Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Food, Humor | Posted on 31-01-2013
Yeah, yeah. We’re trying to eat healthier as a family. Blah, blah.
I’ve been buying whole wheat hamburger buns for years. The kids don’t like them. They end up eating the burger but leaving the bun. Another bun bites the dust.
Then, I tried the not-so-wheaty buns. Alas, they were also neglected. My attempts at healthier eating weren’t going so well.
Next, we tried the super thin (tortilla-thin), multi-grain buns. Gag. The kids hated them. Damn. I bought a ginormous bag of them at Costco.
So tonight, we went back to the old school, fluffy, white buns with sesame seeds. I don’t think they have an ounce of wheat in them. And tonight, the hamburgers–and their accompanying buns–were eaten. Every last seed.
Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Holidays, Humor, Mother | Posted on 21-11-2012
Yoga pants? What a misnomer. I mean, who really does YOGA in them?
I think they should be called Mom Pants. Ah, so stretchy. So comfy. So black.
And for the Holiday season? How about simply calling them: Pie Pants. Just in time for Thanksgiving, I have magically transformed my”yoga” pants into pie pants.
May you wear your pie pants with a smile on your face–and go for a second helping–and enjoy your family, friends, and food.
P.S. And, oh by the way, if you actually wear yoga pants to DO yoga? I don’t want to hear about it.
Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Food | Posted on 19-11-2012
Dear Crock Pot,
People may make fun of you. You have a history steeped in Americana cooking. Stew. Sauces made with cream of mushroom soup.
You are on sale this time of year to keep mashed potatoes and gravy warm for Thanksgiving.
But today at my house, my friend, you are simmering chicken in Indian korma sauce.
Congratulations…you have gone global!
Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Food, Memories | Posted on 06-07-2012
With your orange wonder-glitter
Your zesty cheese leaves a savory film on my tongue and fingers
Six fingers are tinted neon orange
Forcing me to lick them clean
So that I can grab the Coke can
And take a swig
Creating the perfect
I am a kid again
Sometimes you gotta play with your food.
And make some smiles.
Ha ha ha! Pomegranates are in season. Enough said.
But Holy Investment, Batman! These suckers are $3.50 apiece where I live. But how can I say no to antioxidants and Vitamin C?
My kids love them. And we associate them will our family Fall traditions. No fancy cooking here. We just slice them in half and enjoy picking out the ruby-like seeds. Eating half of a pomegranate can last through a whole movie (if you eat it slowly)!
These bad boys have quite a history. Did you know, for example, that:
- The wild pomegranate dates back 4,000 years?
- Indian royalty used the pomegranate in rituals and for banquets?
- Traders in ancient days referred to the pomegranate as the “fruit of paradise?”
- The Greek myth of Persephone, the goddess of the Underword prominently features the pomegranate? For each seed she ate, she had to stay in Hades for A YEAR.
Enjoy ‘em–you are eating a piece of ancient history–and don’t wear your white toga while partaking.
Who doesn’t love Chinese food? I am definitely a fan of potstickers. With their golden brown outsides and stinky little cabbagy, juicy insides. Yum!
Yet, I am not a fan of eating pork and usually, Chinese restaurants only have that kind. But there’s one potsticker brand that I love love love. And they’ve got chicken in them. And no MSG (except for the optional soy sauce) and no trans fat.
I could well be Ling Ling’s next brand ambassador. Ya never know. You may be seeing a banner ad very soon on my website. Just sayin’.
Buy a bag at Costco. Throw it into your freezer. And then, at 7:00 p.m. (yeah, we eat late), when you’re like “what the hell are we having for dinner tonight?” Just grill up a pan full of these beauties in some olive oil. And ya’d think you’re in Chinatown.