Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Scary Movie Night: Round 2

Well, it's been a long time coming (not that long actually... but still) and we've finally had our real Scary Movie Night. Last time didn't turn out as well as planned... being that only 2 people showed up :( I know... sad eh? You can read about the first attempt, if you care to here. So anyways back to round #2... all the people who planned to be there showed up; I was excited! We met at a friend's house and decorated her basement. She's the one with the big screen and surround sound. Truly, this is the only way to watch scary movies. We got there pretty early, so we spent some time baking a cake. Alright, we didn't so much bake it as "open the box, add ingredients and stick it in the oven" but we did decorate it very nicely. And it tasted awesome. This Scary Movie Night was also more-or-less a celebration of us finishing our 1st year of Nursing! We were ready to chow down on some "nutritious" foods like: samosas, our beautiful cake, 5 different kinds of ice cream, chips, cupcakes and a plethora of other goodies. Sometimes you just have to chillax with some of your gal pals and enjoy some spine-tingling thrillers.
So we (at least, me and rachel) didn't get freaked out of our minds by the movies. Kirsten and Julie we're quite entertained by the films. We decided to ease into the scariness progressively, starting with Panic Room, Identity and then Kiss the Girls. I know these movies aren't that scary, but I guess we just didn't want have fear impede our much needed beauty sleep (what's the fun in that?). Sadly I had to leave early and didn't watch any movies after Kiss the Girls, but hopefully the gals had fun watching the more freaky movies. I had brought over 28 days later (my favorite spooky movie of all times) and left it for them to watch after I left... let's be honest, no one should be deprived of watching Cillian Murphy at his best :)
Just to have this entry include a recipe, here's the one for the french vanilla whipped topping of the cake.
French Vanilla Whipped Cream
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 1/2 tbsp instant French Vanilla Coffee, finely ground
- 2 tbsp sugar
1. Pour whipping cream into a chilled bowl (metal or glass works best) and whip on medium speed for 5 minutes.
2. Add the sugar and continue whipping, on high speed, for 5 minutes (or until the whipping cream becomes fluffy and forms stiff peaks)
3. Add in the coffee and use a spoon to gently incorporate it into cream mixture, forming a uniform color.
NOTE: Do not whip the coffee into the cream as this may form a flat and "dead" looking topping.

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