Dulce de Leche (It’s Sweet)

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What we’ll be making tonight:

4 cups milk
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
Vanilla extract

Scald milk in heavy bottom sauce pan. Add all other ingredients, cook on medium low until it turns into caramel, about 1 hour.

Oh, it’s gonna be sweet. Very sweet.

[Recipe courtesy the Food Network]

29 comments… add one
  • Just saw the Melky catch on video for the first time. Spectacular!! Fun to see Damon going a bit nuts, too. One of those moments when you kick yourself for not being at the Stadium in person to enjoy. And as much as I like Hideki and hope he’s recovering well, he obviously gets nowhere in the vicinity of that ball. Wow.
    Next up: the Schill.

    Spidey June 7, 2006, 9:30 am
  • LMAO!

    NYYFan in Boston (actually in the Berkshires right now for vacation, in the process of moving back t June 7, 2006, 11:01 am
  • Yankee fans, seriously, I want you to tell me why every little success in a game demands a Curtain Call, are any of you worried that a 2nd inning Curtain Call might piss off a pitcher and get a batter hit?
    I know it’s the fans that call for it, but that doesn’t mean the player has to repond.

    LocklandSF June 7, 2006, 11:56 am
  • Yes. I hope the fans have a curtain call from every strikeout, hit, run, walk, and home run.
    Who are you, the Director of Fan Control?

    Jonah Falcon June 7, 2006, 12:11 pm
  • Good game last night, good pitching by both pitchers. I’m a Yankee fan and was glad to see the Yanks win. Tonight will be tough with Schilling on the mound, if the Yanks can get to him early that would be good.

    Robert J Ryan June 7, 2006, 12:15 pm
  • No, I’m not, but it’s going to piss of the wrong pitcher and could cost the Yankees, I was just curious what you guys thought of that danger and is it worth it.

    LocklandSF June 7, 2006, 12:16 pm
  • All this bleating from SFs about curtain calls is getting boring. Yes, it’s ridiculous and unnecessary. But for whatever reason (probably to tweak the noses of SFs everywhere) Yankee fans are dishing them out for everything at the moment. And if they do, I really don’t think a player has any choice but to respond.
    For what it’s worth, I agree with the SF position – CCs should be reserved for milestone achievements and truly, truly special plays (though perhaps Melky’s catch qualified as such). But moaning it about on this site seems odd, since I don’t think the YFs here are the sort that lead CCs at the Stadium every night.

    Sam June 7, 2006, 12:17 pm
  • For the love of god, I’m not moaning about it, I was just curious how you all felt about it. I see it as a potentially dangerous habit, just like Manny admiring his shots. Melky’s catch was the only thing in last night’s game that really called for it, but I can see that old man Bernie evening up the game would get everyone excited, but this is more about it becoming a habit for much more meaningless stuff and not just against the Red Sox.

    LocklandSF June 7, 2006, 12:24 pm
  • What he said.

    YF June 7, 2006, 12:25 pm
  • Hey LocklandSF, does it worry you when Ortiz and Manny grandstand their homeruns, or when Schilling or Becket scream at batters after strikeouts? Can you say…hypocrit?

    jaymango June 7, 2006, 12:25 pm
  • He meaning Sam.

    YF June 7, 2006, 12:26 pm
  • At this point, I was shocked that Miguel Cairo didn’t get a CC after being walked home.

    airk June 7, 2006, 12:27 pm
  • but seriously, I don’t think you’re going to find a rational explanation of the phenomenon, Lockland. It’s just a weird thing that the fans in New York seem to have latched their wagons to, and that’s just how it is.
    I do find it somewhat surprising that the players come out for it when it is so blatantly premature. I don’t buy the “Player MUST honor the fans’ demands” thing.

    airk June 7, 2006, 12:34 pm
  • Jaymango, did you bother to read my comments before responding?
    “I see it as a potentially dangerous habit, just like Manny admiring his shots”

    LocklandSF June 7, 2006, 12:39 pm
  • All I know is that any lingering fondness I had for Johnny Damon evaporated the moment he decided to do an endzone dance in centerfield. Thanks for the memories, JD, and for what you meant to the ’04 club. But as Paul LoCicero (Paul Sorvino) once said: “Now I gotta turn my back on you.”

    MJL in L.A. June 7, 2006, 12:46 pm
  • That dance definitely endeared Johnny to Yanks fans. A beautiful jig and punch in the air it was.
    I still don’t follow how a Yank accepting a CC is dangerous for his teammates. The fans initiate the action and it’s pretty difficult for a player to refuse. Why would a Sox player feel as if the Yank was showing anyone up?

