King’s Hawaiian rolls can be enjoyed with or without butter. Straight out of the fridge or warmed slightly in the toaster. More often than not, I’m too greedy to wait for the toaster and eat it chilly. A bad habit I have is putting a smattering of butter, taking a bite, then adding more butter to take another bite. Unhealthy, I know, but we all have our vices. It could be drugs!
Once this pandemic hit, all that fiscally responsible shit went out the window. I’m sequestering alone. I’m anxious. I’m sad. I’m scared. I’m lonely. Cooking and eating comfort me.
I know I’m getting older not because of the gray hairs that sprinkle across my hairline. I know I’m getting older not because of the recently created, closed Facebook group for my 20th high school reunion. I know I’m getting older not because the goddaughter whose diapers I used to change is now a college sophomore. I know I’m getting older because of my plans for my “incentive payout” (not bonus) in this week’s paycheck. While I do have the […]
Pesto sauce. I made my own pesto sauce today. To some, this might not seem like a big deal, but for someone who’s had pesto sauce once, twice, maybe thrice in her life, this is very much a big deal. Also making it a big deal is that up until recently, I consumed my pasta in tomato based, or rich, creamy sauces. Sometime last year, I came across a Popsugar recipe to make an avocado sauce for pasta, so I […]
I don’t like plain oatmeal. It’s gross. I’d prefer not to eat it all, but in my lifetime, I’ve read dozens of articles about eating well, and oatmeal always makes the list. Its bountiful benefits include being a good source of energy with protein, helping to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure, being full of fiber, helping to curb your appetite, cancer fighting and is great for your skin. There are a few oatmeal skincare products in my bathroom. Preparing oatmeal […]
I have to laugh at the ignorance and naïveté of my youth. When you grow up a certain way, it’s hard to imagine things any other way, until you venture out into the great big world on your own. When I was growing up, the only nuts I knew about were peanuts. Shelled, unshelled, salted, unsalted, and of course, and in butter form. My mother used to fix me a big ol’ tablespoon of peanut butter for a midday snack, […]
This post is part of the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. I loved my mother’s fresh squeezed lemonade. She added canned evaporated milk, the one with the red and white label and flowers, and so much sugar and ice cubes that I could hear the sugar scraping at the bottom of the plastic pitcher and the ice clink as she stirred, or let me stir, with a giant wooden spoon. She never measured, but would check the taste by dropping […]
This post is part of the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. Ok, fine. I confess. I drank the Kool-Aid. Not literally. I haven’t had a sip of Kool-Aid in years. Ever since I started “adulting” years ago (years behind schedule), I make more of an effort to drink real juice. If I don’t see “100% Juice” under Nutrition Facts on the side label, I don’t buy it. The exception being Simply Lemonade—original or with raspberry. That stuff is delicious! My confession […]
This post is part of the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. What’s a childhood without Jell-O? Incomplete. I’m glad I grew up in the 80s with gluten, artificial flavors, sugar, sugar and more sugar. So much so, that I barely like it now. wasn’t an Army brat as a kid, but I moved around quite a bit. I attended five different schools from grades 1-6. One would think that because I was shy and quiet and always the new girl, lunchtime […]