Upset not me….It’s tea time!

For years it was always frowned upon the thought of an afternoon tea… Coffee was in and now good’ol afternoon tea is back and what to eat with it …. cakes galore and more!

Okay, if you are working, I wonder if my boss will give me a break at afternoon tea time,so that I can sit back at my desk and enjoy a cup of tea??? Not a bad idea really, maybe after that “tea break” I’ll be more productive and concentrated too…. or on the other hand, want to take a nap, because I ate something…. A yah… that’s tea time!

But if I am not mistaken it did actually take place at one time… Afternoon tea, and tea was served and little sandwiches or cakes were eaten. Though I am sure you needed the right teapot and cups to do this correctly and not just any old teacup or teapot… and fresh water for the kettle is also important… I did my homework!!

While looking at the pictures that were shown for the afternoon tea time were really impressive, but I am not sure if I baked all those little finger cakes that mine would look that good as in the picture, but I am sure that they would taste good; you would just have to imagine what they should look like.. then everything is fine.
Then there is the thought of how to serve the tea… with milk,sugar, or with lemon or only sugar and so on. Lot’s of choices for just a cup of tea, and the tea should be hot too.. tea time seems to be a lot of work.. I think I need a tea break here to be able to manage to write about tea breaks…

Back from a quick cup of tea and thinking about tea time again… Did you have time for a quick cup too; I hope so….

I remember back then , when things were not going to good( before the “meltdown”) times… It was always said ” Have a cup of tea and you will feel better”…. Maybe all those people out there having these modern day “meltdowns” should sit down and have a cup of tea and then they would feel better… take time and enjoy the cup of tea and think about things.

I am glad to hear that tea time is back and now we can take time to enjoy life with that good’ol cup of tea! Enjoy your tea too!!

Christmas is over….

Well Christmas is over and now we are counting the days until the New Year 2017…. My how time fly’s!

Though Christmas is not that far in the past and so many people seem not to gotten the present they hoped for and want to return it to where it was purchased and exchange it for something else that they like… this seems like a normal thing with lots of people, but I must be lucky because I am always happy with what I receive and never want to return anything that I get.

And now there are the over abundance of tips as to what to do with the leftovers from Christmas dinner and how to store all the food properly, as if it is something new all these food hacks (ideas/tips) nothing has changed, just the design of the plates the food is served on and as for storing the food, common sense I hope still exists and we know what to do.

Though like every year now there are the tips on how to lose those extra Christmas pounds in time for New Years Eve, so you can wear that new little outfit…. I think I’ll skip that and wait and enjoy myself instead of worrying… I feel better already!
Nothing worse than not being able to enjoy yourself…. Everyone around you is eating and drinking something, and there you are saying” Sorry, no thanks. I am on a diet until 31 December”… Just image the comment or the facial expression of the person you say that too…. They will/would probably think you’re nuts!!

Sorry got a bit sidetracked here. I think I’ll just put my feet-up and take it easy and enjoy myself and forget about all the food hacks,diets,etc….

Enjoy yourself too….Christmas is over only once a Year!

Easter Again

Just waiting around the corner for us „ Easter“ , yes those couple of days off and time to eat more chocolate and enjoy what is in store for us. You probably know that I never really did the Detox diet and now there is the problem with Easter…… The time itself isn’t a problem but all that chocolate out there trying to get my attention when I walk into a store and it is screaming out at me “buy me”….

There seems to be chocolate Easter bunnies lurking in every corner of every store and they seem to follow my around the store too…. Hopefully I won’t have a chocolate bunny nightmare!!! OMG….. The thought of “CHOCOLATE EASTER BUNNIES INVADE LOCAL STORE” … Now that’s a headline!!
But my worries are that there may not be an after Easter diet like there is for other times of the year. This I see as a major problem. Not that I am on a diet or dieting, it is just the fact that I want to look at all those glossy magazine covers and see what the latest dieting fads are, and all I see now is recipes for Easter brunch , cook a great meal for a crowd( okay with a crowd…… Sorry folks my place isn’t big enough for everyone, maybe next time).
What am I going to cook and is it going to look like what I see in those magazines….

