Sunday, June 22, 2014

Week 23 Sunday (6/22/14)

Recipe Review              

I am trying something new this week.
         I have an upcoming colonoscopy, and am so limited in what I eat this week, that I can’t create and review many recipes. So I was thinking about putting something new in this section and then I had an epiphany. I am going to talk about some recipes I wish I could create, but won't, because of allergies or just because I don’t like certain types of food.
I hope you appreciate the new recipes even though there will be no review.

Today’s Recipe and Location:           Quinoa with Tomato Basil and Mozzarella
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

         Quinoa?  Am I living in a parallel world?  What the heck it is?  The picture makes it looks like seeds or pomegranate innards.  I read a bunch of articles and basically learned that quinoa comes from South America. Many sources said that is high in protein and extremely healthy for us. It seemed to have a lot of nutrients and contained the good fats.  Another side benefit is that it is an anti-inflammatory. I guess there will come a recipe that I can make that has quinoa as an ingredient I will have to force myself (in the future) to try this one.
      Unfortunately, I will have no pictures, since I am not baking - but go to the website - it is a pretty dish!!
Trivial Triffles

         I love writing this blog. I forgot how much fun it was to write and immerse myself in something of this magnitude. I have to admit that it is a lot of work, but I smile each time I post.
         One of the positives of writing this is that I have become very aware of my surroundings and my feelings about things in my environment. Everywhere I go I seem to find something wonderful to take away and share with the world – or should I say the people who read this each day.

Memory Musings

         As a child, I don’t remember eating out a great deal, but when we did, it was a real treat.  There are two very strong memories of going out as a family.
         The first place I remember going to was Rex’s Cork and Fork. This was a place where we went for a fabulous breakfast on the occasional Sunday morning. This was a real treat because we could order anything we wanted, and I loved their French toast. I loved going out to breakfast as a family because it made the day special.
         Dog n’ Suds was the other restaurant I remember. I loved going there because it was a unique experience. This was so much fun because they delivered the food to our car on a tray. Dog n’ Suds served huge, extremely heavy class mugs of  rootbeer. As a kid, this was a big deal. My Mom always ordered a Coney Dog, but I don’t remember what I ate, which is funny. My main memory is of that frosty mug. What I wouldn’t give for one right now. 

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