Early in the day

I’m writing this at 6:39am. I woke up at 4am and got out of bed at 4:30am. I’ve had 2.5 cups of coffee and my breakfast (BelVita breakfast biscuits). I’m about ready to go back to bed. Maybe.

Today’s Washington Post was another special expanded edition (which I explained about HERE.) that I opted out of receiving and paying for but received anyway.

Since today is Wednesday the normal special section is ‘Food’ and it featured cookie recipes – all of which made me gag.  I’m not much of a cookie fan, and I do love sweet potatoes but sweet potato and walnut cookies? And those were the least objectionable. There was a shortbread cookie recipe that had 20 steps. 20! Good luck with that.

The food sections of newspapers always make me laugh – sarcastically. Who has the time or the money to make any of these meals? Oh yeah, I’m so going to grind sesame seeds (white) to make a coating for chicken cutlets. After all, I keep bags of sesame seeds(white) in my pantry, don’t you? This was an easy 30 minute dinner recipe with pantry staples. Actually the prepping and cooking of the meal was simple, aside from grinding sesame seeds, which is not really an onerous task with a mini-chopper.

If you are in need of a laugh then you should check out the NY Times Food section, also a Wednesday feature section. Isn’t it interesting that newspapers all have a weekly Food Section on Wednesday. You know why? Because Wednesday is when supermarkets start their weekly specials and stuff your newspaper with ads.

The NY Times holiday cookie round-up is much more palatable and even includes my very most favorite cookies in the whole wide world – Italian Rainbow Cookies , which are really cake.  My Aunt Mary used to make these for me all the time, not just as Christmas treats, bless her heart. I made them just once, a lot of work but oh so delicious.

It’s now 7:20am and the temperature is a balmy 39 degrees. The forecast for the rest of the day is: “Snow likely, mainly between 10am and 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Light and variable wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.” The total predicted snowfall for the entire Winter is 12-14 inches. I can live with that.

The rest of the week the temperatures will creep up to a predicted 71 degrees on Saturday. I can live with that too.

I think that’s it for today…Enjoy your day as best you can, find something to laugh about because when all is said and done, laughter makes everything better.

9 thoughts on “Early in the day

  1. I always love these recipes that say quick and easy with a list of ingredients that I have never heard of. Some I wouldn’t even have the slightest idea where to find them in the store.

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    1. Tell me about! I tried taking a nap this afternoon and it left me even more tired. It’s 6:30pm right now and I’m ready to lay my little kepi down but I know if I do I’ll be up in a few hours, wide awake and the cycle starts again….


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