More coverage of the Missing Flight—-Celebrating Earth Day

OK.  This month’s excuse for not writing more is that I’ve been totally locked into the news about the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. The coverage has been non-stop, even though to the untrained eye nothing has really happened since it disappeared a few weeks ago.  Now it seems some irresponsible editors are ready to move on with their lives (and mine) without any real answers.  I say sign a petition or write a letter and demand that they keep up covering this story. Personally I’ve looked at all the options about where that plane could be and I too, am no closer to knowing where it is.  However at this point I’m pretty sure if they do find it, it will be in the same place where all of my missing socks are.  

Turning to a different subject, my iphone let me know when I woke up today that tomorrow is Earth Day!   I think the problem with Earth Day being a holiday is that we really don’t have any great traditions, games, foods, costumes, or rituals.  I mean think about it, sacrificing a goat is really out of keeping with the whole idea of conservation and respect, so we’re out of luck there.  Nobody I know gathers around the table for an Earth Day seder or family meal of special Earth Day foods.  So I’m requesting folks submit their favorite recipes that have earth as an ingredient (mudcakes and dirty martinis don’t count) and we’ll begin working on the first Earth Day Cookbook.

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4 thoughts on “More coverage of the Missing Flight—-Celebrating Earth Day

  1. Earth Day Dirt Cups (I found this on an Earth Day Recipes site)
    Makes 8 servings (Go find 8 little kids to eat them so you don’t have to)

    Ingredients:
    2 cups of cold milk
    1 package 4-serving instant chocolate pudding (Is this a small footprint item?…I think not)
    3-1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed (OMG! Thawed Tofutti or homemade plain yogurt)
    1 (16-ounce) package chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed (Maybe Newman’s)
    Gummy worms or insects (YUCK)

    Directions:
    1. Whisk together milk with pudding mix until fully combined. Let mixture rest for a few minutes then gently fold in whipped topping and 1/2 of the crushed cookies.

    2. Spoon 1 tablespoon of remaining cookie crumbs into the bottom of individual cupcake liners set in a cupcake tin, or a large shallow serving bowl.

    3. Fill cups or bowl with pudding mixture and top with the rest of the cookie crumbs. Place gummy worms and insects around to decorate. Chill until ready to serve.

  2. Excellent. The gummy worms are a nice touch. I like to make dioramas in jello molds and put insects and/or toy scuba divers in them.

  3. Tamara Ambroson

    ESCARGOTS–AN EARTHLY DELIGHT
    1. Lots of butter softened in plein air
    2. Lots of garlic chopped finely
    3. lots of parsley finely chopped
    4. Salt
    5. Go into the garden with a small spade and dig up some snails (sometimes you get lucky and can pluck them off the leaves)
    6. Mash a mixture of the first four ingredients and try to stuff it into the shells along with Mr. Snail. He will probably start foaming at the butt, but if you work quickly, you can suffocate him by making a good seal with the butter mixture. Bake in a hot oven until the BUTTER foams. This is the tricky part and it does take practice knowing the difference between the two types of foaming bubbles.
    7. Enjoy with some crusty French bread!
    THIS IS HOW WE DO IT IN FRANCE, FYI. YES, EVEN FRANCE HAS EARTH DAY. NOUS SOMMES TOUTES UNE.

  4. Nice. However any recipe that calls for serving an animal with a foaming butt along with its former house is way too earthy for me. Thanks for the first international response.

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