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Thanks to Kayanne Massy for sending along this little gem of a video: Coca-Cola could have just handed out some free coke, but decided to create a "Happiness Machine" in the student commons area of a university. It sure looks like a regular vending machine, but this group of college students was in for a surprise. This vending machine takes quarters and gives out smiles.
Click here to view the video.
It talks. It moves. It eats your enemies, employers, and love interests while the urchins sing and dance. Look out!
Riverside Military Academy presents "little Shop of Horrors" on Wednesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 1 at 7:00 PM.
The performance includes a wide range of RMA students (including the pit band). Other cast members from include North Hall's Suzanne Zoller and Rachel Glazer and GHS's Carrie Franklin.
The performance is in the Sandy Beaver Center Auditorium. There's no charge for admission.
Our Rachel came in third in the 1 mile event and Molly was first in the 20-24 age group in the 5K! Congratulations, girls!
- 3 egg whites at room temperature (I use large eggs)
- 1/3 cup sugar (1st amount)
- 2/3 cup sugar (2nd amount)
- 2 tsp. cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. vinegar
- 8 oz. carton whipping cream
- 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- fruit of your choice. Fresh berries are great, as are fresh or canned peaches, nectarines, pineapple, kiwi or a combination.
- Beat egg whites until stiff peaks begin to form.
- Add 1st amount of sugar, a few tablespoons at a time, beating very well between additions. I was told to check that the sugar had dissolved before adding the next amount. You can check by tasting a bit of the meringue to see if there are any grains of still sugar intact. This can take a long time so I don't always beat it that long.
- Beat in vanilla and vinegar.
- Mix cornstarch with the 2nd amount of sugar and continue to add sugar in small amounts beating well in between each addition until meringue is very thick and most of the sugar is dissolved.
- Cut a round of parchment paper to fit a pizza pan. You can sprinkle the pan with a bit of water before putting the parchment down so it sticks to the pan. Alternately you can use foil which is lightly buttered.
- Pile the meringue on to the parchment in a circle about the size of a dinner plate. Using a spatula or spoon, push the meringue to the outside edges and indent the center so it is lower than the sides.
- Place in center of a 300º F oven and bake for 1 hour.
- After one hour, turn oven off. DO NOT OPEN OVEN DOOR until it is completely cold. (I usually bake my pavlova just before going to bed and leave it in the cold oven overnight.)
- Whip cream with powdered sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.
- Pile the whipped cream into the center indentation of your Pavlova. (You can do this a couple of hours ahead or right before serving.
- Top with cut up fruit or arrange fruit slices in a circular design. Do not put the fruit on until just before serving or the meringue will soften.
- Cut into wedges to serve.
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