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Power Overwhelming

So, I finally beat the last mission of the Campaign Creator example campaign for Starcraft. The Zerg/Schezzar's forces fall down go boom before my onslaught of Protoss Carriers. It was a little touch and go at the end after my last Arbiter was made to go splodey, but the remaining badguys weren't quite numerous enough to take me. Nothing in the official campaign was as difficult as those missions. Of the building missions, there were none where you could build a fire and forget base, and the small group assault mission was a royal pain in the ass. I should get the Broodwar expansion.
In other notes, I made calzones for dinner yesterday. (before watching hellboy.) Well, I made a calzone and had enough dough left that I was able to make another one this morning.
Mike's Happy Happy Fun Calzone Recipe

1/2 c warm water
2 tbsp sugar
1 packet dry yeast
2 tbsp oil (preferably olive)
1 egg
1/2 tsp chicken bullion (optional)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
a handful of shredded mozzarella cheese
2 1/2 or 3 c flour
Something for texture (I like sesame seeds or some wheat berry that has been soaked in water for 4 or 5 hours.)

Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Fresh Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Seasonings to taste (Italian seasoning and stuffez like that.)
A pat of butter (or margarine or a bit of olive oil)
Other stuff (I personally go with pepperoni and black olives if I have them)

Solid metal fork
the regular large size of margarine tub (or a bowl at least that big)
Pizza Sheet (oiled)

Preheat oven to 350
Pour hot water in bowl and dissolve the sugar in it.
Add yeast and swirl until you have a brown liquid.
Add salt, bullion, garlic powder, oil, and egg.
Mix well with fork.
Add cheese and texture stuff.
Mix again
Add flour 1/2 c at a time, mixing well until you geta nice solid but not too sticky ball of dough. If you have a hand mixer, use it. It makes life easier. Use the bread attachment. It looks like a long helix of wire with a curve up at the bottom.
Make sure your pan is oiled.
Make a flat square or circle of dough on the pan. Use between 1/3rd to 1/2. It should be fairly thick, unless you want to make a layered calzone. If I am hungry I can eat one made from half a batch of dough. If I am having up to 5 friends over for dinner, I just make the dough thinner. (I use more filling in this case.)
Put the butter on the top surface of dough.
Add other ingredients (you know how much to use better than I do.)
Pull the edges together to make a sub bun shaped object. Pinch the edges and ends closed and flip over. Do this with each calzone you are making. Thick walls are better than thin.
Make sure there is at least an inch of clear space between the calzones (2 is better.)
Put the sheet in the oven and bake for 20 or so minutes. When the outside is a nice medium brown, the calzone is done.
By the way, if you want sausage or some other shit that starts like totally raw, cook it first. It is not going to be in the oven nearly long enough to cook itself.

Siblings are home again. I always forget how much I love it when my brother has my television on all day. It isn't really that bad right now. He remembered to keep the door shut.

Gah, I need to defuzz my face again. (The downside to balance the joys of the lawnmower no longer being a humongous task.)

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