    Nick-YF June 7, 2006, 12:54 pm
  • I was doing an endzone dance when Melky made that catch too. Even the 5 or so Sox fans I was watching the game were all, “Holy f*! That’s one hell of a catch!”
    That absolutely made my day.

    attackgerbil June 7, 2006, 2:38 pm
  • edit: (Sox fans with whom I was watching the game)

    attackgerbil June 7, 2006, 2:39 pm
  • No doubt it was a great grab. Even Orsillo broke out with a “That’s unbelievable!”
    But that Damon dance…I realize it was spontaneous, but man, it pissed me off — in a good way. It made me fall in hate with the Yankees all over again, and for that I suppose I should be grateful.

    MJL in L.A. June 7, 2006, 3:00 pm
  • The only question I had about Melky’s CC was whether or not one is needed when a player catches the ball at the wall and is showered with insane cheers during a 100 yard dash to the dugout. Seems like all he needs to do is doff his cap on the way in, that would take care of it. The CC seems gratuitous to me.
    Anyhow, I think the CC is more about the fans demanding attention than it is a player showboating. In current days, I think it reveals more about the general insecurity of Yanksfans in attendance (the whole Sally Field “you like me!” syndrome) than it does the egotism of the players. I don’t fault the players at all.

    SF June 7, 2006, 3:02 pm
  • oh come on, Damon’s reaction was a genuine showing of in-the-moment exuberance — how can anyone poo-poo that?

    airk June 7, 2006, 3:09 pm
  • SF: Agreed. I think one of the main reasons the fans in NY are so into the CC is because they’re usually the first to shout profanities at their favorite players when they screw up. A player (save Bernie) can be booed in one inning, and the next be back in the fans’ favor and receiving a standing ovation. It’s really odd, but apparently that’s how a lot of Yanks fans are. it’s the, “What have you done for me lately” mentality I suppose.
    Also, regarding Melky’s CC: Lee Mazzilli PUSHED him to the top step. He didn’t really have a choice. Plus, he made JD dance. That’s worth a CC all on its own.

    RichYF June 7, 2006, 3:20 pm
  • I thought JD’s dance was premature. I mean, there was still another inning and it was only a one-run lead! Whatever.
    As for CCs – I think SF is probably right. But hey, that’s New York. And according to Jim “Kitty” Kaat, that’s what makes Yankees fans so great. Blech.

    Sam June 7, 2006, 3:39 pm
  • At any rate, Melky’s catch goes right up there with Jeter’s dive into the seats, Varitek’s pummeling of A-Rod’s face and Bill Mueller’s extra-inning homer (in the same game) as highlights of the regular season rivalry over the past few years. As for post-season highlights, I believe they are best summed up in the personage of one David Arias Ortiz. (And after the last two nights, I need the consolation.)

    MJL in L.A. June 7, 2006, 4:20 pm
  • “As for post-season highlights, I believe they are best summed up in the personage of one David Arias Ortiz. (And after the last two nights, I need the consolation.”
    No Aaron Boone, then, huh? Blocking?

    YF June 7, 2006, 4:30 pm
  • I think it just feels cool to have a player-fan interaction, and that’s at the heart of all the curtain calls. It’s like signalling for truck drivers to honk their horns when you’re a little kid. You fools are too serious.

    tom yf June 7, 2006, 4:36 pm
  • I dunno, Tom. I have great fun at Red Sox games at Fenway, and I’ve rarely had the urge to demand a curtain call. There have been rare moments at sporting events when I looked for a player to acknowledge the crowd (and, by extension, me) – one was at the 2000 All-Star game at Fenway when everyone came out with Teddy Ballgame, another was after Todd Benziger hit a 3-run homer in the 10th inning in 1988 (I think) to win a seriously wild game against the Angels. I certainly have never looked for acknowledgment after a second inning jack. That’s just me, though. Honestly, I think there is something to the Yankees fan-insecurity-complex theory (let’s call it the “YICT”, for short), these last few years, particularly after 2004 — it seems to me that the profusion of early-game curtain calls has definitely gone up last year and this (I have lived in NYC for 11 years now, so I do follow the Yankees quite closely). Maybe you guys are all channelling A-Rod? ;-)

    SF June 7, 2006, 4:51 pm
  • Aaron…who? Boone did you say? Any relation to Daniel?

    MJL in L.A. June 7, 2006, 5:04 pm
  • Boone < Ortiz. (SF, I thought it was the 99 All-Star Game? I have it on tape and watch it every so often, so I'm pretty sure it was '99). Tom, so the Yanks fans at the Stadium are all acting like little kids? Not surprising. Nevertheless, it does reek of insincerity when you're hanging so much on every moment (apparently fearing the worst) that any positive accomplishment is a curtain call. Perhaps it signals how much 2004 changed the emotional landscape of this rivalry...

    Paul SF June 7, 2006, 5:32 pm

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