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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Trashy TV

Just look at this dress.  
Okay, so here it is.  I am addicted to Revenge.  Not revenge as in "I'm going to get back at you."  I'm referring to Revenge (with a big R) on ABC Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m.

I started watching last season but since it's on at 10:00 p.m. it's been a bit of a problem for me.  I start out strong but long about 10:20 I can feel myself starting to fade.  I fight it, but usually fall asleep on the couch for the second half of the show.

This is bad for a number of reasons.  First of all, what am I -- 100 years old?  What's with all the dozing off on the couch?  I am officially becoming not my mother, but my grandmother.  She was a dozer.  Second of all, Revenge has so many delicious twists and turns that missing half the show every week makes it tough to keep up with all the nastiness.

But I'm not one to miss out.  Not only do I want to keep up with the story line, I also want to keep up with the fabulous wardrobe.  (Did I mention that the main character Emily Thorne was wearing a dress that I own?  Yes, it's a Lela Rose dress and we both have it.  Just sayin'.)

The clothes are fabulous.  So is Grayson Manor.  But really it's the clothes that I love.  Everyone looks so polished and, as my mother would have said,  ferputzic. Emily and Victoria are always dressed to the nines.  Who wears a bondage dress on a random Tuesday afternoon?  Apparently Victoria does.
You've just got to love a bondage dress as daytime wear.
But I digress.  The new season just started and I had to be ready.  Having missed half of each episode, I decided to rewatch the whole season on Ted's old iPad.  (He got a new one so he "handed down" his old one to me.  Ted also "handed down" his old Kindle so I have one of those too.  I'm one generation behind on all technology.)  The iPad download idea was courtesy of Deborah who is also a Revenge fan.  What a great idea!  I downloaded the season and then watched episodes when I was in the kitchen or working at my desk.  Now that's technology being used for good and not evil.

So I was ready when the new season started last week.  Revenge was just as dishy as it was last season and I was completely caught up.  I even managed to stay awake through the whole episode.

Here's a really tasty (and very low calorie) soup/drink that I whipped up as I caught up on Revenge.  It's refreshing and guarantees that I'll be able to fit into all of my Revenge worthy clothes.

Recipe:  Cucumber Yogurt Soup
(Padma Lakshmi)


1 cup of nonfat plain Greek style yogurt
1/2 cup of freshly chopped mint
1 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cubed
1 jalapeno (remove seeds if you don't want the heat)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.  Chill at least one hour and serve cold.

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