I undertook one of the bigger cooking adventures I’ve ever made this week: Homemade ravioli. That is to say, I put together the filling and made the ravioli with the filling and then put them into some wonton wrappers to complete the parcel. Let’s review.
Cooking the filling: Success. I used a pork, veal, ground beef mixture (meatloaf mix, as it’s called) with some ricotta, marinara, peas, salt, pepper and parsley. This was a quality filling.
Deposited the filling into the noodles: Success
Used beaten egg whites to use as a glue to stick the top and bottom wonton wrapper together: Success
After refrigerating, boil the assembled ravioli: DISASTER
This is a forgiving picture, because of the sauce on top, as well as the cheese, but on the edges, you can see what looks more like pasta rags than well assembled ravioli. They looked so good going into the water, but the wonton wrappers thinned out quickly, and some broke. In other cases, the seal wasn’t as complete as I would hope, and things would leak out.
The taste was on point for whichever ones I could actually rescue, but it was a mess.
(Yesterday) Atlanta 5, Minnesota 4 – Rain delay, heart breaking blown save. This is the Twins now.
(Today) Atlanta 8, Minnesota 3 – And this was essentially the last straw for Worley.
(Yesterday) Chicago 3, Boston 1 – So long, White Sox. It was fun at the bottom for so long, but we’ll just man the cellar ourselves.
Once Upon a Time ended its second season last week, and left A LOT to look forward to next year including a new story!
Tamara and Greg had their climax this episode. They’ve been troublemakers in Storybrook for a while, but it was interesting to learn that they are also working for Peter Pan. He’s got a wide reach. I was a little confused as to why they would need to blow up the town if their mission was Henry. I guess it was just to keep us wondering what they were up to.
Who would have ever thought that Peter Pan was going to be evil? He has a large army of Lost Boys who steal children for him. This leaves a lot of questions for next year. Is Peter only a shadow or does he just send his shadow to do his bidding? How was he looking for Henry before he was born? What’s Peter’s back story? What does he do with the children he steals? I would guess that he is using the children to increase his power. He needs Henry though because Henry’s powers and potential haven’t been revealed. I do secretly love how bad-ass the Lost Boys are.
Captain Hook redeems himself at the end of the season and leads our main crew on the search for Henry. The Jolly Roger sounds like a fun ride. I don’t think Captain Hook will stay ‘good’ for long. But, he doesn’t like Peter Pan either and fears him a bit. Could Pan be worse than the Dark One? I like that the whole crew and Regina are off on a quest together. I predict that Regina will be a good-guy for most of next season. Besides, we have a new evil character to watch.
Finally, I’m glad that Bae ended up with Mulan and Sleeping Beauty. I really liked Mulan and their group’s back story. They’ll take good care of him, but it will be a while until he’s reunited with Emma to be happily ever after.
Next year, we also get to introduce ourselves to the spinoff Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. When I watched the trailer, I wasn’t excited about the asylum aspect of the show. I don’t want to watch a fairytale show that is based in an asylum. By the end of the trailer, I was hooked though. Alice goes back to Wonderland to find her love the Gene!
People were impressed with Kevin Correia’s hot start for the Twins. I said all season that we should enjoy it while it lasted. Now that we have seen Correia implode again, it’s time to hit you with the cold hard facts.The following are Correia’s career monthly ERAs.
Good heavens. The images out of Moore, Oklahoma are devastating. If there is a town that knows how to deal with tragedy like the tornado that went through today it is Moore however. Small solace, I suppose.
Red Sox 5, Minnesota 1 – The scary thing is the 3 hour delay only threw the Red Sox off their rhythm.
Los Angeles 6, Chicag o2 – At least the White Sox didn’t get another game on the Twins. Or something.
Rosenborg 0, Molde o – Given how bad Molde has been, Rosenborg really should have got points from this one.
Today there is but one hockey game on TV right now. Yesterday was Friday, which nationally televised sports usually take off. Today’s big event is a horse race involving one named Orb. I talked about the only thing I can really talk about involving the Twins yesterday, because I worked at Real Job Inc. last night and can’t speak from a position of even simulated authority on them for the time being. I have nowhere else to go with this post, but I can assure you that tonight will be rife with breaking news stories, to the point that I won’t be able to get to it all. In the meantime, here is a video of a sleepy duck.
Boston 3, Minnesota 2 – Vance Worley allowed 0 earned runs, which proves everything I said in yesterday’s post.
Chicago 3, Los Angeles 0 – For as much attention as the teams from LA received over the past two offseasons, they sure aren’t doing much.