Nothing could be worse than…. Just imagine: nothing looks like the pictures; then what…. Okay, thank goodness I saved the magazines. All I have to do is cut out the pictures of the dishes and then place them next to the dish that I cooked, so that if anyone isn’t sure what it should look like all they have to do is look at the picture I cut out and placed next to the food…. Problem solved and everyone is happy or at least I hope so?????
Oh and not to forget the right table deco stuff too… There I need to invest about $500, 00 to have my table look like in the magazine and everything looks so perfect too. If my table looked like that I wouldn’t let anyone touch anything, and say to everyone “You can look at the deco and take pictures & selfies too if you like, but please don’t touch anything”. I know it doesn’t sound very nice but with all the effort and money I would invest, I don’t want my Easter event to be spoiled by one of my friends getting the idea that they can sit at the table and enjoy what they are seeing. NO it will be a simple eat in the kitchen affair and the dining room will be corded off to visitors…. You know sort of like in a museum.
Thank goodness that idea is taken care of, because I have sooooo much to prepare for Easter and so, I am sorry to say I have to stop writing here and leaf through all the magazines to decide what to do and what to eat on Easter and this alone requires a lot of time, even though I know the Easter stuff has been in all the stores since after Christmas….

I am a last minute Easter person, but don’t tell my friends! Thanks and don’t forget to plan your Easter too!

Health Today

Yes, indeed health today isn’t like it used to be, as I have noticed while glancing at the online pages of newspapers and the sections about health………. Could be worrying actually, but I find it more like where do they find all that stuff?????

Most of it is old stuff trying to make it look modern in our digital world.

There is the article about kissing and what kind of kisser the person is…….. very important… but I wonder do you have to ask the person first to fill out a questionnaire and they check off how they see themselves as a kisser and then you can decide if you want to kiss them or is it….. You kiss and then each of you get your guidebook out and analyze how each other kiss and then take it from there… What amazing stuff!!!
How did I ever manage in my younger years without such booklets??? No one had a guidebook back then to tell us the right way to kiss or what the meaning of the kiss meant… You either like kissing the person or not. Simple as that!!

But there are serious topics too like a foggy brain and how to clear out the clutter…. I guess it is like cleaning out the attic on the weekend…. Sit down note that toooooo much info is floating around in your brain and then sorting out the bits and pieces of irrelevant information. Maybe like deleting stuff from your hard drive on your computer???
This got me thinking and I am not too sure how I can figure out if my brain is storing too much information, though maybe forgetfulness is the signal that says “ Hey, too much useless info in your brain, time to sort out.” Even with that thought …. What do I sort out??? I may need that bit of information at a later date and when I do and there is no internet connection…. Then what???
I would wish that I never sorted out that piece of information. Maybe, I can get a sort of external hard-drive to save the excess information for when I need it…. HUM, but then again I may collect to much new information and then the fogginess starts again… one endless circle that seems to never end….

Then there is eating your vegetables that are good for you….. Sort of like when you were a kid and mom would say “eat your carrots there good for your eyesight” or “eat your spinach so you will grow big and strong” …. Now all is written, saying the same thing that I have known since I was a kid….. Have modern moms forgotten about what their moms said about veggies?? I can remember those days with my mom saying those sentences and sitting there shoving the vegetables around the plate until they were cold and tasteless and still having to eat them because they were good for me…. I thought my mom was super strict when it came to veggies and other times cool….
But I guess now when I look back at it she knew what she was talking about…. Thanks mom! And that she knew that even when there were no computers too……… That is truly something!!!

As for health today… Take care of yourself, sort out your brain, eat all your vegetables and don’t forget your kissing guidebook before you make that next kiss……….

