Po'Boys and Paint

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There we are driving down Boulevard on our way to get ice cream for H.o.p. and I see a pint-size purple restaurant with a couple of tables outside and customers headed inside and big letters proclaiming honest to god New Orleans PO’BOYS! Marty had already proposed eating out, which I’d nixed, though we were all starved as it had been …

Loathsome bad cookies

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I’m feeling out of sorts. I think I’ve a touch of the flu that’s been going around. Ended up sleeping most of the day, thus H.o.p. had a day off. I took a nap this morning and was surprised to wake up and found how long I napped. Then I took a nap this afternoon, again, and woke up to …

Another friendly warning

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You know those pot stickers from Publix that your child is insanely crazy about, which make your closet-sized kitchen stink like boiled cabbage for hours after you’ve microwaved them? Well they work a potent magic in the child’s intestines as well. So if that child slides up next to you with a sly grin on his or her face, run. …

Banana popsicle

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Just finished eating a banana popsicle in honor of the one banana popsicle I had as a child. It wasn’t the same and I don’t think the cause is solely the intervening years and faulty memory. When I was little and the ice cream man came around in Richland, I’d a friend who loved banana popsicles and I distinctly remember …

Ok, how about this?

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You see, I typed into a search in Gourmet Foods (at Amazon) the search term “European” just to see what might come up, rather than, y’know, buying everyone Xmas steaks (haha) or something like that. The truffles came up. Too expensive. Next page was this gourmet European item. 10 ounces of Dole European Salad in a plastic bag from Gristedes …

Pot pies, Patriot Act, and the myth of TV dinners

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See the above pic? It’s from some Raleigh North Carolina exhibit, dated 1952 and it is testament to two things. First, it testifies to the fact that people were already eating TV dinners before they came in foil trays. Second, collapsible TV trays existed before foil-packed TV dinners. Had the picture been taken a year later then the family would …