GREEN!!! – GET OVER IT

Got a juicer packed away somewhere in the graveyard of your pantry?  Get it out and wash it up because you are going to love this healthy, tasty “green lemonade.”  I understand and appreciate your reluctance to drinking something of this color but you have to trust me on this.  If you can get over your prejudice to the color green, you’ll love the taste and the boost that it gives you.

RECIPE

2 cylinders full of romaine

1 cylinder of kale (or spinach)

2 gala apples (or 1 pear and 1 apple)

1/4 lemon

1 inch piece of ginger root

Grind it all up, pour over ice and enjoy!

Eat Mor Chikin-But Never on a Sunday

My grand find today is the original Chick-fil-A sandwich.  Hardly a unique find, you may say, since everyone knows how it feels when you just gotta have one.   My new “find” on the old classic came on a Sunday after church when my grandson wanted to go to Chick-fil-A for lunch.   And that’s when I realized that Connie Francis and the Cathy’s (founders of Chick-fil-A) have something in common.

We had just passed a billboard with some cows dressed in fire-fighting clothes, climbing ladders with hoses, when Cole started giggling.  I was impressed with his keen sense of humor at understanding the joke about the new spicy chicken sandwich and tried to measure my words when he asked me why Chick-fil-A was not open on Sunday.  I explained that the people at Chick-fil-A want to give their workers the day off on Sunday so that they can rest and go to church if they want to.  My grandson quickly noticed that other eating establishments were open on Sunday.  I told him that some businesses feel that they need to stay open on Sunday because people still have to eat and that  businesses can make a lot of money by staying open.

He pondered this information and came to the conclusion that Chick-fil-A had the better idea to which I wholeheartedly concurred.  But can anyone tell me why I so often want that bird on a bun on Sunday?  Is it just my nature to want what I cannot have?  Did Connie Francis know this little secret all along?

Push this link at your own risk-bet it gets and stays in your head)

http://youtu.be/Xc8-YzFjVuw

The World’s best Oatmeal

May the road rise to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face.

The familiar blessing is on the can but an unfamiliar blessing awaits.  McCann’s Irish oats have been around since the early 1800’s and won an award at the World’s Exhibition in Chicago in 1893, but I didn’t get my first taste until quite recently.  I guess the fact that my mom never fixed it, it takes 30 minutes to cook and  is more expensive than the more familiar brands, deterred me from discovering this little treasure sooner. 

There is such a vast difference between Quaker’s and McCann’s that I can hardly put them into the same category.  It’s all about taste and texture.  Nutty little seed- like grains break open when chewed and yield a squishy, satisfying something that mixes perfectly with a little butter, milk and brown sugar.  I really cannot describe it so I will make a simple command:  Try it…you’ll like it.

And if you like to eat breakfast and read cereal boxes, bring out your lap-top and visit their website: www.mccanns.ie  – interesting, informative, fun