Friday, December 20, 2013

Advent Calendar, Days 18 and 19

Seasons' Greetings from our snowman!

December 18: Have peppermint ice cream for dessert.

It was originally supposed to be peppermint milkshakes, but we decided on regular ice cream because we were both pretty full after dinner. We plan on making them this weekend instead. The ice cream is delicious all by itself.

We got Edy's Peppermint, but you can make your own peppermint ice cream by softening a container of vanilla (or, chocolate and peppermint) and stirring in crushed-up candy canes. My grandma always used to buy the boxes of broken candy canes because she got a discount, and they were going in the ice cream anyway.

To make the milkshakes, blend together 2 cups of ice cream with 1 cup of milk, and top it with whipped cream, sprinkles, or crushed-up candies.

December 19: Movie night.

I went with a new twist on an old "favorite." Cinematic Titanic is the spiritual successor to Mystery Science Theater 3000, with...basically all of the former cast members who aren't doing RiffTrax. This includes Joel, Frank Conniff (TV's Frank), Mary Jo Pehl (Pearl), and the original voices of Tom and Crow. They riffed on Santa Claus Conquers the Martians a couple years ago, and right now it's streaming on Amazon (free for Amazon Prime members).

Good stuff. Man, every time I watch this movie, I find something else about it that makes no sense whatsoever.

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