Monday, June 17, 2013

Hello, Dick! (errr...Dolly)

Today marks the forty-first anniversary of the Watergate scandal. And sure, you can watch the four time Oscar winning film "All the President's Men" to commemorate the event, but you know you really want to watch some "Dick" while eating Holly Dollys.  If you haven't seen or heard of "Dick," go watch it now.

It is a coming of age story (no, really, it is) about two teenage girls (Arlene and Betsy) who inadvertently cause the Watergate scandal to be discovered. After befriending President Nixon by way of becoming Checker's official dog walkers, they accidentally listen to Nixon's tape recordings and become Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's informants aka Deep Throat. 

Some of you who haven't seen the film are probably still wondering, "Where do "Hello, Dollys" come in?" For one of their visits, Arlene and Betsy decide to make a batch for Nixon, and well, he and Leonid Brezhnev get high. 

It is a hilarious movie with great cameos (Will Ferrell and Bruce McCulloch make a great team as Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein) and a creative take on who Deep Throat was (this was made before the real Deep Throat was revealed, obviously). 

If you are further interested in not just the Watergate scandal, but a sort of behind the scenes of All the President's Men, I would suggest you check out All the President's Men Revisited on Discovery Channel's website.

Recipe after the jump

Hello Dollys
3/4 cup butter, melted
1.5 cups crushed graham crackers
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts*
1 cup coconut flakes
1 cup condensed milk (I find the smaller cans are usually about fourteen ounces which works just as fine)

*walnut leaves optional

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
Melt the butter on low heat over the stove. Once it is completely melted, remove from heat and mix in the crushed grahams. 

Once it is all mixed and moist, spread evenly on the bottom of a nine by eleven inch pan
Add the rest of the dry ingredients in order listed. Pour the condensed milk evenly over the top. 

Bake for about twenty to twenty-five minutes, just when you notice the sides bubbling a bit and the coconut toasting. Let cool for a while (about half an hour or so, unless you want to eat it all gooey like) and enjoy.

Now celebrate the Watergate scandal with some Hello Dollys and a viewing of Dick.

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