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.
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A good friend of mine — a Chicagoland native — recently moved to the South, and relayed an experience on Facebook that made me smile.
He was looking for a banana and asked a woman at a fast food counter if they had any. Her reply?
“We have a banana pudding flavored doughnut.”
Now, it took my friend’s non-Southern brain a while to process this bit of information, but the banana pudding lover in me was PSYCHED.
Banana pudding is one of the greatest desserts on the planet. (They attempt to make it where I live now, but you have to go to the deep South to get the real thing.)
While I’m not the biggest fan of doughnuts as a rule, COME ON —
Ya gotta appreciate their ingenuity!!
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Today we ponder the cupcake.
Take a close look. What do you see?
A child’s party favorite, certainly. A dessert small enough to eat without much guilt. A treat that’s often pretty enough to do double-duty as decor.
But a weapon — a legitimate ‘book ’em Dano’ weapon?
Police in Chicago fell for it.
They charged a local woman with misdemeanor domestic battery Sunday after she allegedly threw cupcakes at her husband during an argument. When officers arrived on the scene, his head and shirt were smeared with icing.
Excuse me, but — so what?
According to the Chicago Tribune, the ‘cupcake war’ victim had been arrested three times in the last eight years on domestic battery or battery charges himself. Wonder if his weapon of choice was something as soft and cushy as a cupcake?
I’m guessing no.
Note — his charges were all dropped. Wonder if they will be as lenient with our cupcake criminal?
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