Monday, October 26, 2009

I Gotta Feelin' : Monday Morning Fun & Fall Into Flavor

Yeah, I'm all excited. Yesterday was Hall & Oates' appearance on Private Sessions on A&E. I liked it a lot, except in one interview session, the host, Lynn Hoffman, brought up the moniker "Blue Eyed Soul," and Daryl Hall talked about how terribly racist it is and how he hates it.


I had no idea that was a racist remark. I can only say that when I first heard it, I thought it was a very cool and descriptive phrase. So if I offended anybody who reads here, I apologize. The racist implication went totally over my head. Sorry, Daryl Hall and John Oates and all soul artists everywhere, although I'm sure you're not waiting for an apology from a blogger mom in a small town in Indiana. But I wanted to get that off my chest.

Now I suppose Donny Osmond is going to tell us he hates purple.


It's the 2nd installation of Fall Into Flavor PLUS this amazing video.

Little tangent: One of the fun things about my girls is their playfulness when it comes to music. Yes, the one who hates musicals, me, happened to birth daughters who have a penchant for bursting into song and dance without warning.

So the other day, Kristin, the high schooler, pulled into the drive and sat there. Immediately, her older sister, Katie, pulled in, observed Kristin and realized that she was listening and singing to the same song as she was (the song in the video below).

So the song ends, each girl gets out of her car, and they continue dancing and singing on the driveway.

Insert Mom-smile here.

Their favorite part to sing is "Fill up my cup--draaaaaaank!" No, not drink, but draaaaaaaank.

How I love my two brunette musical stylists. "Brunette soul?" Oh no. I shouldn't have gone there.

Here are 20,00 people dancing in syncopated waves. Amazing.

Here's my submission for this week. I Gotta Feelin' you'll like it:

Butter Pecan Cake

1 butter pecan cake mix
4 eggs
1 c. milk
3/4 c. oil
1 can coconut-pecan frosting (or you could make from scratch, you show-off)

Oven 350*. Grease bundt pan well.
Mix cake mix, eggs, oil & milk for 2 minutes.
By hand, stir in the can of frosting into the mix.
Pour, bake for 45-55 minutes.
You can toothpick test, but this is a very moist, dense cake due to the frosting in the mix.
Cool 10 mins. in pan, then remove.


noexcuses said...

Oh my!!!!! I thought the Do-Re-Mi video in the train station was awesome. This video blows it away! You just made my day! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
So very cool!

Kim said...

Butter pecan was my favorite flavor of ice cream when I was a kid. I've never seen a cake mix in that flavor. Will go on my "must try" list for furlough :-)

Kim said...

Okay, had to wait for the slooooow internet to get through the video once (only took 1/2 hour this morning!) so I could watch it. Very cool! I wanna be able to do synchronized moves like that :-)

Mocha with Linda said...

So, what you're saying is that your life is really a musical, thanks to your two girls?! Perfect!

I love butter pecan stuff.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I'm up! my contribution to Fall into Flavor and I am out of bed as well!!! And for the record I broke your 4 am by 15 minutes as I woke up at 3:45 this morning. I did however manage to fall back asleep sort of...


sara said...

in Oprah's words...that was so cool!!!! How in the world do they get all those people to learn and do that so well?!! I wonder how long it took?

loved it!

Amy said...

The music teacher in me loves it when kids start singing spontaneously!! My kids sing ALL the time...even when they funny. They got the music gene for sure.

Linda - I got the apron (I wrote aporn...ha ha)!! THANKS!!! I love it.


Greg C said...

I'm still trying to figure out what was offensive. Is it the color blue? Maybe eyes? I know it isnt' soul because half the resturants in downtown Charleston have soul in their name. Are we saying that only certain people can have soul? I was soul when soul wasn't cool.

Not a big O fan here. I do believe that she does too much for her own publicity. Not a big other O fan either but I won't get into that here.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I'm not an Oprah devotee, either. But I saw this video and was amazed.

Dena said...

What a fun video! I especially like that despite their age difference, your daughters are obviously close. That's gotta do your mom heart good every day. :)

The recipe sounds great...too bad I can't cook. ha! Actually, I'm supposed to stay away from anything sweet, but this sounds good enough to make an exception for.

LuAnn said...

Sounds great - Butter Pecan anything is my favorite !!

Quilldancer said...

I love butter pecan -- I'm ignoring the recipe. Although, if i danced like those folks in the video perhaps I could afford a piece of that cake ....

Mama Belle said...

Sounds yummy. Way easier than the recipe I posted.

2Thinks said...

At first I thought the frosting in the mix was a typo. But I came back to read this again. Looks easy enough. I think I can do this one. Frosting in the mix. Huh. Gotta be good.

Beverlydru said...

I enjoyed the inspiration you gave me for my recipe post. Just learned something neat about family in the process. The video was terrific! I cranked up the speakers and got out of my chair. Ah-hem... to go get something of course. ; )

Jewel said...

I love that video and would actually have liked to have been a part of it! I love to dance though I do very little of it anymore but with the grandbaby about to walk, I may just have to start it up again!!
Butter pecan is my and my twin brother's favorite ice cream flavor, so I'm sure we'll love the cake!!
Thanks for hosting this, Linda and I love the new blog look!! :-)