Luna's Corner

 

A place for a little bit of everything and anything...

Luna's Top 20 Favorite Films

in no particular order...

 

1. Nightmare Before Christmas

2. House of 1000 Corpses

3. Army of Darkness

4. Evil Dead 2

5. Devil's Rejects

6. Alice in Wonderland (2010)

7. Friday the 13th

8. Halloween

9. Pet Sematary

10. The Shining

11. The Royal Tenenbaums

12. The Grand Budapest Hotel

13. Fantastic Mr. Fox

14. The Uninvited (1944)

15. Please Don't Eat the Daisies

16. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

17. The Life of Brian

18. Airplane!

19. Tank Girl

20. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

 

 

Favorite Song by Tom Waits - "You Can Never Hold Back Spring"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Recipe Spotlight!

 

Pumpkin Scones

 

Scones Ingredients:

 

2 cups all-purpose flour
7 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
6 Tablespoons cold butter
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3 Tablespoons half-and-half
1 large egg

 

Sugar Glaze Ingredients:

 

1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons whole milk

 

Spiced Glaze Ingredients:

 

1 cup powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons whole milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch ginger
1 pinch ground cloves

 

Scones Directions:

 

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2. Lightly grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.

3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large mixing bowl.

4. With a fork, pastry knife, or food processor, cut butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly and no chunks of butter remain. Set aside.

5. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk pumpkin, half and half, and egg.

6. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Form the dough into a ball.

7. Pat out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form it into a 1-inch thick rectangle (about 9 inches long and 3 inches wide).

8. Use a large knife to slice the dough into three equal portions. Cut diagonally to produce 6 triangular slices of dough.

9. Place on prepared baking sheet from step 2.

10. Bake for 14–16 minutes until scones turn light brown.

11. Place on wire rack to cool.

 

Sugar Glaze Directions:

 

1. Mix the powdered sugar and 2 Tablespoon milk together until smooth.

2. Brush glaze over the top of each cooled scone.

 

Spiced Glaze Directions:

 

1. As sugar glaze firms, combine the spiced icing ingredients.

2. Use whisk to drizzle over each scone and allow to dry before serving.

 

Makes 6 pumpkin scones.

 

Luna's Top 5 Christmas Movies:

 

1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

2. Elf

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas

4. The Year Without Santa Claus

5. Home Alone 2