Thursday, January 07, 2010

All is quite on the Northern front

The intruder has disappeared, and blogger hasn't yanked my account for nudity yet. So, life is pretty good.

It's colder than a whore's heart in these parts. It's a mean hard cold. I can hardly describe it. The wind chill is up in the 40 Celsius range and making it hard to even get in and out of your car without turning into a icicle. But the good news is that it will be a balmy 4 degrees by Sunday.

Poor Penny. She can't stay out long enough to have a dump. She has been holding it for two days now. This morning I gave her permission to take a dump on the deck....but she will have no part of me watching her dump. She will occasionally take a whizz out there and come running back in...which is okay, I can just shovel that piss Popsicle off. But a dump..nope, that is a private matter. It would be easier shovelling off a frozen turd than piss Popsicles.

It's Ukrainian Christmas today! My sister in law is Ukrainian and she made a dish I dearly loved at her house at our regular Christmas this year. I'm not a big eater, but I just loved this dish. So, on Ukrainian Christmas Day I will give you the recipe: It's a real big recipe, meant for 30 hungry Ukrainians after they have come off the fields after feeding and sodomizing their livestock. oops ..too much information?

NALYSNYKY - Cheese rolls

12 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tsp. salt
2 cups flour

Beat the eggs. Add milk, water, salt, butter and flour. Keep beating until well mixed.

Always start frying on a hot pan or the pancakes will stick. After the first pancakes, turn heat a bit lower. I never turn my pancakes over, when done just slide the pancake onto the plate. Always grease the pan with a little oil before making a new batch. Don't make them too big.

2 lbs. of cottage cheese
1 egg
Salt/pepper to taste
1/4 cup of whipping cream if cheese seems to dry

Mix it all up, and if it is too dry add some more cream.

Spread on the baked pancakes and roll them up.

Put butter between each layer. Bake 1 1/2 to 2 hours in a slow oven until puffy.

This recipe comes from a Ukrainian Community Cookbook. I love the way they give the information like they are sitting at the table with you.

I changed it up a bit because my SIL said she made the pancakes too big the first time she made them. They are actually crepes with a filling. Gord and I fought for the last one. I won after I put him in a head lock and gave him a nuggy. I'm surprisingly strong when I love what I am eating.

Merry Christmas to all my Ukrainian friends... and to SIL you can now safely take down your tree.


Brenda said...

Happy Ukrainian Christmas. I'm sorry it's so cold up your way but would it make you feel better to know that we're getting an arctic blast down here too?

Sally said...

Merry Christmas to you SIL!! :)

Poor Penny! :(

Sally said...

To YOUR SIL - I'm not drunk, just tired. :)

Anonymous said...

The recipe sounds fabooo! And not a calorie in it, right? LOL! Poor doggie. I know how she feels. I can't poop on the deck with somebody watching me either.

Grandma K said...

The recipe sounds really good!! I'm sorry it is so very cold there. I feel for your dog. We aren't nearly as cold, but for us remaining at freezing or below for over a few hours is really cold. We don't know how to handle it. Simone, my dog, hates to go out in this weather. I have to watch her like a hawk to keep her from her favorite place in the house!! I hope you warm soon!

judemiller1 said...

Poor Penny! I have started a new diet and can't seem to poop either--maybe I need to take a walk outside? We are having the same kind of weather--we seem to get what they call "Alberta Clippers" down here. I know you don't live in Alberta so I won't blame it on you!

The recipe sounds wonderful, but I'm on a low carb diet, so I'd better pass.

Donna said...

LOLOLOLHAhahaaaa....omggggg...the things you say...LOLOLOL...all I can see is those damn farmers coming in from the fields...LOLOLOL....geeeeezzzzz....Hahahaha

Joan said...

Heh...Donna..glad you got it.

Donna said...

Tart!!!LOLOLOL.......Happy Sunday sweetie!!hughugs