December snows…

December snows are here, making everything seem a bit more seasonal… However too much snow can make things a bit tiresome this time of year.

 With how the weather is this month, it’s not hard to think that winter is upon us already, in truth, there are a few days left of fall.

 The weather is likely just going to get colder, at least for a while, in a few months it will get warm and we can start to enjoy baseball.

 Here are a few ideas to get you into the holiday mood, or at least let you ignore the cold and snow for a bit:
  Comic books: When isn’t a good day for reading comic books? There are a lot more Christmas and winter themed comic book out there than you might expect, even super heroes have gotten into the act over the years, while these might not be as action packed as some, they can be well worth reading.
Hot chocolate: something that is worth indulging in any time during the winter, try varying it with different kinds of chocolate, such as white chocolate or extra dark chocolate.
Cookies: besides chocolate chip, there are a number of other kinds of cookies to be enjoyed, sugar cookies are popular this time of year, while the good old sandwich cookie is also well worth revisiting, mint cream makes them festive.
That’s about all I have for you tonight, I hope you have a great week!

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How to ruin any food: ready for winter

Tonight I thought I’d do something a bit different. As the weather forecasters say there is a large snow storm moving in, I thought it would be a good time to take a look back and remember some of the winter foods I’ve ruined before.

However, knowing how accurate the weather forecasts often are, instead of a ruined mug of hot chocolate: http://wp.me/p3pFIg-nO  it might be better to ruin a glass of lemonade instead: http://wp.me/p3pFIg-pt  or  http://wp.me/p3pFIg-iE

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Soups are always nice during a snow storm, perhaps you might enjoy a nice ruined bowl of Pumpkin soup: http://wp.me/p3pFIg-r3

Or maybe a ruined bowl of onion soup: http://wp.me/p3pFIg-kB

If you really wanted to, you can have a bowl of ruined chicken noodle soup too: http://wp.me/p3pFIg-lv

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What if you’re not in the mood for soup you may ask, never fear, I have plenty of other ideas for you!

Mashed potatoes are a comfort food for many: http://wp.me/p3pFIg-kl

Make sure you ruin enough gravy to cover them: http://wp.me/p3pFIg-oV

Like some batter fried chicken to go with your mashed potatoes and gravy? http://wp.me/p3pFIg-po

Maybe you feel like just having a bowl of refried beans: http://wp.me/p3pFIg-jO

 

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Don’t forget dessert! Some people believe it’s the most important part of a meal!

Ruining a pineapple upside down cake is always a great way to start winter: http://wp.me/p3pFIg-pb

Don’t forget the whipped cream! http://wp.me/p3pFIg-rs

Carrot cake is also an option to ruin of those cold days: http://wp.me/p3pFIg-o1

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While it’s not much, these ideas will help you kill some time during the coming snow storm.

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

Did I miss a favorite ruining food post? Link not working? I want to hear about it, leave a comment below!

 

The end… Of September 

The end is nigh, the end of September that is. This has been a month of transitioning from summer to fall, however nature didn’t remember and the month was more summer like than fall like.

 Which means that this next month will likely see a sudden cool down with rain turning to snow that will leave sidewalks dangerous to navigate, such is the change of seasons.

  A few things never change however, such as how delicious chocolate chip cookies are, how relaxing a nice cold glass of lemonade of a warm day is and how fun comic books can be to read.

 Can you ever read a comic book just once? Yes, depending on if you like it or not and how many more you have to read.

Comic books are like pieces of candy, you can’t just have one, you keep wanting just a bit more, just one more taste of the excitement that comes with each one. Some are sweet, some are so sour that they turn your stomach, yet you keep coming back just to see if it was really so bad.

 Alas, with the coming of fall and winter, the opportunities  to relax and enjoy the weather while either eating ice cream or chocolate chip cookies while reading a comic book will be limited, take advantage of the few opportunities  that you have, for soon there will be no more until spring.

  Enjoy these last few days of nice weather while you can, but always keep in mind that once the weather turns cold, there will be plenty of hot chocolate to drown your sorrows in.

Thanks for reading!

Fairwell August, until we meet again next year…

August is all but over, which is why I’m forced to say that the penultimate month of summer has come to an end.

 August was an odd month this year, a month of extremes, hot highs that caused droughts and cool lows that have prompted warnings that fall and winter are coming early this year.

 One thing that August didn’t have was much moisture, it’s been a dry month all my over. Some rain would have been appreciated, instead there were a few clouds and plenty of haze from wildfires.

 The best part of this past month, in my opinion, had to be ice cream, although how can you go wrong with ice cream? At least if the flavor a are those you enjoy.

 However we are now moving, slowly but surely, into hot chocolate season, so make sure you get your fill of ice cream before it’s too late!

 Comic books are also an item that goes hand in hand with summer, don’t you think? While they are great all year long, there is something about comic books in the summer that makes them twice as pleasant.

One thing that the forthcoming Fall has going for it is the rash of fools politicians trying to inflate hot air balloons debating their positions on policies that have so many hidden items that they say and do something entirely different are confusing even to the people who wrote them. The coming political season (which at current count will be 14+ months long) has the added bonus of helping to offset a possible cold winter.

 However politics are not what I wanted to talk about tonight, I really wanted to discuss the sweet tanginess of lemonade.

Lemonade is another one of those things normally considered a summer treat, even though there isn’t any law against drinking it all year long, it is something most of us wait all winter to taste again the sweet, tangy, tart goodness of lemonade is one taste that nothing can quite compare with, especially on a hot summer day with the sun beating down on you.

 So as summer winds down, kick back and enjoy those last glasses of lemonade and the last bowls of ice cream, it’ll be months before you can begin to enjoy them again.

 What is your favorite part of summer that you’ll miss during the winter?

 Thanks for reading.