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Springtime Cheesy Bread

SmuttyCat’s Cheesy Bread

SmuttyCat is here to help you with a quick tip for perking up the weekday dinner. After all, what does the Supreme One love better than sleeping? Eating!

Looking for that perfect side dish for a quick meal? Or how about some snacks for lunchtime? Also makes a great weekend family project. In less than one hour, you could have delicious, chewy, hot, cheesy bread made from scratch. And you probably have all the ingredients in the cabinet or fridge. If you have regular whole wheat flour, pulse it finer with a food processor or a Ninja Master Prep Pro.

2 cups unbleached flour, 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour, 1/2 tsp. sea salt, 1 tsp. sugar, 1-1/2 tsp. active dry yeast, 1/8 cup olive or canola oil, 2 Tbsp. italian seasonings, 2 Tbsp. garlic powder, 1/3 cup italian blend cheese. Warm water.

Mix flour and sea salt together in large bowl and set aside. In small bowl mix sugar, yeast and 1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees or hot enough to be uncomfortable to touch, but not burn). Stir and set in warm area until it bubbles.

Add yeast mixture to flour, stir and slowly add more warm water until dough is slightly sticky, but still firm. Remove from bowl, oil bowl and return dough flipping once to coat. Cover and let rise about 30 minutes (can rise longer if you are busy, but not longer than 1-1/2 hours).

Sprinkle dough with flour and knead lightly (SmuttyCat just gives it 4 or 5 folds). Split in half. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray or sprinkle lightly with flour.

Spread one half of dough out on half of pan, dough should be at least 1/2 inch thick for chewyness. Repeat with other half (or freeze for later). Brush dough with oil, sprinkle with garlic powder, sprinkle heavily with Italian seasonings, cover with cheese.

Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool and cut into slices.

Dipping sauce: 1/4 jar traditional spaghetti sauce, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning. Mix together and warm for 30 seconds in microwave.

Save some for SmuttyCat and enjoy!

 

Yep, Batman has a Son

Well, we all knew that Batman/Bruce Wayne had an interesting personal life. Now the backstory of Batman and Talia, daughter of Ra’s al ghul comes back to the forefront in  a new DC animated film, Son of Batman.

This is the story of Batman learning of the son he never knew he had and having to deal with the League of Assains’ training Damian has grown up with.

If the full film is anything like the trailer, DC has another hit. And of course, SmuttyCat is delivering the trailer, courtesy of DC and YouTube.

Jinn a Michigan Made Movie

The movie industry is alive and kicking in Michigan. Latest entrant is “Jinn” a movie from Exodus Pictures written by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad. This is a mythology based story of the third creature sharing the planet with humans and angels. The race called jinn made of fire.

The story is about an average man who finds out his family has an unusual history linked with these creatures and is cursed. Like most humans, he is skeptical until all crap breaks loose. There is a mystery wise mentor, a crazy man who’s not really crazy and a car.

Not just any car, this one was designed by Ahmad for the movie and is available for sale as a limited edition. How cool is it that a Michigan movie stars a super slick hot rod. SmuttyCat has his order in.

SmuttyCat is proud to introduce you to the trailer if you haven’t seen it. Catch up your naps before April 4 when it is released, you won’t want to miss this one.

Winter Soldier Coming in Spring

SmuttyCat was not sure about the follow-up Captain America film, The Winter Soldier. But after reviewing the trailer, SmuttyCat is looking forward to spring. With the Falcon, a ‘mystery’ villian who can only be Bucky Barnes, and Nick Fury, this is one stand up cast. And of course, the ever lovely and butt-kicking Black Widow.

Chris Evans seems to have gotten wayyy tough since his run in with aliens. Although there seems to be a recurring theme to the movies following Avengers “insert-hero-name-here gets their butt kicked really bad before winning”. Just in case you thought they were going to walk all over the villians now.

SmuttyCat will need to do some power napping in March to prepare for all this action. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, of course SmuttyCat is providing it here. Let us know what you think, epic follow-up or fail?

Thor 2 Bonus Fun

For SmuttyCat, one of the highlights of Thor: The Dark World was Loki (Tom Hiddleston) as comic relief. While not detracting from the main storyline, Loki provided several great moments on screen.

One of the main scenes was not used in the film, but is provided with the DVD/Blu-Ray. This shows Loki dressed as Captain America and needling Thor. The scene was re-shot with Chris Evans mimicking Tom’s performance.

