Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Follow Me On Pinterest or Twitter (or follow my cat)

You may want to follow me on Pinterest.  I LOVE PINTEREST.  It not only relaxes me, it motivates me, too.  I get inspired to cook by the beautiful pictures of  food and I get inspired to make crafts, too. I'e learned a lot by following pins to educational articles.  I try to check my pins for spam.  Don't you hate them? So, here's my Pinterest page:  http://www.pinterest.com/viccimn/   I hope you like it.

I also have a Twitter account.  I like Twitter a lot, too.  I think it's especially fun when you get to interact with celebrities.  I tweet lots of liberal, political stuff, so consider yourself fore-warned.  Here's the link to my Twitter page:  https://twitter.com/Viccimn 

Now, this is a little embarrassing.  Just between you and me, one of my cats has a Twitter page.  I know, I know.  I was just getting into Twitter, when we got our kitten, Angel.  She was so cute and I was taking tons of pictures of her.  It just kind of happened.  I made her an account.  And the funniest thing happened.  She got bunches of followers!  Do you know how many cats, dogs, birds and other pets have Twitter accounts? Just open one for one of your furry friends and you'll see!  There are some pretty intricate relationships; even a paramilitary group for kitties.  Seriously.  It's a hidden culture.  Check it out.  Your cat is feeling left out.   This is Angel's Twitter page:  https://twitter.com/UglyKitty1

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Yummy French Toast

You'll probably love this French Toast.

Funny. Just starting a blog seemed to empty my mind.  Oh, the pressure.  Anyway...

Many bloggers, at least the ones I follow, share favorite recipes.  I'm just a beginner cook, so I'd like to share wonderful recipes I've tried.  Yeah, seriously, at my age, I'm just learning.  It never occurred to me that I didn't know how to cook.  No one taught me, I just did it.  My first husband ate everything, so I didn't know the difference.  I thought my second husband was just picky.  Well, he is, but I still didn't know how to cook.  I was too busy working full time to even think about it.  All I cared about were putting the "three basic food groups" on the table  for my family.  At least I offered the right food, right?  Not exactly.  The vegetables were out of cans.  The meats were prepackaged and frozen.  Pasta dinners came out of boxes. Apologies to my kids.  I was honestly doing my best at the time.

About a year ago, I cleaned out our cupboards of processed foods.  I'd decided that healthy food was good medicine, and by God, my husband and I were going to get healthy.  You can't get rid of processed foods without learning how to cook.  And, who would have thought, with the time and resources, I love to cook! Like I said, I'm just a beginner.  This morning, I made French Toast.  It's the second time I've used this wonderful French Toast recipe from Alton Brown.  I don't know what that was I used to make, but this is the only way I'll make French Toast from now on.  It's crispy on the outside with a creamy custard on the inside.  As you can see, I like sour cream instead of syrup.  I follow the recipe exactly.  And, I stopped mid-scarffing to take a photo for you, too.  Enjoy...

French Toast on the Food Network,