Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Really Random Tuesday #10: Memoirs I Want to Read, New Titles, and Pumpkin Ice Cream



















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I can't believe this is my tenth RRT post! I am not sure I will continue numbering these posts (it might get a bit awkward if I continue to, say, Really Random Tuesday #117). Anyway, thanks for stopping by, and special thanks to the wonderful bloggers who are participating in RRT this week. Please be sure to visit Giving Reading a Chance, Serendipity, Spiral Upwards, and the bookworm. (If this keeps up I will need to add a Mr. Ms. Linky!)

Marlo Thomas was one of my favorite actresses when I was a child. I loved her show, That Girl. She was so pretty and funny--I wanted to be her. I'd love to read her memoir, Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny, which "takes us on a funny and heartwarming adventure, from her Beverly Hills childhood, to her groundbreaking creation of That Girl and Free to Be . . . You and Me, to her rise as one of America's most beloved actress-comediennes, to her marriage to talk-show king Phil Donahue". I'm also very interested in reading Keith Richards' memoir, Life. Although as a teenager I had a mad crush on his band mate, Mick Jagger, I also secretly liked Keith a bit, too. After reading about his book in the NY Times on Sunday, I know it would be fascinating to me.

As much as I want to read these books, I don't really understand either of these titles. I mean, shouldn't Keith Richards' book be entitled My Life? I'll just call it Keith! As for the other title--what's meant by the "the story of funny"? I'll just call it Marlo! Or maybe I just need to read these books to find out. :)

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To usher in the season, my daughter and I made some pumpkin ice cream last night. It is so easy to make. We used a Donvier ice cream maker but you could probably just use your freezer instead. If possible, use organic ingredients.

PUMPKIN ICE CREAM
Combine 2 cups of whipping cream, 1 cup of whole milk, 1 cup of canned pumpkin, slightly less than 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, and a dash of cinnamon. If mixture is lumpy, briefly use electric beater. Pour into pre-frozen canister of Donvier ice cream maker and "crank" every few minutes. In about 45 minutes the ice cream is ready to enjoy. Store in freezer. Makes about 1 quart.

I thought the ice cream would be a bright orange color from the pumpkin, but it isn't.

I know what I'm having for lunch today.

19 comments:

  1. I want to read both of those books too! I adored That Girl and Ann Marie!

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  2. I want to read the Keith Richards one!
    The icecream sounds yummy :)
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  3. I do not know either of these celebrities but Marlo Thomas sure is gorgeous. i wish I can get that ice cream maker, I will be making ice cream everyday LOL! That pumpkin ice cream looks delicious.

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  4. I'm participating this week! On my personal blog, I hope that's okay: http://spiralupwards.amandagignac.com/2010/10/really-random-tuesday-nano-memories-goals.html

    That pumpkin ice cream looks SOOOOO good!

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  5. Amanda, of course it's okay to participate on your personal blog. I am honored. :)

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  6. I have never seen That Girl although I loved Marlo Thomas as Rachel's mom in FRIENDS. Both the books look interesting and I love the look of the pumpkin icecream. Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Never heard of both these celebs. :(

    The pumpkin icecream looks amazing. Never had a chance to try pumpkin icecream. :)

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  8. Pumpkin ice-cream? I'm sure it must be one of those things that tastes nicer than it sounds - it does look yummy though.

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  9. I have been hearing so much about the Keith Richards book, and although I am not a fan, I am intensely interested in this book. There has been mega hype surrounding it for such a long time! Also, pumpkin ice-cream sounds and looks fabulous, and I am going to have to try it. I doubt anyone in my house would eat it besides me, but that is totally ok because it means I don't have to share! Thanks for this great post, Suko!

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  10. I am not familiar with Marla Thomas - she isn't well known over here, so I hope you enjoy it. The pumpkin icecream looks fantastic. Thanks for running such a fabulous meme.

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  11. Vaishnavi, I didn't know that Marlo Thomas had a part on Friends. Thanks for stopping by! :)

    Priya, thank you! Do try pumpkin ice cream. It is super easy to make and quite delicious!

    Petty, it is good! Think of pumpkin pie, and you'll get an idea of a sweet, pumpkin-y dessert (unless you don't care for pumpkin pie).

    Zibilee, I only recently heard about Keith Richards' new book (where have I been?), but it sounds really interesting to me. Thank you for your wonderful comments.

    Vivienne, I appreciate your kind words. And I enjoy your RRT posts so much! I visited England many years ago, and your pictures always make me yearn to return.

    Thanks for all the great comments!

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  12. Sorry for the late notice ...I briefly reviewed 'Kaleidoscope' that I won from you on my oct.22 post.

    Ice cream ice cream...super yummo!

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  13. Pumpkin ice cream sounds so good!

    I'd love to read the Marlo Thomas book. I used to love her in That Girl.

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  14. I was all ready to take about Keith Richards and Marlo Thomas but then I saw that pumpkin ice cream recipe and now it's all I can think about!

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  15. As a writer, I have to mention that another thing we have Marlo Thomas to thank for is that old but wonderful book, Free To Be You And Me: at the time it was a new way to talk to kids.

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  16. I always miss posting a RRT! I'll have to put it on my calendar so I don't forget.
    So I agree the titles to those books don't make any sense! Maybe you have to read it to understand the title meaning. I watched That Girl growing up too! Loved that show and it brings to mind The Flying Nun, I think it was on the same time . Anyway both books sound really good.
    Sorry I 'm rambling :) - Have a great weekend!
    Natalie

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  17. Oh Marlo was one of the girls mom on Friends. Umm I think it was Jennifer Anistons character.

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  18. I loved Marlo too!! That Girl and Sally Field's in The Flying Nun were my favs!! Thanks for the trip down memory lane Suko!

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