Here is the delicious recipe for the bisquits Lafayette is making and that Tommy and Maxine Fortenberry orders
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
* 2 tablespoons butter, cold
* 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening, cold
* 1 cup milk
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Add 1 tablespoon of the cold butter and the cold shortening and work it into the dry ingredients, using your hands, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the milk. The dough will be sticky. Dust your work surface with some flour. Turn the dough onto the floured surface. Gently fold each side toward the center. Pick up the dough and dust the work surface with additional flour. Return the dough to the floured surface and fold each side towards the center again. Turn the dough over and press it out to 1-inch thickness. Cut the biscuits, straight down, do not twist the cutter, with a 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter. Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter and add to a 10-inch round cake pan. Place the biscuits in the pan, turning once (to coat both sides with butter), about 1/4-inch apart. Let the biscuits rest for 15 minutes before baking. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Here is the delicious recipe for the bisquits Lafayette is making and that Tommy and Maxine Fortenberry orders
Oh and I am very happy again to report that the wonderful Meredith Woerner has agreed to return this season to Talk Blood Radio - hold on to your hat this recap is HILARIOUS !
True Blood is back! The first episode of the season started with a bang that rocketed us all to Faerieville. But don't worry, it had us back in time to be sexually assaulted by Eric.
Now, let's break down this episode the best way possible. With the True Blood Pro/Con list.
Pro: Sookie is in faerie land with her protector or Faerie Godmother, and old Sooks has an earful for her. "If your job is to look after me, can I just say you suck?" Yes. Yes you can, Sookie. Not that we would expect anything less from you. Enter a new realm and immediately become a total dickhead and insult this new magical band of people right off the bat. But she is 100% right here. Claudine is the worst Faerie Godmother in the history of Faerie Godmothers. Where was Claudine with the lecture about preventative measure one can take to protect themselves from vampire dirt sex UTIs? Nowhere, that's where.
Charlaine Harris writes on her blog about attending the True Blood premier and party last week in LA
As you know, bffPaula and I went out to Los Angeles last week to attend the premiere of "True Blood" Season Four. (Oddly, we stayed at the Four Seasons.)
Before the big night, we had a great dinner with writer Kam Miller and an equally fun breakfast with our very own web maven, Dawn Fratini. I also had a couple of business meetings with my west coast agents and another company. By the afternoon of the premiere, we were getting our hair and makeup done by the amazing Shellena Gonzalez. She did us proud. I had finally found the right outfit, and of course Paula always looks good.
Attending with me this year were my agent, Joshua Bilmes, and Del Howison, proprietor of Dark Delicacies in Burbank, the only horror bookstore in America. (I've signed at Dark Delicacies before.)
Last night Lafayette said to Sookie " I'm gonna get my hug in before my gumbo burn." This is what he had cooking:
Lafayette's Louisiana Gumbo
2 lbs breakfast sausage (Hot)
3 lbs shrimp (peeled and deveined)
1 lb craw fish tail (peeled)
1 lb okra
8 ounces clam juice
4 bell peppers
2 chili peppers (Cayenne)
3 tablespoons ground sage
3 tablespoons chicken boulien
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon gumbo file
1/2 cup flour
DirectionsIn a large (I mean large) stockpot boil chicken (completely covered by 2 inches of water), chopped okra, sage, bouillon, oregano, black pepper until chicken is done. Remove chicken and set aside to cool, leave the stock in the pot. When cool debone the chicken and shred the meat. Set aside for now.
Crumble sausage and fry in a skillet. Remove sausage and set aside. Reserve 1/2 cup of the drippings. Add flour and make a very dark roux (dark brown). Add the sausage and roux to the chicken broth and let simmer 10 minutes.
Chop bell peppers and cayennes at this time. Add to pot and let simmer 10 minutes.
Add shrimp, clam juice, crawfish tails to the pot and let simmer 15 minutes.
Add the chicken and gumbo file to the pot and bring to a boil.
I like to let this gumbo rest for a few hours and then reheat it before serving. Serve over rice with crackers and Louisiana hot sauce.
This gumbo only gets better the next day. It freezes well to make a quick simple meal anytime.
***This recipe is from the REAL food stylist of True Blood here
The interminable wait is over and the lovable scamps of Bon Temps are back. After a third season full of werewolves, Nazis, and the fabulous Vampire King of Mississippi, True Blood is ready to hit us with the good stuff. Witches! A self-empowered Sookie! Bill and Eric making nice with humans! Hoyt and Jessica, shacking up! Tara's a lesbian named Toni, from Atlanta? A-Ball, you have our interest. Let's do this.
Don't Eat the Light Fruit
In Fairyland, where Sookie popped to in the season finale, every hour is magic hour and everyone's always happy and eating big, glowy peaches that look like they came from Ikea. It’s full of familiar faces. Look, there's Barry, the telepathic bellboy, accompanied by his fairy godfather, who appears to be wearing a macramé blouse. Who’s that, taking a big bite out of a light fruit? It's Sooks's twenty-years-gone Grandaddy — a pleasant surprise.
Again-- I am thrilled that the amazing Andy and Brian will be co hosting Talk Blood with me again this year !
Ah, True Blood. Though we’ve been apart for a while, when you sink your teeth into my smooth, swan-like neck it’s almost like you were never gone.
