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  1. Three people? hmmmmm. I would also bring a survivalist. I watch a stream called Survival Lily. I would totes bring her. Ummm, I'll follow your format and pick someone from the books too. Min. All day. She is my WoT crush lol and she could possibly tell me how I'll die, so, win. 3rd? Perrin. Yeah. Hes tough. Me? not so much. lol He could probably help with the whole hunter gatherer thing too. lol
  2. I put the recipe in Gray Ajah cookbook if ya want it
  3. I had to post this here because it was just amazing. I love to bake cheese cake. It's one thing I know will be grand slam when I bake it. Friend of mine had a birthday about a month back and she is not a fan of birthday cake and jokingly said "I'd much rather have cheese cake than cake any day." SO I said *to myself* I'm makin a damn cheesecake! WHooooo!!! Went out and bought said fixins to make said cake not really thinking things through that my new place IS A DAMN OVEN! It's been so hot! I don't want to bake a damn cheesecake in this!! But, I had already bought the stuff so I have to. How can I make this simpler? Mini cheese cake cups! So I started fishin about lookin for different things to do. Now, my batter is pretty lemony to begin with. I like to use a generous amount of lemon zest in it. That's about as much flavoring as I like in a cheese cake. I like cheesecake with toppings instead of an actual flavored cheese cake. I found a cheese cake cup recipe that made things a lot simpler. So, using a cupcake tin and cupcake liners would make travel and serving so much easier and shortened the bake time. First, instead of having to crush graham cracker crumbs and melt butter and mix and press into each paper lined cupcake I just used a vanilla Oreo. Fits perfectly in the bottom of the cups. Time saved in the steadily warming kitchen as the oven comes to temp. lol Then I tried my hand at a lemon curd for the first time. Like, the filling of a lemon meringue pie. It was so good. I just out a dollop of the curd on top of each cheesecake, after they'd cooled. Then I remembered I had some blueberries and raspberries that I was using for my smoothies, so I put two raspberries and two blueberries on top and they looked beautiful. The end product was just so damn tasty! Really one of the best deserts I'd ever made. This is the basic filling recipe. The lemon curd recipe called for 6tbsp lemon juice so I used the zest of one whole lemon. About 1 Tbsp lemon zest in the batter. 16 ounces Cream Cheese, softened 1/2 cup Sugar 2 Eggs 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract Preheat oven to 350 F Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners Place 1 vanilla Oreo in each cup (or other cookie of choice. A Nilla Wafer would probably work great too. So long as it's a round cookie that fits) In a medium sized mixing bowl, with a hand mixer or use a stand mixer, blend the softened cream cheese until soft and creamy. Add eggs one at a time blending them into the batter. Then add the sugar and vanilla and mix on medium speed until smooth. 3-5 minutes. You may think the mix is set to go before three minutes is up but don't stop until you've mixed at least three minutes. Give those eggs a chance to get a little fluffy. Then drop two healthy Tbsps of batter in each cup. I used a cookie scoop to portion the batter Then bake for 18 minutes or until the batter is set. Set aside to cool on a cooling rack. Lemon Curd 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon lemon zest 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 6 tablespoons water 6 egg yolks lightly beaten ½ cup butter cut up Separate the yolks from 6 large eggs and whisk with a fork lightly until combined In a small bowl whisk together the sugar and cornstarch In a medium sauce pan combine the zest, juice and water Add the sugar and cornstarch to the liquid and cook over medium to low heat until bubbling and starting to thicken. It may happen quickly. Remove from heat. Whisk in half of the hot liquid into the egg yolks SLOWLY whisking constantly. Then add the yolk mixture back to the remaining wet ingredients in the sauce pan. Again stirring constantly. Return pan to the heat and cook for another 2 minutes stirring gently throughout. Remove from heat and stir in the cut up butter until it melts and is completely incorporated. Transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Chill for at least an hour. (Curd can last up to two weeks in the fridge). To serve: remove cheesecake cups from tin. It's optional to remove/keep the wrappers on the cheesecakes put a heaping tablespoon of lemon curd on top of each cake. Spread slightly but not to the edge. Place two red raspberries and two blue berries on top. Be fancy AF and dust with icing sugar Be even more FANCY AF and add a mint leaf or two. Stuff the whole thing in your mouth because you;ve given up dignity long ago. Enjoy.
  4. I just baked one of the best things I have ever made. Cheesecake cups. Use a cupcake tin with liners, use a vanilla oreo in the bottom of the cup instead of the traditional graham cracker crust, made a lemon curd for the first time ever and it came out AMAZING to dollop on top of the baked cheese cake cups and, lastly, place two raspberries and two blueberries on top. I thought maybe some icing sugar dusted on top would be nice but decided not to. They were incredible.
  5. I do believe I participated in the Blues. Get to it do it, Recruit!! Moats don't widen themselves!
  6. Sure thing kid. How you been? *kicks feet up on Jame's bunk. Muddy boots and all*
  7. Not sure if this just got weird or if I'm diggin it. . . . .
  8. For any tabletop gamers out there. A number of dice vendors have collections of Pride related color themes. Here's one on Etsy I've seen in the few groups I am in. https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwixhv2d7ZXqAhUJCIgJHRn3A3kYABAHGgJxbg&ohost=www.google.com&cid=CAESQOD2xRMwGGGCoTq-lAExt56MGIyZuWHQfQuQKJ69iXdj-QX3k0QC6zGBpS8TUnyb1Tj0PGJBwJHWQ-JpTDBItMY&sig=AOD64_3mr9NH-hbLZJ9IL3uKGg3GNSao3g&ctype=5&q=&ved=2ahUKEwj_3_Wd7ZXqAhW3lXIEHRqoA8EQ9aACegQIDBBF&adurl= (if the link doesn't work just google Pride Dice Etsy -_-. I can't click the link at work as it's blocked so can't test it myself) If you'd like to investigate yourself as well look for the FB group Goblin Dice Hoard. Plenty of discussions there and links to other providers. Unrelated except by time, I believe I even saw a Kickstarter on there for a set of BLM dice where the proceeds go to civil rites sites.
  9. uhhhh, my forge is currently unavailable as I don't. . . own. . . . one. . . . Miniatures are 1" tall pieces of plastic. lol. Already molded. I don't make the swords. I just paint them. lol
  10. Wasn't an IDEAL week, no. Drama drama drama. Just more adjusting and learning how to make things work constructively and not keep dredging things up. Broken trust taints everything. It's just going to take time. Then, this bein the first Father's Day without my da has been hard as well. "This too, shall pass". How are you all? Manhattans and Old Fashioneds are best cold. Warm bitters are not good. lol
  11. All I need is a Manhattan. Perfect. If you have whiskey stones I'd prefer that over ice. Thanks.
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