Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Posting

GR&DF we are once again looking at two days off!! WooHoo!! Not many plans at the moment so I can hope for a quiet and relaxing weekend. No laundry - I did 4 loads last night - no house cleaning - did that a little bit each night so all that really needs doing is running the vacuum tonight. No kitchen duties - that's what there are places to go to that bring you food and then clean up the mess - or I can have food delivered - either way the shackles to the stove are broken. Looks like there will be some serious numb butt! Even the who-hounds do not need a "doggie day spa" as we got the nails clipped and baths earlier in the week. I love it when everything points to me being in sweats and just collapsing into a lump.

Last night I mentioned the laundry - well while that was going on I had time to full fill a request from Rico to make something for him to take into work today - so I made a cake for him to take in - a delicious Pineapple upside down cake.

Here is a snap with the melted butter, brown sugar layered with pineapple slices and cherries ready for the cake batter...... which turns into ......


Golden brown deliciousness. It is such an easy cake and I hope they enjoy it at Rico's work!! That cake is on one of my turkey platters - and it still looks a little crowded.

CAKE UPDATE - at 8:07am PST - Rico called to let me know the cake is completely gone!! I guess I did good!!

I wanted to thank Evelyn for the suggestion of seeing the remake of "Out of the Past' - "Against All Odds" - I am always open to see something new.... and... dear Catherine if you ever get out here to SF just let me know and of course we can show you around. I love taking out of town folks around and showing off the city. There are so many things to see you could never see everything - but hitting some of the high lights is always fun.

The flicker last night was "Cross of Iron" - 1977 - starring James Coburn, Maximilian Schell and James Mason. A really early and super violent (for the time) film by Sam Peckinpah. The basic story is about the German lines at the Russian front during 1943 and the interaction between the soldiers and the commanding officers - a great anti war and the anti hero film - which at times is hard to follow the very scattered story line. Watching the film and remembering when it was made it is a really incredible piece of work. If you like Peckinpah or "real" feeling war movies I would suggest trying to see this one.

One of my favorite shows and a real guilty pleasure of mine is "Family Guy" - I totally enjoy the show. In one episode Peter got very obsessed with a song and it kept popping up throughout the evening. So I think I will post a clip/ad of it....



I have seen this episode many, many times and it still makes me just laugh out loud!!

There you go sports fans - thank you again for stopping by. Have a great weekend!!

Take care,
edgar

21 comments:

Sharlotte said...

ahhh... pineapple upside down! I think you did real good! I'm iealous that you got your housework done! Wanna come visit me this weekend? I need some stuff done!LOL. Have a geat weekend and watch out for the SF Witch! LOL!

Margaret said...

The pineapple upside down cake looks delicious! Perfect too! My son loves Family Guy. I'll listen to it while it's on and stitch away. lol!

Missy Ann said...

I knew there was a reason I loved you. You're as twisted as I am! That is one of my favorite episodes of FG.

"Brian!!! Don't do it!!!!" *snort*

Berit said...

Oh, that was Great; I needed that! I haven't really watched FG since before College (It had gone off, and then came back, as you know I'm sure)

I'm in a similar state with my housework, having kept on it all week. But...the stash needs to be organized! And some other things...I actually *like* sorting my books and things. Wonder if I'll do that or stitch! :D

That cake looks awesome! I remember your frustration from last time over too-much-batter-not-enough-pan! I bet Rico's co-workers are jealous that he gets to live in the lap of such delicious luxury--watch out or they'll have you chained back to that stove cooking up the friday coffee every week! :D

Nancy said...

You make the most delicious looking yummies! Have a fantastic weekend Edgar!

Anonymous said...

That looks yummy! It brought back memories for me. My husband's great grandmother used to make her pineapple upside down cake. She was well into her nineties by the time I met her but still made this cake occasionally! Thanks! Nancy in NY

Natasha said...

What a yummy cake!! OMG! I love Family Guy. One of favorite shows also :) I like the one with stewies first soda LOL that show cracks me up..

Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy all the glorious warm weather we will have :)

Beth said...

Oh my gosh, hubby and I love Family Guy, we even set it up on TIVO as a season pass! LOL We always love the one where Brian asks Stewie how he says "ruin" makes us laugh every time.

Kay said...

Your cake looks fantastic. Enjoy your weekend of freedom from housework & cooking! Those kinds of weekends are always the best. I'm hoping it will get warm enough here in Wisconsin to maybe stitch outside.

Catherine said...

Ooohhh..that cake has me drooling!! I am never caught up with housework - probably because I have a house full of boys! I have decided that piles of laundry and dust bunnies give my home character!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Myriam said...

My husband, my sons and me , we love Family Guy!
And your cake............hum!!!! Miam!!

trillium said...

James Coburn was a good actor. I enjoy his films.

Kathryn said...

Oh, My, God. That song is PERFECT. Really, really LOL. And the pineapple upside down cake is gorgeous. Nom, nom, nom! I've made it once (and it was delicious), but it is just too much for only the two of us.

Pat Matejcek said...

Hi Edgar
That pineapple upside down cake looks yummie!!! Have a great weekend. Pat

Vonna said...

Doggone it! but that cake looks seriously DELICIOUS!

DonnaTN said...

I can't blame the people at Rico's work for snarfing down that cake! It looks fabulous! Sounds like you have a relaxing weekend ahead. It will be fun to see what you had to eat come Monday!

Alison said...

Oh Edgar...that Family Guy clip cracked me up! Thanks for brightening my rainy Sydney Saturday morning. :)

Lisa said...

OMG...you're not singing "bird is the word" too????? Ugh, between DH and my 2 sons, that song drives me crazy :) They tend to use it to joke around with me..."Mom", they yell, "did you hear?" and then when I ask "what?" they break into the song. silly me, I fall for it all the time.
Oh, well...take care!

Kathy A. said...

Oh my - that pineapple upside down cake looks to die for!!! I wish you could send a little through the mail!! It must have indeed been a hit if all you got back was an empty dish!
Enjoy your domestic free weekend!

Bronny said...

oooooo that looks so good...mmmm might have to go investigate a recipe for that...I wonder if my family would be interested in eating it...lol
And thanks for the inspiration - I went to my local market with my camera and took photos for my blog - the stall holders thought I was crazy!
As always, I enjoy reading your blog.

Brigitte said...

FG is absolutely awesome. And this episode is just a hoot. I could watch it all over again.
Great cake, and so fast to make. The perfect cake for someone who doesn't like baking, lol, which means perfect for me.