Two Observations about Food

August 20, 2008 at 12:22 pm (Uncategorized)

It is disheartening indeed to struggle through a flavorless blended yogurt only to discover that it was really fruit-on-the-bottom.

If your mother descends upon your slightly-above-dorm-room kitchen to make turnovers out of the expensive cherries languishing in your fridge and finds that you own neither flour nor corn starch, the cherry filling can be thickened quite nicely with some ground up ginger snaps.


  1. Ten Feet of Steel said,

    Cherry filling thickened with ginger snaps sounds so awesome.

  2. La Belle Helene said,

    The bland yogurt with fruit on the bottom should not dishearten you. You should be happy that you found fruit on the bottom and that it wasn’t bland all the way through.

  3. Ten Feet of Steel said,

    But the fruit on the bottom is always too sweet on its lonesome.

  4. ashyknees said,

    Yesterday I was served a cranberry apple scone that I found to contain no fruit whatsoever. Oh, the bitterness.

    Gingersnaps as thickener. Your mom is the MacGyver of the kitchen.

  5. Quiconque said,

    Yes, Tenfeet understands my pain. The disheartenation stems from the two extremes contained in one cup of yogurt–the disappointing blandness at first, and then the overpowering sweetness toward the end. I should get in the habit of always stirring my yogurt, since apparently I cannot be trusted to read the label.

    Ashy, you are right. My mom is the MacGyver of the kitchen. During my convalescence she made me fried chicken with a crushed rice crispie crust. Crunchy and succulent.

  6. Quiconque said,

    Dinner last night, chez ma mere: roasted pork tenderloin with chimichurri sauce, tomatoes and cucumbers in balsamic vinegar, zucchini au gratin, peanut-butter chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

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