Saturday, January 5, 2008

Sugar and Vegetables

I made a three layer chocolate cake today, wtih chocolate pudding as the filling and frosting. Oh, I love to bake sweets. Tomorrow being Sunday, we might have brownies- the half-baked kind.
But on Monday, oh ho, doom comes on Monday. We are going on a sugar free diet. Vegetables and fruits only. No meat, even. I know it will be hard. But it's not even for a long time- fruits and vegetables are too expensive, especially during the winter time, for us to be herbivores for long. Americans love to eat all the time, and it's a habit that is hard to break, in this land of plenty. I do try to shop and bake frugally- my general rule for baked goods is the recipe can't have more than one stick of butter or three eggs. I have trouble thinking generously when having to take dishes to parties or get-togethers. I tend to think in a stingy way; but my pride balances this out because I want people to enjoy my food. Yes, I'm a sinner.

We are watching the political debates on TV right now; the Republican Presidential candidatesare speaking. I have already decided who I am going to vote for in the primaries(unless my parents counsel me to vote for a different person), and being tired of and disgusted with the non-stop media coverage of the primaries, I am not paying too much attention. So don't bother to ask me detailed questions about the debate.

8 comments:

One Salient Oversight said...

Eat lots of legumes - lentils, split peas, chick peas, soy beans. That'll give you the protein missing from meat.

And don't forget the importance of getting enough iron. Tablets will help if need be.

Frazzledsister said...

We might have some sprouts, but these first three days at least we are only eating raw fruits and vegetables. We have a good store of beans, but sadly I really don't like them....

timb0723 said...

So, the question is, WHO are you planning to vote for?

Frazzledsister said...

I am thinking I will vote for Fred Thompson in the primaries. Who are you going to vote for????

timb0723 said...

Since I live in Canada, I can only vote in U.S. elections by absentee ballot. However, the State where I am registered to vote is holding a Presidential Caucus this year. Unfortunately, the Town where I am registered to vote is about 2 hours away from my home. Therefore, I will not be able to participate in the Presidential Caucus this year.
If I could participate in the Caucus, I would be supporting Fred Thompson.

Pansy said...

Well thank you for at least voting Thompson! I'm getting a bit worried of all these people voting Huckabee.I just don't understand the way people decide these things... It truly baffles me! O_o It's like they don't want to do their research so they just say "hey that guy's supposed to be 'religious', he must fit in with everything I believe" Just because a guy is "religious" doesn't make him the right guy to oversee our country! Well anyhow, I'm sure I'm preching to the choir... sorry. I'm jsut glad that at least you're leaning towards the one who is, in my opinion, second best ^_^

timb0723 said...

Pansy, who would be your first choice?

Frazzledsister said...

Well, "at least" I'm voting for someone who is "second best", eh? What a relief!