Sidekick Girl

Saving the City: Sans-Spandex

  1. Seriously, guys, I CAN draw. I promise I can. Give me twenty hours on photoshop and some good references and I can come up with some pretty nice things. But I cannot for the life of me do the kind of cool linework quickly like Laura can, which is why Laura does the linework, and why when it’s time for five minute filler, you get…this. This is what you get.
  2. I do bake real good, though! (Which, I would hope so. I IS my jerb, afterall.) This is what I have done the last couple of weeks. That pineapple cake was REALLY good. So fluffy! For an 8 inch pan you need half a stick of melted butter, about half a cup of brown sugar, and fivish pineapple rings. Plus cherries, of course. Then whatever yellow layer cake batter you like. I swapped the milk for pineapple juice.
  3. I will post the recipe for those cookies in the comments tomorrow, because you should make them. But I have to math it so it makes a sensible amount because the base recipe does like 9 dozen and nobody needs that.
  4. Some JERKFACE hit my car, in front of my house, in BROAD DAYLIGHT yesterday and broke my mirror right off. How RUDE is that. So if you have a minute, put some good old hexing energy out into the universe that SOMEONE have an itchy foot right when they cannot take off their shoe.

5 responses to “What I Do!”

  • Gin on February 25, 2021 at 1:04 AM

    COOKIES!?!?! Recipe??? Yes please!

    Also 9 dozen is a perfectly reasonable amount, I don’t know what you’re talking about.

  • NoRAd on February 25, 2021 at 1:46 AM

    I agree that nine dozen is fine, the comment section can do maths if they want.

  • Sidekickgirl on February 25, 2021 at 7:46 PM

    Butter: 1/2# (two sticks)
    Semisweet Chocolate Chips 1: 607g

    Eggs: 333g (about seven)
    Sugar: 500g
    Vanilla: Some*

    Salt, Baking Powder, Baking Soda: 7g each
    Good Dutched Cocoa: 35g

    Bread Flour 417g
    Chocolate Chips 2: 500g

    Melt together Chocolate 1 and butter until smooth
    Whisk together eggs, sugar and vanilla
    Whisk in Soda, Powder, Salt and Cocoa
    Whisk in chocolate mixture
    Abandon whisk and use a large spatula to add flour, then fold in Chocolate 2

    While still soft, scoop with a Yellow Handled Scoop. If you don’t have one, make balls about the size of a golf ball.
    Chill overnight.

    Arrange on a parchment lined sheet, no more than nine to a pan. They need room to grow.
    Flatten slightly with fingers

    Bake at 350F for 14-18 minutes, or until the edges are firm and the centers are still soft, but no longer shiny.

    Yields approx 3 dozen cookies about 3″ across. These are hearty cookies, very rich and gooey. Eat them warm. they’re basically a round brownie. You can also get a BIG bakery-sized cookie from a green scoop.

    -A good quality chocolate chip serves you well here. Ghiradelli semisweet chips are good. —–Tollhouse will do in a pinch, but they’re not as good.
    -Use the best cocoa you can get. Make sure it’s dutched. That’s a darker, richer cocoa than regular.
    -*Measuring vanilla is for suckers.
    -You need a scale for this recipe. You should have a scale anyway. Scales are vital for good baking and you can get a basic one very cheap. Possibly for less than what you’re paying for all the chocolate for these cookies.
    -Did you know that food service scoops are standard sizes with the colored handles? They are! It’s very handy, and you can get them on Amazon. The scoops are sturdier than civilian tools as well.

  • Twitch, Lurking SideKick on February 26, 2021 at 10:20 AM

    Yikes on the car. Can we swap hexing/vengeful prayers?

    Two idiot teens thought it would be funny to point an airsoft at me while driving. By the time I realized the barrel tip was orange, I was already off the roads and on slick ice.
    I’m pissed at the kids, and their parents for failing to drill gun safety into their skulls.
    You don’t DO shit like that.

  • Opus the Poet on February 27, 2021 at 12:44 AM

    A few years ago someone passed me on the right while I was waiting to make a legal left turn on my bicycle. They lost their driver’s side mirror for their illegal pass. It was illegal for 2 reasons, passing a bicycle on the right in the same lane (changing to another lane is required to pass on the right and there was only one lane), and passing less than 3 feet away from the bike. If I can hit the mirror with enough force to remove it from the door, obviously the truck was not far enough away.

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