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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Grapefruit Grumbles

Yesterday I was scrolling through my emails and I checked out one of the healthy ones from Lifescript Heathy Advantages. I can't get them to leave me alone, I have unsubscribed and still don't know how I got on their list. BUT they had a recipe for Grapefruit Brulee, so I opened it and had a look. My husband brought home a huge box of grapefruit for Christmas from some grateful customer. These ruby red grapefruits were kinda sour- as grapefruits go, so I jumped at the chance to find a recipe that would make them palatable. I dutifully cut the rind and pith off, sliced them into neat thick sections and topped them with dark brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and butter pats. I broiled them until the sugar started to sear.
I arranged them on the plate and poured the extra melted sugary mix over them. After calling the boys to try them, ( My son had a friend sleeping over) I grabbed my blackberry to take some food shots, as I generally do with new recipes I am trying out for the first time. Good thing I had it...

The experiment did not go as planned, guess I will throw the rest of those grapefruits out.

I do feel bad for my son's friend, every time he comes over he is "treated" to vegetables, which he won't eat at home. He does eat them here with a bit of encouragement. I do not think he will want to visit us anytime soon, even though I followed up with Lucky Charms for breakfast.

My new friend Alice

So Alice came over yesterday. She was waiting for me when I got home. She may be my best friend ever because she brings me groceries that I don't have to stop at the store for. She is good looking too, all spiffy in her blue and black box, sporting her name. Alice saves me money and doesn't make me have to clip coupons, she gives them to me. She also wraps everything up in big ziplock bags so nothing spills. I can talk to Alice ANYTIME I want and she will come visiting me a few days later with everything I told her I needed. She is a lovely friend who my sister introduced me to. I couldn't believe she was as good as Pinky said she was, so I invited her to my house. It would be hard to forget such a friend, but in case I do, she will email me and ask me if there is anything I need, she will remind me when I should order those embarrassing sanitary products that I hate to have to put into my cart in the grocery store. For all I love about this new woman in my life, I do wish she brought me more foodstuffs. BUT she knows I am trying to lose weight, so she brings me dry goods and paper supplies, stuff to clean my house with, and lots of choices. Alice doesn't charge me for gas (shipping) and actually saves me money because what she brings me is the same price or lower than I could get it in the store.

If you want to meet my friend Alice, ask me to send you her link, you will get $10 off your first order with her if you go through me and I will save more money too. Thanks Pinky!

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