Morning Femmetation: Dinner of Champions

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morning coffee be here

One night this past week (can’t remember which night but might once this lovely Colombian dark roast with a couple splashes of hazelnut creamer kicks in) I decided to make breakfast for dinner. I mean, fluffy buttermilk pancakes topped with sliced bananas and a thick caramely (it’s a word!) salted maple syrup reduction, country sausages and eggs scrambled with shredded colby and cheddar cheeses. The works.

I must’ve done something right ’cause the plates look so appetizing, really just plain pretty. Told the guys to wait a sec so that I could take a picture (planned to post it here and on Facebook).

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Morning Femmetation: Butterflies in May

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Isn’t she exquisite? A lovely one like her greeted me yesterday morning as soon as I opened the front door. Normally, I would’ve hightailed it back inside the house, called the j-o-b and taken the day off. Yes, I’m that squicky with insects. They’re all out to get me!

But this beautiful creature didn’t scare me at all. I stood there for a long moment just looking at her. Or should I say hir?

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Irish Cuisine 101

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hahagrannyMy grandmother’s idea of comfort food was a pot of beans (red or pinto) with some kind of smoked pork and diced potato over white rice. Seriously delicious! I remember asking her if it was an Irish dish and that two foot nothing woman looked me dead in the eye and said,”Yes, it is sweetie.”

If you have any Irish blood in you, you know my grandmother was lying through her dentures. I found out after I was an adult that she got the recipe from her Hispanic neighbor. I think Senora (that’s what we kids called her) was Peruvian.

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