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cheese for my cracker

Slept in late again today and it didn't really matter since they let us go from work at 3:30 today - or they would have if we were balanced, which we weren't. In the end I got out at 4, though I stuck around a little longer taking care of some AD business. Tonight I'm going to have to skip windelina's mahjongg party since I'm really not feeling up to driving up there through the rain/snow, which as usual is making people stupid. P and I need to get some grocery shopping done anyway for Christmas, since we are going to do the ham thing. What the hell, I have a table, I might as well use it for something besides cleaning my pistol.

Still not feeling 100%...maybe if I get the chance to sleep in tomorrow before cleaning and baking I'll feel more like being constructive. I'd better. I need to do laundry and get this place cleaned up some.

Currently reading William Manchester's A World Lit Only By Fire. Aside from his New England Episcopalian dislike for the Catholic Church, which comes through very clearly, it's an absorbing read and is making me think about some old-school D&D.


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Dec. 23rd, 2006 11:40 am (UTC)
I don't suppose you have the stuff needed to make your famed Irish cake? That stuff is really good. >.>

Also if you want I can make you another ham-filled pineapple.
Dec. 23rd, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
I do indeed. The raisins are a little old but since they have to be rehydrated anyway they should be just fine. So, there will be Irish cake on Christmas.

Thanks for the offer of the ham-filled pineapple, but we're doing a ham as the meat of the feast and have a fresh pineapple to be hacked up as well. We'll be okay. If you want to bring some soda with, that would be appreciated, You can never have enough soda. :D
Dec. 24th, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
ok - spill about this irish cake and how
one is made!

Dec. 24th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
The Irish cake cannot be described to you. You must experience it for yourself.

Srsly, though, the one we make is a variation on traditional soda bread, with a lot more butter and raisins instead of those asinine currant things. The one I make isn't really up to standard since it's made in a bread machine and not a cast iron skillet, but on the other hand it's a hell of a lot easier to clean up after.
Dec. 29th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
ah - enough clues to figure it out - I will take a shot,
and I agree about the currant things - but we were a
poor people back in the old country, so it's all we were
able to come up with (yeah, I am Irish; my skin is blue
and I have little to no ass (the George Carlin test - hey
white boy - how you keep them pants up?) so I can say that ;-)


Dec. 29th, 2006 01:16 pm (UTC)
I'll send the family recipe to you. Word to the wise: whether you're letting the robot handle it or doing it traditionally in the skillet, be sure you let it stand for a few minutes and cool down a little before trying to remove it from the pan. If you don't, it will disintegrate into a mass of crumbs the first time you take a knife to it. :(
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