Do you think your mom is the best ever cook? Tell her so with this little ditty, prose, poem, etc. Whatever we call it, we thought mom’s ’round the world would appreciate it. Especially mom’s who really are the finest cook on earth. At least to you.
Our sister site created the image for it. For just the text of the poem, see below the image.
Most of all and at the very least, we hope it brings some smiles and shares some love. 🙂 Who better to share the love with than mom. The finest cook on earth!
Even if your mom isn’t big on cooking, she would probably enjoy reading the poem. Maybe she’ll want to sent it off to grandma. Sometimes grandma is the finest cook on earth.
Whichever the case may be, let them know. You never know when they won’t be there any more.
My mom’s the finest cook on earth, She told me long ago, That bread’s no good Unless you add Some lovin’ in the dough. -Original author unknown
LOL! How about a cute little hot dog wrapped in dough with its eyes bugging out look like little mummies? Some people told me they thought they look like little babies wrapped in a blanket. Quite a difference, there but either way, very creative and too cute! They look like they taste pretty good, too.
It is so fun to see this kind of creativity. Especially when it comes to food. Because well, food should be fun and enjoyable. When we battle weight problems, it appears more like an enemy. That is not a good thing. We are in such a rush these days that taking time to actually enjoy food is losing ground. Next time you have some spare time, perhaps you could create with food. Just a thought.
With these adorable little hot dogs, let’s imagine the dogs are all beef and lean. The tender flaky crust a lower fat version. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a craving for a hot dog here. 🙂
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Diets rich in peanuts and peanut butter appear to protect against heart disease by lowering levels of bad LDL cholesterol and controlling body weight. So enjoy this time-honored favorite with the whole family.
Following are some quick and nutritious nibbles to reap the health benefits.
Spread your peanut butter in a new way. For an appealing and healthy snack, spread it on apples, bananas or pears.
At breakfast, spread it on waffles. For lunch, roll it up with jelly.
Swirl it. Heat 2-tablespoons in the microwave for about one minute until soft. Swirl it into yogurt, or use as a topping on frozen yogurt or fat-free/low-fat ice cream.
Dress it up. Add sliced strawberries or golden raisins for a more grown-up taste.
Put on a toasted whole-wheat English muffin; top with pear slices and honey.
Blend peanut butter, a banana, 1 percent milk and a little vanilla extract for a smoothie for two.
Make a sauce by combining light brown sugar, low-sodium soy sauce, lime juice, peanut butter, crushed red pepper, and a minced garlic clove. Serve with vegetables, pita wedges, or chicken.
One whole-wheat tortilla with 1 tablespoon reduced-fat peanut butter and 1-tablespoon all-fruit strawberry jam.
Hard in the Jar?
Here are a couple of ways to soften jarred PB if it’s not as creamy as you’d like: Add one teaspoon of hot water. Stir. Add a few drops of sesame oil. It not only restores creaminess, but increases the nutty flavor.
A Couple Cautions:
The American of Pediatrics suggests parents wait until children are at least two years of age before introducing them to peanut butter. Wait until age four to give them crunchy peanut butter to guard against choking. Quick note: Discourage eating right from the spoon. It can cause choking in both adults and children.
Because Man Cannot Live on Bread Alone!
Peanut butter is a very satisfying food, which actually suppresses your appetite for hours after you’ve eaten some.
A piece of bread, toasted or not, with a tablespoon of peanut butter spread atop and one-half a banana sliced on top.
Top a toasted English muffin with peanut butter, pear slices and honey.
Blend peanut butter, a banana, 1 percent milk and a little vanilla extract for a smoothie.
Take a tortilla and top with 1 tablespoon reduced-fat peanut butter and 1-tablespoon all-fruit strawberry jam.
P.S. National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month is November!
P.P.S. National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day is March 1
Uh oh. In some ways I can relate to this! 😉 With the many, MANY ways to eat and create pizza, who doesn’t enjoy it? Over and over? I know I can have pizza again and again!
There are SO many things to do with pizza. Fruit pizza. Vegetable Pizza. No crust pizza. BLT pizza. Cookie pizza. Dessert pizza. When my nieces were little I made them King Kong pizza’s for their birthdays. After they got a bit older they would ask right away, Pizza again? They loved them and it was so much fun.
I wonder if the inventor(s) of the original pizza could have ever imagined all that we do in the name of pizza these days? Or how far we would take this food creation! The possibilities truly are endless.
Did you know?
The original Italian pizza was made with green peppers and mozzarella cheese.
The original Greek pizza was simply crust and vegetables — no cheese!
Close to 40 per cent of all pizzas sold are pepperoni pizzas.
In India tandoori chicken and chili paneer are favorites.
While Americans prefer meat toppings, a popular pizza topping in Japan is squid and tofu.
For fun – but not off the mark, either! When your foods go bad, you will know it. Toss out bad foods immediately and wash hand after handling.
ICE CREAM – If you can’t tell the difference between your ice cubes and your ice cream, it’s time to throw BOTH out. Foods go bad when in the freezer too long.
FROZEN FOODS – Frozen foods that have become an integral part of the defrosting problem in your freezer compartment will probably be spoiled by the time you pry them out with a kitchen knife.
EGGS – When something starts pecking its way out of the shell, the egg is probably past its prime.
DAIRY PRODUCTS – Milk is spoiled when it starts to look like yogurt. Yogurt is spoiled when it starts to look like cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is spoiled when it starts to look like regular cheese. Regular cheese is nothing but spoiled milk anyway – if you can dig down and still find something non-green, bon appetit!
MEAT – If opening the refrigerator door causes stray animals from a three-block radius to congregate outside your house, toss the meat. Meat foods go bad often. Cut your losses.
UNMARKED ITEMS: You know it is well beyond prime when you’re tempted to discard the Tupperware along with the food.
CANNED GOODS – Any canned goods that have become the size or shape of a softball should be disposed of very carefully.
POTATOES – Fresh potatoes do not have roots, branches, or dense, leafy undergrowth.
BREAD: Sesame seeds and Poppy seeds are the only officially acceptable “spots” that should be seen on the surface of any loaf of bread. Fuzzy and hairy looking white or green growth areas are good indications that your bread has turned into a pharmaceutical laboratory experiment. You may wish to discard it at this time, depending on your interest in pharmaceuticals.
CEREAL: It is generally a good rule of thumb that cereal should be discarded when it is two years or longer beyond the expiration date, or when it will no longer fall out of the box by itself.
FLOUR: Flour is spoiled when it wiggles, or things fly out when you open it.
PRETZELS: Normally eternal, pretzels may be discarded if they can no longer be picked up without falling apart. Otherwise, there’s nothing to stop you from eating a pretzel that the Pharaoh put down only 4000 years ago.
RAISINS: Raisins should not usually be harder than your teeth.
SALT: It never spoils. However, if you can’t chip off reasonable amounts from the block, maybe another box is in order, as fresh salt usually pours.
SPICES: Most spices cannot die, they just fade away. They will be fine on your shelf, forever. Put them in your will.
VINEGAR: If your grandmother made it, it is probably still good.
THE GAG TEST – Anything that makes you gag is spoiled (except for leftovers from what you cooked for yourself last night).
EXPIRATION DATES: This is not a marketing ploy to encourage you to throw away perfectly good food so that you’ll spend more on groceries. Even dry foods older than you are may be ready to replace.