Toasty Toast

Sometimes there is nothing better than a good’ol slice of toast to start the day off with or to eat at other times of the day…. As an avid toast eater of many years I know how I like my toast toasted or at least until my friend told me about the article about how to toast bread……
Can you just imagine…Me standing in my kitchen with a slice of bread to be toasted in my hand when I received a call telling me that after all these years…. You guessed it right!!!

I have been toasting my bread incorrectly!! That was a horror morning at its best… Simply a bad toast time!!! And that all thanks to those folks out there who say they know how to toast the perfect piece of bread….

After all these years and all those toasting errors I am still a faithful toast eater… Now according to the information it is essential to have the right thickness of bread (no exceptions here) Thickness is of the utmost importance, so take heed when you are slicing your bread!!!

I got my trusty bread slicing knife out and approached the loaf with caution this morning…. I could tell by looking at the loaf of bread that there was danger lurking within the loaf. I placed the loaf with caution on the cutting board trying not to upset the loaf of bread in any way…. Can you see it now in the headlines of the local newspaper “Women up-set loaf of bread, and now she can’t have a slice of toast”… That is moving information and you wouldn’t want to be confronted with an ornery loaf of bread either!

But I managed to slice the bread… of course I used a high tech device that will calculate the thickness, so no unwanted angles or so in my slices… I plugged the toaster in and I could sense that the sliced bread was getting a bit nervous about the thought of being put into the hollows of a toaster (Yes, I believe it could be somewhat traumatizing for the bread)…. Have you ever taken a peek down into your toaster? (Of course when it isn’t plugged in!!) It looks mighty dangerous to me with all those electrical bits that turn a reddish color when in operation!!

Bravely I put two slices into the toaster and pushed the little lever down and waited patiently for my toast (Did you know if you pop the toast up before it is finished its toasting time that the bread won’t be completely toasted? According to the info) what idiot doesn’t know that…. Please

Now that the toasting process has been completed (this all sounds so scientific) I can remove the toast from the toaster and butter it (wow) Plus the temperature of the butter is also important too… This making toast business is tiring me out and I am not finished yet….. Why did my friends have to tell me all this stuff????

Plus to top it off you have to wait an allotted time before buttering it too, Okay the clock is ticking … Maybe now I can butter it and top it with whatever I like. But the most important thing is and you will never guess in a million years….. You have to think about “how many slices you would like to eat”…. Now that is a mind boggling thought in itself!!!

So when you get up in the morning, don’t rush the toasting process and take care to toast correctly or else you may end up with a sad looking piece of toast and that you wouldn’t want…. Have fun toasting toast!

No Party At My Place Today!

After all these years I have found out that I have been serving the wrong amounts of food at my parties…. This thought alone makes me want to scream!!!

Well, today I was informed by an article that was brought to my attention that there are guidelines as to how much food and drink you should serve at your parties… Thank goodness for all these pages of advice floating around the internet these days. Without them my life would be doomed and I probably would never again be able to hold a successful party…. Though friends have never complained about my parties….. But they could in the future if they found out that I am not following the party guidelines..OMG

But with this helpful advice I know my next party for 25 people… no more and no less… an exact number of people 25!!
And since there are recommended amounts of food and beverages there is no need to worry about preparing too much food. I just need to make sure everyone only eats their allotted amount and NO MORE!!!

So I think the ticket method would be best to make sure no one tries to sneak a bit more than they should, so as everyone enters my place you will be give different colored tickets that you can exchange them for food and beverages, and I will have someone at the kitchen door checking to see that everyone stays within their allowed amounts….. No cheating please or else you will be thrown out of the party!

Now I will be serving only simple fare so it makes it pretty easy to keep track of what has been eaten.
But the preparation is somewhat tricky based on 25 people , because once you say “Yes, I(we) are coming there is no backing out because that would throw my plan off balance and ruin the whole evening and the distribution of the food and drinks.

So, since I will be serving sandwiches… Forget hot food everyone, because that is too hard to control!!

