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Monday, May 24, 2010

ODE to 24 and Peanut Butter Brownie Pie

One of my favorite TV shows, 24, ends tonight. So I thought I owed it a proper tribute. If you have not watched 24 and you plan on it then maybe don't read what I wrote below or you will be majorly spoiled. You probably won't understand it anyways. I wrote this before I watched the finale so hopefully 24 didn't do something terrible to me in the finale like kill Chloe or something.



Dear 24,
I'm sad that you left my television but I know its time for you to move on up to the Big Screen. I would just like to let you know how much you have meant to me over the years. While in regular life and usually in TV/Movie life, I hate violence, guns, axes, bombs, wars, torture, the chopping off of some one's head, hand, etc, it was somehow ok when you did it. Seriously I'm like totally a pacifist. Anyways. When I lived in Maryland you were my 2nd best friend. We spent many Friday nights together catching up. You were the first show my now husband ever convinced me to watch with him. Then we all became best friends, except of course for "The Great Is Tony Almeida Dead or Alive debacle of 2006"? Tony, I always knew you weren't dead. I didn't know you'd become kind of evil though. You did hurt my feelings a few times, mostly when you killed Michelle, Prez Palmer 1, Bill Buchanon, Edgar, even that dude who flew the plane that was carrying the nuclear bomb into the dessert (oh right his name was George Mason). I really didn't like it that time you had Jack kill his boss to thwart a giant terrorist plot or when you had Jack kill Curtis. And seriously what ever happened to the former first lady Jean Smart and her new lover Secret Service extraordinaire Aaron Peirce or Behrooz for that matter (ok I actually saw the deleted scene that showed him being escorted in to CTU). Plus there was that time that for 2 nights before the season 6 premiere where I couldn't sleep because I was so excited about the premiere and finding out what happened after Jack was kidnapped by the Chinese. But I forgive you. You did some good things too. Thanks for keeping Chloe alive (well you better, as I'm writing this I have not seen the finale). She's my fave. I also loved the season 3 twist of Jack and Tony and Gael all working together secretly. And of course I loved the Jack Pack from Season 5. I even like Audrey a lot. I hope she's doing ok. Someone who looks a lot like her appears to be a pretty good surgeon on Grey's Anatomy. And I really didn't mind Kim that much. I mean she was kind of annoying in season 1 and 2 but I love it when they bring back characters in the later seasons. Plus there was that one season where you had Desmond from Lost as a character and that other Season where you had Jin from Lost as a character and then there was that time Michelle Dessler came back to life to play that lady in the Dharma Initiative on Lost.  Weird.  So thanks for the good times. And thanks for giving my dad and I something to discuss on Tuesdays. So 24, I will miss you but I'll see you at the movies.

Love,
JMJE

PS-Secret note to B, "OOooodrey"

PPS-I made you this peanut butter pie to remember me by and because my Dad really likes Peanut Butter.

JMJE's Peanut Butter Brownie 24 Clock Dad's Bday Extravaganza Pie

Ingredients
brownie mix (plus the stuff that goes with it, egg, oil, etc)
1 8 oz container of cream cheese
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1 8 oz thing of Cool Whip (cool hwhip-anyone watch Family guy?)
chocolate chips-optional for decoration

Instructions
1-Prepare brownie mix per package and cook in a glass pie pan. You might not need to use all the mix. You just want this to be the bottom layer of the pie. Cool Brownie.
2-Mix cream cheese, PB, and sugar together until blended.
3-Mix in the condensed milk
4-Stir in the Cool Whip
5-Spoon this mixture on top of the cooled brownie.
6-Chill for a couple hours and serve.
7-You can decorate with chocolate chips if you want to


11 comments:

Salt said...

I guarantee you that my husband would be able to eat one of those in one sitting. I'm almost afraid to make it at home.

I think I might even love it because it doesn't sound TOO peanut buttery!

L-FAB said...

Peanut butter pie was an A+++, I had to restrain myself from eating the last piece (I felt like dad should have it since it was for him.) More importantly though, when you said that 24 was your second best friend while in MD, that is because I was/am your 1st best friend...right?

bmellisen said...

Kill you Mr Bauer? You're far to vowwable.

Jenni said...

You have had a hard week. First Lost left you and now 24. I'm here for you if you need a shoulder to lean on.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That's too cute! I honesty, have never watched 24. Now that the show is done, I might try to watch it on dvd. I too am sad that Lost is gone.

Anonymous said...

Are you just LOST without 24? Well maybe the fact that you still have THE OFFICE job at a great institution and a wonderfully MODERN FAMILY will help you get through next season.

Anonymous said...

wow mom is just so clever and comical! hope you're busy watching GLEE... rah-rah-ah-ah-ah. roma-roma-ma. ga ga-oh la la.

Emily said...

That looks delicious and sinful!

Bonnie said...

I wanted you to know that i read this, although i skipped through the whole letter because i havent watched this season 24 due to my attention problems and hatred of commercials. I can only enjoy 24 on DVD so im going to wait for a while and then reread this after i have a 24 marathon. I have to say though that you suggested 24 while I was living in Nicaragua and I was lonely and I really loved sitting down after a hard day of bratz and watching Jack give a terrorist a good torturing. Lovely.

$hanzie said...

Who doesn't love a good torturing? FYI, Bonnie, this season, Jack Bauer got very creative with his torture techniques. Good stuff.

Amanda said...

Ohh. My. Lord. That pie looks and sounds phenomenal. Peanut butter & chocolate are my two favorite combinations EVER.