Tomorrow is Halloween, and typically my favorite holiday of the year. It’s better than Festivus, New Year, Beltane, and Labor Day! It doesn’t require me to cook an elaborate meal that no one will eat, and there’s none of that awkward “did they really like their gift?” bits.
It’s all magic and mayhem.
But I have the plague.
So I am to be left at home with my hot cuppa (gin) and made to make merry all on my very own.
Alas, I am not of a mind to make merry as I seem to have fallen into a hole of fever and palsy, where tiny smears of putrifactive bits of my innermost anatomy are forcing their way out of my body in great heaving feats of expectoration, thus leaving me highly unsettled, and decidedly unmerry.
So I am clinging to the runner-up holiday of
political insanity election day. I shall sit back in my fuzzy slipper boots, sip my hot gin and lemon sugar (or wassail), and binge watch political shows, movies, and the most-recent bad lip reading, which features the Democratic Debate.
It shall be glorious.
Though, it will still be difficult not to lament my lack of fancy dress or the ability to use my “these people will give out good candy” radar. I mean, it’s so well honed! I can spot a full-bar house from fifty paces.
I also wish full-bar meant “full bar” in the sense of more wassail for me.
Because I am a plague carrier, and have my weekend all planned out, I made y’all a top ten list.
The Top Ten Political Films on Netflix (right meow!)
The Top Ten Political Films on Netflix right now. #StreamTeam #Netflix #bipartisan
If you don’t love Harrison Ford, we can’t be friends.
Election made my month when I saw it was available.
For school, I’ve been reading a fuck ton of Victorian literature. So, why not a movie about Victoria?
This Netflix series makes me bite my nails, swear at the tv, and get really ragey that I must wait for the next season after I gorge myself on an entire season in a day.
I’m noticing a Spacey theme.
This mini-series made me inexplicably happy.
Remember when John Oliver subbed for Jon Stewart? This is why.
How I love this movie. It’s so poignant given the current political climate.
I LOVE AMERICAN HISTORY. Wait, that sounded bad. I am driven to learn American History so that I may have an impact on its future, because, we fucked up all the things.
I also made a yummy, snackable recipe for you to enjoy with these. I took a classic southern dish, the corn fritter, and gave it a bit of flair.
Tex-Mex Corn Fritters
Tex-Mex Corn Fritters
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes of frying time if y
Keywords: fry vegan vegetarian
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- OIL FOR FRYING. I used coconut
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 3/4 cup buttermilk or unsweetened almond milk
- 2 eggs or 2 flax eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 3 stalks of scallions, chopped
- 3 tbsp chopped pickled jalapeno peppers
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
honestly, it doesn’t matter how you mix these up.
Just get them combined.
Get your oil hot in a deep fryer or saucepan or deep skillet.
*if you need to guess the temp, when it starts to ripple, stick the end of a wooden spoon into the oil, if the spoon looks like it’s frying–you’re gtg. Turn the heat to medium at this point.
Using a 1/2 oz cookie scoop, scoop balls into the oil. Don’t crowd the pan, that’ll make the oil get cold and the fritters get greasy. You don’t want a greasy ball. (today–I mean, I’m not judging your personal life.)
flip them after 2 minutes, or if you’re using a deep fryer, just take them out after they are golden brown and delish.
salt again IMMEDIATELY after you take them out and put them on a strainer or paper-lined plate.
If you want to go wild, DIP IN GUAC! (YES, I KNOW IT’S EXTRA.)