Thursday, PB&J…

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As I was eating my lunch of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
my mind started doing its ditzy dance of silly wonderings.

One of the things I wondered was if anyone was afraid
of eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

So off to Googling I went.
Anything you might ever wonder about can be Googled.

There does not seem to be a phobia of eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
but there is a phobia about peanut butter.

Arachibutyrophobia
the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth

Who knew!

I suppose if you have dentures
peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth could be a problem.
But to the point of phobia?

Well, I do have an unusual fear. A phobia I guess.  
I will keep it to myself–for now anyway…It could show up in a post one day.
In fact it probably will.

Anyway, back to the peanut butter phobia.
I feel bad for arachibutyrophobes.
They are missing out on a wonderful sandwich and
peanut butter on toast and *gasp* peanut butter cookies.

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Today, I think I will Google my fear and see if it has a phobia attached to it.

Photos: Google Images

Friday, celebrating a new recipe…

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I am not a great cook but I am a good basic sort of cook.  I do not even consider making something that has ingredients I have never heard of or if you can only get them at a “specialty” store.  So, I don’t make a lot of Martha Stewart meals.  But I do find a lot of easy recipes in the newspaper, yes I still get the newspaper, some magazines, and from blogs.

I am trying to eat healthier and that includes less beef, oh I do love me some hamburger, and more fish or vegetarian meals.  For the most part I have found that vegetarian meals tend to be a bit time-consuming and have some of those never heard of things in them.  I have, however, found a blogger that has recipes of the meatless variety that are quick and have things in them that are familiar to me.

The Simple Veganista is the place.

A  favorite that I found on her blog is, Chickpea of the Sea Sandwich/Salad it’s really good…okay, this is the only recipe from the Veganista I have made so far but I am going to try more…easy to make and inexpensive.  I have made it a couple of times and shared it with a neighbor, who also liked it a lot. And this neighbor is picky!  

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Today, I think I will celebrate with a Chickpea of the Sea Salad.

Thursday, variety is a spice of life…

Example of an American grocery store aisle.

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I went to the grocery store today and as I was walking around I was struck by the variety of food (and other stuff but that’s for another blog) that is in the grocery store.  You can find just about anything you want.  I guess if you are a gourmet cook there are things that aren’t found at the local Piggly Wiggly but for those of us who are regular kitchen peeps there is more than enough to fill the buggy.

I like wandering around the store and just looking at the shelves of cans and bags and boxes, and the bins of fruits and vegetables.  Then, of course , there are the dairy and frozen food cases and rows of wine and beer and sodas and water.  Who knew there could so many kinds of water!

Well, this all got me thinking about how blessed we are with variety in life.  Not just food but in all aspects of life.  There is really no reason to become bored all you have to do is turn around and there is something different to see or hear or taste or feel.  No two experiences are exactly the same.

Today, I am thankful for the variety in life.

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Monday, I’m 19 today…

MEOW to all of you,

today is my BIRFDAY!  an halloween!  i don’t know what that is but it haz sumthin to do wif black cats like me so it mus be good.

its the day we call my birfday cause i don’t know xactly when i was born.  sumbody fownd me an my siblings ina field. 2 of us were dead so they thot our momcat must a died and they took us home.  when i was jus 6 weeks old i got my mama.  shes been wif me  ever since.

i had a dopted bruddeer Henry but he got kidknee failure and went to see our doctor and never came home.  mama cried.  I miss him but don’t tell mama she thinks I dint like Henry but he waz ok but so big! 18 pownds!

its my 19th birfday.  thats purrty old i guess.  i am feelin good  and sumtimes frisky but mosly i jus curl up and nap.  i don’t hear so good anymore an sumtimes mama really surprisez me when she comes up from behind me.  it’s a nice surprize.

when I waz bout 10 I got sick wif pankreetitus. it was awful!  i barfed all the time and my fur got all dry and dull, i hated that. after all fur is a ver important part of the cat misteek.

i still haz pankreetitus and so still have the barfin thing but mama found sum food i can eat that stays in my tummy mos of the time. she gets ver upset when I barfs my food.  i got real skinny bout 4 pownds but now i ways bout 6.  mama wood almos cry when she pet me cause my ribs stuk out.

mama got me sum treats for my birfday but only gave me a couple–they are soooo gooood.   i tries to get more but mama said too many wood make me sick to my tummy.  i no she will give me more later. an she haz sum chiken for me for supper, but only a taste…that stoopid barf thing ya no.

i writes a lot this time an my paws are tired an I need to find mama so I can nap on her lap. im sure she is ready to read her book,that’s a great time for a cat-lap-nap. 

