Sugar, spice…nice

So yes… As the winter chill creeps ever closer, so my insatiable cravings for all things super sugary sweet start.

When the sky is filled with dark fluffy winter clouds holding promise of rain, I always feel the urge to grab the nearest thing containing sugary bliss to warm my senses.

Since this morning I have had an endless craving for some warm cinnamon pancakes… Mmmm, yum yum. To go along with it some cookies. In my search for cookies “healthy-but-oh-so-yummy” I came across the old favorite; golden oats cookies with the possibility of endless flavors as you can add whatever you want to them. BIG smile… Yip that’s definitely a winner in my book.

So after picking the girls up at school, we quickly popped in at the shop and bought a few “add-ins” consisting of bananas, chocolate with whole nuts and apples. I wanted to keep it somewhat healthy so seemed like a responsible enough shopping list.

After I got home I immediately started making a batch scanning over my freshly googled recipe. Reading the part where I was supposed to melt the butter,sugar and syrup together I realized I had already added the sugar to the oats… But oh well, carrying on I whipped (such a chef like word 😉 ) up a batch and then proceeded to divide it and add some apples with cinnamon, chocolate and banana in the three separate batches.

Wha-la, into the oven and 15 min later I had some oh-so-delicious cookies. My earlier error in forgetting to melt the sugar, resulted in it bubbling ever so slightly out and caramelizing… Like sweet sugary brittle here and there on the cookies. YUM!

Supper did of course consist of delicious pancakes with a savory filling followed by pancakes filled with cinnamon sugar gloriousness. Big smile…

In these sugary moments I briefly forget my intolerance to Winter 🙂


List of things that never change

Some things never change…

Like you know by now… I love making lists. This is my “things that never change” list. The one I’ll refer back to when I have lost my ability to remember… That’s if I remember to actually refer back to the list 😉

Fact 1: No matter how much you wish it stays summer forever… Winter is sure to follow, and yes, each one feels wetter and colder than the previous one.

Fact 2: During winter, you’ll no doubt tell everyone how much you love summer and that you’ll give anything for a nice hot day.

Fact 3: As soon as the first heat wave of Summer smacks you in the face, you’ll no doubt curse and say how much you hate summer and need just one cold day of relief.

Fact 4: Even though you want to love all the people of the world, and be everybody’s friend… Some people are not worth having in your life!

Fact 5: You’ll no doubt forgive these people all the hurt and annoyance they put you through several times.

Fact 6: You will wake up one day and realize that it’s perfectly fine not wanting to be their friend, and feel comfortable telling them that and ridding yourself of their presence in you life.

Fact 7: No matter how carefully you eat a packet of jelly babies, if you suck them and then chew, this method will always ensure that you are left with sticky, sugar coated lips that when pressed together stick to each other. Yumm

Fact 8: Don’t believe what anybody tells you… It’s always a good idea to start your day with chocolate 😉

Fact 9: You can most definitely have your dessert before your dinner 😉

Fact 10: Whatever is the center of your life, it will be the source of your security and guidance.

Fact 11: You know you have had too much red wine when everyone around you seems beautiful and you think you suddenly sing in tune 🙂

Fact 12: It will take you a very long time to realize which of your friends are true but when you do…it’s a priceless feeling.

Fact 13: A women should always have clean fresh smelling hair, a bit of make-up on and sexy underware… It’s a sure way to feel better about yourself.

Fact 14: In moments of heartbreak or sadness when you feel you have cried all the tears your body can possibly hold, you realize there is plenty more where those came from.

Fact 15: When you have two girls who absolutely love music, you will never have silence in your car… And house… 😉

Fact 16: People might tell you that they love you or even try to convince you that they care, but sadly, that is not necessarily true 😦

Fact 17: No one person is indispensable, it’s a cruel fact of life. But you won’t really be missed all that much and can be replaced.

Fact 18: If you ever found yourself isolated on an island, just hope you are not in the company of any of the people you don’t want in your life, and hope for an abundance of chocolate.

Fact 19: If there is no chocolate on the island…. Sorry, then there is absolutely no hope for survival.

Fact 20: No matter how depressed you feel, chocolate will always make it better 🙂

Cough sneeze wheeze

I do not understand how people could get addicted to cough mixture. I believe taking too much medicine can never be a good thing, but after a week of constant coughing and feeling very congested to the point where my voice is starting to fade away (much to my husband’s delight I suppose), I decided to finally give up and went and bought some cough mixture. Seeing a well known brand I felt comfortable with my choice and purchased my soon to be relief remedy.

Upon arriving home I immediately checked the dosage and proceeded to pour it into a spoon. So as this foul smelling brown liquid filled the spoon, I contemplated whether I should have had some water on hand, but immediately dismissed the thought seeing as I’m not a child after all.

Mistake of epic proportions!!! Besides the thick consistency and putrid smell, the taste was absolutely terrible. It was almost as if my body rejected it and I had to seriously focus on swallowing it rather than spitting it out. I grabbed some much needed water and tried to rid my mouth of the taste to no avail. I progressed to juice and that seemed to help… A bit. I wonder if it actually cures your cough, or just sends your body into so much shock that you forget about coughing…the latter seems to be a greater possibility to me.

Yuk yuk yuk!!!! So either people that are addicted to cough mixture, have serious taste bud problems or I obviously bought the wrong brand. Facing my dosage before bed, I am well prepared… Two glasses of juice, something sweet (as reward to myself for drinking the putrid medicine 😉 ) and a slightly smaller spoon. Have a dose is still better than none at all.

Mental note to self: when the girls don’t want to drink their cough medicine, they are not being fussy, they simply feel tortured.

Why, why, why?

My friend sent me this email and I found it very true and funny…

Why, Why, Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the
batteries are getting weak?

Why do banks charge a fee due to insufficient funds when they already know you’re broke?

Why is it that when someone tells you that there are one billion stars in the universe, you believe them but, if they tell you there is wet paint, you have to touch it to check?

Why do they use sterilized needles for lethal injections?

Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Why did Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose cruel idea was it to put an “s” in the word “lisp”?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Why is it that, no matter what color bubble bath you use, the bubbles are
always white?

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized ?

Why do people run over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the first end you try?

How do those dead bugs get into enclosed light fixtures?

When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart, then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, “It’s all right”? Well, it isn’t all right, so why don’t we say, “That really hurt, why don’t you watch where you’re going?”

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that’s falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

Why, in winter, do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer
when we complained about the heat?

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

Do you ever wonder why you gave me your e-mail address in the first place?

And my favorite;

The statistics on sanity say that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends.

If they’re OK, then it’s you