For winning the mystery, Dr. Mom has kindly agreed to bless us with one of her excellent posts! Enjoy!
MinneSnowta By Dr. Mom
As some of you know, I live in Cul-de-Sac, just off the Original Wisteria Lane in the home that looks like a Castle. However, once upon a time, I actually lived in the frozen tundra called MinneSnowta.
Now, Sushiboy and Superwoman were smart enough to move to a land that actually has some landscape rather than to MinneSnowta. Smart move! I’ll be it was Superwoman’s idea all along, wasn’t it? Smart woman, however, she doesn’t spend nearly enough time in Cul-de-Sac controlling Sushiboy. Come for Sunday Tea, we’ll talk dear!
So, Sushiboy has graciously invited me to his domain to provide a guest post. As I understand it, the crux of this blog is food—I choose to disregard the Samurais portion as it just has no meaning or importance to me, and I am what matters! Therefore, I will take the liberty of introducing you to foods common to native MinneSnowtans.
First there is the infamous Lutefisk, pronounced Lu-te-fisk (just figure it out). This is a food brought to MinneSnowta by our Nordic ancestors from areas of Sweden, Norway, and Finland. Lutefisk is made from air-dried cod, which is soaked in cold water for nearly a week before one places it in a lye bath for another two days. If you ever wanted a serious enema, this is the way to go! This recipe is guaranteed to keep any unwanted relatives or solicitors from your door for approximately 30 days.
Hotdish, a hearty MinneSnowtan tradition. One may consider hotdish to be one of a variety of casserole dishes. Hotdish is a staple at traditional family gatherings, weddings, funerals, and a great many social gatherings. In, MinneSnowta, most gormet hotdishes include one secret ingredient, a can Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup. Families will safeguard hotdish recipes for generations and some Swedish grandmothers actually take their secret recipes to their graves (which isn't necessarily a bad thing).
Wild Rice is a very common ingredient found in a number of hotdish recipes and creamy MinneSnowtan soups. Many fine restaurants in MinneSnowta serve wild rice main dishes and as a side dish to garnish a beautifully prepared prime rib or tenderloin. MinneSnowtans have harvested wild rice near one of the 10,000 lakes for centuries. Guaranteed to provide the bulk and fiber required to keep you regular.
So, here is a start on MinneSnowtan foods. I have one of two challenges for Sushiboy’s readers, should you be man enough to accept,
1. Submit your favorite lutefisk, hotdish, or wild rice recipe 2. Submit your favorite lutefisk, hotdish, or wild rice experience (remember embellishment gains favor)
We will have a vote at the end of the week for the best recipe or story!
The world is full of idiots, thank goodness most of them flock to Hollywood leaving the world mostly unscathed. But occasionally a group get together and screw something up so badly that even I can't ignore it.
Yes the creator of the 3 best movies to come out of Hollywood in years is canned. The reason? No word yet. But I'd be surprised if it isn't about the court case in which Wingnut Films is suing New Line. The basic gist of the case, Peter Jackson's company is promised a percentage of the gross profits from the 3 films. The Films gross a very larg sum (well into the billions). The money payed out to Wingnut is well less than what the percentage promised. Wingnut films has New Line audited to see what owed. New Line has used "shady accounting" to mask it's profits. Wingnut sues. New Line fires Jackson and company shortly after. New Line execs prove their diminished mental capacity in spectacular fashion.
I hereby nominate the Execs over at New Line for the infamous "Idiot of the Week" award as voted on in the cul-de-sac. They deserve it.
Edit: I thought I should clarify that Peter Jackson actually was never an employee of New Line. What I mean by "fired" is that New Line is going to make the Hobbit with out Peter Jackson as the Producer and Director. Bad Move.
Amy at Mish Mash posted this. So I, being the Weird Al fan that I am, have blatantly stole her idea and am posting the video too. Its awesome! To me it reminds me of the creepy song that Clay Aiken did a few years back, "Fly on your wall" , or whatever he called it. Al even sports an Aiken-like do. So I am really curious to know if that is what he was trying to hint at. Anyway enjoy the vid that I stole from Amy.
Edit: According to Al's website this is a spoof of Talyor Hicks, the last American Idol winner. I watched the video again and that is definitely a Taylor Hicks hairdo. My bad.
It's a Mystery. 15 clues to solve it. Today's clue: Another box. This one has all of my Nintendo and Super Nintendo games in it. Some of the highlights: Final Fantasy III, Street Fighter II Turbo, Zelda I, Zelda II, Metroid, R.C. Pro Am, Exitebike and The Super Mario Brothers games from the period.