Monday, January 28, 2019

The Weekly Say (Frozen) Cheese! Link Up

Since almost every sentence contains the word, "cold" lately should it not be pronounced correctly? Yes, I have cabin fever, but stillll.
It's NOT, "code," it's "cold." There's an el in there people. I don't mind "ardic" or "win chills" or even "aso" as in the wind gusts are "aso" dangerous enough to just stay inside. Don't mind if I do. (Except for the part where I'm losing my mind. It's only a matter of time before I appear in an Overlook Hotel ballroom photo.)
Is there a word that people mispronounce that drives you nuts? Share it and your cheesy photos and recipes here.

From way back two Sundays ago when you could lose a shoe without losing your toes.

She kept falling and by gum, kept getting back up. Notice the lone boot to the far right

Uh oh, don't let all those Packer fans see you take a knee. Packer fans? Where are all the Packer fans?

Annnddd there she goes again. This guy is going to slap shot the boot

My sister brought this cannoli cake from Canfora Bakery in Milwaukee. Not to be confused with the Cassata which makes its appearance at Easter and seems to have a fun history that can be found here. Being a devout lapsed Catholic I like the idea of 16th century nuns baking these cakes in lieu of prayer during Holy Week. And to some of us, a good Cassata or Cannoli Cake is a very spiritual experience.

One of the most scrumptious Cannoli Cakes to grace our Christmas table

I found two Cannoli Cake recipes I like, one from Women's Day and one from My Cake School
Women's Day uses chopped shelled pistachios (classy) and orange and lemon zest (zingy).
Cake School uses buttermilk in the cake (WD uses Half and Half), a mascarpone filling, a cinnamon whipped cream frosting, and Pirouettes to decorate the outside.
And now... I'm going to hop in the car to and go to the Greenbush Bakery I mean and now... it's time for:

The Say Cheese! Link Up

You know the deal, I don't really care, but at least a post and a photo, not pointing frostbitten fingers at anyone (I am). Have at it my cheesy little goombas.

45 comments:

  1. I wish I could taste this "holy communion" ... but my blood sugar values ​​will rise if I just look! LOL

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    1. I don't remember the Cassata we had at Easter very well, but this Cannoli cake, marrrronn, it was incredible. I'll raise my blood sugar for more of that any day.

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  2. Hello, fun photos. I have not ice skated in years, I would be on my knees too. The Cannoli cake looks delicious, yum! Have a happy day and week ahead.

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    1. Me neither, Eileen, and I kind of miss it. Although most of the time I fell down more than I'd like but back then I could get up again. It was one of if not the best I've had. If I can make it through today and tomorrow afternoon (windchill -45˚ to -55˚), things might be okay.

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  3. That cake looks yum, now you can have your cake and eat it too. Hey, mispronouncing words is pretty normal where we live. Every once in a while we will turn on closed captioning for the local new, what a hoot!

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    1. Something tells me that at least one of you guys would be all over a cake like that, Brian. Oh yeah, I use CC all the time now and don't expect them to get even half of it right.

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  4. Oh that cake. Yummy looking. I think I gained a pound just looking at that cake.

    I linked this post to Happy Tuesday.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. Thanks, Sandee, I think you and you're followers are up a lot earlier than I am. It was scrumdilliumptious.

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  5. I loved the fun photos and narration heheh!

    Well I hope you saved me some cake ....thank you :-)

    Have a fantabulosa cheesytastic week :-)

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  6. I put my link, about frost and perfume! :)
    Thanks! <3

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  7. Hey, you guys are the best, thanks for linking up. Since my car died this morning, my cabin fever continues.

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  8. I will take a piece of cake please!! The game looks fun!!
    Thank you for hosting!!

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    1. The smack a boot into a hockey net game? Wish we had a place that made them here.

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    1. I looked around for someone wearing only one boot. Maybe they were wearing one boot and an ice skate.

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  10. Now that's cold...when you walk out of your boot! Love seeing your snowy pics! It's cooler in Florida this week but not cold! I enjoy seeing the pics though! Everyone wants some of that cake! heehee!

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    1. The last I heard the low was between -45˚F and -55˚F wind chill. I'm about to go to my basement parking space to see if any of the pop cans I left in there Monday have exploded. It was so cold in underground parking that I couldn't get the back of the car to unlock to get my groceries.
      I don't blame everyone, it has a place in my Hall of Cakes

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  11. Very nice. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, it is about 65 degrees and the NHL had their All-Star game last weekend. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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    1. It's going to swing 70 some degrees in the next few days. If I don't go all Jack Torrance and start chopping down bathroom doors I'll be fine. Fine. Fine. Fine. Fine.

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  12. How fun! I haven't been ice skating in many years. That cake looks so good!

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    1. Me neither and I kind of miss it and that cake from Christmas.

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  13. We had a particularly cold day today in south Florida! We woke to 47 degrees!
    I know that 47 is no where near what you guys are experiencing up north!
    I heard it was -60 in Wisconsin!! Wow.

    Hope you stay safe and warm my friend.

    - Lisa

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    1. I'm looking forward to the 40s on Sunday and Monday, Lisa which will be lunacy really. I think we got down to minus 48 windchill and minus 30 something (remember that show?) air temp. However, it is going to be in the above 40s soon. They predict a 70 something degree shift in a matter of day. Too many numbers for someone with cabin fever.

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  14. Thank you for the invite! I grew up in SD and I do Not miss those cold temps or wind chills. Be safe!

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    1. I was forced to stay safe after my car died in the parking garage. Even the walls on the stairs down there are like ice still. I bet SD has it's crazy cold temps.

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  15. That cake looks delish! I am a lapsed Catholic too, BTW!