Tuesday, Dolly dilemma…

Mama has a pointment this morning.  I don’t know wat that is but she left erly so I thot I wood chat a bit and tell you bout a problem I am having.

We, Mama and me, are having some struggels bout food.  I have a very sensistive tummy and a very diserning palette.  She thinks she can fool me into eating cheap tuna.  Wats wif that?!

I like Bumble Bee solid white albacore tuna.  How bees got into the fish buzness  I don’t know but they do a good job wif tuna.  Mama thinks if she mixes the Pigs tuna wif the Bees I wont no and I will eat it all up.  But reelly pigs just don’t do tuna like the bees do.   And mixing them spoils the the gormay sperience for me.

Well, I am going to hafto teach her–again!– that like trying to fool me wif sardines in the mackeral dish, messing wif the tuna wont work.

Leest she learned fast bout those oyster and clam things.  Eeew!  I barfed em right up!

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You wood think after 18 years of living together Mama wood no whos the boss round here.  I been spoiled and shes the one that did it so she shood just skip the triks and do the right thing.

Hey, I think my sunbeem is in the living room–time for a nap!

Monday, cookie is a C word…

Plateful of Christmas Cookies

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April A to Z Challenge—C

People who know me well know I have a thing for cookies.  I just love cookies.  I have yet to have a cookie I didn’t like.  True, there are some I like more than others but for the most part all cookies are good.

I am of the belief that cookies are one of the main food groups, if not the most important food group.  I believe it is at the tip-top of the pyramid.  After all, cookies can have fruit or nuts in them and there are cookies made with veggies.

The really big cookies have their place in the scheme of things but normal one or two bite size ones are the perfect size.  These small snack size ones are great for putting in a purse or pocket if there is a “I need a cookie, Now!” emergency.

My favorite, if I must choose a favorite, is chocolate chip. Homemade from scratch cookies are best and those in the refrigerated section of the grocery are very good. Cookies in a box or bag are good.

Some cookies must be eaten with milk. For example Oreo’s and chocolate wafers  move from good to very good when dunked in milk.  Or, if you prefer, ice cream also improves those cookies.

Cookies are wonderful anytime of day.  I particularly like them for breakfast with a glass of iced tea.  They are also excellent mood modifiers.  If you are angry, sad, bored, unhappy, in whatever negative mood you find yourself  cookies will turn it around.  If you are happy, excited, relaxed, having fun, any positive type mood, cookies will elevate that good mood to outstanding.

I don’t know who made the first cookie but whoever it was has my vote for sainthood.

 

 

Tuesday, ten things about November…

November and the sun is low

Image by Per Ola Wiberg ~ Powi via Flickr

Today is Tuesday, November 30, 2010

 

10 Things November Brings

  1. Colder weather–time for sweaters and hats and gloves–but not for long johns yet.
  2. Falling leaves–love this– all the drifting color.
  3. Long walks in the crisp air and crunchy leaves.
  4. The beginning of the holiday season–this is a love hate thing for me.
  5. Stores are all dressed up for the holiday shoppers–even stores look better in fancy dress.
  6. Spending money–more than usual.
  7. Holiday parties and get-togethers–another of those love hate things.
  8. Food and more food–this purely love especially the egg nog that is only sold at this time of year–what’s with that?
  9. Gifts–the giving and getting of–kinda stressful but also fun.
  10. Realization that the year is almost over and you haven’t done all you thought you would–but don’t worry next year is right around the corner and you can make another resolutions list.