Remarque-ableAugust 15, 2006
“At the next war let all the Kaisers, presidents and generals and diplomats go into a big field and fight it out first among themselves. That will satisfy us and keep us at home.” Katczinsky-All Quiet On The Western Front.
So this Sunday was 1930’s best picture, All Quiet on the Western Front. Wow. And stunning. I don’t want to get all preachy and stuff, but this book or, at least, this movie should be required reading/viewing for everyone. And for those putting others in harm’s way, perhaps there should be a written exam. It just majorly applies to what is going on in this world right now. A great, great film. But, for right now, I’m happy that, cinematically for us, the War to End All Wars is Over.
The food was great, too. Grilled bratwurst (Johnsonville Beer n’ Brats variety.) Potato salad w/ dill from Dominicks. And….
Easy Cole Slaw
Throw some baby carrots, half of a red pepper and half of a head of green cabbage into the feeding tube of of food processor. Use the shredding disc and shred.
For the dressing: 1/4 cup may or miracle whip, a smidgen of ground pepper, 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 tablespoon white or apple cider vinegar and a pinch of lemon pepper. Blend dressing ingredients all together then mix with shredded vegetables.
Use any cake mix you want (I used Duncan Hines Marble, it was on sale) and bake cupcakes according to package directions.
After the cakes have cooled, carefully cut the top part off and frost the cake. Split the top in half and frost the cut side. Put halves on top of cake, using the frosting like its glue. Sprinkle rainbow sprinkles on the cut halves (the wings) and in the center put a piece of red licorice in the center for the body. Cut small pieces of the licorice to use as antenna, and voila, butterfly cupcakes (I didn’t have any licorice on hand yesterday, so I spilt some chocolate bars into small slivers for the antennae. It was a big hit).