Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Indiana Jones M & Ms

Now I know a few of you out there are as excited as I am about a little movie coming out tonight/tomorrow. So maybe when you saw the Indiana Jones M&Ms at the grocery store, instead of saying, "My god! Will this end!" you said, "Good lord, I must buy them!"

So if you did, and you're stuck with bags of peanut M&Ms with skulls, fedoras, and Mayan temples printed on them, you could do as we did and bake up some peanut M&M cookie bars, now officially Indiana Jones M&M cookie bars, AKA the cookie bars that B ate all of yesterday before the damn movie even came out. They're a little on the sweet side, though that's mostly from the candy goodness of the M&Ms. I don't know how they'd work with the other Indy tie-in M&Ms, which are mint. I'm a huge mint-chocolate fan and had actually looked for those because I wanted to use them in straight up brownies, but couldn't find 'em.

Peanut M&M Cookie Bars
from Genesis of a Cook and Fresh from the Oven.

2 3/4 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup butter, melted
2 1/4 cup brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups Peanut M&M's

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.

3. In another bowl, combine the melted butter and brown sugar together, stirring until evenly distributed. Allow to cool slightly. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well each egg. Mix in vanilla. Stir in flour mixture. Once combined, add Peanut M&M's. Spread into a 13" x 9" baking pan or 10" x 15" jelly roll pan.

4. Bake for 24-27 minutes. Try not to oven bake or they will be dry. Once done, remove from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting.

I took them out at 24 minutes because I like my desserts gooey and undercooked, and at the 24 minute mark in my oven, they definitely were.

Woo-hoo! Food porn!

As regards the Jam album problem-- the link still isn't working and my HD still hasn't been unpacked (nor has anything else, ack!), so I will try to get it up as well as resume normal posting by the end of this weekend. Thanks again for your patience.

And have fun at the movies!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

Blow in the Wind

We here at sayNA are huge fans of punkrock supergroup cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, and if you're not, then you're probably a Communiss.

Since it's the week of finals for quite a few students (last night we had the, to put it douche-ly, NPR-profiled Primal Scream, where everyone either goes outside or sticks their head out the window and screams, so that it sounds like the zombies have finally come, and pisses a lot of people off) or it just might be the start of a generally shitty week for anyone, I thought I'd post something that young and old alike can have some fun with.

A tribute mostly to the poppier, more bubblegum side of the '60s, Me First & the Gimme Gimmes' Blow in the Wind is a karaoke masterpiece, surprisingly the finest and punkest record they've released [allmusic].
Good luck with the upcoming week, no matter what you're doing, and enjoy! As usual, keep your ear open for the intros to the songs.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hellboy numero dos motherfucker

I have seriously neglected posting about one of my top movies of the summer, and that is the upcoming Hellboy sequel! I was sitting in one of my writing classes, and one of those exquisitely cute girls who is in sororities and actually is named after a princess and actually does have a high-pitched voice and actually does dress like she's on one of those shows and says things like, "Oh my god, I have been so busy with this project," and when the person she's talking to politely says, "Oh yeah? What were you working on?" she says, "I don't really want to talk about it"--

Uh, then why'd you bring it up, sweetheart?

--anyway, says she: "I saw The Orphanage. You know, produced by the guy who did [giggle-giggle] Hellboy? I didn't see it, but, like- did he need the money?"

Maaan, if I brought my Good Samaritan to class with me, I would have bopped her on the head.

So- fantastically excited about this film, and so glad they got the whole cast (Yes! Jeffrey Tambor!) to come back. (Except Myers! I loved him, goshdarnit!) You know it's a good cast when they come back and do the animated interregnum releases, one of which I am watching right now while eating me oatmeal and not studying. You've probably seen the trailer, but if you need some eye candy to get yer morning started off, here we go. Oh Guillermo! What are we going to do with you?

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

invisible guitar?

No. I didn't just make that joke.

Or maybe he got a splinter? Stabbed himself on Tim's jacket? On his hair? Cos if he did. I'll nurse him back to health. Jus sayin.

Okay you crazy kids. Finals have rolled around, so I'll probably be dropping off the radar for a few days. [Edit: Posts coming in the next week are pre-scheduled, but I'll be back in real time soon.] By the time I get back, I will probably have gotten over Lars. So enjoy it while it lasts. Because as Ken pointed out, I have yet to post gratuitous Paul Weller pics and Jam tracks.

And make sure to check out Ken's punk rock crushes! Or else. Oh yeah, and in a completely different direction, if you're thinking about listening to Mrs Ryan Reynolds singing, don't. But do go see what Big Rock Candy Mountain has to say about that.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

New (legit) Dark Knight Trailer!

I'm expecting a lot from this movie, and I have a feeling I'm not going to be disappointed. (Except for Maggie. Though Manhola Dargis conveniently neglects Gyllenhaal's character in her essay about the lack of female roles this summer. Cos I guess female political figures aren't "real women." Cos, you know. Then she wouldn't have anything to write about. Also doesn't mention Karen Allen, instead implying that all we're getting this summer are "irrelevant" female characters, " decorative blondes and brunettes smiling and simpering at the edge of the frame." I guess characters like this are irrelevant and simpering.) Anyway, check out the screengrab's section of the trailer (or look reeaaal close at it up there) and get superpysched about believing in Harvey Dent.

Friday, May 02, 2008

New Indy Trailer

Set to be played with Iron Man, opening today. Has more plot, more screams, more laughs, and fewer clips from the other movies. Since this is a mainly-music blog, I should mention that I don't think there is any new music featured, which is usually the case. I'm hearing the Ark theme and the Raiders March. But that's enough to get me all hot and bothered. Check it out.
Reader Q: Raiders of the Lost Ark or Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark? Go!

Punk Rock Crushes

Friday night sleepover style! It's not like you didn't see it coming. . . PS: DON'T FORGET to share your punk rock straight/man/lezzie crushes. Do itttt.

B's Picks: B decides to shock y'all with some unorthodox choices.

1. The Clash. The whole thing.

2. Mike Ness.

  • Social Distortion ~ 1945 (Poshboy) [Mainliner]
3. Lars. Except during his strange clown/jumpsuit phase. You know what I'm talking about.

C's Picks: Caitlin goes for variety.
1. mike ness and joe strummer tied

2. mike ness and joe strummer tied

3. mike ness and joe strummer tied

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