Thursday, November 26, 2009
Sortilegio, November 26, 2009 It's a Turkey of a Day When There is no Sortilegio.
As Viewerville slowly awakens from its turkey coma, which is similar to the Nyquil green coma, but tastes much better, and we are suffering from the seasonal disorder I like to call “donelops disease” (your gut has done lopped over your belt) we are once again ready for a dun, dun, dun--General Discussion. So here are some thoughts to get things rolling:
1. If you could invite any character from a TN to Thanksgiving dinner who would it be and what special dish would you prepare? (Cough, ahem, just so we are clear, “special dish” does not constitute you, with a bow on any part of your anatomy!) Feel free to post recipes.*
2. Which TN animal was/is your favorite? (i.e. Capricho, Mariachi, etc.)
3. Of all the industries that we've been exposed to (milk, tequila, etc.) which did you find to be the most interesting?
*IDEA: What do you all say to creating an annual Caray! Caray! Recipe Book? We could all submit recipes and then they could be compiled into a book or document or whatever format works best. I'm not sure exactly how we would set it up but somehow make it centrally located so we could access it and print it out.
With a damp paper towel I cleaned rather large mushrooms and then removed the stems. I chopped them and set them aside. Then I chopped garlic. I added olive oil in a pan and sauted the chopped garlic. When slightly sauted added the chopped stems until all are done. To that I added seasoned bread crumbs (Italian) and mixed it all together a bit more. Finally with a tsp. I filled the center of the mushroom until it was packed in and did this to all the mushrooms.
Then, in a shallow pan I added some water and placed the mushrooms. I added a drop more of oil to each mushroom and baked for a few minutes until the mushrooms are done. Mmmmm good!!
Before I get to the Turkey Day Questions, let me get this out about the previous episode:
Is Bruno dumb, or just really stupid? He handed over his blood WITHOUT something in writing first?? Dooooooood. Get thee immediately to Fernando Escandon's (FELS) School of Expert Villany and sign up for How To Pull A Fast One Without Effing It Up 101. Seriously.
Wow. MJ looked sicker than a dog--nice job. But can y'all imagine being sicker than a dog and waking up to Alejandro Lombardo's smile? *heart monitor hiccups, then beeps happily* (Transfusion? We don't need no stinkin' transfusion!)
Someone commented about being none too pleased with Useless' sweater and I'm here to agree. WTH was that? It was worse of a geometric nightmare than the Watermelon frig in the Manse.
Gawd, Raquel. Shut uuuup. Your mouth is worse than a clap-bell. My ears are bleeding!!!!!! (Now there's your snob, folks)
Finally. Alex and MJ having a civil conversation. Even smiling at each other. Hopefully for longer than a dang day.
Hmmmm. My obvious answer to Connie's first question would be either our Alejandro (I LOVE being around true gentlemen with naughty streaks and I'd get a run for my money there) or our Bruno (he'd never suspect that the secret ingredient in his lemonade was arsenic--bye bye, Bruno). But seeing as the question is about ANY TN character, that widens the field. I want to think about it and the other questions.
"Donelops disease" LMAO. Stop telling my business, Connie! LOL
Laters, all. :)
Too bad Barbara Greco got 235 years in prison, and burnt herself up, and killed people. Babs knew how to throw a party.
Thanksgiving dinner? Gardenia (MEPS), but not for reasons you might think. She is probably the best of the cooks who is not actually employed as a cook or chef. Lorena from QE would be a good choice but she is a professional chef. I want for Thanksgiving an authentic home-cooked meal. I wouldn't need to worry about keeping up my end of the conversation and I'll bet her pumpkin flan (I wonder if there even is such a thing) is to die for and we know that her tamales and enchiladas are great.
Pet? I'm partial to dogs and thought Tonki(Duelos de Pasiones) a Belgium Malinois (what's he doing in rural Mexico?) was gorgeous, loyal, and intelligent, but he too obvious a choice as is Capricho (FELS). My favorite is Lucas (Heridas del Amor), a hulking, menacing Rottweiler who had the misfortune to link up with Berta (deliciously evil). He had such wasted potential. He also proves that no matter how bad you may be, treat your dog with affection and you will always have someone who loves you.
Family business? Tequila. Love the beautiful agave fields, the science in cultivating the agave and turning it into such a heavenly product. I completely understand haw Meester James (who I think was originally a wine snob) fell under the spell of this magical elixir.
My favorite TN animal would have to be Capricho. Not only was he beautiful but he was smart. Smarter than all the Reyes brothers that's for sure. He could communicate also in his beautiful horsey way.
I'm not sure who I would invite for Thanksgiving dinner. Maybe Gabriella. I would put her place in a small closet and wouldn't have to feed her anything because she would go crazy from being in an enclosed space. Or I would let her sit at the big table and everytime she reached for some food I'd smack her with her riding whip. I'll have to think on the special dish though.
