007 show is the only one I have seen all of, and it is, unlike to many things on tv nowadays, NOT time you will wish you had back. Somehow it hangs with you, and the strange thing is how endearing Noel Fielding is. I mean, he is obviously a wild thing. Not that those creatures can't be fascinating, but still, endearing? Not normally a word that comes to mind when referring to a person obviously familiar with illicit substances and LOTS of physical exploits under his belt, literally. Face it, you knew I had to say that. Still, his smile kind of gets to me. Anyway, as I enjoy my Chicken and Dumplings and Kentucky Butter Cake, I search for a photo to capture the endearingness of that man. Let's see what I can find...scratch that. The photos all appear to be of him leering at some woman, looking completely smashed, or wearing something ridiculous. While I don't have a problem with these, it doesn't do much for the "endearing" label. I will continue my search on another day! On a completely different note, I wanted to mention the Duggar Family on my blog today. Regardless of how you feel about them and their number of children, the fact is that they have had a precariously tiny premature baby this week, and the baby, born at 25 weeks is very much at risk indeed. I work with pregnant patients all the time, and I know that if they delivered her by emergency section at 25 weeks, then she was in danger as well. Not a good situation. I find them a very likable family, possibly a little overexposed, but so full of old-fashioned goodness that I can' t help but love them! Sort of like homemade oatmeal cookies. I know they have been in my thoughts and prayers today! Best wishes to them and their new babe.


Run Lori Run said...

Dumplings and Kentucky Butter Cake, now THATS comfort food! We just made bolognese pasta and Tramisu last night and I think I gained 12 pounds in one meal. I love allrecipes too, thats where I got the tiramisu recipe!

Justine said...

"Vincey" does have that charm. I hope he doesn't completely loose it in the "leearing and staggering" that comes with popularity! :)

I'm going to have to listen to the Game Show myself. He is a scream.