The Flies’ Graveyard, or Breakfast!

February 1, 2017

We have a vector running our country. An orange clown of a vector.

From Jeff Mueller’s tweet today, this is most of what happened today:

  • Sean Spicer NAMED the widow of a fallen Navy SEAL in a press conference; Orange Lumpkin flew to meet the SEAL’s remains for a photo-op
  • Spicer revealed that Lumpy is planning an Executive Order to eliminate gun-free school zones
  • Leaked info about Lumpy’s phone call with the President of Mexico revealed that Lumpy threatened to invade Mexico.
  • Trump gave a Black History Month speech in which he revealed that he doesn’t know who Frederick Douglass is, and whined about the media, and bragged about his yuge electoral college win and pledged to get 51 next time. 51 %?
  • Trump told the GOP to “go nuclear” and change the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominees.
  • General Flynn directly threatened Iran
  • Republicans removed part of Dodd-Frank that barred public companies from secretly paying foreign governments for mineral rights.
  • It was leaked that on Saturday Lumpy insulted the PM of Australia.

Our orange vector and his overlords have been very busy, trying to distract us from the story about Bannon being added to the NSC and the DOD and head of Intel being dismissed except when invited.  I hope the people whose job it is to deal with vectors show up soon,  and I’m not talking about mathematicians.

Currant Scones With or Without  Currants

I don’t care much for currants and raisins are sticky little sugar bombs that make dentists tear their hair out so leave them out if you don’t want the “flies”. I don’t think a Scot would recognize this creation as a true scone but it’s very good split and spread with butter and a little seedless raspberry jam.

Also, I read the recipe wrong one time I made it and put in the whole stick of butter instead of half a stick, and it was a great accident, like the discovery of sticky notes. The result is moister and tastier than the perfectly good original recipe, so make it with a whole or half a stick of butter because it will be good either way.

I make this recipe in a food processor because the butter doesn’t have to be at room temperature.

2 Cups all-purpose flour                                           1/2 Cup butter (I stick)

1/4 Cup sugar                                                               2/3 currants (optional)

3 tsp baking powder                                                  5.33 Oz (2/3 Cup) evaporated milk

1/4 tsp salt                                                                    1 egg

Extra sugar to sprinkle on top if you like.

Heat oven to 400°

Put the steel blade in your food processor and add all of the dry ingredients, and pulse a couple of times until mixed. Cut the butter into 6 to 8 pieces and pulse until the mixture is crumbly. Combine evaporated milk with egg and add together, and pulse until the flour mixture is moistened. Stir in currants, or not.

On a well-floured surface knead dough gently 5 or 6 times. Press into a circle about 8 or 9 inches across; place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Mark the top to make 8 wedges but do not separate them. Sprinkle with a little sugar. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. It’s done when a toothpick comes out dry and the crust is slightly golden brown. Let it cool for a minute or two, then serve.

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