Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dump Cake

Are you sitting down? If not please do, because I am about to unleash a power of tastiness that is beyond all. This simple yet complex compilation of ingredients is such an intense explosion once it hits the taste buds your are forced down on to all fours weeping in amazement. I do not jest, this is a serious thing and I am trusting you with it and I trust that you will never tamper with its perfection, it needs not to be tampered with! DO YOU HEAR ME?!?! Also it is so simple that if you cannot do it I suggest you just shut up and try again, and if you don't like it then shut your trap because I know not a soul who disliked it. Are you ready? Hmmm, I'm not so sure you are... Oh you are? ok here goes, brace yourselves for this is so un-Pamlike but my Gram taught me this and I will teach the children I will never have it as well....
Ladies and Gentlemen, Dump Cake

A can of peaches drained
A can of cherry pie filling
a stick of butter MELTED
A pan of the 9x13 measurement SPRAYED MOTHER TRUCKERS
dump(hence the name) the cans of unfortunate produce into the pan, dump the cake mix on to of that, pour the melted butter on top of that
Bake at 375 for 40 minutes
Cool or not, you can burn your mouth its cool
An have a certain mouth orgasm unless you're a miserable tastebudless whore.

I need you to appreciate this because the woman who baked this for my family and I was a beautiful person who deserves all the recognition.

Good day sirs

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Do you do what makes you happy?

I know it's a rather broad question but it's you do what makes you happy? These days everything is planned around money and society, I say eff that in the a then run over it with a bus and spit on it! Life is so damn short and I say live to the fullest you possibly can! I know many people with talk about job, priority, family, obligations, blah blah! I am going to be pretty repetitive because I'm not a dumbass, I know you've heard this before but throw all your inhibitions to wind, grab life by the horns and for christs sake do something you've always wanted to do.
SO what is it you want to do? Paint world class portraits of landscapes or beautiful women? Become a brew master of the finest microbrewery? Sing the only song you know you can kill in front of hundreds of thousands of people? Become a german prostitute who specializes in erogenous zones unknown to man....hmmm.....but you get my point, right? All I am wondering is what would make you the happiest? I suppose I have just been pondering this lately and I am astonished at the ratio of happy versus settled versus miserable. George Harrison thought happiness was a warm gun but personally, if we're speaking in terms of warmth, I'd say it is a warm pair of your favorite pj pants on a rainy spring day, dinner cooking and the aromas filling your home while listening to the best chill music with your legs in the lap of your husband/wife/best friend/ anyone you love reading your favorite book again for the eighth time with a kitty purring next to you:) See all it takes is a simple thought or vision of your warm happy place, it instantly put a smile on my face!
Settle down toots, this isn't just a bunch of hippy mumbogumbo! I am by no means a hippy, they went out in the early seventies, I just happen to be a person who believes in peace:) I made a promise to myself on January 1st, that was to do the most I could to live this year to the fullest, screw money ties and obligation! You must do something everyday that makes you tick! For example, right now I am listening to Johnny Cash while preparing a delicious greek inspired dinner with the sun shining on my back while I type this blog.
It doesn't take much to find a happy place, you just need to be willing to look deep enough inside your soul to find such a place. For the sake of your todays and tomorrows do something to make yourself happy.
Peace and love to you all and I am working on some awesome food stuffs so if you stay tuned keep on keepin on!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hey, it's been a while

Hello all you non-existing blog readers of mine. The last month has been one of triumph and sadness but over all happiness has endured and is coming back full force. Ah but you see this is not a personal life and blah blog so I shall persevere and come back with a food all about blog(typo and it's staying). Shall we talk about food?! I think we shall!
Oh dear have I become a love sick school child over this wonder food...I find myself longing for it at the most inopportune of moments. Oh yes this food of my heart is none other than falafel. Yes my dear foodies and lovers of cuisine I have fallen a victim to this Egyptian ball of beans, but god damn it tickles my fancy! Also having just jumped a bit deeper in the world of healthier/raw eating enjoyment this food is a wonder to have around. And just so you know! Traditionally these babies are deep fried into balls of love and ecstasy but Pam happens to bake them in hopes of making herself less guilty about any raw indiscretions:)
Garbanzo Beans(Chickpeas for those of you who don't like fancy talk like me)+Fava Beans+other awesome awesomeness= Falafel! So I reckon your fine ass may want to know how to make falafel, WELL NOW! I do believe I can hook a brotha up.
I've been playing around with various recipes both traditional and nontraditional and I have discovered that you can't make a great thing much greater so here is what I have discovered to be the bestest of the best!
  • 1 cup dried chickpeas or 16 oz. can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans.
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Place dried chickpeas in a bowl, covering with cold water. Allow to soak overnight. Eff that step if using canned beans.

Drain chickpeas, and place in pan with fresh water, and bring to a boil.

Allow to boil for 5 minutes, then let simmer on low for about an hour.

Drain and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

Combine chickpeas, garlic, onion, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper (to yo satisfaction) in medium bowl. Add flour.

A food processor works wonders, you want a paste texture

Form the mixture into small balls, about the size of a ping pong ball. Slightly flatten.

From here you can bake at 375 for 40 minutes or fried at 350 for 5-7 minutes. KEEP IN MIND more flour may be needed if the paste isn't binding properly.

Now I want you to try this magic patty on salad, with tahini, with hummus, on salad, in a pita with tomatos and lettuce and tahini or any which way you please!!!! Fo realz though its the shizzy.
Hope you thoroughly enjoy these balls of love and until I feel it necessary I bid you good eating!