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Recipes of the High Calorie sort

First off, happy birthday to timeofchange! I hope it's a lovely one filled with peace and happiness!

The local paper printed a recipe that is as southern as banana pudding and coconut cake (and as fattening): Hummingbird Cake!

Hummingbird Cake (aka Never Ending Cake or The Cake That Doesn't Last)

3 C all purpose flour
2 C sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp salt
3 large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 C vegetable oil
1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained
2 C chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, or hazelnuts, divided use)
2 C chopped bananas
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2 9 inch cake pans with butter, dust bottom and sides with flour, set aside.

Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in large bowl and stir until well blended. Add the eggs and oil, and stir until the dry ingredients are moistened, taking care not to beat them. Stir in the pineapple and juice, 1 cup of the nuts, the bananas and vanilla.

Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes. Let the cakes cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then turn them out onto racks to cool completely.

Spread the icing (recipe below) between the layers, stacking them on a cake plate. Ice the top and sides of the cake, sprinkling them with the remaining nuts. 10 - 12 servings.

Icing: Combine 2 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese with 1/2 pound (2 sticks) of butter, both at room temperature. Add 2 (16 oz) boxes of powdered sugar, sifted. Beat until light and fluffy. Add 2 tsp. of vanilla extract.

Holy heart attack, Batman. But DELISH. Speaking of heart attack, I watched Paula Deen last night, and she made potato wedges dredged in mayonnaise and cornbread stuffing mix. Lee? I'm sorry. She failed you at last. Everyone else? HOLY SHYZAH. YUM. Um... and hello heart attack!

Oven Fried Potato Wedges

3 large baking potatoes
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon onion salt
1/2 teaspoon House Seasoning, recipe follows
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups cornbread dressing mix

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Wash the potatoes and cut each into 6 thick wedges. Mix the mayonnaise with the hot sauce, onion salt, House Seasoning and pepper.Coat the potato wedges with the mayonnaise mixture and roll them in the dressing mix. Place in a greased baking dish and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Serve with your favorite dip. (Note: she used more mayo. And I'm here to tell you, dipping "fries" in mayo is so freaking tasty. Disgusting? Yes. Delicious? YES.)

House Seasoning:1 cup salt, 1/4 cup black pepper, 1/4 cup garlic powder. Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Whatever. I would eat my weight in those. Um... after September. *sticks to diet plan* *FOR NOW*

Oooh, and these are some yummy lemonade recipes I found, too. And this makes me think of School Hard when Buffy doesn't mix in sugar, and Willow's hilarious "gehh!" face as she drinks lemon juice. "Cordelia? Have some punch."

Ranch House Limeade (so. good.)

1/4 C granulated sugar (Lee? Double it. Heh.)
1/2 C boiling water
4 1/2 C COLD water
1 1/2 C fresh lime juice

Combine sugar and boiling water, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add cold water and lime juice. Mix well. Chill and serve over ice. Makes 6 large servings.

Fresh Peach Lemonade haven't made yet. YET.

2 peaches, peeled and chopped.
1 C granulated sugar
4 C water
3/4 C freshly squeezed lemon juice
Mint sprigs and peach slices for garnish

Bring the peaches, sugar, and water to a boil, then simmer until the sugar is dissolved, about 10 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool, then strain through a sieve, pressing to extract as much juice as possible. Stir in the lemon juice, and serve in tall glasses over ice. Garnish with mint and/or peach slices. Makes 6 large servings.

Watermelon Lemonade

6 C watermelon cubes (seeds removed)
1/4 C raspberries
1 C water
1/3 C granulated sugar
1/2 C lemon juice

Place watermelon, raspberries and water in blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Stir in sugar and lemon juice until sugar dissolves. Refrigerate until chilled. 6 servings.

Green Tea Lemonade this sounds REALLY refreshing to me.

1 1/4 C granulated sugar
1/2 C boiling water
4 C fresh brewed green tea (according to packaging - don't brew too long, or too many tannins are released, making it harsh.)
1 1/2 C fresh lemon juice

Combine sugar and boiling water, stirring until sigar dissolves. Add brewed tea and lemon juice. Mix well. Chill and serve over ice. A rim of cinnamon and sugar on the glasses is nice. 6 large servings.

NOTE: one medium lemon will yeild about 2 TBSP of juice. Be sure to roll the lemon before slicing it to release the juice from the pulp.

And a random recipe that I clipped:

Spinach Dip with Chipotle and Lime

2 (10 oz) packages of frozen spinach, thawed and drained
8 oz cream cheese (1 cup) softened
1/2 C mayo (sorry, Lee)
1/2 C sour cream
1/2 C sliced scallions
1/3 C chopped cilantro
1 TBSP chopped chipotle in adobo sauce, or more to taste (note: add a tsp. Mmmm.)
1 TBSP freshly squeezed lime juice (1/2 a lime)
3/4 tsp kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper

Bundle spinach in a clean dish towel and squeeze tightly to remove excess moisture. In a food processor (I use a blender) blend all ingredients expect spinach until very smooth. Pulse in spinach until just combined. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Serve with tortilla chips. Makes 3 Cups.

