THe Long Weekend of Shockwaves


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The Long Weekend

2005  R  1:30      Comedy       Stars* Brendan Fehr & Chris Klein

DOh! The part at the gym…. (fell of my bed)

Ed Waxman the best campaign man at his ad agency suffers a breakup and loses his knack for advertising. His a when his ad agency loses an insurance account he vows he will get it back. His boss even raises him on that and says if he gets it back he’ll get his office on top of the job back.  When he gets home his brother is waiting as a surprise because it’s Ed’s birthday (weekend). All Ed wants to do is work, but his brother gets him to go out  and insists on helping Ed to score but only gets him in trouble. I would say this is more of a guys movie, but us ladies can laugh at what idiots they can…

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ONe for the Money


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One for the moneyOne for the Money (2012) Poster

2012  PG-13 1:31 stars Katherine Heigel  as Stephanie Plum  Jason O’Mara as Joe Morelli,  Daniel Sunjata as ‘Ranger’  Sherri Shepherd as Lula and Debbie Reynolds as Grandma Mazur.  

Based on the best selling author Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series sadly whoever did the casting should have been fired. I think no matter what when it comes to books to movies, the author should always have say in casting (not sure if Janet did but I’ll see if she’ll answer a couple questions I have about it)  I think this would be better as a Tv series after all I believe it was Ranger who told Stephanie her life should be a sitcom! I full on agreed when I read that! Now I don’t know if this actually came out in the movies or not (if not I’m guessing it was a hallmark movie or Lifetime…

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Into the Woods


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2014 PG  2 hour Musical from Disney Studios

stars Emily Blunt, James Cordon, Meryl Streep as the witch, Chris Pine as Prince Charming , Anna Kendrick  and Johnny Depp & the ‘big’ bad wolf.

Instead of our usual fairytales, we have a mash-up story woven together into an annoying Musical.  OH Gods are they only going to sing.  My favorite Musical is Grease I love it,  but at least it’s not a constant headache through the whole movie; it has parts that are spoken and others  (pivotal parts?) where maybe you’d expect there to be a musical number.  Into the woods however I don’t recall one spoken part! and even if there were it still sounds like it’s a sing songy voice. It’s a never ending headache watching this movie!

Oh my gods!! Johnny Depp as the Big Bad wolf is more creepy than bad. I did love the sound of the song he did…

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More Yuca Recipes


Simple Yucca Simmer

Servs: 4   Makes: 4 servings, 1/2 cup of fruits or vegetables

  •    – 2 lb Yucca Root (1/2 pound per person)
  •    – 2Tbsp lemon juice
  •    – 2 cloves garlic chopped
  •    – 2 Tbsp chives
  •   – 1/2 tsp salt
  •   – 1/8 tsp ground black pepper


  1. 1) Rinse yucca well, peel and halve lengthwise. Remove fibrous core. Combine lemon juice, garlic and fresh herbs in a large pot with enough water to cover yucca. Bring to a boil and add salt. Lower heat and add cold water when necessary so as not to allow water to reach another boil.
  2. 2) Pierce with toothpick or fork. When soft (not mushy) remove pieces and set aside. When all pieces are done, drain, sprinkle with pepper and serve hot.


yucca empanadas filled with apples, chocolate, and yams

For the Yucca Dough:

  •    Vanilla soy ice cream
  •   Oil sufficient for frying


  •    To Assemble:
  •    2 Tbsp. bourbon
  •    1/2 vanilla bean, scraped
  •    2 oz. sweet Riesling wine
  •    1 cup apple cider
  •    1 cup agave nectar


For the Bourbon-Agave Sauce:

  •    1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  •    1 cup chopped vegan semi-sweet chocolate
  •    1 cup diced green apple
  •    1 sweet potato


For the Filling:

  •  1/2 cup cake flour
  •    1 cup almond flour
  •    2 lbs. yucca, peeled and diced
  •   For the Yucca Dough:


  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. In a large pot, boil the yucca for approximately 20 to 30 minutes, or until very soft. Drain and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until dry. Chill. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients and process until a smooth dough forms. Allow to rest for approximately 30 minutes. Heat the oven to 425F and roast the sweet potato for 20 to 25 minutes, or until soft. Allow to cool, then remove the skin. Dice and combine with the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, or until reduced by one-fourth. Remove from the heat and set aside. Roll the yucca dough into 20 1/2-oz. balls. On a lightly floured surface, press each ball into a 1/4-inch thick circle. Place 1 1/2 Tbsp. of the filling in the center of each piece of dough. Fold in half and pinch the ends together. Fry in the oil for 4 minutes, or until golden brown, turning once. Serve hot with the Bourbon-Agave Sauce and the vanilla soy ice cream.

Here’s the direct link to this receipe  the person did not do a good job of writing it up on the site


Yuca (Cassava) Pancakes


Prep: 10m

This tropical side dish mixes, cooks and tastes a lot like potato pancakes, but made with that starchy tropical vegetable called yuca (pronounced voo-ca). Looks like a brown club. Use a sharp paring knife or a really high quality, fixed blade peeler to peel it (a Wusthof-Trident peeler makes short work of it). The original called for 3 tablespoons sugar, but we like our cakes salty and greasy, so we omitted the sugar. The recipe is from False Tongues and Sunday Bread, a Guatemalan and Mayan Cookbook by Copeland Marks.

  •    3 tablespoons sugar (optional)
  •    1 teaspoon salt
  •   2 lbs yucca root, peeled, grated (cassava)
  •    1/2 cup grated mild cheese or ricotta cheese or farmer cheese
  •    1 egg
  •   1/4 cup corn oil or vegetable oil
  •   2 tablespoons butter
  •    1 tablespoon all-purpose flour


  1. Combine all ingredients except oil.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Spoon in a couple of tablespoons batter and smooth into a 3-inch to 4-inch cake about 1/2-inch thick.
  3. Brown on both sides, then drain on paper towels. Serve warm.

Oven-Baked Yucca

Servs: 6   Prep: 10m   Cook: 50m

  • addnonstick cooking spray
  • add1 lb. fresh yucca, cut into 3 inch sections


  1. In a saucepan, combine the yucca and enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, or until tender. Drain. Transfer yucca to a cutting board and let cool. Preheat oven to temperature 350°F. Cut yucca lengthwise into 3/4 inch-wide wedges, discarding the woody core. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Spread yucca wedges on sheet. Spray wedges with cooking spray. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 8 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 7 minutes.

my own pin may be to crumble bacon on it (what ever type of preference you have!)