Monday, May 15, 2006

Fast food and Tom Crusie, who could resist?

Morning, I had fast food on saturday night-after I came back from watching Mission Impossible 3 with the little Goth Kid. I shit you not, as much as Tom Crusie is and out and out loon, the film is bloody excellent, mind-numbing entertainment at its very best with some amazing stunts that will make you slide in your chair and if you're a bit fearful of heights, like me, will make you actually squirm. Phillip Seymore Hoffman is a bad guy par excellence, what a total heartless lunatic, perfect foil. If you want and hour and a half of adrenalin soaked fun, go see it.
It does exactly what it says on the box.
Anyway, the fast food.
You will need a large glass bowl.
Tray of feta cheese. about twenty cubes.
Two green peppers, one red.
Tin of pipless black olives.
Three good sized spring onions or red onions.
Four/five ripe tomatos
Two lemons.
Black pepper
Three cloves of garlic.
Olive oil

Okay. Dressing first:
Pour 4 large table spoons of olive oil into a cup or glass, add the juice of two lemons, (it will look like frog spawn in the glass, don't worry) Add a tea spoon of sugar, a good pinch of freshly ground black pepper and two to three good pinches of cumin.
Now the main:
Slice up your peppers and lightly fry them with the garlic. Don't brown them, just soften.
Slice and dice up tomato into small pieces, slice and dice up onions, drain and then add the black olives and mix with gusto in the bowl. Add feta cheese, toss.
Get spoon and stir dressing until well mixed, pour over salad. Wrap cling film over the top and leave it in the fridge for ten minutes while you make a quick pesto.
Get crunchy bread from press, tear into chunks, put in bowl.
Hand full of sun dried tomatos, small tea spoon of basil, 2 table spoons of olive oil, clove of garlic, throw into bowl and blend quickly with hand held blender. Hey presto, pesto!
Remove salad, Open bottle of chilled white wine, kiss Paramour- who had just returned sweaty and victorious from football- remove salad from fridge, sit down and scoff the lot.
See, fast food, fatmammycat style.

UPDATE: more news of the Duke Lacrosse rape scandal.
A Duke University lacrosse team captain became the third player indicted in the rape scandal Monday and the first to speak out, blasting the charges against him as "fantastic lies."

"I look forward to watching them unravel in the weeks to come," said David Evans, a just-graduated 23-year-old economics major from Bethesda, Md., who was one of four team captains.

At a news conference, Evans was backed by other players and his mother, Rae Evans, a Washington lobbyist who is the chairwoman of the Ladies Professional Golf Association board of directors.

The charges followed a March 13 party at an off-campus house, where a 27-year-old black student at nearby North Carolina Central University told police she was raped and beaten by three white men after she and another woman were hired as strippers.

Evans also proclaimed the innocence of sophomores Reade Seligmann, 20, of Essex Fells, N.J., and Collin Finnerty, 19, of Garden City, N.Y., who were indicted last month on the same charges.

District Attorney Mike Nifong said he did not expect any more indictments in the case, saying the three players facing charges were the only ones implicated by the evidence.

Defense attorneys have insisted all the players are innocent, citing DNA tests they say found no match between any of the team's white players and the accuser.

Evans' attorney, Joseph Cheshire, said the accuser identified Evans with "90 percent certainty" during a photo lineup. Cheshire said the accuser told police she would be 100 percent sure if Evans had a mustache something he said his client has never had.

Evans turned himself in after the news conference. Cheshire said he expected his client to be released later Monday.

Evans, who lived at the house where the party was held, was indicted on charges of first-degree forcible rape, sexual offense and kidnapping. In the past, he had been cited for a noise ordinance violation and alcohol possession.

He said that he and his roommates helped police find evidence at the house, and that he gave investigators access to his e-mail and instant messenger accounts. He said that his offer to take a lie-detector test was rejected by authorities, and that he later took one on his own and passed.


Blogger CW said...

Sounds nice - although a bit of cucumber thrown in and a sprinkliong of chopped mint on top wouldn't go amiss.

11:26 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Hello and welcome. Cucumber tastes like clay after a dog with kidney problems has wee-ed on it, so no I wouldn't add that. We had this discussion here before about foods, and someone said the world is divided up between people who don't mind the taste of cucumber and people who hate it with a passion, I fall into the latter group. I might go with a hint of mint though, ta very much.

