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everyone! This issue was really a group effort! I'd like
to thank Henriette for inspiring the cooking show piece during our
Andrew's birthday chat and JABB co-founder Audrey for writing it.
I really enjoyed it and hope you all do, too. And cause I was
inspired I wrote a lil something else myself. :-)
"Nobody Knows the Trouble"
hope you enjoy this edition, next time Karen and I write to you it'll
be our annual Halloween issue!! Yay! (Sorry Andrew...)
Food Network is proud to present …
Angel food cake in a whole new light …
With Angels making the cake!
Tonight we have three special guests: Angels from
heaven will be making tonight's dessert.
Today we are making Banana Split Cake in honor of someone I am
very close to. In fact, you could say we are *one and the same*
One and the same?! Oh God. Someone better
tell John to get a restraining order out on Lady JenniAnn!
HEY! I do not obsess in the “real world.” Thank
you very much.
Why are we all bickering? Aren't we supposed to be
That's right. Today we are making Banana Split
But you're supposed to be making ANGEL FOOD CAKE!
You can't just change what you make.
We're angels. It's food and it's cake.
I never did like you.
ANYHOW! Tonight we are making Banana Split
Cake. To start out, there are a few things you will need to get.
Andrew: NO MONICA! There
is NO COFFEE in Banana Split Cake.
I meant to drink, Andrew. I'm not an idiot.
Oh, it looks like Andrew has his hands full tonight.
Just what does that mean?
Anyhow. Getting back to the show. You are
going to need a mixing bowl and a 9 x 14 inch pan. I'll go over
the ingredients as the show progresses. First, mix 2 cups graham
cracker crumbs and 1 stick melted margarine in a box. Pour the
mixture in the 9 x 14 inch pan and chill.
I can do that. But first, let's add some chocolate
TESS! NO chocolate!
But chocolate makes *everything* better.
Maybe next time. This time, we do it my way.
Demanding isn't he?
Yeah, who died and made him God?
Can I just make the cake?! ::Looks to camera and smiles a
fake smile:: Next we beat 1 package of powered sugar – and
remember to sift it first or it won't turn out quite as tasty – 2 8 oz.
packages of cream cheese, and 1 tsp. vanilla.
Oh, vanilla goes great in cappuccinos.
Andrew: After beating the
mixture, spread it over the crumb
But it isn't chilled yet.
That's OK. It'll be fine. Besides, I already
have one chilled and ready to go.
But the people at home don't.
Don't worry about the people at home. They are just
taking notes and will make the dish later.
What?! They have to make their own plates too!?
Who invited her?
Next place banana slices and crushed pineapple on top of
the creamy mixture in the pan.
When did we slice the bananas?
And who crushed the pineapple?
Andrew: I did before the
show. ::To camera:: Before hand,
it is a good idea to slice 4 to 5 bananas in preparation. The
crushed pineapples came from 1 20 oz. can, which can be purchased at
your local grocery store.
Tess: Oh, now you tell
::Rolls eyes:: Next spread cool whip topping over the fruit
then sprinkle with chopped pecans and maraschino cherries.
That does sound pretty good. I wonder if that is a
Starbucks flavor yet?
Moving on. Refrigerate the cake. In four
hours you should have a cake that everyone will enjoy. I took the
liberty to make one earlier so you can see the finished result.
Andrew is about to display his pride. Let's see how it
Hey! Where did these French fries come from?!
More Fun with "Heart of the
so we have no idea when John's next movie will go into wide
release but we hope it will. It always pays to be prepared so
here's my (Jenni's) to-do list regarding John's first post-TBAA movie:
Watch "Last Temptation of Christ" since movie is what spurs
action in "Heart." Laugh at the insanity of David Bowie as Pilate.
Watch "Labyrinth" just to show are no hard feeling towards
David Bowie for letting extras crucify Willem Dafoe. Decide David
Bowie is awesome.
Find boyfriend, will be needed to redeem the male population
after prolonged exposure to Eric Manion.
Replace everyone's drool buckets with foam "Eric you
ignorant... mutt" bricks to be launched at movie screen at appropriate
times. (Yes I've been watching old SNL clips, why do you ask?)
Apologize to my dog and mutts the world over for comparing
them to Manion.
See movie. Cringe a lot.
Rant at boyfriend about sins of the male population during
post film dinner. Debate becoming radical feminist.
Find relationship counselor. Apologize profusely to
boyfriend who is looking a bit shell-shocked.
Find the home of the real life inspiration for Manion.
TP it. Nice bonding activity with boyfriend.
Two weeks later: Force self to watch excessive amounts of
TBAA, "Campus Man", and, yes, even those Christmas movies.
Replace drool buckets.
Wait for next movie. Conclude John Dye is great actor
considering am in love with one character and utterly despise
other. Shhh... Don't tell boyfriend about former...