Andy and I are working on our full Blood Work! video recap of the premiere ep – which promises lots of fun surprises! – but in the meantime let’s chew on some of last night’s big moments, shall we?
- Queen Mab, harder and more often. Seriously, PLEASE let this woman be back every week – her performance was everything that television has been missing since they canceled The Charmings.
- Tara is taking a swim in Lake Lesbian, and I LOVE IT. I do miss her short hair, though.
- Mama Maxine and Li’l Mickens? How the heck did that one happen?
- Sam‘s My Little Pony dinner club? HILARIOUS.
- Marnie may be the first supervillain in history to be introduced on a bean-bag chair.
- Poor Peepaw Earl - we hardly knew ye!
Critic Mark Blankenship has been writing about True Blood for quite some time, and in honor of the show's return, we've invited him to share his first Sucker Punch recap of the season here at Monkey See. You can find more of Mark's writing (including past Sucker Punches) already archived. Please be advised that this is an episode recap. That means that it will talk about what happened on the show, so "contains spoilers" should be obvious.
Welcome to Sucker Punch, the only blog post that finds the gaudiest moments on an episode of True Blood.
Before we dive into the Season 4 premiere, let me welcome the first-time readers of Sucker Punch, which is partly a recap of each episode and partly a hunt for the most outre moments in the series.
Moyer landed his delicious "True Blood" gig thanks to being unceremoniously dumped from another L.A. pilot he was hired on but never got to shoot. "We did the table read, and I'd been offered the part, and me and a bunch of other actors from that show got let go at the table read. It was incredibly depressing," confesses Moyer, who flew back to his London home defeated and vowed not return to pilot season, at least for that year. The casting directors of that pilot, however, had something else in mind.
Something wicked this way comes with the fourth season of “True Blood,” which premiered on HBO last night. In the season opener, she ventured from Bon Temps to meet her, um, fairy godmother, and it looks like she may be pursuing a romance with Eric, according to costar Stephen Moyer. (Watch a preview above.)
But an equally intriguing storyline has Lafayette flirting with his witch-like characteristics. Season 4, based loosely on Charlaine Harris’ soapy novel “Dead to the World,” brings more witches into the mix, and Sunday's premiere had Lafayette being persuaded by hunky boyfriend Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) to join a coven.
The Cheat Sheet: 'True Blood' Season 4
“I’d say the witches certainly pose the greatest threat to the vampires that we’ve seen yet,” executive producer Alexander Woo told the Hollywood Reporter.
Sookie returns from the fairy realm and learns life has moved on without her
Like America in every global disaster movie, Sookie was apparently the only one smart enough to figure out that the near-orgasmic “light fruit” being served in the fairy plane was a trap. She tried to warn Barry the Bellboy from season 2, another recent arrival, but he bit into the forbidden fruit before she could stop him. I hope he will be very happy with his fairy godmother Lloyd. I know I would be.
It sucks to be a Stackhouse right about nowNote: Because the July 3 episode of True Blood is available to HBO GO subscribers now, we are publishing our recap of the episode early.
This is the episode fans of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels -- and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) acting human in True Blood's second season -- have been waiting for: amnesia has struck. But before we start fantasizing that Alan Ball will incorporate a certain shower scene from Harris' Dead to the World into his tale (or was Eric walking in on Sookie post-shower in the season premiere the only homage we'll get?), let's analyze the reality of our situation.
Read on at EW here
As evidenced by True Blood's season 4 premiere Sunday night, a lot has changed since fans last saw Sookie Stackhouse and the residents of Bon Temps.
Sookie begins the episode in a glowing Eden-like fairyland that exists on an alternate plane and its own timeframe. There she meets her fairy godmother, Claudine – and runs into her grandfather, whom she hasn't seen in 20 years (though he thought it was only the day before). The idyllic scene quickly turns sinister when an evil fairy chases Sookie, who narrowly escapes back into her own,
What the hell does AIK stand for ??
AIK.- we know from Portia that "Turns out their address is a PO box in the Caribbean." and "Phone number is
an answering service."
So please tell me what that stands for ........
Could it be ? Probably ...
[Poke -Poke!] Alexander Skarsgard
AIK, Swedish pronunciation: [ˈɑː.i.ˈkɔː] an abbreviation for Allmänna Idrottsklubben, (literally "The General Sports Club" or "The Public Sports Club") is a Swedish football club based at Råsunda stadium in Solna, a municipality in Stockholm County bordering to Stockholm City Centre. The club was formed in 1891 in central Stockholm and the football department was formed in 1896.
League champions in 2009, AIK are currently third in the all-time Allsvenskan table. AIK hold the record for being the Swedish club with most seasons in the top flight. The club qualified for the 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League group stage. The club is affiliated to the Stockholms Fotbollförbund.
Did you miss something ? " lumiere, Decapitating Barbie dolls what the hell kind of baby does that, have proof, scientific. People are far dumber than they realize."
She tweeted her responses as she watched the premier last night to her publisher Penguin USA.
It only seems right to start our coverage of Season 4 with her comments.
Thanks to everyone who followed along with us and Charlaine Harris tonight during the #TrueBlood premiere. Hope you enjoyed!
I hope you all had as much fun watching Ep 1 & 2 last night as I did ! What great fun - I have to say it felt a little like Season 1 with the excitement and hope of a great season.
We are gearing up for next Sunday night on Talk Blood and I look forward to hearing from you all ...