Weekly Photo Challenge: Breakfast

The fifteen items I put in my breakfast mixture
Sixteen items
All the breakfast cereals mixed together in a large container
It's in there!

My breakfast mixture is based on an idea from Rip Esselstyn and his Engine 2 Diet. He mixes several different cereals together and then adds fruit. I thought that sounded interesting, so I tried it. My “recipe” has evolved to include 16 items. I didn’t like the idea of preparing this mixture every morning, so I mix it all up and put it in a large container. I use that as my “cereal box.”

Rip suggests using a dairy substitute like rice milk, almond milk or soy milk. I tried those but they really didn’t do anything for me. My favorite liquid: water. Okay, filtered water.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Breakfast



Double Negative

Nobody does it like Sara Lee.” That’s what I thought they were saying in the slogan “Everybody doesn’t like something, but nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee.” It wasn’t that long ago that I found out that what I heard wasn’t what they were saying.

Nobody does it like Sara Lee” makes sense, but not when included in the full slogan. “Everybody doesn’t like something, but nobody does it like Sara Lee.”

I wonder if the advertising company for Sara Lee thought they were ground breakers by using a double negative. Maybe they were.


All Together Now

A recent Plinky prompt was: Describe what your family dinners are like. What discussion topics usually come up? Who does most of the talking?

Here is my response:

Talking? We are supposed to talk at dinner?

I’m eating my vegan fare sitting at the kitchen counter while hubby eats his carnivore dish, standing over the sink.

We are in sight of each other. Does that count as “together”? (I know the question mark is supposed to go inside the quotes, but today I just want it outside the quotes.)

Postaweek2011 All Together Now

Natural Cut

Hubby and I were at a fast food restaurant recently. His order came with French fries in a container that said “natural cut with sea salt.”

The “natural cut” caught my eye. I’m wondering how potatoes cut themselves naturally to end up as French fries. I’m wondering how the previous versions of French fries were unnaturally cut. Or maybe they were artificially cut. I’m thinking they are all mechanically cut, as opposed to manually cut.

Love those advertising adjectives, don’t you?