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WOW ... I CAN SOMETIMES BE TOO GOOD TO MYSELF!

First off, the football playoffs are in full swing and things are at a fever pitch here in New Orleans ... and I'm not talking about the protests against the crime and murder rate. I'll pass on that for now. If I've heard "Enough is enough" once, I've heard it a thousand times. No one wants to do what really needs to be done, so nothing probably will.

I wonder where all those national "leaders" and celebrities who creeped down here to get in front of a microphone and on the t.v. after Katrina were today? Like most of them (there are exceptions) really care about anyone but themselves and their image. We'll have to see what happens there. I could go on for pages and pages on this topic but won't. We live in a very disturbing world these days. It seems everyone has gone mad and can't even see whats right in front of them. Enough of that. This is why I rarely talk politics, current events, and human mis-behavior.

However, baseball spring training begins next month, and I keep up with the sport year round. I heard an interesting bit of news in that regard. One of the major league teams is creating an *** ALL YOU CAN EAT *** section in right field.

***LOL**

You might think it would be in a place like Houston or maybe Atlanta or perhaps Chicago or New York but NO! It's in Los Angeles!

WAIT UNTIL THE FOOD POLICE FIND ABOUT THIS! I wonder who will be the first to file suit for hardening of the arteries or something against Rupurt Murdoch in an attempt to separate him from some of his many millions of dollars.

Maybe they will have veggie burgers!?! I doubt it. Stay tuned and remember you heard it hear first. Oh, btw ... a ticket will be $40. I wonder how long the concession lines will be?

Wanna know what I had for dinner tonight? Sure you do:


Fish & Chips Louisiana Style

Catfish


Don't blame me. The catfish was on sale for $1.19/lb. My supper tonight probably came in at about $1.50, including everything. The French bread was hot from the bakery again. Can you get fresh-baked bread very easily? It's the only way to go. Oh, and I always use real butter. I gave up trans fats when I was in my twenties and tried to convince people of the downside of what was called "hydrogenated oils" back then. Of course I have been known to use Crisco in my cookies and a little margarine to keep my butter from burning, so you have been warned. ;-)

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Call some other's baby that ain't all
I wanna kiss her but she's way too tall
Young man rhythm's got a hold of me too
I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu


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tniassaint
Jan. 12th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
Ahhhhhhh catfish.

E will not eat it. Not sure about the pickles. I torment TSB with them. We both have the anti-pickle gene.

metaphorsbwithu
Jan. 12th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
Yes, I remember you saying you don't like pickeles. I also remember Eileen saying she doesn't like seafood. Of course living in Jacksonville, Fl. her entire life probably explains that. :) I was a little turned off by a lot of it as a kid too, especially boiled seafood. I still say that if she ate my sweet and sour shrimp, or one of my other shrimp specialties, or my crawfish pasta she'd change her mind a little. I don't force my tastes on anyone of course, but maybe a picture ...

macabredelight
Jan. 12th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
heh, i WILL eat fried catfish :D
metaphorsbwithu
Jan. 12th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
'Atta Girl! I'd spring for the wine (or beer) too.

I used to love when I drove across Mississippi and ran into the little Mom & Pop Catfish shacks. Some were "all you could eat" too!

I might post one of my shrimp dishes soon. You must like battered stuff, huh?
goodall
Jan. 12th, 2007 03:05 am (UTC)
Wow...it has been a super long time since I have had fish and chips of any kind. Thank you for sharing. You made me hungry now! :)

I think I would sooner have pickle relish with my fish than actual pickle chips, but to each their own...perhaps the pickle is your green vegetable, for a balanced meal?

There are not as many health nuts in Los Angeles as one would think. The reason why all of these stringent food laws are appearing here is because this part of the US is home to many fast food chains (MacDonalds, IHOP, Carls Jr., as well as lots of local burger, pastrami, taco, burrito, donut and ice cream joints) and all major ethnic populations in this area LOVE high cholesterol, high fat foods. This addiction to grease and sugar combined with very little room to run around has created a serious obesity and diabetes epidemic in the kids.



metaphorsbwithu
Jan. 12th, 2007 03:15 am (UTC)
Actually I eat mine with tartar sauce and sometimes a little malt vinegar. I had to have some green vegetables, you know. *LOL* I don't mean to minimize the need for healthy eating of course. I do the best I can but sometimes treat myself because life's too short. I had white beans and rice and bean soup the last two days. The problem is that fast food is not supposed to be a dietary style and kids need to get off the couch and go climb a tree or something. But of course you know that. Started your exercise program yet. I was reading about your tests and, of course diet and exercise are not panaceas, but good health should start there. I'll keep bugging reminding you about that. ;)
goodall
Jan. 12th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
I was only able to exercise while I was on vacation. Then I started having trouble sleeping, and I could not wake up in time for exercise. By the time I come home from work, I don't want to do any exercise.

I am not worried about lowering my cholesterol...I think that is very doable for me through diet...I am most concerned about the hormone stuff. Thank you for looking over my shoulder and seeing if I'm OK. :)
metaphorsbwithu
Jan. 12th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
Walking is a great form of exercise, using stairs instead of elevators, riding a bike instead of taking a car. Exercise, unless you overdo it, will energize you too. But you know all that. And I must listen to my own advice too.
el_jefe59
Jan. 12th, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)
I would say "Yummmmm" -- but that would just be too predictable.
metaphorsbwithu
Jan. 12th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
Why ... are you planning a trip to L.A. this year?
sharefantasy
Jan. 12th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
They will probably hold the all you can eat here in LA because it will be cheaper... no one will eat! *Laughs* =)
metaphorsbwithu
Jan. 12th, 2007 06:16 am (UTC)
I have a feeling the chow hounds may come out of the woodwork. Of course, everyone there leaves around the 7th inning so you may be right anyway.
dadoffille
Jan. 12th, 2007 05:49 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh, the meals you post always are so appetizing Ed...

If I didn't know it was fish, I would have been misleaded into thinking it was chicken.

It's not like the little fish pieces you get in restaurant!

metaphorsbwithu
Jan. 12th, 2007 06:25 am (UTC)
Are there any favorite dishes you remember having as a child, or was Timom not as enthusiastic and imaginative as you are in the kitchen? In my mind I tend to see little Judith Nathalie as a very "picky" eater, often preferring to nibble on apples and pears and sweets. Am I wrong about that mademoiselle? Sorry, I don't mean to pry, but you know how curious I am. :)
theresaboo
Jan. 12th, 2007 01:19 pm (UTC)
hehe
I coming for dinner. The only thing you forgot is the side of ketchup though. hehe
metaphorsbwithu
Jan. 12th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
Re: hehe
I put out some ketchup and tarter sauce and butter for the bread when I sat down to eat. Anything else I'll need? :)
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