girlfriend sweatshop

Originally uploaded by gimchi.
so, mostly a few random musings pre-thanksgiving.

1. apparently, i make an awesome pumpkin flan (with martha's help, of course). that baby was totally gone at the work pot-luck. i effing ♥ flan. (recipe follows)

2. have started 'girlfriend sweatshop' with a few other friends. we're of the crafty sort, or like to pretend we are, so we're getting together every wednesday to make craft, art, drink wine, absorb healthy amounts of sanity-inducing estrogen, and eat desserts and hummus and other such good foods. we're so excited. this started partly to keep our sanity and to balance out the boys' band practices that they will sometimes have twice a week.

3. the picture here is of a knitted spaghetti monster dildo cozy.


1 cup sugar
1 can (15 oz) solid-pack pumpkin
1 can (14 oz) sweeetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups whole milk
4 lg eggs + 1 lg egg yolk
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 to 1/2 tsp chipotle chile powder (so very optional)
1/8 tsp ground cloves
pinch o' cayenne pepper (again, very optional)

oven to 325F.
boil sugar and 1/4 cup water - stir to dissolve & then w/o stirring, cook until dark amber (about 7 minutes). be careful not to burn it! once it's reached the desired color - quickly pour into 9 inch cake pan.
in blender (or mixer) blend pumpkin and milks.
add egg stuff and the rest. blend.
pour into cake pan.
put cake pan into larger pan (roasting pan if available) and fill the larger pan w/ hot water about 1 inch up the side of the cake pan.
cook for 1 - 1 1/2 hrs until golden brown and set.
cool on wire rack. chill 6 hours or overnight.

run a knife along the sides of the flan to release the edges. a really big plate with raised edges works well for serving. put the plate on top of the cake pan and then flip quickly. it's ok if the sugar cracks all over. mine did. it just adds... texture. yea, texture to the dish.


B.O.B.I. said...

Oooo!! ::clap hands:: A new recipe!
::flips out and rockets to kitchen::

You asked: smooth as a baby's posterior. are you the type to have it grown back by 3 pm?

Almost. Right now I'm merely very scratchy and irritating to touch.

Sleep Goblin said...

Oh my freaking god. That is the hottest thing I've ever seen. I want one. Did you make it? I want one. And I want a girls night craft thing. I hate you for living in Florida.

Harry Yak said...

i was just talking to a couple of friends yesterday about where a guy could go to find a knotted spaghetti monster dildo cozy. yours is awsome but i was thinking more like an anglehair spaghetti.

girls night soulds like fun to me. next time i'm in florida i'll stop by for it. i assume you don't have a 'no yaks aloud' policy

fb said...

lol...what did the knitting start as? How many drinks before it turned into its present incarnation?

Rowan said...

LOL that is so cool, did you make that? I couldn't figure out at first what kinda cozy it was, then you said....I guess I'd need a dildo first...

Anyway, the flan sounds delish.

kimberlina said...

that's right, bobi, get in the kitchen and git that apron on! take those shoes off! git cookin'! *sits back and waits for meal*

sleep: uh, unfortunately, i am not the knitter of this amazing dildo cozy. if you click on it, it'll take you to my flickr website where you can link to the actual cool person who made it. *sob* i tried to make it link, but i blogged straight from flickr and then i got tired.

harry yakster, i am so glad that i could be of service in providing for you a cheap and dependable gateway to finding spaghetti monster dildo cozies! and you are always welcome in florida. could we use some of your hair to make yarn? for a dildo cozy?

fb - well, as for actual things *i* can knit - i am making a scarf. simple. square. eloquent. classic. yea. classic. ;)

rowan - the flan IS delish. if cooked right, i could eat flan morning, noon and night. *drool*

Madge said...

Happy Thanksgiving, you dildo-coxy-maker, you.

Madge said...

I meant cozy. Geez. How embarrassing.

FRITZ said...

Wow! First of all, I don't bake, but if I did, it would be this flan.

Secondly, I love the dildo cozy. No, really.

THAT'S effing funny.