Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WW157: PAPER DRESSES, JASON MECIER, and PANCAKES (again)

Sorry -- I AM LATE AGAIN TODAY!!!
Here is your Wonderful Wednesday post.
The five things that I love this week.

1.) Hello all my couch potatoes….2 new sitcoms are new on my roster of tv watching……

 Growing Up Fisher

It's not every family that's brought closer together by divorce, but then again, the Fishers are anything but typical. Take Mel Fisher (J.K. Simmons, "The Closer," "Law & Order"), for example. He's chopping down trees, showing his daughter how to drive, and playing football with his son… except that Mel's blind. Then there's Joyce (Jenna Elfman, "Dharma & Greg," "1600 Penn"), who is your typical teenager - really into fashion, busy with school - but the problem is she's Mom. That makes it difficult for her actual teenage daughter, Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley, "Southland"), whose advice (and clothes) Joyce is always seeking. At the center of all this is Henry (Eli Baker), the Fishers' 11-year-old son. Having always been his dad's eyes and wingman, Henry is less than thrilled when his job is outsourced to Mel's new guide dog, Elvis. While the boy is at first reluctant to accept the changes that Elvis brings, adult Henry (voiceover by Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development," "Identity Thief") realizes upon reflection that his parents' split finally allowed the Fishers to become one happy (divorced) family.

Inspired by his own life, DJ Nash ("Up All Night," "Bent") serves as executive producer along with Bateman, Jim Garavente ("Identity Thief") and Tucker Cawley ("Up All Night," "Everybody Loves Raymond"). 


It's very Wonder Years-y!
and then there is About A Boy:


Based on the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby ("High Fidelity," "An Education"), written and produced by Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood"), and directed by Jon Favreau ("Iron Man," "Revolution") comes a different kind of coming-of-age story.

After writing a hit song, Will Freeman (David Walton, "Bent," "Perfect Couples") was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when Fiona (Minnie Driver, "Good Will Hunting," "Barney's Version"), a needy single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham, "1600 Penn"), move in next door and disrupt his perfect world.

When Marcus begins dropping by his home unannounced, Will's not so sure about being a kid's new best friend, until, of course, Will discovers that women find single dads irresistible. That changes everything and a deal is struck: Marcus will pretend to be Will's son and in return, Marcus is allowed to chill at Will's house, playing Ping-Pong and gorging on steaks, something his very vegan mom would never allow. Before he realizes it, Will starts to enjoy the visits and even finds himself looking out for the kid. In fact, this newfound friendship may very well teach him a thing or two that he never imagined possible - about himself and caring for others. Also starring is Al Madrigal ("Gary Unmarried").
If you liked the movie….you'll like seeing the WHOLE movie in 30 minutes! I look forward rot seeing more of Minnie Driver!!!!

2.) This is fantastic. A portrait of Steve Jobs, made of Apple e-waste. Artist Jason Mecier is using over 20 pounds of electronic waste and has spent over 40 hours arranging and gluing together discarded Apple products, like broken Macintosh keyboards, an iPod, an iBook, headphones, floppy discs, mice, batteries, memory sticks, and broken circuit boards!!!






Check out more of Jason’s cool art on his website and on his Facebook page.


NEATO!!!!

3.) Paper dresses by FashionByMayhem.com. This is the ultimate mother daughter dream team. I think had I of been a girl…..as a kid - this would have totally been me! Follow @2sisters_angie and #fashionbymayhem on Instagram……to see these miraculous little paper dresses….but here are a few.




The real story starts when Angie's daughter ("Mayhem") shunned her store-bought princess dresses and started wrapping herself with scarves and sheets creating her own styles. Then one day Angie got tired of finding her clothes in Mayhem's toy box and suggested they make a dress out of paper. Mayhem loved the idea and they haven't stopped creating paper dresses since. They use ANYTHING…from construction paper, tissue paper, wrapping paper, gift bags, silk scarves, tulle, and aluminum foil. Basically, if it is laying around the house and it's pliable, it's fair game. Clear packing tape and glue are our adhesives of choice! It is AH-MAH-ZING!!!!!!!!! They recreate Oscars dresses and Project Runway Fashions - ALL IN PAPER! I LOVE IT!!!!!! Check these out:








Now go look at the blog!!!
http://www.fashionbymayhem.com

4.) Yesterday was pancake day………in honour of this most auspicious holiday….I give you this…….Macaroni and Cheese Pancakes:
Ingredients:
2 tsp. baking powder
1½ cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. coarse salt
1 cup whole milk
2 eggs
1⅓ cup buttermilk
2½ cups cooked macaroni, preferably elbows or small shells, drained and cooled
Maple syrup and hot sauce for serving
½ cup whole wheat flour
1½ cups grated cheddar

Instructions:
-In a large bowl, whist the dry ingredients.
-In a separate bowl, whisk together the milks, eggs and butter. Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined (the batter will be slightly lumpy) . Fold in the macaroni and cheddar.
-Pre-heat and lightly grease a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Scoop batter onto the griddle to make pancakes. Cook until undersides are golden brown and slightly stiff, about 5 minutes.
-Flip and cook until second side is golden brown.


5.) For fun….please check out "Hilarious Fail/Win Compilation January 2014 HD New Best Fails/Wins Of The Month" on YOUTUBE…….you will see gems like this:

or this….
You're welcome!

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