I want popcorn tonight. I wasn’t that hungry for dinner. So I skipped the vegetable, and just had a bowl of that cottage cheese/pineapple/walnuts that I like so much. I usually ALWAYS have a vegetable with dinner. Thus my wishful thinking that popcorn is a vegetable.
About that not being hungry tonight. We had a very special moving away/retirement party for one of our pastors who is 84 years old! Man, that kind of thing makes me a little embarrassed to be retired. Only a little. Anyway, quite a few little things were really bothering me before I went, and I did say to myself “I’M GONNA EAT ALL THAT FOOD.” I pretty much knew it was only going to be desserts. And it was. And I did. And since he is a most-loved pastor, everybody had outdone the other in making their most special homemade desserts. I have not had that much dessert in a long long time. Yumm. (I’m sorry.)
I came home and made some of those little tasty healthy cookies (no sugar except the chocolate in them. Remember, I use half the amount of chocolate in the recipe and it is still quite a lot.) I had already planned on making them before the dessert debacle happened. But they will be a good thing to have on hand, should the urge for dessert arise in the next few days.
Oh. Popcorn. Does anybody else do this? I use Cammy’s paper bag method of making microwave popcorn, and then I spray the popcorn with Pam (well, the Costco brand) and salt. Most yummy, just enough oil to make the salt stick. And it tastes fresher than any microwave popcorn I used to have.
Handy dandy kitchen devices.
This is a little hand held mandolin. It is super sharp, and I love the way it shreds carrots and zucchini. And just about anything else. It has a little plastic guard to keep it safe when you’re not using it.
I love these cups so much. They have some kind of liquid in them that freezes and keeps your drinks super cold without diluting them. My diet cokes (sorry) stay cold AND fizzy. And I’ve been using them for my iced coffees too.
And my Magic Bullet. I was kind of mean to my Magic Bullet when I first got it. I gave it a pretty bad review. But I’ve come to love it a lot since then. I use the little cup and the short blade continuously as my coffee grinder! (no more pre-ground for me, Lori!) And I have had lots of success making smoothies. I really like that you can make it in the cup and then drink it out of the same cup. Cause you know what’s really really bad about cooking all your food from scratch? DISHES. Lately, I am SICK of washing dishes.
Well, these guys aren’t kitchen appliances. But they both like the kitchen. Cause that’s where their food comes from. Which, BTW. The queen and her lady-in-waiting had quite a tussle over ONE PIECE of kibble that fell on the floor. The queen was almost mortally wounded. So its nice to see them sharing Mr. Monk’s chair (don’t know what’s up with that…)
I know. There was only one question. Sue me.