Monday, November 28, 2005

Still on the grind

Okay, so Thanksgiving is over right? You didn't think that ya boy was gonna stop hookin' up the slammin' pies now did you? C'mon now... this is just the beginning. I'm just now gettin' into my groove. The pies I made last week aint got nothin' on the ones that I’mma be baking in the next few weeks. Right now I’m like a mad scientist and I’m experimenting with a few things. I’m happy with my current recipe, but I added a ‘few’ elements to the mix to add a lil’ more spice to the Thanksgiving holiday. I aint had one complaint yet!!!!!

One of my secret ingredients

Right before I throw dem bad boys in the oven

The finished product

The Nah 'Ice Grill'

-Click here to see more pics from the ultimate baking experience

Monday, November 21, 2005

These knuckleheads around my way

I moved up outta PG County back in the summer and I figured I was getting away from the madness by going in the ‘burbs. I mean, two years ago this week on Black Friday, I had my Maxima stolen in the complex that I lived in. It wasn’t just stolen, but later found stripped down to skeletal remains on Minnesota Avenue in SE DC. Aside from that there was always some drama going on in the Bladensburg/Hyattsville area and I had to get outta there. So, I ventured into a more ‘not-so-ghetto’ county in the state of MD. Aiight… back to what occurred last night. I had just got home from the game at FedEx Field and barely had a minute to take my boots off. My two cousins were up in the house and one of them yelled out “Yo… who ordered a pizza?”… I didn’t bother responding cuz I had just got home and I figured that they knew it wasn’t me. So my cousins girl hollers upstairs to when me and my other cousin was “Did one of you order a pizza”… I was like “No… I aint order nothin’” and he replied the same thing. The pizza man went on his way and I didn’t think about it again.

About an hour later, I decided to roll to the grocery store to pick-up a few ingredients so I could start lacing my pies from Thanksgiving. My cousins had gone to shoot ball and nobody was in the house. I spent about 20 minutes in the Giant and came back home. As I arrived I saw these two young cats lookin kinda shady. They were walking slow, but in the direction of my house. There was no reason for them to be going that direction, unless they were planning on taking some kinda of shortcut through my yard. I brushed it off and grabbed my groceries. As I walked towards my house, I turned around and the Pizza Hut dude was there again. He was walking right behind me. I said “Yo slick… where you going?”… He said “I’m delivering your pizza”…. I said “Bruh, I told you already, I didn’t order no pizza!” Almost instantly, I heard the rustle of leaves and looked up just in time to see one of the youngins on the side of my house lurking on the side of the tall fence. Right then it hit me that these jokers were tryna rob the pizza man. The motion detector activated and the lights came on at the front of the house. I said to the pizza dude “I suggest you walk the other way cuz I’m goin in the house”. I quickly grabbed the house keys from my sweatshirt, opened the front door, dropped the groceries on the floor and slammed the door behind me. I looked out and the pizza dude was still there. I opened the window next to the front door and said “Slim… I think you betta get outta here. I didn’t order no pizza”. Now in hindsight, I guess I shoulda told him what was about to happen, but I didn’t. I aint want the youngins to overhear me talking to him and if he had panicked they might jumped him on spot. Instead, he read back the address that he had on the receipt, I acknowledged that it was mine, but I told him that again that the pizza wasn’t ordered by me.

After a few seconds he walked back to his car and drove off. Minutes later as I hovered by the window on the side of the house, I saw the two punks emerge from the bushes. Their presence alerted my motion detector and the front lights came on. I didn’t get a good look at em and didn’t bother to call the police. I did however call Pizza Hut and let them know what was going on. The manager seemed like he didn’t care. I told him, “Look, these youngins out here are tryna set your drivers up to get robbed”. He was like “Yeah, they called from the same phone number and ordered twice, but gave two different addresses, yours and another one”. I was done at that point. That itself screamed of potential nonsense.

I’m like… why these fools wanna use my address to commit crimes. Didn’t I go through enough of this craziness in PG County!!!!!???? It’s Thanksgiving week… can’t a brotha have some peace???

Saturday, November 19, 2005

This commercial is a CLASSIC!!!!

The kid in this Trigon BlueCross BlueShield ad is funny as hell. He's your typical kid who's talking about a fighting scene in a movie. However, his 'kid speak' and charm in the delivery is what makes this so successful. It gave me a good laugh this morning. Go ahead and check it out for yourself.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Nah's Slammin' Sweet Potato Pie

It's that time of year again and I'm bout to be up in the kitchen doin' my thing. For those who don't know, ya boy puts it down!!!!! Got women tellin' me that they made pies from my recipe, but couldn't admit to their family and friends that they got it from a MAN.

This is my own recipe and I promise you that if you do it right... you'll have ere'body knockin' on ya door beggin' to get a slice!!!!

2 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
2 eggs
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon rum
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
4 tablespoons melted butter/margarine
1 unbaked pie crust

Pre-heat cha oven to like 400-425 degrees

Mix the sweet potatoes, milk, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, butter/margarine, vanilla, rum and lemon juice until it gets real smooth. Then pour it into the pie shell.

Bake for about 15 minutes at 400-425, then reduce heat to 300 and bake for about 45 minutes or until the filling is firm.

Grab you some Cool Whip or vanilla ice cream and get'cha eat on!!!!

(no joking on the pic aiiight... I'm serious bout my pies!!!)

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

I gotta have this!!!!!

About a year ago I was talkin' to a few of my boyz about TV shows that needed to be put on DVD. A lotta cats were lookin' out for Fresh Prince, Martin and a bunch of other sitcoms, but The White Shadow was numer one on my list. I used to sit up and watch this show every single time it came on TV. Even when it went into syndication, I used to watch it over and over and over again. It was like an addiction for a youngin' back then. The story of a bunch of Black dudes from the hood being coached by some white man was dramatic enough. Then you add the sex, violence, racism, alcoholism and drugs to it and you gotta kid like me hooked on it like a soap opera. I knew everything that there was to know about Coolidge, Thorpe, Gomez, Jackson, Reese, Salami & Hayward. You'da thought those were cats that I grew up with the way I talked about the show when I was in elementary. Carver High always stomped the opponent and I was the biggest fan from my couch. The plot for almost every episode went this way... ball player gets in trouble, player goes to coach Reeves for help, coach gets ball player out of trouble... ha ha. But nevertheless, I was glued to it every week. Betta believe I'mma be watchin' this DVD come this weekend and the days thereafter.

-The White Shadow Jumps Onto DVD

-IMDB - The White Shadow - [TV-Series 1978-1981]

-Wikipedia - The White Shadow

-The White Shadow Episode Guide

-The White Shadow Theme Song