Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Bracelet Challenge

Just to shake things up at our June Red Hat meeting, there was a Bracelet Challenge.

How many bracelets can you fit on one arm. Rubber bands and strings don't count. 




Our lowest count was 16 and our highest count was 96.
Great meal and great fun. The winner was given a prize.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Toronto Canada

If you only want to see the pictures 19 pictures, 2 videos < 1 minute long.

My main intent was to be a part of a studio audience.  This is something I've always wanted to do. I watch Cityline here in Birmingham, Alabama on a regular basis. I enjoy the upbeat topics and interaction with the host and guests. I wrote for tickets and was given the date of August 7th. Fortunately, the studio was located 1/2 block from my hotel. Walking distance.

Arriving at the studio at 9:30 a.m. I showed ID (in this case , my passport) and my name was checked off of the list. We were then herded upstairs to a room, shown a video of the dos and don'ts then taken back downstairs and seated by the stage manager.

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Outside in line to get inside. Name on the list and got my ID.

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Between takes while they get ready for the next segment.
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The show was about food. All three chefs had visited different places and came back with their version of the dish they enjoyed most.
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The chefs presenting their various dishes














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My picture with Tracy Moore, host of Cityline. A very nice lady. When I told her I'd come all the way from Birmingham, for her show, she had me wait and she took another picture with me. Today I found out why. But, I'll keep that little diddy on the DL for right now.

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Those LIGHTS! It's hot in there. I was sweating like I was in a sauna.


                                                                Dundas Square
                                                                 
China Town




More skyscrapers than I could count




Royal Hotel. This is where members of the Royal family
reside when in town. The entire top floor is theirs. 
 Museums
 

Hotel Accommodations
Hallway of  Bond Hotel



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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Granny Cake (6 photos)


Granny Cake


Mostly pictures today.


The set up


Ingredients
What to do and when

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Sliding it into the oven



















Sliding it out of the oven when done



















Cooking the sauce that is poured over the cooked cake
The cake was a big hit.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Coffee and Conversation-1

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I decided that I wanted to have some people over for good old conversation. The type devoid of cell phones
and heavy duty political and religious debates.

In preparation for the event I put together a few recipes I'd seen on various internet sites. After all what's coffee without something to chew on?

I put together 3 different desserts.  Coffee Tiramisu, S'mookies, Granny Cake. Along with these three were Alabama Firecrackers and a fruit bowl.

Below is Coffee Tiramisu



I lined an 8 x 8 pan with plastic wrap so that I could easily slice and unmold it.

The first layer is whipped topping.




















Dip each cookie into coffee and lay it across the whipped topping











I had to halve a few cookies to make them fit.


Continue to layer with whipped topping and cookies until you get to the top.




I  shaved chocolate on top, covered the pan and placed it in the freezer so that I could cut it into manageable pieces

Ready to serve






Ta da!


Side bar
I'm liking this slide cutter plastic wrap. So much easier to use.