I need to make: And do not get too excited thinking about the food

37.5 cucumber sandwiches – 1.5 per person….. You must have your pink tickets

150 appetizers – 6 per person ……. You must have your yellow tickets

37.5 small cupcakes – 1.5 per person…… You must have your green tickets

75 small cookies – 3 per person……You must have your blue tickets

Beverages:

37.5 glasses of wine or beer – 1.5 glasses per hour/person ….. You must have your red tickets

4 gallons of lemonade ….. Served only in shot glasses to last the evening… You must bring your own shot glass with you!

So, remember no tickets no food or drink, and if you lose your tickets or misplace them; bad luck!! Keep an eye on your tickets if you want to have a fun evening with friends or otherwise it won’t be fun and you end up with nothing to eat or drink… Plus, I take no responsibility for the loss or misplacing of your ticket(s), and no trading tickets either with anyone else. Now we are ready to have a fun and enjoyable party!

If everyone remembers these simple to follow guidelines next time you are planning your next party for 25 people; I am sure your party will be the hit of the neighborhood then.

Enjoy your party!

Drinking Juice…Tomato

Well hold onto your seats everyone…. I just read that tomato juice actually really tastes better when you are sitting in an aircraft flying to your destination. Now isn’t that something you always wanted to know…. Well, I did!!!

To be honest I am not an avid tomato juice drinker, but do on occasion drink it when flying or there is nothing else on offer. You see tomato juice in all stores whether it be a normal grocery or a health food store, but I have never seen anyone buy tomato juice. Maybe it is an item that you sort of secretly put in your shopping trolley, so that no one knows that you drink it. A plausible explanation …I guess ????

When you take a peek in other folks shopping trolleys you see the normal selection of juices: orange, grape, apple pineapple, and so on… But tomato juice…. NO!! Or maybe I didn’t have my “Tomato juice” look-out glasses on and overlooked seeing it in someone’s trolley ….OMG!! Is all I have to say.

After when I go grocery shopping I will hang around the tomato juice and see how many people buy it…. I wonder how long I’ll have to stand there???? Hopefully not too long, or else I may have to bring my folding chair with me next time, so I don’t have to stand around looking to obvious. Or do you think setting up my folding chair by the tomato juice would be over doing it a bit??? Maybe, but then again I could catch a glimpse of that lone tomato juice buyer.

It is a juice that has been around for years and is supposed to be a healthy drink. I know as a kid I drank it, because my mom thought it was good for me, but when I think back, I don’t know if any of my friends drank tomato juice, or they did it like we did… secretly taking a nip of juice when no one was around… It sounds all so exciting when I think about it now, the glass of tomato juice, with a bit of ground pepper in it…. An exotic drink in its time!!!

But really you can use tomato juice for lots of things… for making soup, tomato sauce, in a mixed drink , and I am sure there hundreds of other things you can make with it.
So, with that thought I will finish here, because I want to get to the grocery store before everyone else does, so that I can buy some tomato juice too.

See, you after at the grocery store, by the tomato juice.. Prost!

Sorry No Selfie Today

It was brought to my attention the other day that young people take at least 30 “selfies” of themselves a day. Where do they find the time???

It got me thinking about selfies and if took 30 of myself in a day …. How would I manage?

So, I guess the first one would be when I get-up in the morning….. You probably would have a heart attack if you saw me, so I guess I won’t post one of me getting-up…. Thank goodness you say!!

Selfie number 2: Just showered, wet hair in my old bathrobe and drinking a cup of coffee… Now that is a picture to share with the world…Or???

Selfie number 3: Brushing my teeth and putting my make-up on all at the same time… Now you say: “that is a picture I want to see”!

Selfie number 4: Me doing the dishes before going to work. I bet you never saw anyone doing that before? Or is there someone at your house who does that too?

Selfie number 5: Standing at the bus stop…. Now that could be an action packed photo. I did a background check, my hair is perfect and I look good until the wind comes along right when the picture is being taken…. Who cares … post it anyway! I am at the bus stop

Selfie number 6: (To be honest I am getting tired of taking selfies and I am only at picture number 6) But the day is young and “Selfies” will make my day better…. Hopefully???

