Recently, my dad and I had a discussion about the TV show MASH. We both really like the show, but my dad doesn't think it very accurately represents what it was like to serve in the army during the Korean War. My dad served in Korea just after the war ended, so he speaks from personal experience. Of course, he isn't a doctor and wasn't assigned to a MASH unit, so you have to take that into account. I asked him what a typical day was like while he was in the army and he told me. In many ways, it was a lot like a normal work day for most people. Get up, eat, do your job, eat, go to bed. Okay, there was occasional artillery involved, but other than that......If they had based the show on those things it probably wouldn't have done very well in the ratings.
How many people can say that their life is interesting enough (without fabrication) to be a movie or television show? Not many, I'd say. Everyone has some funny stories that would make for a good sitcom episode, or took a vacation that would be worthy of a segment on the travel channel. But who could pull in viewers week after week with their daily routine? Not me or anyone in my family!
Okay, then, if you could spend a day as a part of the cast of your favorite movie or television show (as if it were your reality), what would you choose? It can be a comedy or a drama, action/adventure or horror. Even reality shows qualify for this silly question. Myself, I think I would be tempted to hang out with the gang on Scrubs or travel with Anthony Bourdain on No Reservations (as long as I didn't have to eat what he eats!). Leave your choice in my comments, if you'd like. I can't wait to see what others choose!
Most of you are foodies like me, so I have a request from all of you! I'm in search of a spectacular brownie recipe. I've searched Allrecipes and other food sites and blogs, but haven't found quite what I want. I have a great recipe that I normally make, but it produces brownies that are thinner than what I'm looking for. That seems to be the problem with most of the recipes I've tried. It's not a matter of using outdated baking powder/baking soda, since most brownies don't rise much to begin with.
We used to have an ice cream shop/cafe in town that made the worlds best brownies and I'd love to replicate them. They were about an inch to an inch and a half thick and very fudgy and dense, but still moist and chewy. They were not at all cakey. I guess you would call them gourmet brownies. I'd like to be able to make them for summer cook outs. If you've got a recipe that you think fits the bill, please let me know! I don't have a prize to offer you, but I'd be forever grateful!
I'll be back this evening to open the bar. See you then!!