Gotta Have That Crunch...

Friday, December 15, 2006

This is our first tree, on its way to the car... (I hope our kids look like Jonathan).

Jonathan has brought to my attention--nonverbally--that foods with a crunch are that extra something for extreme deliciousness. First and the most prime example: Goldfish. Why do I love Goldfish so much? What is it about those cheddar crackers that send me over the edge? I've finally figure it out... it's that pocket of air in the middle of each fish that gives an extra CRUNCH when you bite. Have you ever seen anyone sucking on Goldfish? Heavens, no.

Why is toast served with pasta? Since all of my findings on crunchiness, the obvious answer is that pasta is too mushy by itself. It needs a little umph! in the way of crunch.

Are there synonyms for crunch? The onomatopoeic answer is a resounding NO.

Special thanks to my Grandma McMurry for sending me my favorite crunchy cookies-- Moravian ginger snaps! Now that's what I call a crunchy cookie... the perfect way to ring in the holiday!

Holiday Eating

Friday, December 08, 2006

Thanks to a certain recent cookie exchange, there are 19 bags of cookies sitting in our kitchen this minute. My stomach is definitely feeling it right about now, but I've tried to compensate today by going to a yoga class and doing my Pilates video. Whew! Holiday eating can be rough!

The main holiday eating tradition from the my family is having pimento cheese sandwiches cut out into Christmas trees on Christmas Eve. Jonathan's mom makes the most delicious spiced tea, which is so tasty cold or hot. She also makes the thumbprint cookies, the recipe that won me first place at the party last night. Thanks, Susie!

Only a few more weeks until the New Year's Resolution will be rearing its ugly head.
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