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Thursday, February 08, 2007

No-Thesis Thursday

I'm having two friends over for dinner tomorrow night and am making a mint-chocolate mousse for dessert. Do you think it would make any difference (besides convenience for me) if I use pre-prepared whipped cream (Cool Whip) as the base instead of whipping the cream myself with a beater?

Radio DJ, on my drive in this morning:
"...And before that, Death Cab For Cutie. Very sad song, and some very deep words, and lyrics. About a really heavy subject, the last day of your life, death."

Two of my students went to the movies last weekend (lucky! I couldn't find anyone to go with me!) and brought me back a mini movie poster for the new Diane Keaton-Mandy Moore flick. ???

Some of you may find this short film series interesting: mr. deity. Others of you will not like it. Some will find it clever (
mentally bright; having sharp or quick intelligence; superficially skillful, witty, or original in character or construction;). You may find it sacriligious (desecrating, profaning, misusing, or stealing something sacred - anything consecrated to the service of God; entitled to veneration or religious respect by association with divinity or divine things; holy), although I'd have to keep defining pieces of definitions in order to get on the same page there (what are the parameters for respect?). Some will find it provocative - in multiple senses of the word. If you choose, I recommend watching #1. I also recommend perusing his FAQ for more perspective.

Happy birthday, composer John Williams and friend Heidi-my-Duncan!


Mrs. Señora Cobbey said...

I think it would taste richer & more gourmet-ish with the real whipped cream. If you don't care about that or you already have it, then just use the fake-y stuff.

Rini said...

'Kay. Well, I took your advice.

First, I had to go buy a new mixer today because, I discovered/remembered last night, I gave mine away a couple years ago. I'm not much for the beating recipes.

I beat up the whipping cream (until it formed "stiff peaks," whatever that means; I just kept going until it looked like Cool Whip).

Also, after visiting two liquor stores last night only to find no one local stocks creme de menthe in smaller than a litre bottles, I bought a pint of Kaluha instead.

So just now I made mocha mousse, wiped up the spattered cream from all over my newly clean kitchen, put it in the freezer, and licked the spatula and bowl.

And, um?


Coolwhip woulda made it a hundred times sweeter, and not nearly as fun. (Although who knows what it'll be like in four ours when it's done setting. And, beaters make more mess that I care for.)

Thanks for the tip.

Mrs. Señora Cobbey said...

I hope it turned out good in the 4 hour wait. I think Kaluha sounds WAY yummier than creme de menthe too.