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Leftover Easter Candy, Jane Austen and Heartburn

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Each Easter my grandfather would go across the street to the candy store and purchase a large chocolate rabbit for myself and a hen for my sister Robin. They had frosting trim, stood three feet tall, and were stored in bright colourful boxes full of enough white shredded paper to start a good fire.

What Grampy thought we were going to do with this amount of chocolate one only knows but my grandmother knew exactly what she was going to do with it.

Mary Knight was going to freeze it like everything else that was considered leftovers. Mary thought the freezer life span was forever and she would some how fit that sucker into one of the tiniest freezers you had ever seen. A few months later in July, she would make some monstrous chocolate cake out of the Easter Rabbit for the annual Oyster Supper that my dad convened at church.

As I have aged I have discovered that Easter candy does not seem to travel as well in my body anymore. I get horrible heart burn and have nightmares for the time span that I devour the sugary treats.

Last night I dreamt I was traveling on a bus for hours, and the night before I was trying to find Jane Austen. Austen was never to be found, but I did see a trail of shredded bright Cadbury Creme Egg foil so I assume she somehow got into my stash. The nerve of her!

Maybe I should have followed the advice of my grandmother and just stashed the rest of the Easter candy on top of the fridge. Grammy claimed she always stored goodies on the top as calories were afraid of heights. Maybe this is my problem; I cannot lose weight because I don’t store candy at a high enough altitude.

Next Easter I am going to store whatever candy is remaining so high they will become instantly fat-free.

Sigh.. and the Easter Bunny is real right?

Ten Things You Can Make With a Cadbury Creme Egg

This is my favourite:

 Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs

From Serious Eats

  • 4 Cadbury Creme Eggs, chilled for 1 hour
  • 1/2 cup vanilla buttercream, colored yellow with food coloring
  • red sprinkles, to garnish

Procedures

  1. 1

    Unwrap your first Cadbury Creme Egg. Give it a long, hard look and ask if it is ready to meet its destiny.

  2. 2

    Using your very sharp knife, gently slice the egg in half lengthwise, following the seam that keeps the two egg halves together. The egg should separate into two separate halves fairly easily; each will have a dollop of fondant inside. Leave the fondant inside of the egg halves.

  3. 3

    Using a pastry bag fitted with a star tip, pipe yellow buttercream in a spiral so that it covers the entire exposed inside of each egg half (directly on top of the fondant). You’ll use about 1-2 teaspoons’ worth of frosting per egg.

  4. 4

    Garnish with red sprinkles to mimic the look of paprika.

  5. 5

    Repeat with the remaining egg halves.

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Last Photo called “Chocolate Testicles” by me Linda
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Is Matthew Crawley Leaving Downton Abbey? A Dowager Jane Austen Rap

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According to the Huffington Post and a hoard of other media Dan Stevens aka Matthew Crawley could be leaving the popular UK show Downtown Abbey after season 3.

 

“Dan Stevens could be leaving “Downton Abbey.” According to the Daily Mail, Stevens might not return for “Downton Abbey” Season 4. Stevens is currently appearing on Broadway in “The Heiress” and said he might stick around the Big Apple.

“New York for me is going to be one big adventure,” Stevens said. “I will be taking the whole family out and we will be there for six months. I don’t know if I will be returning to ‘Downton.'”

However, “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes told TVLine in July that Stevens is just doing a limited run and that he’s still in the show.”

 

 

Yesterday on the Facebook group Downton Abbey Season 3 someone posted a Jane Austen rap and I thought I might do the same about possibly losing our fair Matthew Crawley. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Sense and Sensibility Dan Stevens Please!

 

 

 

Is Dan Stevens going to stay on Broadway and not return for Season 4?
Not having Matthew around will be a tremendous bore,

 

If Dan leaves; lots of ideas for endings shall be sought,

Will Mathew be felled on an Easter special leaving Lady Mary distraught?

 

If Matthew dies maybe Mary and Branson can begin shagging – and that I would pay to see,

Will Mary become Lady Mary Branson on the Christmas special two thousand sixteen?

 

 

The two gay footman will announce their engagement at the same time,

Allowing the Dowager to ask,

“And what exactly is a Civil Partnershp?” Tisk task!

 

 

Or will Matthew and Mary go to the United States only for Matthew to be killed by the mob?

Then Mary can fall in love with an Irish cop,

Allowing an American to be the leading man, and I shall sob,

 

 

Maybe Dan should look up David Caruso before making any rash moves,
Downton without Dan is a bad idea and not very smooth,

Why don’t they just do what others do; give him a new face so we wont be blue,
Of course Dan is is not James Bond or Dr Who,

 

 

I don’t think I could bare to see Matthew without Mary,

After each episode, I would have to go for a lie-down,

Because it would be so emotionally draining,

 

 

But alas, there’s my Downton ringtone and it makes me smile,
As you see my interest in Downton is never waning- so let’s hope Dan stays for awhile.

 

 

 

 

 

Photos- GQ Daily Mail UK

Dedicated to my UK friend Jan Bird