And fear not fans, Loki’s jokester scenes do not detract from how dangerous he is for Asgard and Thor.

In case you haven’t picked up your copy yet, SmuttyCat has the clip below courtesy of io9.com. Comment below on Chris’ take on Loki.

Cattagaddon is Here

OK, some human idiot has published a book that states cats think humans are the same species. John Bradshaw (author of Cat Sense)  thinks cats believe humans are just harmless felines.

He couldn’t be more wrong. Cats are well aware that humans are not felines, but part of the human training regime is to make humans believe they are part of the family. In reality, cats are quite superior to humans and are fully aware of this. Humans are necessary because cat mental evolution has deprived them of opposable thumbs. There are always sacrifices for greatness. Meanwhile, the thumbs of humans are quite handy for opening cans of food, driving to the store for more food and cleaning the litter box.

He does get one fact correct, cats are not domesticated. Cats are wild animals who use humans to make our lives more comfortable and safe. After all, who wouldn’t choose a warm bed or couch over cold dirt or concrete? Only an idiot.

Skynet is Very Close

SmuttyCat has been keeping an eye on robots for a while now. Robots and felines don’t get along well because they can’t be predicted.

The latest news in the robotics world shows that SmuttyCat has been right all along, robots are trouble. First up, exoskeletons that read minds. Well, if it can read human thoughts, maybe it can control them.

Next, special muscles that are making robots extra strong and unbeatable. Unsurprisingly, Google is financing this project by purchasing the company who was spearheading the research.

Finally, a prizefight is shaping up between ATLAS and Valkyrie, two robots who are part of the DARPA robotics challenge to develop a means of exploring dangerous zones. In theory this is a great idea. But what is to prevent Skynet from turning them on humans? Hey, cats need humans until we evolve opposable thumbs.

Warm Up Movies

SmuttyCat hopes Santa brought you a warm coat and boots to go out and see the trio of great movies coming in this winter. Usually cold weather is for staying in and maxing out your Netflix account. But grab your hot coco and get out because you won’t want to miss these movies that sparkle like snow at night.

About Last Night

Starring Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, and Joy Bryant, this is a  remake of the classic Demi Moore -Rob Lowe love story. Freshly updated with references to social media and dating, this is a great movie plot that holds up over time. Opening on February 14, 2014, it will make an interesting date movie. At least the humans will have something to talk about.

Baggage Claim

Starring Paula Patton and Taye Diggs, Baggage Claim is playing now. This is the story of a flight attendant who finds herself the last single woman in her family. With her younger sister’s wedding coming up in 30 days, she plots with friends to get engaged before the wedding.

A light, feel-good movie humans can cuddle up to.

Ride Along

Kevin Hart (Ben) makes another appearance here with heavy hitter Ice Cube (James). Ben tries to impress prospective brother-in-law James by riding along with him on police patrol. This is a buddy-action comedy that should make for good date night fun. Opening January 17.

Happy New Year

SmuttyCat New Year 2014

SmuttyCat wishes you a happy, prosperous, fun and magical New Year for 2014.

Thor Delivers Thunderous Fun

SmuttyCat as ThorWell SmuttyCat must offer 4 paws up for the exciting romp offered by Thor: The Dark World. This installment in the franchise has action, drama and loads of humor.  Audiences can enjoy without taking anything too seriously. Warning; Spoiler Alert ahead.

How could Marvel top the first installment in Thor? Well, how about Asgardan flying spaceships! Yep, Asgard uses candles and lanterns but has spaceships and flying canoes. But SmuttyCat digresses. The story centers around the coming alignment of the nine realms which will allow travel between realms and activate a deadly force which has been dormant since before the beginning of history.

Of course, Jane Foster becomes infected with this force and becomes the focal point for unleashing the wrath of the Dark Elves who want to control the force and destroy all universes. Why? Well apparently they liked it dark and empty.

After a massive attack on Asgard itself, Thor turns to Loki for help ending the threat. The plan doesn’t go exactly smooth and Thor has to race to Earth to face the Dark Elves alone. Now, SmuttyCat ponders why not even one other hero, or SHIELD, could manage to make it to the big showdown, but, then it wouldn’t be Thor’s movie.

If you haven’t seen Thor, go now. This is another super Marvel movie with non-stop fun. For the next installment, if Chris Helmsworth is not available, maybe Marvel will consider SmuttyCat.