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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving .....where's the cake?


Monica's Burnt Sugar Cake


“Ok, here's the Thanksgiving menu so far: apple pie, pumpkin pie, blueberry tart, and ice-cream roll. What am I missing?... Cake. We need cake.”  Grace Adler, Will & Grace

Somewhere in blogland, I read that one blogger channels Lucy & Ethel. (Pioneer Woman, I think?)  This is how well I set priorities; ever since, I've been devoting more brain power than I care to admit to wondering who in TV land I channel so that I can report it to all of you in blogland. 

I wish I channeled Lucy & Ethel.  I would love to be so ditzy and adorable.  Except me-Lucy & Ethel would be spending every show plotting ways to kill all Ricky Ricardo male chauvinist pig-types who cross our paths (which is a lot, if you recall); not cramming our faces with chocolate at the candy factory or stalking innocent washing machine repairmen in our Sherlock Holmes get-ups just to get them to come to our apartments to fix our washing machines first. 

My friends would say I channel Phoebe from Friends but even they--on second thought--know that despite the fact they can totally see me strumming "Smelly Cat" in the coffee shop, I'm just plain bitchier (but only rarely and only at extremely provoked, very understandable moments).

No, I'm Grace.  Slightly bitchy now & then, almost always overwhelmed, overly sensitive, brain-addled Grace Adler--that's me.

And my wonderful parents have underscored that new epiphany by requiring that all I need to provide for Thanksgiving dinner at their house today, is dessert.  And yet I'm still overwhelmed ....sigh.  Oh, not really.  Well slightly .... 

Write back and tell me who YOU channel!  I want to hear!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Don't be overwhelmed!  Don't be bitchy!  Just eat!!

Love you, Grace

PS--The beautiful cake above was baked and photographed and blogged about by the exremely talented Monica over at Lick The Bowl Good. Take a moment to check-out her delicious food blog and her darling pets Autumn (doggie) & August (bunny) at: http://lickthebowlgood.blogspot.com/ 
Thanks Monica for letting me use your pic!

10 comments:

Monica H said...

You're so welcome- I'm glad I could help and I'm flattered that you wanted to use MY cake!

To no one's surprise I cchannel Monica on Friends- a neat freak, completely OCD an baker and a perfectionist. Yup that's me!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Laurie!

xoxo, Monica Laurie :-)

richard said...

I like that Thanksgiving menu (despite the fact that, for us Canucks, you Yanks celebrate it on the wrong day).

I'm not sure who I channel. When I was younger a friend told me I reminded him of Dietrich from Barney Miller

Krystal said...

I love love love love Grace Adler! I think she's great, so if you channel her, I think you're great, too! lol I couldn't even begin to tell you who I channel! haha

I hope that your dessert and Thanksgiving was awesome!

Happy ICLW!

Kristin said...

Great post and what a gorgeous cake!

erik said...

Of course! I should have made a cake for Thanksgiving! Well, maybe I'll make one for Christmas.

Kristin said...

Oooo...loving that cake...might have to check that one out! I am a bit of a Monica from Friends as well! I am organized and a perfectionist. But not quite so serious...I am always happy and love a good belly laugh!! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Aimee @ Ain't Yo Mama's Blog said...

Beautiful cake! I bet it tastes as good as it looks. Might have to check that recipe out!

I'm not sure who I channel, but I love your reference to Grace Adler. She was always one of my favorite female characters! Great show, too. And now it's making me think...God, I hope I don't channel Karen! =)

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! Love the blog.

Laurie said...

Monica: You're welcome, welcome! Thank-you, thank-you! And of course you're Monica!! Duh! (me-duh! ...not you-duh!)

Dietrich-Richard: Thanks for liking the menu even if you're a Canuck and know it would have been better in October!

Krystal: You couldn't be sweeter. Thank-you!

Kristin(1): Thank-you :-)

Erik: Let's compare cake recipes for Christmas! As I said on your blog, I think you were brave to make fudge and it's the trying part that counts. Plus it's *hot* when guys cook!!

Kristin(2): Thanks for stopping by this morning! You sound like Friends-Monica only better!

Laurie said...

Aimee: OMG! I almost forgot about Karen! (Really ......I could totally be a combo) Nooo!!! NO. Of course not! Can't be. You & I are Grace. (Note to self: no martinis today)

Krystal said...

By the way, thanks for the comment on my blog. A "meme" in this sense is basically (I think) the survey itself. It gets posted on various blogs as people copy and paste it to their own, filling in the answers appropriately. It took me awhile to figure it out.

(I have an Aunt Mimi, too!)

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