Monday, July 28, 2008

Case of the Mondays

Mondays are especially hard after really great weekends, aren't they?!

Seinfeld was an absolute blast on Friday. The show was entirely new material and it was hilarious! Now that Seinfeld is married and has children he has all kinds of comedic observations about family life...and he gave us all what we wanted by throwing in a "Hello, Newman" towards the end of the show.

We felt like we were in an episode of Seinfeld ourselves. Any of you remember the one where Toby, Elaine's coworker and Kramer's love interest, went to Jerry's show and heckled him obnoxiously the whole time? Well, we sat by Toby (little known fact, the actress that played Toby is from Norfolk, VA! A hometown girl!). And it definitely went a little something like this:

Cut to Jerry on stage. Toby and Kramer are sitting in the audience near the front.
JERRY: Men definitely hit the remote button more than women...

TOBY (loudly): Oh, really! Really! That is so true!

JERRY: Yes, yeah...see, men don't care what's on TV, men only care what else is on TV.

TOBY: Yes! Yes! Right on! Right on!

JERRY (attempting to carry on despite Toby's interruptions): See...women really want to see what the show is before they change the channel...

TOBY: Oh, that is so true, yes!

JERRY: ...that's why men hunt and women nest.

TOBY: BOO! BOO! Hiss! Boo!

New scene - Jerry pacing the floor backstage after his act. Kramer enters.
JERRY: Hey, what's the deal? What was goin' on there? I invite you down here, I have an important show, and she heckles me?!

KRAMER: Look, she didn't mean anything.

JERRY: Well, what is the matter with her? Is she crazy?!

KRAMER: She's just being enthusiastic, that's all!

Or in our case...she was really intoxicated. But I think she had a really good time!

After the show, we met up with our friends Jordan and Barbara who came into town for the weekend. They brought Barbara's little chihuahua Martini which was the highlight of Deacon's weekend! He thought she was the most fun toy ever...she was a bit less enthusiastic about him, however. I do have to say she was a brave little 4lb girl in the face of his 65lbs of unbridled exuberance.

We celebrated Jordan's upcoming birthday a little early this weekend with these little treats! I had seen these posted on Kara's blog and tucked the recipe away a while ago. They are just so festive looking that they are perfect for birthdays! Barbara and I put these together while the boys finished up golfing...they came together really easily and were very good! The only thing I might change is the layer of melted chocolate at the was really hard to get through once they had frozen and it didn't really add that much to the final treat. So next time I'd either leave that out...or just reduce the amount of chocolate I used so it didn't get so thick! I also used walnuts, toffee chips and mini chocolate chips instead of almonds and chocolate covered espresso beans because I had those on hand.

Mocha Ice Cream Cupcakes

One 12 count box of sugar ice cream cones
4 T unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup, walnuts, toasted and chopped
3 1-oz squares of semisweet chocolate, melted
3 cups coffee ice cream, softened
1/2 cup Heath Toffee Bits
1/2 cup Mini Chocolate Chips
Whip Cream

1. Using a food processor, grind the cones into fine crumbs. Mix with butter and divide among the cups of a 6-cup jumbo muffin pan. Press the crumbs about three-quarters of the way up the sides. Spoon 1 T of walnuts into each cup.

2. In a small, microwaveable bowl, melt 3 oz chocolate at medium power in intervals, stirring occasionally. Top the walnuts with the melted chocolate to cover. Freeze for 10 minutes.

3. Spoon about 2 T of ice cream into each muffin cup. Sprinkle 1 T of toffee chips and 1 T of chocolate chips onto the ice cream and flatten with the back of a spoon. Add another 2 T of ice cream and the remaining walnuts and flatten again. Add the remaining ice cream and sprinkle with toffee chips and chocolate chips and flatten. Freeze for at least 1 hour.

4. Run a knife around the edges of the muffin cups to remove the cupcakes. Before serving, top with whipped cream and a few toffee bits and chocolate chips.

1 comment:

Heather said...

These pretzels are making me thirsty! Seinfeld sounds like alot of fun! Looks like Deacon needs a little sis?!?!??