Lazy Sunday Mornings – Don’t You Just LOVE Them?

Jun 22nd

Are you having a lazy, beautiful Sunday morning?  This has been bliss, and for many of you who get the blog in your email – you’ll likely get this tomorrow.  For some reason if I post later than o’dark thirty in the morning, it shows up the next day.  I apologize in advance for that, but it has been too nice having this morning time with hubby.  Priorities being what they are, I chose our time together.  This morning I experimented with gluten free scones – and though they didn’t rise very  much, as you can see here, (I seem to have issues with ANY bread products rising – no matter what I do) for a first try, I was pleased.  It was our first breakfast together on our new dinette table!

Stupid Guy Thing Day – I laughed last year when I saw this one for the first time, and I’m laughing again. There really is a celebration for just about everything, isn’t there?  Even a day set aside to commemorate the stupid things that guys do.  (I must interject here – that this day was created by someone who obviously never met men like my hubby -and no, I’m not just saying that because he reads the blog – I mean it!)  The truth is that many men – and I can specifically cite my ex as a prime example here – do stupid things all the time.  It got to the point that it would have been easier counting the things he did that weren’t stupid.  There weren’t very many actually – I could probably get through the list without even using all 10 of my fingers!  hahahaha – yes, I crack myself up.  Anyway, have you ever seen the “Jackass” movies?  Those guys really do stupid, stupid things!  Makes me wonder if they have a chiropractor on stand-by all the time!  I admit I Iaugh really hard  at most of the idiocy they display, but it’s still really and truly stupid stuff.  And what about the movies that show men making really ridiculous decisions – like cheating on their wives, then acting all surprised when  the girlfriend goes psycho and starts boiling bunnies (as in the movie Fatal Attraction)  In all seriousness though, both men and women could cast stones at each other over things both big and small, but let’s keep a sense of humor for the sake of peace, and learn to laugh at ourselves while we’re laughing at each other.

This Day In History

1847 – Doughnuts are created.

Food Celebrations of the Day – Today We have TWO!

National Onion Ring Day – There are good onion rings in this world, and there are horrible ones.  I’ve had both.  I’m sure most of us have.  To me, a great onion ring isn’t too thin, it isn’t too thick, and the breading is super crunchy.  Combine that with a wonderful tartar sauce and it’s a treat well worth the caloric devastation!  Onion rings have been a restaurant favorite for over 100 years.  Here are a few ideas on how to make your own from www.food.com. As great as these ideas are, I tend these days to try to be a little more careful with what I am eating, and deep fried rarely plays into the equation, so I’ll probably do the Panko Onion Rings listed here, and bake them on my cast iron pizza pan, rather than fry them.  The crust still comes out nice and crispy and there isn’t the fat to worry about.  No matter whether you make your own, or go out to have some in a restaurant, consider having this decadent crunchy splurge today.

 

National Chocolate Éclair Day  I love chocolate eclairs.  I remember when I was a kid we’d once in awhile pick up some donuts to bring home from the bakery.  I always would stare at the eclairs, and I’m fairly certain there was a glimmer of drool just waiting to make its way down my chin.  It was only on very rare occasions that I got one though because they were much more expensive than the simple glazed donuts were.  When I grew up I made up my mind that once in awhile I’d indulge.  It’s not often that I have one, but when I do, I try to savor every single bite.  A good chocolate eclair is something you shouldn’t rush through.  If you are of a mind to do something completely selfless, and maybe a little on the edge, celebrate both of today’s food treats at once – you get the rich sweetness of the éclair, and the salty, crispy goodness of the onion ring.  It just doesn’t get any better than that!  If you are feeling adventurous today and want to make some chocolate eclairs at home – here’s a recipe that I found from www.foodnetwork.com.  It looks a little involved, but I bet it’s delicious!

In keeping with a slow Sunday, we have easy, fun and non-energy sapping celebrations to take us through. May your day be wonderful, filled with laughter and sunshine.  God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow.

 

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