Angst on a Shoestring

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


Ok, a recipe that even I can make.

One of our delightful coworkers gifted us with a container of what appeared to be some kind of toffee.
Eating it was so yummy, I was expecting my teeth to get caught but by surprise everything melted nicely. Very good mouth feel with this. When I turned it over, I saw the giveaway pattern of a saltine. Apparently, this is a big hit for the holidays that somehow bypassed my family, who were into the fad food recipes like ambrosia and blender pies.

Rachel's Nani's Salty Bark

Nani taught me how to make it – its called Salty Bark.

1 stick butter (NO margarine)
1 cup sugar
1 sleeve saltines
1 bag chocolate chips
1 bag peanut butter chips

Line baking pan with aluminum foil, place saltines flat on pan.
Melt butter and sugar over low heat and pour over saltines.
Stick in oven at 350 for 10 minutes.
Remove crackers from oven and– pour peanut butter and chocolate chips over hot buttery crackers.
As the chips melt spread them out over crackers until smooth.
Stick in fridge for one hour
Crack and eat.
Visit doctor due to clogged arteries.
Happy holidays!!

The beauty of this is that you can add little things to dress it up, like drizzling white chocolate over it. But it's good just the way it is.

Monday, December 18, 2006


The Twelve Days of LiveJournal

On the twelfth day of Christmas, artslaveangst sent to me...
Twelve crudelydrawns drumming
Eleven greyaenigmas piping
Ten crip rights a-leaping
Nine corvids dancing
Eight fonts a-milking
Seven beatles a-swimming
Six fables a-reading
Five bu-u-u-ubble teas
Four multiple sclerosis
Three charles addams
Two graphic novels
...and an adoption in a coffee.
Get your own Twelve Days:

I think my favorite line is "Four Multiple Sclerosis." I would have never thought to use it in a song.
Without a doubt, one very odd version of the song.
For more odd fun check out The Surrealist.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Sure! Blame it all on us!

Thursday, December 07, 2006


Dan Zanes sings for Heifer Org.

Dan Zanes, of The Del Fuegos, is enjoying a second career as family musician. Fun, bright songs for you and the kids, without the saccharine.
His latest "Holiday Time in Brooklyn" is Heifer's tune this year. Fron the site: Amazing things happen when friends share music with each other. Even more amazing things happen when you give a gift to a friend through Heifer. Check out the gift animals you can give to a loved one to do something this year that helps a family out of poverty and despair. Each recipient family passes on the gift to another needy family in their community. You can start a cycle of giving that lasts generations.

How cool is that? A gift of chickens, llamas, goats, bees even! They all can be part of a sustaining gift to impoverished families all over the world.

Heifer Org.

The Sea Hag by the boy

seahag Medium: Craft paper, crayons, my patience.