Know this guy?
Sure you do — the sausage guy, right?
Always reminding you to eat a good breakfast. Sometimes is being circled by the planets.
Well, today, be on the lookout. He may be pushier than usual.
You may even notice him loitering around….trying to insert himself into your lunch — dinner, too.
Sausage, sausage, sausage — you won’t hear the end of it.
And that’s because it’s….
National Sausage Pizza Day!!!!
Of course, you may have already heard about this from William Shatner. He might be wandering around your house, too.
If you see something, say something. And have a slice!
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Yummy? Creamy? Better-tasting?
Sorry, Greek yogurt, I ain’t buying it.
Oh, I’ve tried your wares — different brands, different fruit-and-yogurt combos, too — and it’s true you don’t taste like other yogurts…
You taste like sour cream.
And I wouldn’t choose to eat anything that has turned for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
I did add the fruit. Didn’t help. I added sweetener, too…and then wondered why I was going to all that trouble when I can simply eat Activia when I have a hankering for yogurt.
It already tastes good.
I’ll admit, John Stamos is a very appealing spokesperson for Greek yogurt, but he doesn’t deliver, either –
When I bought his brand, he was nowhere to be seen.
Maybe that accounts for the bad taste in my mouth.
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Did you start your morning right with a cronut?
If you answered ‘yes,’ you’re definitely a New Yorker, because this brand new croissant / doughnut hybrid is only available here in the Big Apple…at the Dominique Ansel Bakery on Spring Street.
Why is everyone crazed for cronuts? They’re fried, cream-filled and sugar-coated.
Set your sensors on stun.
When the bakery opens at 7:30am, there is already a long line. They’ve had to set a limit of six cronuts per person…and they go for $5 a pop!
Rumor has it ‘influential’ food bloggers can get them delivered…
(Better plan a trip downtown.)
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Rory and I are watching Chopped, enjoying some couch time together post-Singapore, and one of the basket items is…
Of course, there is much discussion about how the beans are going to work with the striped bass, yadda yadda yadda. But it immediately took me back to Monday morning in Singapore when I ordered your typical bacon-and-eggs breakfast before my training session, and the hotel served them with a side of baked beans.
That woke me up.
But I have to say — they were awesome. Sweet and smoky in flavor, the baked beans were perfect with the bacon. In theory I guess it’s not that surprising, but it was a first for me.
May not be the last.
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Tagged bacon and eggs, baked beans, breakfast, Chopped, commentary, couch time, Foods, Humor, life, side items, Singapore, smoky flavor, striped bass, Television, Travel, wake-up call
A lot of famous folk have been talking eating disorders lately.
Demi Lovato appeared on Katie Couric’s new talk show to discuss hers, which prompted Katie to spill the beans about her own bulimia. Lady Gaga used to have one, too. So did Stacey London of What Not to Wear.
It’s like eating disorders — or admitting to having had one — has become the fashionable thing to do.
Well, call me trendy — I have one, too!
I like peanut butter…a bit too much.
I like it for breakfast on toast. I like it for lunch on bread or crackers. I like it with chili (on the aforementioned crackers) for dinner. Or if there’s no chili about, I’m good with the peanut butter and crackers again.
And if there’s no bread or crackers, it’s pretty great right out of the spoon.
Some people might consider this an eating disorder. I think of it as dedication to a childhood friend who has proven himself again and again.
(But I’m not sure that is on trend right now.)
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Brian Williams, you have a doppelganger.
And it only took me 14 years to notice.
This morning, while avoiding the news programs, I happened upon the 1997 Bette Midler-Dennis Farina farce That Old Feeling. It wasn’t that good the first time I saw it, but it’s still better than watching Today. So I let it run in the background while I ate breakfast and checked email.
A young James Denton plays the groom in the wedding that begins the film. I had kinda forgotten that detail. So today I did a serious double take — it looked like NBC News anchor Brian Williams on screen!
Now, I’ll admit, when you look at them side-by-side, the differences are more apparent.
James — or Jamie as he called himself at the time — has more even features and works it a bit harder in the smolder department. (He was on Desperate Housewives, after all; he has a lot of practice.)
But if I didn’t know who the two men were, and someone introduced them as brothers, I would totally believe it. Wouldn’t you?
No need to thank me when ‘Doppelganger Day’ rolls around on Facebook next year, guys. It was my pleasure.
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I cooked last night.
Yes, this is a blog-worthy event.
I made breakfast for dinner. Biscuits — from a can, I admit — and milk gravy.
Here in New York City, the term ‘milk gravy’ is greeted with much confusion. So I will explain further in case you are also reading this with your head cocked to the side in bewilderment.
In a skillet on medium heat, I browned flour in vegetable oil. (Bacon grease is the first choice, but I didn’t have any.) To the flour, I added milk, stirring constantly over low heat.
Now, during this process, there was a lot of adjusting — how much oil, how much flour, how much milk. I even added some water at the end to thin the gravy…plus salt and pepper to taste.
But, I must say, the final product was nothing short of amazing.
Filling? Yes. Heavy? Oh yes. I even added bacon to the plate, so there’s nothing about this meal that my doctor recommends.
But it does a heart good to enjoy such a feast on a good, damp New York City night.
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I’ve mentioned before in this space that my go-to breakfast every day before grade school was Pop-tarts… specifically, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-tarts.
No frosting — just pure cinnamon sugary goodness with a cold glass of milk.
The breakfast of champions.
Of course, that was back when most Pop-tarts weren’t frosted. When they weren’t bright, noxious colors with swirls and rainbow sprinkles. When they still looked like breakfast pastries, not Play-Doh experiments.
They were just as bad for you — they just looked a whole lot better.
If you also prefer Pop-tarts ‘au natural’, have trouble finding them on your grocer’s shelf, AND aren’t scared to turn on your oven, you’re in luck!
I found a recipe for making Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-tarts from scratch. (And they sound pretty darn good.)
All you need is about 90 minutes, a pizza cutter and a pastry brush. The ingredients and instructions seem pretty simple, too.
Take a look at the final product — nice, huh?
You’ll notice the recipe includes instructions for a glaze. No doubt a nod to the frosted youth among us.
Oh well…at least it’s a color found in nature!
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