Posts Tagged ‘Food’

I’ll Remember That

August 19, 2022

Sometimes cake for breakfast isn’t necessarily a bad idea if it reminds you that cake for breakfast isn’t necessarily a good idea either.

Inspired By Something L’s Mother Said This Morning

August 2, 2022

While some things are indeed an “acquired taste,” other things, particularly in the world of health food, are merely “not so bad once you get used to it.”

Sometimes Nobody Ends Up With What They Really Wanted, But It Still Works

July 21, 2022

“Would you like to finish off the leftover potatoes and meatballs?” L’s Mother asked me last night. “Nobody else wants them.”

“I’m more in the mood for pasta,” I replied, “but I can make this work.”

As soon as I’d finished dousing them in tomato sauce and cheese though, L. walked in and announced, “You know what, I’d like those leftovers after all.”

Naturally, he didn’t want them after what I’d just done to them (he traditionally has them with gravy), and he was pretty put out by that, but I saw the funny side of it.

Particularly when I ended up making him pasta for dinner as a substitute.

That Solved That Mystery Pretty Quickly

June 17, 2022

For most of my life I never bothered to track what I ate. I never gave it much thought to be honest, figuring that keeping a “general idea” of what I was eating would be enough.

Then there came a point where I was clearly starting to put on pounds around my middle, and I couldn’t figure out why. I wasn’t particularly indulging myself, and I wasn’t doing anything (I thought) especially different, so I started keeping track and still couldn’t figure it out.

Until I remembered to include the several tablespoons of peanut butter and jelly I was consuming per day because my son was going through a PB&J phase, and I always had leftover and didn’t want it to go to waste.

Thanks, But No

May 12, 2022

While I deeply appreciate the convenience of online grocery ordering and delivery, sometimes their “would you like to add something to your order to treat yourself” algorithm suffers from the fact that L’s mother and I place very different orders.

And that’s how I ended up with a treat suggestion of “coconut water” with my order of two kinds of tea cakes, one cake, one ice cream, one pizza, and one order of mac and cheese.

It Really Is

January 19, 2022

“I’m not happy with you,” I told our dog, Isa, last night after she had been especially obnoxious while the rest of us ate dinner. (She eats after we do because if she eats before we do, she’s still incorrigibly obnoxious and is dramatically less inclined to behave because the treat I give her after our dinner if she does behave is less appealing.) “But I’m still going to feed you, of course,” I added as I left the dinner table to prep her food.

Halfway to her bowl I paused to glance over my shoulder at the rest of the family, and slyly said, “It’s amazing how often I’ve had that thought in my life, you know.”

I’m Going To Need More Ice Cream

August 5, 2021

“So I know I’ve not been available much these past few days in particular,” I told my son earlier, “but I did remember to pick up some more cake for you.”

“Thanks,” he replied, “but I think I’m taking a break from cake for dessert for a while, so you can have it.”

An entire cake, up to me to eat all by myself, I found myself thinking. I have mixed feelings about this . . .

Crustacean Crunchies!

April 26, 2021

Over the weekend I gabbed a box of cookies that L’s Mother had bought, and I found myself reading a list of ingredients on the side. That list started with things like gluten, wheat, and peanuts, but eventually ended with mustard, fish, shellfish, and crustaceans.

“That’s a list of all the things that aren’t in those cookies,” L’s Mother informed me, which I already knew, but it still didn’t help me escape one inescapable thought:

“Worst . . . cookie recipe . . . ever!”

I’m Kidding. I Knew That Before I Even MET Him

December 30, 2020

Today my neighbor gifted me with some avocados from his tree, and reminded me that I needed to give them a few days to soften before eating them. While the reminder was kind, it was unnecessary since it completely overlooked the fact that I’ve been stealing avocados from his tree for years now . . .

“That Escalated Quickly”

February 6, 2020

So last night I sampled a food combination I hadn’t sampled in a while, and this morning I woke up with a feeling in my guts that reminded me why I hadn’t sampled that particular combination in while.

L’s Mother (ever the food scholar) speculated that even though I’ve never had that reaction to these foods individually, because they were of the same plant family, perhaps they were reinforcing each other’s effects, and that’s why I was feeling this way.  This observation prompted her to suggest that, “Maybe next time you should add a third member of the same family and see if you–”

Die?” I somewhat testily (but playfully) finished for her.