Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Good Mood Food

What is it about commercial jingles that make them stick in your head for an hour after hearing them?  I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve sang “It’s good mood food” (complements of Arby’s) this evening.  I’ve said many times that I want a CD that is chalk full of commercial jingles.  THAT would be the perfect blend of two things I love—music and food!  Would you believe they actually have CD’s like this?  Amazon has Tee Vee Tunes: The Commercials.  I’ve played the sample for “I’m a Chiquita Banana” three times already.  Sign me up for this hit CD!  Ooh, guess who has a birthday one month from today (hint, hint)…

Speaking of food...I’ve checked out several blogs recently to figure out the “ins” and “outs” of blogging, and it seems the savvy bloggers post new and exciting recipes.  Not to be outdone by the blog gurus, I decided to post a favorite comfort food recipe.

Jenn’s Comfort Crackers
*1 tub of Betty Crocker Rainbow Chip frosting
*graham crackers (the more, the merrier)
*spoon (optional)

Break apart each graham cracker.  Open the tub of frosting.  Dip a graham cracker in the frosting.  Eat, repeat, and enjoy!  Thanks to Betty Crocker for inventing the yummiest frosting on the planet!

Don’t get me wrong—I truly DO like cooking.  My problem is that I eat like a 6 year-old.  Give me a grilled cheese sandwich and mashed potatoes any day, and I’m a happy girl.  Even if I liked half of the food listed in recipes, I still don’t understand the jargon in the directions.   Words like basting, blanching, braising, folding in, cutting in, and dredging mean NOTHING to me!  Why don’t recipe books come with glossaries?  Also, the demands of cooking are enough to send my blood pressure into triple digits.  Having some liquid simmering on the stove, chopping ingredients, measuring ingredients, stopping every 5 minutes to look up a word in my dictionary app, and dealing with the timer going off simultaneously is too much for me to handle.  I admit it—I can’t handle grown up cooking.  Maybe I need to take a step back and try my luck with kids cookbooks.  I think I’ll add Cooking Rocks!  Rachael Ray 30-Minute Meals for Kids to my birthday wish-list!

By the way, for those of you who can handle a more “grown up” recipe, check out this recipe my friend Val shared with me from  Easy Pina Colada French Toast.  This looks like something I could actually make!

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