One last cookie really means six. You discovered the hard way that this logic does not apply to your bank account.
It doesn’t count as overeating until you have nightmares about a pie coming to avenge its ancestors.
“I’m having a bad day.”
“Do you ever have any good days?”
thought-and-a-half asked: Where can I find the recipe for the cinnamon batter fried french toast?? And yes, this is from several months ago. And yes, I am delving into past posts.
Sometimes you cook and bake by the seat of your pants (which, incidentally don’t taste very good). This was one of those moments.
To the best of your recollection (things get hazy after the powdered sugar), you threw together some flour, a lot of cinnamon, a pinch of ginger and a tiny bit of sugar to make breading.
You used cookie cutters on some day-old bread and soaked the heck out of it in a milk and egg mixture and let it get disgustingly soggy before breading it—the super saturated bread makes the breading turn almost into a batter.
Then you fried it in a extravagant amount of butter until it cried for mercy (oh hush, it deserved it—you heard what it said about your mother).
Everything after that was a blur.
You lost your electricity… and 200 gingersnaps.
You’re baking for the Apocalypse, or Monday. Whichever happens first.
(ieatbutter is located in the storm path of Hurricane/Frankenstorm Sandy. Baking preparations are underway. Here’s wishing everyone a safe storm.)
Despite this year’s “back cakes” containment ring strategy, you still managed to eat the entirety of your grandmother’s birthday cake. Again.
Your date cancelled. It’s fine; you’ve got a backup date with three sticks of butter, a cup and a half of sugar, heavy cream, and your bathrobe.
There’s been a good amount of political talk about pulling federal funding from PBS. This should be abhorrent to everyone, and not just because you love Big Bird and Elmo.
PBS brought you Julia Child. Julia Child brought you food. The idea of the at-home gourmet didn’t really exist in the United States until Julia Child appeared on scene, and she did so through PBS. If you live in the United States, Julia Child is part of why you love food—whether you know it or not. PBS did that. PBS also brings you Todd English, Martin Yan, and Mark Bittman with his cookbook that everyone should have in their home. Before there was a Food Network or a Food TV there was PBS.
PBS lets people watch and learn about cooking and baking without bombarding them with large chunks of pharmaceutical advertisements. PBS also approaches food from a “let’s do this together” standpoint as opposed to competition shenanigans that result in tears and inedible sugar sculptures.
One could go on for hours about the culinary landscape that PBS opened for Americans, but that would short the arts, the science, the history, the politics, the dramas, mysteries, and comedies that PBS brings. Oh, yes, and Big Bird.
U.S. residents, there are many things to consider when choosing a candidate to get behind. Please let this be one of them.
Oh, and PBSfood has a tumblr!
You’ve been demoted. It turns out that while you are allowed to call in sick, you are not allowed to call in “cake.”
You’ve been cutting back on cake. On the upside, substituting cookies is working out well.