There’s egg on my face, but for the very best of reasons —
It’s World Egg Day!
Here at the Egg, we’re laying low to avoid the paparazzi, but there are celebrations of some import across the globe.
If you live in Bangladesh, grab one of the more than 5000 free boiled eggs being distributed, and attend “EGG FEST 2016.”
The Philippines is holding a charity Family Fun Run event in honor of eggs, and Canada is focusing their celebrations on the EFC — Egg Farmers of Canada — who apparently are very active in their communities, volunteering and donating eggs.
The American EGG Board has a video about an ‘Adventure Egg’ who travels the globe looking for great recipes, but I think the United Kingdom has the right idea. Their theme?
“Put an Egg on It” — to encourage folks to eat eggs in unusual ways.
Gasp — I just realized my sister is British.
Posted in Cooking, holidays, Humor, Travel
Tagged Adventure Egg, American EGG Board, Bangladesh, boiled eggs, Canada, celebration, cooking, Egg Farmers of Canada, Egg Fest 2016, egg on my face, eggs, food, holidays, Humor, paparazzi, Philippines, Put an Egg On It, Travel, United Kingdom, World Egg Day
January 9, 2016 in Comedy, Cooking, Food, Humor, quote
Tagged biscuits, cooking, country, food, gravy, Humor, quote, wisdom
I was raised in the South by amazing home cooks.
The food may not have been the best for us, but it tasted better than anything I’ve found in my travels.
We used to call my mother and her sisters “food pushers” because they were always encouraging us to eat more.
Another taste. Another serving. Heck, in some cases, another meal.
I had a flashback to those food pushers this morning when I was sitting on the floor, trying to get my dog Rory to eat.
When he rejected his wet food, I added chicken. When he tired of the chicken, I gave him treats. When he finished the treats, I handed him the wet food again.
Anything to get him to eat a decent-sized meal.
Old dogs are the best, but they’re not the best eaters. — Mama Dog food pusher
Posted in Animals, Cooking, Dogs, Family, Food, Humor, Life
Tagged animals, aunt, cooking, Dogs, family, food, good eater, good pusher, Humor, life, meals, mom, South, Southern cooking
Tonight on Facebook, a friend posted this pic on pie etiquette:
I must protest.
Meringue is a national nightmare. Even a dollop is a spoonful too much for me. Encouraging the egregious behavior above means more scraping at restaurants… more apologies to meringue-loving friends and family… more gooey mess.
Just say no to meringue, America…at least in front of me.
Posted in Cooking, Food, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged etiquette, Facebook. humor, food, gooey, Internet, life, meringue, ooey, pie
I’m not much of a cake eater, but this ‘recipe’ has put me in the baking mood.
I found it on the Interwebs. Rumor has it if you have a favorite boxed cake mix on hand, all you need is a can of soda — instead of the usual eggs, water, oil, etc. — to make a perfectly yummy dessert.
Here are the suggested combinations:
Florida clan — this is on my list of ‘suggested dishes’ for our beach trip later this month. We gotta try it!
Posted in Cooking, Family, Food, Friends, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged baking, boxed cake mix, cake, carbonation, cooking, dessert, eggs, family, food, friends, Humor, Internet, life, oil, recipe, soda
This is a cake that looks like veggies.
That totally counts.
Posted in Cooking, Design, Food, Health, Humor
Tagged cake, cooking, design, eating healthy, food, Health, Humor, vegetables, veggie cake
People magazine is all about the ‘boozy popsicle‘ today —
‘Boozy’ as in popular popsicle flavors spiked with alcohol — like the watermelon mojito pops garnished with mint pictured at the left.
Looks cool and refreshing, yes…and perhaps a bit lethal for the younger set.
But, I’m sorry.
Every time I hear the phrase ‘boozy popsicle,’ I think —
What a perfect stripper name.
Or maybe even the name of a band (depending on what kind of music they play). Let’s not forget that one, folks.
It’s a keeper.
Posted in Commentary, Cooking, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Life, Magazines, Writing
Tagged alcohol, band, beverages, booze, boozy popsicles, commentary, cooking, dessert, entertainment, Humor, it's a keeper, life, liquid lunch, liquor, magazines, mint, mojito, Music, People magazine, popsicles, refreshing, snacks, stripper name, watermelon, wordplay, writing
I read a great article today —
How to Turn Your Favorite Snack Food into Seasoning
The author recommends buying a cheap grinder at your local grocery store — perhaps when buying salt or pepper — and when it’s empty, placing small, broken-up chunks of your favorite snack foods inside. Then use them as seasoning over appetizers, main dishes, desserts — you name it.
Voila — junk food seasoning.
Of course, my first thought was Cheetos.
(If you’ve read this blog before, this should come as no surprise.)
We already know that Cheetos dust is super yummy eaten right off your fingers. Imagine it sprinkled on any of your favorite foods that already pair well with cheese…like popcorn.
Now you can take your Cheetos seasonings with you. It’s certainly more portable than regular cheese since it doesn’t require refrigeration.
There’s enough preservatives in Cheetos to outlast us all.
Posted in Cooking, Food, How to, Humor, Magazine
Tagged appetizers, article, cheese, Cheetos, Cheetos dust, desserts, food, grinders, grocery store, how to, Humor, junk food, main dishes, pepper, popcorn, portable, preservatives, refrigeration, salt, seasonings, snack foods
Although today was an exception, the weather has been much warmer of late. So I’m packing away my winter clothing and putting the teapot on a high shelf.
But this infuser makes me want to pull out the English Breakfast one more time:
My daily cuppa seems much more exotic with this fellow exploring the depths of my favorite mug…
…or iced tea pitcher, perhaps?
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Tagged cooking, deep sea diver, food, hot tea, Humor, iced tea, infuser, life, pitcher, tea, teapot, warm weather, winter clothes