11:35 a.m.  
Blogger finn said...

reminds me that it's time for breakfast...

just a thought: maybe tom cruise is only real when he's acting. othertimes he's a herky-jerky puppetman controlled by opposing electrical impulses.

2:50 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I totally agree miss Finn, when he's not being Tom Cruise he is perfectable acceptable, even a little bit charming, but when he's being himself I keep hearing ACDC 'Run for the Hills' in my head.

3:25 p.m.  
Blogger finn said...

i hear the iron maiden version. :) in my head _i_ hear mr. shortpants whenever i give jack a gravy-basted milkbone.

we watched Zoolander for the eighty-billionth time this weekend. like Old School, it doesn't presume to be anything it isn't, which is in part why it's so good. a little hansel doesn't hurt, either.

though they be late kudos,, your 20K run was most impressive & inspiring! did you get your breathing ishooz all sorted out?

5:41 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Nope, still wheezing and ouching at the 3/4 K mark, after that plain sailing, well that's a big fat lie right there, at about fifteen K we walked a bit, but that was his suggestion, although I admit I didn't say no, but then we had climbed a sodding great bg hill and coming back down as murder on the back of our legs. I tell ya Finn, I really felt it the next day and the day after that too!

6:00 p.m.  
Blogger finn said...

you felt your muscles super-compensating and getting stronger -- that's what that post-run lactic buildup really was, no question.

paula radcliffe swears by ice baths as a way of warding off soreness & inflammation. me, i plop in the cold stream, and when the fish start nibbling at me i know it's time to get out.

6:12 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

That would also explain the agony of my arms and chest this weekend. I've changed my routine in the gym and am now doing lower reps but much higher weights. Had a super intense workout in the gym on Friday with the free weights and on Saturday it hurt for me to straighten my arms fully. The paramour was laughing at the state of me as I 'flippered' about the place. Oh the price we pay for being over thirty and wanting to look good.

6:47 p.m.  
Blogger Binty McShae said...

Had a couple of hours to kill on Sunday so I, too, went to see Mission Impossible... I was pleasantly suprised. Far, far better than the tedious drivel of Poseidon, which I had the misfortune to be dragged along to on Saturday.

1:29 a.m.  
Blogger Face said...

FMC, I hear you like cats. Have a look at this video, with the sound on, it makes me piss my pants laughing. The morose little chap at the end is the best.

oh, and this one if you havn't seen it already.

2:18 a.m.  
Anonymous Muff Diver said...

Jaysus girl what has become of you?
Twenty is so ashamed! I'm sure.
I'm still alive.
Nice to see you've embraced your blog.
Where be the johnny5?
The world has changed so much!

4:23 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I know Binty, shocking isn't it to be so entertained?
Face- ta, I will have a gander now in a minute.
Muffy-glad to hear it! Twenty was just bitching the other day about the lack of oldies. J5 is back, he was wandering the world for a while, getting cheap thrills with the ladyboys and eating things he didn't like the look of, still as delightfully bitter as ever. When are you back to this side of the world?

9:03 a.m.  
Blogger The MacBean Gene said...

It's nice to see something here besides a rude comment from Bane.
Northernsole must be a Brit, they're the only ones in the world who like cucumbers.
Duke U. is about a two hour drive from here. The underlying problems with this whole mess are the deep "old south" (read racist)mentality of many of the residents of Durham NC and the white elitism of the Duke juxtaposed against the traditionally black NCS attended by the alledged victim.
And the movie may be good but that Cruise guy is a real wanker (I learned that word from Binty).

11:25 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Afternoon Macbean, yes isn't it.
I have been following the Duke case form the very first report and as I said many many post ago, the whole situation is a mess and has been hijacked by opposing forces. I am keeping a very open mind on the whole case, but the grounds for trial look increasingly shaky.
Cruise- loopy as a loon, but Mision Impossible 3, most entertaining, go figure. I just saw a clip of his stiff arm Stingray dancing on the Ellen show, my toes are still curling in gruesome cringing mortification.

12:26 p.m.  
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