"Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived."
-Jean Luc Picard

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hairball's big adventure

While I was out on Friday, I took some pictures.

It was a beautiful day on Friday. It started out in the 30's but FalWinSpri is just about over as the high was in the 70's today. (We don't have distinct seasons where I live, so FalWinSpri is what I call the 4-5 months of the year when the daytime highs are generally less than 80 degrees.) I know some of my readers up north are sick and tired of winter. Look at the sky in this picture and think how pretty it will be in your location when Spring comes.

Here I'm pumping some gas. It was incredibly thrilling, let me tell you! What? Oh, it was $1.65 a gallon.

I went out to the wholesale club today and look what I found! Click to enlarge to get a better view.

It's individual portions of hummus with a portion of pretzel crisps. Okay, so maybe you don't want to make your own hummus, but do you really need pretzel crisps packaged with it? Dumb, dumb, dumb!

Remember that fabulous recipe for casserole of tongue I posted a few days ago? Well here's some tongue so everybody can make some this weekend. Whoot!

Okay, well how about some cake? Here's a strawberry King Cake.

Uh, should the strawberry portion of the program be oozing out like that? I think it's more of a cake wreck myself.

This next one I call Sybil.

If you enlarge it so you can see the label, it says "Cinnamon Coffee Cake King Cake" Um, I guess it's only got two personalities so we should call it Sybil light. It's also looks like part of it is gone there on the left. Could somebody take a sandwich over to the bakery folks so they don't have to eat the baked goods? Thank you!

I saw some Easter decorations while I was out reminding me that Easter will be here pretty soon. Shrikes everywhere know that means we can look forward to Sandy's Bunny Cake showing up on our televisions!!

Sorry, I can't find a picture of hers but, you shouldn't have to wait too long till it shows back up again. Whoot!

Here's some cast iron pans anxiously awaiting owners who will not make Sandy recipes in them.

My grandmother had that pan that looks like little ears of corn. I always wanted the cornbread from that pan instead of the big pan.

Can anybody identify what these two items are? (No, they are not implants so quit snickering!) My cashier had no idea and had to ask me what they were, so I thought I'd see if anybody else had trouble.

Okay here's a big hint. ;)

Lastly, I made a pilgrimage to the Kitchen Aid Standmixers that were on display.

A moment of silence please to honor those mixers kept in bondage by Sandra Lee and who therefore will never be allowed to reach their full potential.

Have a good weekend everyone!!


Public Artist said...

My Grandma has the little ears pan too, AND it does make the best cornbread. Its crispier, almost like fried!

50sgal said...

I don't know what king bread is, but that flourscent mess does not look too good. I have quite a few tongue recipes and keep meaning to try them. Have you ever made it? I have to say all these images of over-packaged stuff makes me not want to leave 1955. I never really went to many large stores such as wal mart etc, but now with my project I am trying to stay out of them and besides my grocery store, it is nice to not be bommarded with so much plastic, packaging, colors and insanity. Isn't it amazing how much stuff we have for sale?!

50sgal said...

thanks for clearing up the king bread thing. I even mentioned it on todays blog.

Hairball said...


I tried to post this as a comment on your blog, but it goes to the word verification, says loading, and then it never loads so I can post!

It is so much fun to learn about the many different customs and traditions throughout the US and the world! It's like accents. I love to hear the different accents that people have, the expressions that are popular in different places, and how the same word can have different meanings from place to place.

I've never been to New England so my experience of the traditional New England Christmas is all from movies, books, and television. I do want to see it for myself one day. I look at those weather maps the weather channel has at their website and wonder what would it be like to live somewhere where the odds are quite high that you will have a white Christmas each year? I haven't even seen snow in over two years so it would be a very drastic change for me. LOL

Have a good week!