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    1. Ah, then you understand what I mean about trading cake for prayer, Veronica.

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  16. Delicious cake... and Me too, I gain a kilogram with looking.

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    1. This is one dessert that's worth that one kilogram look though, Erica.

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  17. I want to try a cake like that now during Holy Week. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Payment for all that genuflecting. Is this where "just desserts" comes from?

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  18. Oooh I want cake - it's so dreamy looking. Keep Warm!

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    1. It tastes better than it looks, Carol. It got above zero yesterday and last I looked was in the thirties. Although dreary looking outside, my cuz and I were out and about in what seemed like a summer holiday.

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  19. Yes, It's when people say "should of" or "could of" etc. It's pure laziness and ignorance of the English language. Do you get that too? We had our first snow today.

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    1. Or shudda, cudda. For some reason the word, "cold" is what sends me off the deep end (not that it's a long walk to get there). I saw your "snow." We got dumped on a few times after a winter of nuthin' (ha, that one doesn't bug me too much).

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  20. I'm cracking up with your attitude about the nuns! It looks so yummy! And I'm sure you would get lots of laughs watching me try to ice skate :) Thanks so much for linking up to My Corner of the World!

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    1. I'm keeping that photo you sent, Betty. Boy I wish someone had been sober enough to take a picture of my frog jammies back in the day. Now people wear their pajamas to go out like they're in their Sunday best so maybe it no longer has that look of tomfoolery it once had.

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  21. Excuse me for smiling so brightly so early in the morning. I imagined myself eating a good-size slice of the cannoli cake. Now that two healthcare experts have told me my blood tests show I'm pre-diabetic (low range still), I'll be better about being mindful of my sweet tooth, which is a wonder it's not decayed by now.
    My gosh, Jeanna, how are you taking all that ice block. I would think your breath would freeze the moment you exhaled. I saw an article in Country Cowboy (something like that) magazine about the 1857 blizzard that wiped out nearly all the cattle in the Midwest. The temps were -50 degrees. Is a polar vortex actually a blizzard? The weather guys just wanted a more he-mannish term? Stay warm, Madame. I don't want to read about any of your toes having snapped off. Though, since the ice would preserve them, the doctors ought to attach them back with no problem. I would think.

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    1. If we ever met IRL Susie I will procure one cannoli cake and two forks.
      Yeah, I've heard that diagnosis too and after my champion stress eating this fall and winter I'm not very anxious to see what the doctor says. You're pretty active and I'm guessing a fan tasss tic cook so you can get those numbers down no problem, Susie.
      The evil Polar Vortex dropped over the parking garage, reached in and froze poor Cha Cha leaving me stranded with a house full of food and drink in front of a fireplace. There are three shows I'm following on Netflix (along with two more on SyFy) and I have my cousin's password for just about every streaming channel available. It's been tough.
      What's weird is that—did you ever see Angel Heart—I feel like Mickey O'Rourke descending in that elevator to hell every level I walk down.
      So much colder in the living room than the loft, but that's where the fireplace is.
      Then I open the door and some goomba hasn't closed the hallway door and it is unpleasant.
      Then I descend further down the stairs and the wood railing is cold. I never thought wood got that cold.
      And then I go down one more level to check on Cha Cha in the basement and the walls are freezing. I mean frozen friggin' walls before I open the door to the garage.
      And THEN I go into basement and I have to zip up clothes and open the door with my coat which I have to wear to go down there.
      Chicago got down to 50 something below, those bastards always having to outdo us.
      A polar vortex is always around the poles but a chunk of it dropped down and was hovering over us like a poltergeist. It's gone now.
      Ach, three people in and around Milwaukee froze to death. Horrifying and incredibly sad. Did I ever tell you about my aunt who lost her toes? Her pic is at the bottom of the sidebar on the boat that says, "PINK GIN." Yes, the ice should preserve them shouldn't they. I love talking to you, Susie. (:

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  22. Yeah, I gazed at your auntie's feet. Of course, I would. All I think is if there'd be more room for bunion. Only recently have I learned that people can, and do, get their bunions removed. Medical advancements, eh?
    No, I haven't seen Angel Heart, but your description certainly was hell, if scientists can be believed that hell is icy cold and not fiery hot. (You ever wonder why we spell it fiery and not firey.)"Frozen friggin' walls" had me thinking of scary, hairy looking, humongous villus. Shudder.
    Thanks for the encouragement, Jeanna. It took us 3 days to finish the potato chips, rather than one. That's a baby step forward.

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    1. Haaa, yes of course (one of the reasons I love chatting with you). Oh yeah, my sister did a bunion removal years ago. Oh man, Angel Heart is one of the cheesiest movies ever. It's a guilty pleasure and makes you think (not in a good way). It's also known for Bill Cosby objecting to Lisa Bonet's role in it. That was the first time I raised an eyebrow at him. I've gotten to be such a bad speller I no longer question any sort of spelling. I think Dante had some kind of frozen blood heads melded into a level of hell. Or was that Ab Fab? I've already forgotten the potato chip discussion but I'm happy if a bag lasts two days, three would be cause for celebration (with another bag of potato chips).

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  23. We survived the Polar Vortex last week and are now "looking forward" to freezing rain. #IHateWinter! That cannoli cake looks delicious! I've never tried it but do love the Sicilian pastries of the same name. Thanks for visiting The Doglady's Den last week. This looks like a fun blogfest. ☺ Cheers!

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    1. I think of Canada as northern WI only somehow colder. Ach, I'd shake my hands at the evil PV but they're numb. We've gotten it the past few days and I had to drive around in the stuff all day today. I thought I'd be stuck taking out the trash until someone found my iced over body still standing there trying to figure out how to get back to my car without wiping out.

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