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i’m thankful for our good health and the peanuts gang.
nothing says thank you like apple pie with cheese baked into the crust (even if you don’t like warm fruit…or cheese on fruit). i can now cross this off my list of things to do.
Apple Cheddar Cheese Pie
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled
- 1/2 pound shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup ice water
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 7 large Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cubed
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
a lot of people give kanye a hard time for proclaiming his own greatness but honestly to the world he’s addressing, yeezy can make whatever claim he wants. why shouldn’t he? i’m not going to write a review of the album (who cares what i think) but here are a few reasons why 808s and heartbreak is a success:
1) kanye set out to make an album, and he did. the record has a distinct continuity in style and theme. my general thoughts on auto tune is that it should have stayed just with cher, but i’m okay with his explanation that he wanted a distinct sonic record. he had something in mind.
2) simple but sonically functional choices like the tribal wailing in songs like “love lockdown.” what is that? and that fresh synth on “paranoid.” for some reason i think of lionel richie and the o’jays with a fog machine.
3) “street lights.” this song alone justifies 808s and heartbreak‘s existence. truly great.
the most mind-blowing thing about Chinese Democracy is that in spite of over 10 years of inexplicable delays, revisions, and monumental mythologizing, the album is… actually, kind of great??
“Reviewing Chinese Democracy is not like reviewing music. It’s more like reviewing a unicorn.”