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Fooded Out…Man.

16 Dec



While searching the interwebs today for ideas for appetizers for my Christmas Eve Party, nothing was looking particularly appetizing. Then to my horror, I realized it had happened, “I’m fooded out”!!!

Wow, this really sucks. I love food, how could this be and at Christmas no less, the most wonderful time of the year to pig out.

Eating large amounts holiday food on a daily basis, can really zap the life right out of your bones. I just had 3 large handfuls of chocolate coated cashews for breakfast for Gods sake. What in the world!

I am thankful though at this time of the year that I have food to eat and feel sad that some people don’t have the luxury of getting “fooded out”.  Note to self: give chocolate cashews to the needy, ASAP.

Since I’m currently “fooded out” at the moment and unable to make a sound food decision, why not let me know what appetizers your cooking up for your Holiday party?

I hope Santa bring me some Tums this year.



Drink, Eat and Splurge: Memorial Day Menu

24 May

I personally like to use a holiday as a perfectly good excuse to eat slightly naughty foods and not feel that guilty. Well, what do you know,this weekend just happens to be a holiday. I’ll just HAVE to drink, eat and splurge just a little…

Drink:  Cool Blackberry Cocktail

It’s gonna be kinda hot this weekend, so I’m gonna stay cool as a cucumber with this blackberry cocktail.

EAT: Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

For all you veggie lovers out there, you can’t go wrong with this cheesy grilled veggie sandwich.

Goodness me, you could hook up a little au jus and some baked fries for this sammie and wowee, wow, wow!

Splurge:  Oatmeal Carmelita’s

 Gonna bust out some of these buttery, beautiful and addictive chocolate chip Oatmeal Carmelita’s! Okay, these might be considered a little more than slightly naughty.

Have a safe and delicious Holiday!



Whole Artichokes…Super Fun to Eat!!!! (seriously)

16 May



These days when I’m at the grocery store, I try to get at least one item that I have never tried before and a whole artichoke was this weeks item.

Man, I knew I liked artichokes, but I usually just eat them out of the can.

I didn’t even know how to cook the thing, so I shot on over to YouTube to get a couple of pointers.

I learned that you cut about an inch off the top and cut the stem off the bottom, rinse it and then boil it. I also learned the hard way, that they have sharp pointy things that hurt you very much on the top of the petals. If you don’t feel like shedding a little blood, you can cut those off with some scissors.

It takes about 25-45 minutes to cook. When mine was soft and spreading out. I knew it was done.

I took it out, drained it and sprinkled it with sea salt.

If your confused on what you can actually eat, you just peel off a petal and scrape your teeth from the middle down to the bottom and discard. You just keep on pluckin’ and scrapin’ those petals till you get down to the center. There you’ll find a hairy weirdee part that you have to scrape off with a spoon to get to the good stuff underneath which is the “heart”! Ahhh..how romantic!

I’ll tell ya people, whole artichokes and canned artichokes are two different things entirely. Ones good and ones GREAT. I also found out that these whole artichoke hearts taste just like mashed potato. What a great guilt free substitute for tators, man!

If you’re on a calorie splurge you can dip your petals in a little butter or mayo.  (sounds dangerously good)

Erbody say” Hey…Hooo…”arti-choooke”!!!

Eating a whole artichoke is like having a fun little mini party with a gift at the end, or maybe I just like food “THAT” much..LOL!



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