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Frie-day, Frie-day, Frie-day.... [Sep. 19th, 2008|09:35 am]
terribleturnip
I'm having a tapeworm day where nothing is seeming to assuage my appetite. Secretly I believe that a Dunkin Donuts Chocolate Glazed (glazed, poppets, glazed, frosting goes on a cake) would solve the problem.

Of course, no one's brought in doughnuts, so I may be doomed to rifle my desk and mope until lunchtime. I've already eaten my breakfast toast and my 10:30 snack apple.

(I say ersatz because technically they aren't beignets, but, subtract sitting on wrought iron furniture, overlooking the Mississippi at a little cafe on the edge of the Garden district, and I dunno, they may even be better. We may have to both fly down to New Orleans, have her make a batch and try them side by side....)

It didn't help logging onto one of my favorite foodie websites: http://seriouseats.com and finding a recipe for beet rosti, which I now crave almost as much as the Chocolate Glazed. Probably more. But the Chocolate Glazed is more probable and I'm a practical kind of chick.

But what a fun day on that website -- I hate gum, but am loving the Dentyne ads. It's like my life, but with, well younger, skinnier, prettier people..with whiter teeth. Hmm. Maybe I should start chewing gum anyway...

The Intense Freezer Burn photo, sadly, looks familiar. The downstairs freezer isn't quite there...but well on its way. I really need to unplug and thaw that baby out. No, I really need a new, modern one that doesn't get all glaciery.

But the molecular gastronomy post....if that showed up on my plate, I'd be pulling out my slug ID book. (No, I don't have one. But if I saw one, I'd buy it) Personally I find the texture of foams and mousses to be nasty. But mostly, I don't want my food to be interesting-looking. I want it to look delicious, not clever. Like food, not like some architectural deconstruction project.

But enough of being lazy and using someone else's posts to exercise on. Yesterday I passed by a bumpersticker that read "Fueled by the Fallen.com".

What? I mean, I've worked on farms, I know what happens to the chickens when they die...they become chicken food. I've done a lot of research on fuels, energy, materials -- wow, this puts a whole new light on bio-diesel!

Note: it sounds like a lovely organization with good intentions. This ex-marketer and grammar prig suggests that Fueled FOR the Fallen would have been a little better...)

Now, back to the scintillating world of chafing fuel contracts, to see if I can't possibly wrap it up before I have to run home, change into Pirate and head to Piratz Tavern for Talk Like a Pirate Day. And look and act like I'm so thrilled to be there, instead of home, with my feet propped up, reading a book and sipping a glass of red wine.
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From: kudrasslipper
2008-09-19 02:42 pm (UTC)
We'll help you buy a new deep-freeze if we can store a 1/4 cow in it. They're cheap! :-)
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-09-19 02:58 pm (UTC)
Then you'd have to come over to our house and beg for meat...hmmm.
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From: kudrasslipper
2008-09-19 02:59 pm (UTC)
THIS is what I'm saying. :-)
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[User Picture]From: skivee
2008-09-19 03:13 pm (UTC)
"I say ersatz..."
When did you say ersatz?...or beignets, for that matter?
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-09-19 04:33 pm (UTC)
Start on the journal post, not the comments page, precious....
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[User Picture]From: fountaingirl
2008-09-19 08:34 pm (UTC)
I absolutely agree re: frosting vs. glaze. Frosted doughnuts are an abomination.
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