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Ever wonder…

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…where Blue Bell ice cream got its name?  This  will explain  all about my favorite ice cream.  Nancy Pelosi can keep her Jeni’s, which is pretty tasty but so wildly overpriced it is a wealth preening tool rather than ice cream.   Häagen Dazs is highly rated,  but to me it tastes like flavored wax.   I have tried Halo,  which didn’t taste like a substitute for ice cream or anything else much,  Edy’s and Breyer’s which I don’t regard as tasty enough to be worth the calories.  Publix tastes good but is too fluffy and comes in large sizes than I need.  Mayfield is okay, but the only of it products I truly like is the Sugar-Free Orange Sherbet, which is made only for the institutional markets.

So I’m a Blue Bell fan and will likely be one until I die.   If you’re from the South ad remember the Piggly Wiggly grocery store chain,  there’s also a clip embedded which explains its rather peculiar name.

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May 20, 2020 at 7:26 pm

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Let ’em eat ice cream!

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The Trump campaign has put out a  brutal ad  against Nancy Pelosi and given her a new nickname in the process.  Of course it will stick because she put herself in front of insanely expensive kitchen appliances and a gourmet ice cream collection.  It doesn’t hurt that she lied like a cheap rug the entire time she was trying to explain why she wasn’t really doing what you thought she was doing.  As for the ice cream,  well you have only to look at the rolls of fat her Armani dresses reveal when she doesn’t wear a jacket to figure out her husband isn’t getting much of the ice cream collection.  She might contemplate Hillary Clinton’s figure to determine if eating your way to success actually works…

No,  Donald Trump fights fire with fire,  and it takes a mere  75 seconds  to make Pelosi look like the snarling partisan elitist she truly is.  Megan McCain,  hardly a Trump supporter, calls  the ad  a “kill shot.”

 

 

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April 22, 2020 at 1:23 pm

Dangerous pizza?

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I have burnt my tongue very slightly on pizza once or twice in my life,  but I have never required an emergency room visit due  to a pizza encounter.   Apparently a fair number of people do each year,  and that’s from immediate injuries,  not just gaining weight.

 

 

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February 9, 2020 at 1:54 pm

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Dickens set your table…

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Author Charles Dickens had a lot to do  with  turning a  religious celebration into a holiday that is all about home, family, and Christmas dinner.   In 1843,  when Dickens first published A Christmas Carol,  the Christmas he depicted was a shift away from the holiday of the early 1800s,  when Christmas celebrations had degenerated into raucous public parties and in America,  they were also shunned by Puritans, Calvinists, Presbyterians, and Quakers.

The story appealed to middle class family,  and distinct menu items from the Cratchit’s table later showed up in cookbooks as prescriptive Christmas dinners.   Turkey and cranberries frequently featured in the festivities and decorations for the home,  however simple,  were expected.   I doubt a  fruitcake baked  in 1878 was expected to still be making appearances at the family dinner,  but because the baker died before the cake had aged a year and was to be eaten,  it became a legacy and tradition instead of dessert.

In the Deep South one will nearly always have turkey,  but also beef tenderloin and/or ham.  Sweet potato casserole minus most of the extra sugar and all the marshmallows will be on offer along with home baked bread, cranberry and nut gelatin salad,  perhaps a corn casserole or scalloped potatoes or Hasselback potatoes and an assortment of pies and cakes.  Small wonder everyone tends to laze away the afternoon and avoid anything which smacks of productiveness!

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December 25, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Fry shortage?

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Wet and cold weather has  damaged potato  crops in Idaho and  in two of Canada’s largest-producing provinces.   Some growers were able to dig up some damaged crops for storage, but growers in Manitoba,  North Dakota and Minnesota received snow and rain,  forcing them to abandon some supplies in fields.

Demand for this tasty treat has risen internationally, and since the U.S. will have little available for export,  prices could rise substantially and shortages may occur.  Fry makers prefer longer potatoes for use, but this year’s crops are smaller and less convenient to prepare.  Eat up quickly, folks!!

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December 2, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Monkeys outsmart humans…

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Homo sapiens sometimes isn’t  —  witness how often we  behave like  rut people,  doing the same thing for whatever reasons,  even when we fail to achieve the best outcomes.

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October 19, 2019 at 2:04 pm

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Mild and not…

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This article  is way short on specifics,  but admitting it studied only Chinese adults tells me instantly that it’s focus was exceptionally narrow and that the study is therefore quite a bit less useful than it could be.  Why didn’t they study India,  which has regions featuring very spicy food and very hot food?  Color me unimpressed…

 

 

 

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July 24, 2019 at 2:44 pm

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