I am avoiding laundry and house work. Can you tell? 5 and one-half hours until I leave for the Police concert. *bites lip* *also, loves little sis for babysitting, as the kids are ECSTATIC about seeing her and Uncle Chris* Can someone come make me something delicious for lunch? Thanks.



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Jun. 27th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha, YOU KNOW ME SO WELL. Hell no to the mayo? CHECK. Extra sugar? CHECK. All those lemonades sound so delicious and refreshing, particularly the Peach Lemonade. I have some fresh peaches at home so guess what I'm going to make tonight.

Even though Paula has failed me, I still love her like no other. You know what we should do next time you visit? Granted, it's about six hours from here but we could make a weekend of it--drive to Savannah to eat at Lady and Sons Restaurant. Ooo, and then we could go to Uncle Bubba's Oyster House. Hot damn, I'm hungry now.

HAVE FUN TONIGHT. Are you going to try to sex up Copeland? BECAUSE I WOULD. Try not to get arrested, m'kay?
Jun. 27th, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
<-- still in love with Jim Halpert.
Okay, the PEACH LEMONADE. Yes. Can you make summer and pour it in a glass? NOW YOU CAN.

I would TOTALLY go on a Paula Deen vacation with you, what? I would eat my weight in food. And lust on that woman. I want her to be my mama, is that wrong? Uncle Bubba's Oyster House! OKAY. DAMN I AM HONGRAY. Please bring some food here, thanks. I want cheese on something. BUT WHAT?
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Jun. 27th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
That hummingbird cake sounds fantastic. I just made chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies yesterday, so the cake will have to wait until they're gone...three, maybe four days?

Have you laid out your rock outfit yet??
Jun. 27th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha, I'm totally in the planning stages for my rock outfit, heee!

Mmmmm, I'd like two of those cookies, pls. *big eyes* NUM.
Jun. 27th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
Heeee, you were comparing the Hummingbird cake to coconut cake, and I was all OH NOES, IT HAS COCONUT! But it doesn't, so yay!

I wonder if the ladies who made that cake in the past really thought it was light, what with the Hummingbird name. Pshaw, it has lots of cream cheese and butter and sugar and oil -- it is as light as a BIRD!

Also, I'm thinking you need to add a can of chopped artichoked hearts to that there spinach dip, because of the yum.

Jun. 27th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Oooooh. I'm a fan of the artichoke hearts on just about everything. But I don't know how well that would mesh with the chipotle, to be honest. *taps chin* I may make a smallish batch to try it and see.

And it's light as a Condor! But who would eat Condor Cake? Okay, so no to the coconut, got it. *is sad* Is it all coconut? Or just flakes?
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Jun. 27th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
First, congratulations on your break-out role! I was up to my eyebrows in revision alligators last night, and had to put what words I had into the story.

Also: how do you people stay thin and fit and, like, alive while consuming that stuff? I swear, I'd weight seven-hundred pounds just from the sweet tea alone!

Julia, god all that stuff sounds tasty woooo-eeee
Jun. 27th, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks!! It's going to be cracked-out fun. In other words: my favorite kind of time!

And I have to say, people who eat this stuff all the time tend to NOT be thin and fit, heh. The key is to save up by not having lunch, THEN eating this stuff. And walking around pretty shops for a few hours, afterwards. *G*

Um, I need those potato wedges in my mouth ASAP.
Jun. 27th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
Will be trying th oven potato wedges and spinach dip w/ chipotle lime. I'm detoxing and I"M HUNGRY. On day 8 one more day to go....

Also, We are speerits in that mateerial world... are speerits...

I'm so jealous. I hop eyou have fun! I AM doing laundry and cleaning. We ARE PUTTING OUR HOUSE ON THE MARKET TOMORROW!!! I'm so nervous and excited. I hope it sells FAST. Did you get my email with the link to the new house we want? Let me know your thoughts.

Have fun tonight and enjoy the big enough umbrella- but it's always me that ends upppp gettingggg wettttt...... I AM JEALOUS.
Jun. 28th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
Good luck today!!!! Gimmie a call if you can - we're leaving tomorrow (Friday) and won't be back until the Saturday after next.
Jun. 27th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
Pls to be lusting after Stewart Copeland on my behalf. Licking is also acceptable.


Jun. 27th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
YES, MA'AM! *salutes*

Dude, I'll be so close I might be able to reach out and TOUCH HIM. Freaking. Out.
Jun. 28th, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)

I'm sure the other recipes are also fantastic, but the hummingbird cake stopped me in my gooey tracks.

One thing I'd try...replace some of that sugar with honey. The orange blossom kind. Yes.

And please ignore the green shade of envy on my face. Trying to get Police tix in the NYC area is like trying to pin down just where, and how fast, a electron is going at exactly the same time. (They sold out in under 10 minutes. No joke.)
Jun. 28th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, orange blossom honey or Tupelo honey! MMMMM.

And they sold out here pretty quickly, too. I'm just glad that my husband's company blocks a section off for every concert so its employees can get tickets! And for the record: it was AWESOME.
Jul. 5th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
Thanks for the birthday wishes! Also, the recipies sound yum.
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I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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