Solution: By the time I get home, there's one for everyone.
Math Problem: How do I evenly split a baker's dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts with a family of six?
Solution: By the time I get home, there's one for everyone.
As the apples begin to fall off the trees I'm getting really excited for some apple cider. Each year we pull out an antique press and mill and make cider from the trees on our family's property.
This year I decided to change things up a bit. I bought a garbage disposal, and built a small stand for it, and I'm going to send the apples through that thing while the other family members are hand grinding apples. I don't know that it'll be any faster, as I need to do one apple at a time, but my army and back will feel a whole lot better at the end of the day! :)
What family traditions do you have around the fall time?
I don't understand why people get down on sugar.
When people are sweet we like them, why not act the same with food.
Besides, when served with strawberries, sugar is a great source of strawberries.
So I was out the other day and had some interesting experiences that made me laugh. Not that the experiences themselves was funny, but questions kept popping into my head and for the most part that is where they stayed. I actually did ask one of the below questions. Can you guess which one?
Why does it take you 20 minutes to print a label and shake a bottle?
Then when I returned to pick it up:
Really, you haven't shaken it yet? Don't worry, I'll put it in my baby shaker I have at home.
Pharmacist: I didn't have one big bottle, but I had two smaller ones. So have him start with one bottle, then when he's done with that, he can take the second.
Me: So after the first one...?
Pharmacist: You can also put them in the fridge, but you don't have to.
Me: What if I wanted to put it in the microwave, is that ok?
Where are the tick collars?
Do they work on children?
Can I eat it?
Can I have one that is not dropped on the floor?
Is that guy going to make my food?
Random thoughts on the way home:
Did you know there was a gas pedal in that vehicle?
Those fake deer on your lawn; Are they supposed to make drivers swerve and get in accidents in front of your house, or make hunters shoot at your house?
So I heard the other day that most people eat Easter Bunnies starting with the ears. There was a statistic to go along with it, but you know what they say about statistics, 56.32% of all statistics are made up... well I guess now it's 56.33%.
Anyway I've always eaten Easter Bunnies starting with the ears, but after hearing that everyone else does it the same way I decided to change things up a bit.
I started at the face. I just bit the rabbit's face off in a single bite. And as you well know, you can't simply bite the face off an animal; you have to do it in a ferocious way. I don't know if it's just me, but something about growling while attacking a chocolate bunny seemed wrong. It didn't taste as good, it'll probably give me indigestion.
Maybe next time I'll start with the fluffy tail.
So after making my first post about Veggie Straws, a good friend of mine gave me a nice big bag of them. (Just some background so you don't think I'm out buying the stuff.)
The bag that we bought went stale because, surprise, surprise, my kids wouldn't eat them. So I took the stale bag of veggie straws and dumped them into my chicken coop.
For anyone who doesn't know about chickens, they will pretty much eat anything. If I put rotten banana peals into a pile of their own poop they'll eat it. (Gross I know)
Well as you may have guessed, in the morning the veggie straws were still on the ground in the coop.
While you may think that is the end, there is more. I still had a large unopened bag of veggie straws, given to me by my friend, and I knew I couldn't feed them to my kids, or to my chickens. So I took them to the youth group where I volunteer and fed them to the young men.
Moral of the story: Don't kiss boys in High School, you don't know what they've put in their mouths. (Yuck!)
Getting all kinds of chocolate at Easter time has got me thinking of one of my biggest pet peeves about Halloween: 'fun size' chocolate bars.
You've probably seen these chocolate bars that are so small that they can hardly be classified as anything more than an M&M but they call them fun sized. How much fun is it to eat a tiny little shred of chocolate? I don't see kids running around all excited and happy about these little things.
If it was really a fun size it would be bigger. I'm not talking about bigger than their current puny size, I'm talking bigger than a normal king sized chocolate bar. That would be fun.
Just think of the faces of the children, how happy they would be, if the fun sized bars really were more fun. That's all I'm asking the candy producers of the world to do... think of the happiness they could bring to the children.
Eating 'health food' is somewhat of a mystery to me. Personally I want to eat delicious food, and die when I'm still relatively young. But maybe I'll change my mind when I'm older. Don't get me wrong on this, I think a balanced diet and exercise are important, and I don't drink gallons of Soda or anything, I'm talking about the gross tasting health food that when you take a bite you say to yourself, "this better be healthy, cause there's no way I'm clogging my arteries with something that tastes like cardboard and has the consistency of tofu."
This week I ate some health food and it added silliness to the mystery. I tried Veggie Straws. Don't know if you've ever seen these, they are essentially potato chips flavored with different vegetables. They are still salty and deep fried but now they taste like tomato and spinach. What a great combination: The healthiness of deep fried potatoes, with the taste of spinach. That's like making a gas guzzling compact car, or a nine inch HDTV. I seriously wonder who approved the creation of such a treat.
What cracked me up even more was the writing all over the bag trying to make it sound healthy. Things like 'less fat than potato chips'. If you have to state that it has less fat than potato chips, that's starting with the bar really low. That's like a new computer coming out advertising that is has more disk space than a Tandy 1000. Not too impressive.
Let's suppose at this point I was still interested in eating a veggie straw, then I read the back: 'tastes great with your favorite dips." I would hope so. Anything should taste good if you smother it in creamy ranch dip. So what you're telling me is that this is healthier than Potato chips, tastes like spinach, and if I smother it in something that tastes good, it'll be yummy. Thanks Veggie Straws, I think I'll stick to Pringles.
From the Mind of Buffington
This is a section that just has random silly thoughts that come to me from time to time. It is not meant to be taken seriously.