Oh. My. Yum.

I just tried a Yoplait Delights parfait and it was heavenly. I don’t particularly love yogurt, but I eat it because it’s vaguely healthy (or, at least, it can be healthy) – something about probiotics or whatever. I was at the grocery store this weekend picking up food for ‘s party, and saw a 4-pack in the refrigerated section, and thought I’d give them a try. I had the lemon one, and it is fabulous. And… only 100 calories. I don’t know how they did that last part. I think, really, that they’re lying about it. Must be 250 calories. There is very clearly the yummy taste of fat in there.

[Editor’s note: I’m eating lunch right now, and hungry, and so, well, this whole post might be food related.]

The dish I made for ‘s birthday party (he turned 3) was a huge hit, so I’m going to share it with you. I got it off an iPhone app, but you really don’t need a recipe, per se.

Green Beans with Bacon

Chop up some bacon. Cook until crispy. Remove bacon from pan, and remove most of the grease (save a tablespoon or two). Add some garlic and red pepper flakes to the pan, and once they smell delicious, add frozen green beans. (I’m sure you could use regular green beans, but those are not to be found in these parts right now.) Stir-fry until crisp-tender. Add the bacon bits back in, stir together, and voila!

If you use thick-cut pepper bacon, you might want to ease up on the red pepper flakes. It was hot. But still yummy. Several people requested the recipe, including my brother-in-law, who does not eat vegetables.

So…. Got some sewing done this weekend. Did not clean house or take care of the fish tank, or even trade out my summer clothes for my winter ones. We did, however, go to Sam’s Club and now our freezer (and parts of our fridge) is full. I will have to take a picture of the log of ground beef in the fridge right now. It almost doesn’t fit.

had a very busy weekend, and I did not see him very much. That’s how it is sometimes. But that was quality time we spent at Sam’s.

I am desperately in need of some turtlenecks, which I despise (that being the reason I don’t own any normal turtlenecks – apparently sweater turtlenecks don’t bother me). However, I have at least one sweater that I need a turtleneck for – it’s one my made decades ago, and my skin is now irritated by the wool. One little layer would solve that. Is there any such thing as a non-nerdy turtleneck? They remind me of junior high, and I always feel so… prim and proper, but in a bad way, while wearing one.

To leave you with some more food thoughts, I have perfected my salad dressing of the moment. We got a huge container of mixed greens at Sam’s (really, very huge – we’ll have to eat salad every day, and even then some of it might go to waste, but it’s so much better than the crap we’ve been getting from our grocery delivery service). Lately, I’ve been doing an impromptu salad dressing, just pouring on some white wine vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil, sprinkling on some salt and fresh-cracked pepper.

A few weeks ago I had some roasted pecans left over from making fudge, and those were a tasty addition. However, the piece de resistance? Sweet roasted pecans. Chop, stir in melted butter and some sugar, and then roast (400* in the toaster oven for 4-6 minutes, but watch very carefully because they burn easily, and this I know from experience). Sprinkled on my salad, it is just… wonderful.

Of course, if the thought of a forkful of lettuce sprinkled with vinegar makes you gag, I suppose you could mix it all up in a little bowl with a whisk before pouring on the lettuce. Once I used our immersion blender, which made quick work of it.

So, there you go. A mostly food post. And now, I must finish this leftover pepperoni pizza.

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