Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I've Got Balls

After Sunday's trip to the outlet mall, I spent most of the afternoon in the kitchen. (Now that I think about it, I had quite the productive day. This probably explains yesterday's urge to slack and do nothing all day.)

For lunch we had homemade tomato soup and BLT's. The tomato soup is from Amy Karol but the idea to combo it with BLT's was all Dani.I want to stress that before Sunday no one in my family liked tomato soup, but somehow this version won them over. I think the BLT's put them in a good mood.

Later in the afternoon, I read this post from Mari and I had to make rum balls. Had to. The only problem was that I had no rum and I live in a town that thinks it's a sin to buy and sell hard liquor on Sunday. I do have scotch whiskey though. Same difference.Except for the above mentioned substitution, I pretty much stuck to this recipe.

This seems like a good time to roll out the annual showing of Pete Schweddy's Balls:

Man, I never get tired of that clip.

19 comments:

Mari said...

Schweddy's Balls, heh heh! Boy was I late on answering you in my comments!

Daphne said...

OMG, I love that clip so much. My mom used to make rum balls; I haven't had them in SO long...

Speaking of alcohol, when I moved to California I was stunned to find that hard liquor is sold at the grocery store. Get some Grey Goose with your vegetables! I *think* the cut-off time is 2 am for buying it, but I'm not sure. Anyway... nothing comes between Californians and their booze!

Nowheymama said...

I'll have to try that soup recipe; I haven't found a homemade tomato soup my kids will eat.

Not Your Aunt B said...

Love the Schweddy's balls! Ha! And yes, I too may be making tomato soup, BLTs, and rum balls.

Lia said...

That soup is so good. Isn't it?

And I don't think I would ever get tired of the Schweddy balls clip, either. So. Very. Funny.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

OMG I love this skit from SNL.
We watch this every year. Alex is the bomb in this!

Thank you! It helps my bah humbug spirit.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

okay Tammie I found this hysterical. I clicked on the recipe for your rum balls and there is Bob from The Biggest Loser talking to me about my health footprint - next to RUM BALLS. Okay I don't think this is what he had in mind for me to eat.

That is some funny guilt advertising!

Penny said...

I love tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches, but BLTs sound really good too!

There was a commercial on last night for a best of SNL thing coming on and they had that Schweddy ball clip on...I can't see Alec Baldwin now with out thinking of you!

Tammie said...

mari: no problem. i found plenty recipes online. :)

daphne: i admit its a bit strange to think about it being in a grocery store. but i certainly wouldnt mind.

peggy: if you eat enough rum balls, you wont even be thinking about your health footprint.

penny: i keep waiting for that special! i knew it would come, since its on every year. i need to find out when its on.

R.H. Ducky said...

i really want a blt now.

i find it amusing that you can't buy liquor here on sunday either. you can buy beer/wine, but only after noon. guess they wanna make sure we go to church before we get loaded.

Barefoot_Mommy said...

Schweddy Balls! Classic! LOL

Yeah, it's illegal to buy alcohol here on sundays as well. Luckily we only live 25 minutes from the Alabama/Florida state line so we just drive over and buy our sin from them. *laughs*

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Schweddy Balls is one of the BEST skits ever -- we have the SNL Christmas DVD. It's too funny. Way too funny. I made myself some rum balls today. They made me feel much more merry about the holidays (I've been in a bit of a rut). Thanks for reminding me about that DVD -- must go find it now. And, by the way, that soup looks delicious.

Tammie said...

ducky: thats how it is here too. on sunday you have to wait until after one. i hate it!

barefoot: ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

jolly: its the BEST skit isnt it?! it makes me laugh everytime. and rum balls, well, they are just wonderful.

kraftykash said...

So I watched it once and almost peed my pants. Then I made Kiley come upstairs and watch it with me. I was laughing so hard he officially thinks Im strange. He said 'I guess you have to be a female to like that one huh."

Dani said...

I'm glad the BLT's were a hit. But if it has bacon, how can it not?

They won't even sell beer here in Texas on Sundays before noon. WTF?

I remember the first time I saw the Schweddy Balls clip. I almost tinkled in my pants. :)

Not Hannah said...

Ahahahaha! As soon as I read the title, I KNEW the Shweddy Balls were coming. Yay!

Scotch balls. I think of kilts and Alec Baldwin.

Maria Rose said...

Ah, I love that SNL clip.

Daphne said...

I'd like to also point out that everytime I see this blog post title in my blogroll, I start singing the AC/DC Big Balls song. Thanks.

Aleta said...

Greg LOVES that clip! Too funny!

The rum balls look great. Shame you don't live in New Orleans, one can always go to Bourbon Street, any time, any day.