Week 222 “Spin the Bottle”

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Week 222 left me feeling refreshed, which is sort of like how everybody on Angel is feeling. This week’s episode is called “Spin the Bottle” and it was written and directed by Joss Whedon himself. In this episode Lorne shows up with a just can’t fail memory restoration spell for Cordelia. As you might imagine, somehow it fails.

The whole gang gets together in a circle and for some reason that bottle of memory potion go spinning around the circle and everything gets a little wacky. Before we know, it the real Cordelia Chase has indeed returned — the only problem she 17. Not only is Cordelia 17, but so is everyone else. We get to see Wesley at his most pompous; we see Gunn acting tough and we see Angel as he was before he became a vampire. It’s interesting to watch these characters interact with each other. They know nothing about where they are or (except for Wesley) that this world is filled with vampires and demons. As you would expect even Angel, who tells everyone his name is Liam, doesn’t know that he’s a vampire.

Everyone thinks they’re 17 but of course they don’t look 17 and they figure out pretty quickly something is wrong. It was truly delightful to see the old, mean Cordelia at least for a few minutes. She is snide and insulting to Fred and thinks that Angel is very hunky. This is not a fairytale episode, however, not a chance for everybody to go back and change their destiny when they were 17. In fact, it reminds me very much of the Buffy episode “Tabula Rasa” where one of Willow’s forgetful spells goes wrong and no one has any idea who they are, including Willow herself.

On the home front week 222 was a good week. We’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel for the student loan and then, it’s on to the mortgage! It’s almost the end of the month, and that means my grocery money is almost out. But I’m getting this thing down to a science and so we have enough to last until the first of the month — coffee and all! The only problem is that the treats have run dry, except for those that make myself. Which seems like a good place to share this great Scotch-a-roo recipe.

Scotch-A-Roos
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups Special K Cereal
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
Cook Karo and sugar until sugar is dissolved; add peanut butter and stir
until smooth. Pour over cereal and press mixture into buttered pan.
Melt chips together; stir until smooth and spread over cereal
mixture.  Cool and cut into bars.

They are fabulous! Just the right amount of peanut butter and butterscotch. The Special K makes them more crunchy than mere Rice Krispies could do. They are an inexpensive and truly decadent treat.

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