Thursday, March 11, 2010

"I Am A Bad Man"

Since it's already a few days past E7, and I'm just now sharing our dinner details of S6E6, I'll spare you the drawn out theories, or at least I'll try. We caught up at in the laws over Sunday dinner, with a Sayid theme-justifying Turkey, Mashed Potoatoes, Asparagus and Rolls because Sayid killed a bird for his brother in S5E10 , and the Iraq culture is all about bread, vegetables and pet birds. It fits.

LOST S6E6: Sayid After Dark


  • Dinner at Mom's
  • Chocolate Scones
  • Dharma Soda
Chocolate Scones
Chocolate Scones are a favorite Iraqi treat and extremely quick and simple. Now when I think of scones, I think of Elephant Ears at Saturday Market, however, these scones are traditional cake biscuits and are paired deliciously with a chocolate glaze and a glass of milk or tea.

1 ¼ cups heavy cream
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
Whisk together and set aside

1 ¾ cups flour
¼ cup cocoa powder + 1 tablespoon
½ cup sugar
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Sift ingredients together
Stir in ½ cup chopped chocolate

Add
5 tablespoons chilled butter
Cut butter into flour mixture with pastry blender until incorporated
Add
¾ of cream mixture
Stir with wooden spoon until mixture starts to come together
Pour onto well floured surface and finish mixing together with hands

Roll out ½" thick, and cut criss cross diamonds
Brush with remaining cream mixture
Bake at 375°F, 12-15 minutes until scones have doubled in size and formed a thin crust
Transfer to wire rack and let cool slightly
Enjoy warm or room temperature

Back to the show:
I found it more than a simple coincidence that Sayid kills Dogen and Lennon at the same exact time as Keamy and Co.. Since we've been instructed to believe that the flash sideways are in step with Island time, Island Sayid and Sideways Sayid are doing the exact same thing and at the exact same time. Although this does suggest that Dogen's explanation of the level of good vs. bad in each of us indicates that Sayid is "bad", I don't buy it. Sayid has always done what needs to be done, when no one else would/could-i.e. killing the chicken for his brother in the aforementioned episode. If we all have a gauge, then Sayid has always been tottering on the bad edge, this isn't a new development, not even since the plane crash. Sayid allows his circumstance to determine what is good or bad, not some holy list of pre assigned rules.

Let's not forget that Jacob sent Sayid to "The Others", to the temple, and to be resurrected. Jacob wants a war, and now more than ever, I'm convinced this is the case. Did Jacob not also ensure that his chosen leaders were outside of the temple at the time of Smokey's slaughter? Hurley, Ben, Jin and Sawyer were nowhere to be found. Cuse and Lindeloff are leading us down a path which suggests that Flocke has all the cards aligned in his favor, but fairly shortly I think we will discover that Jacob still possesses ultimate control.

Stay tuned: Saturday we are catching up on E7, Ben-Centric!! (Don't give anything away!) We will be recreating the Kate and Ben Beach breakfast, in S3E1, and I have a fun video in store for you.

One year ago: On The Green: 18th Hole, White Vanilla Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Cupcakes.
P.S. Did you hear Chris Dudley is running for Governor in Oregon! I'm so excited! Vote Dudley!

3 Sweet Talkers:

"Lois Grebowski" said...

You will find the Ben stuff interesting. Michael Emerson is just such a great actor... Love him!

But alas, I didn't get my Sawyer fix this episode... I need my eye candy!

Camille said...

I can vouch for the scones! My favorite part?? the chocolate chunks! oh my heavenly! thanks again!

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