The Pancakes Of Dreams.

Today I will be telling you how to make the PANCAKES OF DREAMS!

Right, before we begin I should mention that this recipie was given to me by my Aunt Eileen who got it from her Mum and that’s my gran so just you be careful before you say you don’t like pancakes alright?

Dry Ingredients:

* 2 cups self raising flour.
* 2 tablespoons caster sugar.
* A pinch of salt.
* 1/4 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda.

Wet Ingredients:

* 1/2 pint of milk.
* 1 egg.

Method:

* Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
* Mix the wet ingredients and add slowly to the dry ingredients.
* Mix until you have a batter.
* Pour your batter onto a hot griddle or pan and flip whenever the bubbles begin to pop.

Clemenza’s Spaghetti Sauce.

Remember that bit in “The Godfather” where Clemenza’s cooking spaghetti sauce and he says to Michael Corleone:

“Come over here kid, learn something”.
“You never know, you might have to cook for 20 guys someday”.

Remember that?
Well, I dunno about 20 guys but this recipie will serve 8 to 10 people.
Here is…

“Clemenza’s Spaghetti Sauce”.

Ingredients:

* 2 Table spoons of olive oil
* 2-4 cloves garlic, chopped
* 2 Large cans of chopped tomatoes.
* Tomato paste.
* 3-4 Italian sausages (Grilled & sliced).
* 1 lb Of cooked meatballs.
* 1/4 Cup of sugar.
* Red wine.

Method:

* Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pot.
* Add the garlic and cook for a few minutes (Don’t let the garlic burn).
* Add the tomatoes and tomato paste.
* Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring continuously so that a relatively smooth consistence is reached.
* Add the sausages and meatballs and stir until the meat is coated.
* Add a splash of red wine, then the sugar according to taste.
* Reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer for a minimum of 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
* Serve by ladling over cooked pasta

BADA BING!

The Best Email I Got All Week.

Dear Alan,

Thank you for your enquiry,
And yes you are correct we did manufacture flavoured Microchips.

However, they were delisted a number of years ago and unfortunately we do not have any plans to relaunch these in the near future.

Regards,

Jenny.
Senior Customer Relations Advisor.

“Our Goal is Service Excellence”

McCain Foods (GB) Ltd
FREEPOST NEA 11518
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO11 3BS
Tel: 0800 146573

Thanks for getting back to me and clearing that one up Jenny.

The Weird Book Room.

At the end of this post I’m gonna link you to one of the best things ever and I guarantee you’ll want to buy at least one thing from it.

I think I’ve bought over 30 books since Christmas.
I’ve got this great idea to turn my spare room into a walk in library one day but it’s just an idea.

A pal of mine told me about some strange book titles to look out for and mentioned some of these…

Those titles are part of a ‘Weird Book Room’ list from Abebooks.
They are by no means the weirdest books to be found.

I’ve already bought 6 books from the list.

TAKE A LOOK FOR YOURSELF

Movie Review: “Precious”.

I’d been told about this film called “Precious” by pals for a few weeks before I got around to seeing it.

It might take me a while but if someone recommends a film,
I’ll track it down and watch it.

I didn’t think I’d enjoy “Precious” one bit.
I didn’t think it had a lot going for itself or me.

I looked up The Plot:
In Harlem, an overweight, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction“.
(Yawn).

The Tagline was:
Life is hard.
Life is short.
Life is painful.
Life is rich.
Life is….Precious
“.
(I’m not gonna like this).

‘”Starring…..Mariah Carey….Executive Producer…Oprah Winfrey“?
(I’m gonna fucking hate this).

That’s what I thought.
But it was BRILLIANT!

The plot is exactly as described above but the film is just not what you’d expect.

It seriously was a great film.
It wasn’t the girly sapfest I was expecting at all.
It was different and funny as fuck!

It manages to jump effortlessly between appalling violence to some downright hilarious imagination scenes which only add to the whole picture.

A lot of the violence is difficult to watch but on display throughout is some of the finest acting of the year from Gabourey Sidibe who plays the part of Precious and landed a well deserved Oscar for her work.

Everyone in this film puts in a great performance but it’s Gabourey Sidibe who puts in the star turn.
And y’know,
It’s lucky that she did because if she didn’t,
The picture would have belonged to Mariah Carey.

It feels strange typing out praise for Mariah Carey but she utterly blew me away in this film.
She did so good!
At first I didn’t even recognise her.
She is completely convincing and eclipses everything she’s ever done before with this film.

I don’t think you should look up trailers or anything like that.

Just go watch “Precious”.

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