The last couple of days, I've been obsessed with food...
If you're new to these parts, you're probably thinking I've got one of those foodie blogs... only I soooooo don't! If there are a few things this blog ain't - it's a foodie, fashion or Mum blog (mainly cause a. I can't cook... b. I'm a fashion disaster - I totally exaggerate... c. I'm no Mum - well I'm Mum to one hell of a cool four legged black beauty - Billy.)
I'm not sure what it is... probably cause I'm feeling a little on the blah side and food is my savior (oh except that I weighed myself this morning for the first time in 6 months - let me tell you, food is soooo not my savior - it's the devil incarnate).
The only way to get through this funk.. then the fat funk... is some good old fashion comfort food - or a blog about it so I don't have to feed my ever expanding beer and food baby (being the pregnant without being pregnant look)!
Timely, considering it's also a challenge on Blog This (a community for us totally rad Aussie bloggers). I've not taken up any challenges to date, but some of favourite Aussie bloggers have become part of the blog this team... so I thought, what the hell. Those favs? Kate, Nicki and Mrs P.
I love food! Part of the reason I exercise so damn much. That way I can burn a few calories, in order to eat that cheese, or have that beer (or 10).
What do I reach for on those damn days that Aunty Flo comes to visit? Chocolate... particularly of the white variety... and LOTS OF IT! But chocolate of any description (other than carob - my Mum feed us gross hippy food when I was a kid) will suffice!
My new favourite indulgence are these...
I just discovered them at Woolies and I can't. stop. eating. them! They look healthy... with the whole 'Go Natural' and use of the word 'Fruit' - when really they are the devil in disguise.
I mentioned Nan the other day... the things I miss about her. And you know, one of those things is her sweets (sweets for my sweet).
She'd make the most kick arse Yo Yo's (also known as Melting Moments), Jelly Slice, Mississippi Mud and Madiera Cake. Yummmm... Oh how I miss a cuppa, a sneaky ciggarette and a good old laugh with that woman.
Christmas, just passed, my lovely cousin Julezy, got Nanna's prized Yo Yo recipe and created a little piece of Nanna (one that we could eat). I ate about 10... seriously!
I decided, while chowing down on one too many of those delicious shortbread delights, that I was going to put together a small cookbook for all the family with all Nanna's recipes in it. I'll make all the delacies, take photo's of them and get a book printed for each and every one of us.
Comfort food.... all bound in a comforting book!
Now that's a RAD idea if ever I had one!