Selfie number 7: forgot to take number 6 … we’ll just skip one! Now here I am waiting for the commuter train on the platform with all the other happy commuters…. Don’t you feel that this is a must take picture to show everyone?? I do

Selfie number 8: at the office… in my office wow… This is a cool place a must picture!!! Of course with me in it…

Selfie number 9: Me by the coffee machine at work… Aren’t you impressed??

Selfie number 10: can’t take it, big boss says no!! Party pooper

Selfie number 11: no group picture either. Everyone in the office is too busy to stop for a group Selfie…. Where is the fun here?? This Selfie stuff is turning into a full time job and I am not sure if I have time to do my job now or should I be taking Selfies

Selfie number 12: Me eating my peanut butter and jelly sandwich at my desk…. Now that is something to write home about!

Selfie number 13: Leaving the office for the day… How do you like me waving at you?? Aren’t I just full of original ideas for my Selfies???

Selfie number 14: Me getting a shopping trolley at the grocery store… I bet you never thought that my life was so exciting? Did you????

Selfie number 15: A gallon of milk in my hand… you never knew that was what a gallon of milk looked like before??? Well, if you didn’t now you know.

Selfie number 16- 29: requires too much energy on my part and the battery is getting low on my Smartphone.

Selfie number 30: in the kitchen again… where I was this morning only now making dinner…. I hope everyone is hungry and likes what I am cooking?

Sorry no more selfies today!

Women’s Pages

Now gals don’t misunderstand me here, but I was just reading the women’s pages on some online newspapers… Okay, I know you are thinking doesn’t she have anything better to do with her time? The thing is I admit reading those pages while other say …. “Me, I never read that stuff”……

I am always amazed at what I can learn from those pages here are some examples:

1. Getting older changes how you look and feel ….. WOW, I never knew that and that your make-up sinks into your wrinkles…. OMG… Scream out loud!!!!

2. Train my brain not to eat food that is bad for me….. WELL, I’ll just have to have a serious word with my brain later on today before I open the fridge door!!

3. A wooden bottle that I can pour my cheap wine into and should make it taste better…. What do I do if guests are coming around and they see that I use this wooden bottle thing…. They are going to think that I am a real tight wad and probably not drink all that so called great tasting cheap wine…… good money down the drain

4. Names of kids have effects on their careers later on in life….. I bet my mom never even thought about it back then and how many other people are walking around out there too without their parents thinking in advance about what their child’s career should be when they grow up??? I will have to take a closer look at my name and see how much it actually affected my career …. I need facts!!!

5. Knowing about wine in four hours… probably by then I will be drunk from all the wine I drank before so in the end everything tastes good PROST!!!

6. Beauty secrets that will keep me looking younger….. I know now that I will be looking good in no time!!!

7. Last but not least… cook something to eat. Recipes to make your mouth water! I love that first I need to watch my weight take care of my brain; I’m getting older and have the wrong name. Drink cheap wine out of a wooden bottle and maybe get drunk by learning all about wine but I know after all that excitement I need some beauty tips to make me look great again before I start to cook all those great recipes at the bottom of the page!!

Isn’t it just great gals knowing that all this important information is out there to better our lives!! Enjoy it

The Chocolate Bunny

An older post but I still like it even today with the memories of Easter.

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It was brought to my attention that Easter is just around the corner and hopefully the Easter bunny will find his way to my place with his GPS tracking system.

I can remember when I was a kid that was a great time of year and I believed that the Easter bunny visited our house not like kids now-a-days not believing in anything. And if the weather was warm enough we could search for Easter eggs outside; though I did have to be pretty fast because if I wasn’t our dog Cesar would find the chocolate eggs before me and eat them paper and all. The amazing part was that Cesar never got sick from eating so much chocolate with paper and if he did I never noticed it.

But I can remember one Easter that was really cold and the snow was still on the ground so that meant…

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