What does everybody think about the recipe book idea?
el Perico (arguably the best villain ever, certainly the most cultured and most lovable) had a loyal parakeet who even joined him in prison at the end of the show.
Cumbayo (the nightmare-inducing witch Dr. with zombi eyes) had his very own (not so loyal) jaguar. They too ended up together... the jaguar ate him.
The industry I found most interesting this year was the Hermanos Reyes e.coli bakery. 'nuff said. (grins....)
Best animal: Capricio
Stephe - Useless should donate his sweater to this site:
I haven't visited it in a while, since it was called "Buried Lede." The legend continues... and the collection. Great stuff. ;o)
My favorite animal would have been Capricho, smart, sophisticated, and graceful and definitely more entertaining to watch than all of these last three telenovelas combined. I'd invite Victoria over for a bit of roasted crow made especially in her honor. As for industrial education, tequila has been the most enlightening effort and served my palate well....
1) I'm grateful for not having Victoria and Maura's color sense.
1. I'm glad Barbi and Gabriela were not my mother
2. I'm glad I'm not Slowfía
3. I'm glad Fernando (FELS) is not a member of my family
pumpkin flan, Gardenia will be happy to make it for you
For dinner, por supuesto, Eduardo Juarez, better known as FC, damn the no bow rules. he can bring his young amigo WL.
No doubt about it, Capricho, smarter by far than the rest of the cast.
I found the tequila business very interesting & they really gave mucha info about it. After doing some web investigation, it was pretty accurate.
As for pets, I've seen a number of TNs where a pet would be an integral part and then suddenly unceremoniously drop from sight. The cute little monkey in Peregrina comes to mind though he might be back in un Gancho al Corazón.
TN animal? Capricho was seriously beautiful and smart. Funniest may have been the little dog, in Rubi, which was owned by Rubi's stereotypically gay friend and hanger-on. He always dressed the chihuahua to match his own outfits.
Dinner guest? Maybe Sergio Sendel. I could always serve him a kettle full of discarded cell phones. We could go out to the back yard and set up a target and he could go at it.
Our beloved, hunky, and mentally challenged Gaspar (Duelo de Pasiones) is definitely one. Oh, what I would have done to talk him and his bruja mama out of that cave and into civilization, the maldita Thelma would never have gotten pregnant, much less taken him down into the watery depths with her nasty butt. And who can argue with lucha libre every Saturday? With HIM? Yay!
The much blog-maligned Santiago (Pasion) is my second choice, pobrecito. He started the show off getting shafted, got shafted all the way through it and all the way to the end, yet he wasn't supposed to be in a bad mood or act out in his anger. ?? Maybe by distracting him from the Camila/Rita fiasco early on, he wouldn't end up wasting his luscious hawtness in a monastery.
The only woman I would invite to dinner would be La Paisana (Maria Julia, Pasion), the female pirate. She was a man's woman, all right, but when necessary she could throw on a gown and clean herself up quite nicely. She understood the heartbreak of being a mother, and just imagine the naughty stories she could tell me about her adventures on the High Seas. Heh.
The dish I would present would be my special Savannah-style chicken brunswick stew. Oh, that would get them all right. They would be putty in my hands... bwahahahaha.
My favorite animals are Capricho and Mariachi, and Tonki the wonder shepherd.
I was most fascinated by the tequila industry in Destilando.
Hmmm... a Caray cookbook would be rather fun!
I always did feel kind of sorry for that guy's little dog in Rubi, yeah. :)
Which novela had a milk industry?
I like Cucu from Sorti, he/she has an uncanny ability to identify every maldito in the neighborhood!
I liked the Fabrica de Ceramicas in La Usupadora, I like to work/create with my hands.....
May I suggest a good Tequila, neat, accompanied by a chaser of homemade lemonade? Wow!
I'm thankful that FELS is finished.
Favorite animal, I'd take any of the horses since I can't tell the difference.
The cookbook idea sounds yummy but my common sense is telling me that I need to take on another project about as much as I need a hole in my head. I love group projects but have entirely too many irons in the fire.
I'm thankful for novelas in general because they make make learning Spanish fun. I'm thankful that they have given me the delusion that one day I might understand the language as well as our recappers.
I liked both the Agave and the Milk "classes". Both were worth while fillers.
I just couldn't read their sign very well, the C looked like a G to me.
I'm watching it now, w/o subtitles.
How to tell a hot jalapeño
For those that don't know, it took me several decades to discover this.
The hot ones have brown lines, if you don't want them hot look for solid green.
Someone posted a link on a huge dairy farm which was very interesting. Anyone remember the site?
Best industry: Tequila (Destilando Amor). Learning about cochineal from Alborada was also very interesting.