Friday, November 03, 2006

Recipes and Nudity

Cooper and Eight Lives Left requested my sweet potato casserole recipe. I think this is the one I use (but I probably tweak it when I actually make it):

Not Chelsea Clinton's Sweet Potato Casserole (6-8 servings)

4 medium sweet potatoes
9 oz. can of crushed pineapple
1/4 cup butter
1 egg (slightly beaten)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tbsp brown sugar
mini marshmallows

Cook and mash potatoes. Add pinapple, butter, egg, salt and nutmeg. Beat until creamy. Spoon into baking dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Top with marshmallows. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes until marshmallows are golden brown. [Note: You may want to add sugar to potato mixture, especially if the pineapple is in its own juice and not in heavy syrup. Taste to check.]

AND, as a bonus ... here's my mom's Cranberry Apple Casserole Recipe:

3 cups unpeeled, cubed apples [I usually use Granny Smith]
2 cups fresh cranberries
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick margarine (or butter)
1 cup oatmeal
1/3 cup blour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Mix apples and cranberries in a 1 1/2 quart casserole. Sprinkle 3/4 cup sugar over the fruit. Melt butter. Mix oatmeal, flour, brown sugar and add to melted butter. Mix well. Spoon over fruit. Cover completely but do not smooth and pack. Sprinkle nuts on top. Back 1 hour at 350 degrees.


It's been a topic on my mind recently. Wednesday night, Mike mentioned that he is going to Bali in the Spring for some sort of queer spiritual nudist thing. It's supposed to help you become more comfortable with being nekkid or something. I wanted to laugh. I also wanted to mention that he seemed perfectly comfortable being nekkid when we were together. I must be missing the point. Mike doesn't seem to have body image issues, so maybe he's going more for the spirituality part? Or maybe there's something about nudity that makes people more spiritual and able to attain higher levels of consciousness? Maybe?

I shall simply wish him good luck on his quest. I hope that he does find whatever he's looking for.

Last night, I watched Oh! Calcutta! on DVD. For more information on the play, here's the Wikipedia entry. One of my friends in high school and I used to come up with different variations on the Oh! Calcutta! theme. The only one I can remember right now is Oh! CalCATSa! CATS in the Nude!

As for the play, I can't say I was overly impressed. It was pretty damn boring. I suppose the nudity -and the controversy- was what kept it running for so long. I can see all sorts of Puritanical 'Murcans getting their panties in a knot over extended full frontal nudity and frequent use of words like orgy and cunt and masturbate. Too bad the play wasn't more interesting.

Speaking of Puritanical 'Murcans, this made me smile: Church Leader Resigns After Gay Sex Claim: Evangelical Pastor in Colorado Denies Male Escort's Story of Repeated Trysts


  1. Nude spiritual retreat.

    Uh, yeah.

    I mean, I'm spiritual. I love nudity. I don't understand why you'd want to pray or meditate nude... I suppose its to transcend the body, but whatever.

  2. Cooper1:22 PM

    Thanks for the recipes! I plan on making both. Awesome.

    I often find cooking to be quite a spiritual experience. I'm not usually nude while doing it, though. I wear an apron.

  3. That's probably the first post in the world that contains recipes together with cunts and full front nudity.

    I'm impressed. All my favourite things in one post...

  4. For some reason I have the strangest feeling like I posted advice to the effect of "don't cook while naked" in your d-x journal at some point. o___O

    Annnyhow... ooh, I may have to try that sweet potato casserole!