Good morning! Happy Friday!
This morning’s topic is the Brady Bunch, but FOOD first! (Boy, are they groovy!)
Giada said she makes this meal when she’s short on time, and now I understand why. From start to finish, it came together in less than 20 minutes. I used turkey sausage instead of ground turkey, which didn’t need to be cooked as long and sped up the process.
It was a delicious, easy, and cheesy dinner.
This morning’s breakfast was also easy and cheesy. I threw together a quick egg and cheese sandwich on a toasted Bagel Thin. It was nothing special, but it did the trick.
My Favorite Brady Bunch Episodes
On The Ellen Show the other day, Ann Curry gave Ellen a bracelet that originally belonged to the Dalai Lama. Ellen talked about it in her monologue and joked that maybe it was cursed like the Tiki necklace that Greg Brady found on their family vacation to Hawaii. Ellen’s reference to the episode made think about other great Brady Bunch episodes, so here are three of my favorites.
“The Personality Kid”
Four words: Pork chops and applesauce.
Growing up, every time my mom made pork chops for dinner, my sister and I would say “pork chops and applesauce” (just like Peter Brady) over and over again. We thought it was hilarious. I actually think we’d probably still say it now if we ate pork chops at my mom’s house.
Peter goes to a party and apparently someone there tells him that he’s dull and doesn’t have a personality. Convinced he doesn’t have personality, Peter goes all out to try to get one. After imitating celebrities, Peter decides to try a funny personality in which he stocks up on jokes and plans to show his new personality off at a party. [source]
“Dough Ri Mi”
Of course, I included a video with this episode. I can’t sing this song without making my voice crack like Peter’s. (I’m sorry if it gets stuck in your head all day long.)
In “Dough Re Mi,” Greg is hoping to sign a recording contract, but after executive decides that a family group is better, Greg invites his siblings to become part of his act. While rehearsing “We Can Make the World a Whole Lot Brighter,” Peter’s voice begins to crack suddenly, raising concerns about the group’s viability. Greg initially wants to drop Peter from the group, but after getting advice from his parents, Mike and Carol, he decides to write a new song where Peter’s cracking voice won’t be so conspicuous; that song is “Time to Change.” The final act features the siblings in the recording studio recording the song. [source]
“The Subject Was Noses”
“Ooh, my nose!” Obviously.
Marcia has made two dates for the school dance, one with plain Charley and the other with heartthrob jock Doug Simpson. In order to go out with the latter, Marcia dumps Charley, only to incur a swollen nose after being hit with a football hurled by brother Peter. Appalled by Marcia’s appearance, Doug in turn dumps Marcia. Charley doesn’t mind though, as the two go out to a pizza parlor where Marcia later recounts that “meek” Charley punched Doug in the nose during an altercation. [source]
Oyster Orgy Giveaway
Thanks to everyone who entered yesterday’s giveaway to win a set of tickets to the Oyster Orgy at Tavern on the Water next week. Here are your winners:
Rory: I love oysters almost as much as I love Tavern on the Water, sounds like a great event!
Tasha: My fiance and I just moved to Boston. We love seafood, but we don’t have much money to spend on it because I’m in grad school and he’s at a startup. I’d love to surprise him with tickets. It would make his week!
Congrats, Rory and Tasha! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your tickets.
Question of the Day
Did you watch The Brady Bunch? What are your favorite episodes?