Brandy "You're a Fine Girl" Alexander"
In attendance: BM, PSPSILY, S, WD
Marlene Dietrich, Sophia
Loren, Mae West
Caviar, Smoked salmon, and all the fixin's that go along with them (capers,
onions, sour cream, toast, and yummy cheese), and home-made meringues
advice about baking meringues:
DO IT!! IT'S NOT WORTH IT! No matter how happy they make people, it
is NOT worth the pain and suffering involved. Trying to make meringues
will break your spirit and ruin your self confidence forever. However,
if you feel you MUST make meringues (if you are like one of those
"dont look in the basement/I must look in the basement"
girls) the most important piece of advice I can give is: INVEST IN
THE PARCHMENT PAPER. It seems silly, but it will make all the difference
in the world. RECIPE
(this is not the one I used, but it is similar. Cream of tartar seems
to help stiffen up the meringues but you are going to be whipping
them for a long long time no matter what, so leave it out unless you
happen to have some.) Also, they are pretty with a little food coloring
added while you beat em. Also, get plenty drunk before you try to
make meringues or else arrange to have a handsome boy around to rub
your shoulders and coo encouraging words to you while you whip egg
whites for well over half an hour. Then have another drink and a hot
It is not
just beauty that makes a Siren -- they've got to be quippy, brainy,
sassy, and all-around savvy ladies, too. Read more about and from Sophia,
Marlene, and Mae -- three of the great Sirens -- at these links:
Dietrich - http://home2.planetinternet.be/verjans/Acting_Divas/Marlene_Dietrich.html
The official Marlene Dietrich Site - http://www.marlene.com/
Sophia Loren - http://home2.planetinternet.be/verjans/Acting_Divas/Sophia_Loren.htm
The official Sophia Loren site - http://www.sophialoren.com/
Mae West -http://www.maewest.net/old/
Mae West Random Quote Generator - http://www.therightside.demon.co.uk/quotes/maewest/
this is a sneaky drink--it looks like it would be sweet or syrupy,
but it is more bracing, like a Manhattan. I would definitely order
this for a good 2 hour over drink conversation (4)
It definitely smells great. Taste is a bit strong, but nice sweetish
lovely drink---while not angelic, it is quite heavenly. Warming, pretty,
strong-like its namesake.
color-lovely glass-looks like a gem. Not a goody two shoes drink,
though-which explains the
name. (3.5) PS I'm not in much of a mood tonight.
marlene, so beautiful, so strong, so deadly. She is definitely rockin
BM: at the
corner of grapefruit juice and baby aspirin-(2.5)
Oh sophia ILOVEYOU! Magic how you combine orange juice and campari
to make grapefruit juice! (5)
I want many of these! Oh, my 2nd 5! This is de-lish! Grapefruity!
S: oh, my
goodness. Wonderful drink! bitters turns orange juice into grapefruit?
grapefruit. That seems appropriate. Sophia Loren. Eh eh eh eh (3.5)
full bodied and "spicy" (4) WD: ummmm tasty but a bit much
(3.50) HOWEVER, the meringues!!!!!!!
drink is no yoke, ha ha. Thank goodness for Mae West, but goodness
had nothing to do with it (4.5)
expected a drink that tasted like sex, and that is what I got. MMMMMM
BY BLACK MONDAY!
of the evening:
"anything less than Bombay Sapphire should be considered a Pine-Sol