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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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
I love you both.
How many matinees have I enjoyed with popcorn in one hand, Sweetarts in the other, and a large diet soda in the seat’s cup holder?
But, alas, that’s only memory now.
For some reason, you two have parted ways, and my favorite movie candy is no longer available at the AMC concession counter.
I have expressed my disappointment at the theatre. I have requested Sweetarts’ return in online surveys. But today —
I’m takin’ it to the tweets.
Resolve your differences. Bring sweet and salty together again. The weekend is here…
And the Egg wants to see a movie.
Posted in Business, Commentary, customer service, Entertainment, Foods, Humor, Life, Movies, New York City
Tagged AMC theatres, Business, candy, commentary, concessions, customer service, entertainment, Foods, Humor, life, matinee, Movies, New York City, pair, popcorn, soda, Sweetarts, theater
Only a few US states have official snacks.
South Carolina has boiled peanuts. Texas chose chips and salsa. Lucky Illinois has popcorn and Utah has Jell-O.
Yesterday Governor Andrew Cuomo named the official snack for New York as…
Now, I know that New York produces a lot of dairy products, and that yogurt is a healthy snack choice.
But that is the most depressing official state snack ever.
New York isn’t smooth and creamy and vanilla and boring. We’re every color of the rainbow and loud and crunchy. You’d probably break a tooth on a snack that really represented our state.
Yogurt? I mean, seriously…that’s embarrassing.
I may have to move.
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Did you celebrate National Popcorn Day?
For one thing, I created this nifty sign.
More importantly, I saw Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and ate nasty good movie popcorn.
This really should be a weekly event.
Posted in Entertainment, Food, Holiday, Humor, Movies
Tagged a kernel of truth, entertainment, food, Holiday, Humor, Jack Ryan: Shadown Recruit, movie popcorn, Movies, National Popcorn Day, popcorn, popcorn font, popcorn lettering, snacks
Did you know that 93 percent of facts are made up?
Maybe not…but I believe this chart is SPOT. ON.
Anyone else really hungry right now?
Posted in Entertainment, Food, Humor, Life, Movies
Tagged butter, chart, entertainment, facts, food, GraphJam.com, Humor, hungry, life, movie previews, Movies, popcorn, salt
Five reasons to attend Bacon Bash:
- Bacon brownies
- Bacon burgers
- Bacon chili
- Bacon popcorn
- Bacon candy
- Bacon beer
One big reason not to attend….
I didn’t realize being crowded together like pigs in a pen was part of the experience.
No thank you.
Posted in Animals, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Life, Restaurants
Tagged animals, bacon, Bacon Bash, beer, brownies, burgers, candy, chili, entertainment, food, Humor, it was the best of times it was the worst of times, life, pig, pig pen, popcorn, restaurants
Guess who took the flight with me today from New York City to Dallas?
American Airlines is now offering the yummy treat — a favorite when I travel to Chicago — on their afternoon flights over two hours.
It’s a mix of cheese and caramel corn — that perfect combination of sweet and salty — that disappears pretty darn quickly when you are reading a good book or watching the in-flight movie or trying to ignore the screaming baby.
(The baby rode with me today as well.)
I know the airlines are always trying to find ways to differentiate themselves — I think American needs to feature Garrett’s in their ads.
It’s that good, people.
Posted in Airplanes, Commentary, Foods, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged 35000 feet, airplanes, American Airlines, caramel popcorn, cheese popcorn, Chicago, commentary, flight, Foods, Garrett's Popcorn, Humor, in-flight movie, life, popcorn, sweet and salty, Travel