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Random Hump Day Crap 2

Man I wish I had a screaming goat video.  I’ll go back and watch it again.  Random stuff this Wednesday.

  • Yesterday called for lemon curd.  I’ve decided that if someone has had a real shitty day, they deserve homemade lemon curd.  It takes about 10 minutes and is mood-altering.  Chicken noodle soup won’t cut it.  Lemon curd does.  Pop a spoonful in your mouth and it’s like the sun has exploded and vomited rainbow-colored kittens all over you.  Seriously, it does.  Try it.  But don’t try the store bought stuff.  Pull up your knickers and make your own.  My sister swears by this recipe.  Seems easy, but something about tempering the eggs makes me feel like a Badass Donna Reed.  I like feeling badass with my lemon curd.  Try this one if you feel like rocking some pearls.
  • I’m on the binding part of a new baby-sized quilt.  I wanted to try out triangles and I really don’t need this blanket.  I like to make my baby blankets close to due dates (gender reasons).  So this one will go up for sale.  It isn’t perfect, but it will be perfect for a baby to practice their rolling-over skills or for a toddler to smash bananas on.  If you’re in need of a baby quilt, let me know.  I’ve got one with your name on it…
  • Speaking of quilts.  I’m going to do a little “How to Sew a Simple Quilt the Non-Professional and Definitely Not Perfect Way” series.  No more excuse, Folks.  You want a quilt.  You’re going to have to sew it.  And I’ll help.  Sound good?

  • I found out that Holly Madison named her kid Rainbow.  Really?  It’s the first time I’m sad thinking about a rainbow.  There are a few people who might be able to get away screaming at Rainbow to be careful on the playground.  She doesn’t seem like one of them.
  • Because it isn’t technically proper or polite to eat Lemon Curd straight from the jar, today Becks and I made biscuits.  JT was crooning us with Pusher Girl.  It’s a nice simple recipe that goes very well with the lemon curd.  Channel your inner-Donna Reed and don’t be afraid of shortening.  Make some today.

Recipe Biscuits adapted from Lost Recipes by Marion Cunningham

3 C. all-purpose flour

2 T. sugar

1 1/2T. baking powder

3/4 t. cream of tartar

3/4 t. salt

3/4 C. vegetable shortening

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 C. milk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Mix all dry ingredients in a big bowl.  Use two forks to cut the vegetable shortening.  And use hands if necessary (or if you get pissed at the forks) to create coarse meal.  Mix egg and milk in a measuring cup.  Pour into dry ingredients and mix until everything sticks together.

Lightly flour surface and make sure your hands are coated in flour.  Turn dough out onto the floured surface.  Knead the dough 15 times and then roll it into a large one inch square.  Cut into 12 two inch squares.  Place them on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 13 minutes until golden.

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  • Got my 5 year-old to take a nap with music and no threats.  He wasn’t even cranky or yawning.  I’m the shit.
  • I just saw this on FB and I have no clue why I’m sharing it other than I couldn’t stop watching it.  Sorry. 
  • stephanie - Despite the fact that you are apparently talented at everything and, because of that, make me feel like a waste of space, I like you. I like you especially because you cuss. There’s not enough of that these days. Fuck.March 20, 2013 – 1:24 pmReplyCancel

  • Imene - I loved your post on O&U , my daughter is turning 5 on August 17th and I wasn’t sure about our decision to hold her back one more year. I think that your parents made the right call and even though it must have been hard for you.
    I love the randomness! especially the freak video 😉March 20, 2013 – 4:10 pmReplyCancel

  • DIY – Lemon Curd | Another Day Of Thomfoolery - […] but i’ve made effort and it’s paid off. i stumbled across a post on lemon curd on Erika Ray’s blog when i was looking at her quilting stuff. the bestie has taken up quilting and i’m dying […]January 15, 2014 – 1:32 pmReplyCancel

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