I find myself more and more these days asking that question. Every time I go to the doctor, I hear "It's normal for your age." My tastes in food are changing. I live for the nights when I actually can sleep through a decent number of hours without my
feet hitting the floor (you know what I mean) or just laying awake for no reason. I don't like it! My mother was over 40 when she had me and I always considered her old. My parents were always the same age as everyone else's grandparents when I was young.
I don't want to be them.
I never was a chocolate fan. I was one of those weird people who really could live without it. Until recently. Now it is nearly an obsession. There is a brand of "premium" ice cream (Name starts with an H) that sells little one serving sized containers
of some of their flavors. I indulge every once in a while. The chocolate peanut butter is enough to send me over the edge! That was my gift to myself for Valentine's Day yesterday.
That was after darling husband and I went out for a late lunch at Red Lobster. I do not like seafood. That was another of those foods that my mother ruined for me by feeding us the cheap fish that smelled like sweat socks. Yuck! But lately I've had
a shrimp scampi craving going on. I think it is all the recommendations for this recipe:
I will get around to making this one of these days. Meantime I satisfied that craving with some satisfying but not completely wonderful shrimp scampi from RL.
Extra fiber in my diet is another of those things that reminds me that I am growing older. Doctor says eat more fiber, you need it at your age. Ugh! The Fiber One challenge this month for the AllStars should have been up my alley. The good folks who
manufacture Fiber One cereal were good enough to provide us with samples of their bran cereal to "play" with. We were asked to make:
Not a fan. I wouldn't say they were repulsive but the sawdust texture was not pleasant. I am a texture person. My husband's coworkers enjoyed them.
Next we were asked to make our own recipe using the cereal. Having been on a lemon curd kick of late I figured a tart of some kind would be perfect. I tried using gingersnaps and the cereal in the crust and then made lime curd being that I had fresh
limes on hand. For some reason the lime curd is exceptionally more sour than the lemon curd and the gingersnap taste was lost in the crust. But here's the recipe if you are interested. I ate one and ate the filling out of the other. Darling husband took
one bite, made a face that could never be duplicated, and moved on. Gotta love him!
Today I had on my mind a recipe from my past that I remember being called hot chocolate pudding cake. I don't remember what cookbook it came from but I do remember making it occasionally in my young marriage years but then quit. The only thing specifically
I remember of the recipe is that you poured hot water on top and it made a cake top and had pudding like chocolate underneath. I went on a search and found this recipe which I just took out of the oven.
I made it in my 1 qt Pyrex casserole dish which wasn't a good idea. It was full to the top going in the oven and oozed all over the bottom of the oven and then dribbled across the floor coming out of the oven. It looks good though and I'm anxious to
dig in. I think I'll do that now.
Have I mentioned that I also was never a fan of "hot" (aka spicy) foods until recently. People putting hot sauce on eggs nearly made me heave. Now I can't eat eggs without. But that is a blog for another time. I'm off to have my chocolate fix (which
would never have happened 10 years ago). When did I grow old?
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