[QUOTE=BobJam;bt374] In that regard, McCormick I think it is, makes a spice jar/sprinkler that is called “Cinnamon Sugar”. It is what you do, except it’s already combined. Plus the sugar is fine, so it integrates with the cinnamon better.
I see the virtues of being able to make it with your own proportions, but I’ve found this stuff to already be in the proportions I like.[/quote]
I seem to recall, some time ago, my wife bringing a McCormick “Cinnamon Sugar” mix home from the grocery store. I note these days we buy Tones herbs and spices from Sam’s Club in large plastic bottles, and that’s where we get our cinnamon. I think we use that same original McCormick “Cinnamon Sugar” container for our home blend. The original label was removed and my wife wrote “Cinnamon and Sugar” on a piece of white tape and stuck it on the plastic shaker.
Sometimes I use a small pile of pure sugar piled up beside my cinnamon pile, and other times I use our blend of cinnamon/sugar in place of the pure sugar, but the important part for me is to keep the pile of cinnamon [U]mostly [/U]separate from the sugar. I love the taste of strong cinnamon mixed [U]slightly[/U] with the sugar, but not mixed so thoroughly that I lose [B]the sharp pleasant bite of the pure cinnamon. [/B]I am talking very small piles of both cinnamon and sugar. I’d guess about one-third of a teaspoon each.
I’m not an insulin injection person, but rather on medication . . . Metformin . . . and the medication controls glucose levels pretty good.[/quote]
I’m glad to hear that you don’t have to do the injections. I had a friend that had to do that several times each day, I think it was 5 times. It was a very hard drag on his life to have to plan his day around 5 insulin injections. This went on for years and years. About two years ago he passed over to the other side. He was elderly and “ready to go”, to use his words.
Now if I did it every day, that would be bad.[/quote]
I hear ya.
I thank God regularly for the privilege of being able to enjoy [U]some[/U] of everything [U]some[/U] of the time.
[U]Some[/U] is 1000 times better than [U]none.[/U]
I used to use soda and coffee like it was water. You would not believe the amounts I consumed of those two blessings … lol … but now I have learned to use moderation and I now swill down water and a lot of it every day. I read that one’s kidneys loved water above all else. Flush 'em out … flush 'em out …
Now that sounds very good. I’ll have to give that a shot.
Btw, I did make a typo on that Blackberry jam thing. The product is Smucker’s Black Raspberry - Blackberry Jam
It is a combination of Black Raspberry mixed with Blackberry. Its a very good tasting jam with a pleasant sweet yet mildly tart taste. Walmart carries it. I bought a few jars on amazon.com
I am still freezing my empty juice glass for the V8, somehow doing that makes it much better. I wet the glass and then freeze it. I even put the V8 in the Freezer Zone for 12 minutes. I do that with the Welch’s grape juice glass too.
Yikes!!! Not sure that I could eat those quantities [B]every day[/B][/quote]
/Grin … Actually the amounts are quite small, I just have a lot of variety in very small amounts.
I have added raisins to my breakfast. Small amount. Maybe one ounce. I put 'em in a small glass bowl that holds maybe two ounces.
I mentioned almonds & walnuts previously. Now comes the cashews. Cashews are really good if you put them into a blender and reduce them to granulated cashews and age them for a few days. I do not know why, but the flavor comes out much more than if you merely chew them up. They’re good that way to be sure, but no where near as good as when they are granulated and aged for a few days.
I had about one ounce of granulated cashews this morning. I put them in the same little glass 2 ounce bowls and I scoop them up on the end of a regular table knife … lol … its the “little things” of enjoyment that makes life so interesting. [B]Plus I daily thank the Sovereign God for providing such variety of foods, tastes, smells, sights, and sounds for we human beings.[/B]
This “banana coring” thing intrigues me. Just EXACTLY how do you do it?[/quote]
I take a banana and cut it into three pieces. I then stand each piece up on the plate, and simply run a very sharp knife down the sides of the piece four times leaving the core.
If the banana is very ripe, then I have to hold it in my hand and slice the four sides off, leaving the core.
Sometimes I will lay the piece of banana down and trim off the four sides.
If you cut the banana into four pieces, its actually easier to do. All you want to do is slice the four sides off and leave the core for the trash can.
… lol … All that sounds nutty. I will classify all that as a personal quirk. I got hooked on doing it because I had a bunch of bananas that got to ripe and the cores turned black and I wanted some bananas for breakfast and didn’t want to drive to the store to get fresh bananas, so I cut the very ripe bananas into 3 pieces and trimmed off the “four sides” and discovered that I liked them better that way. So every morning I “trim my banana” …lol …
I haven’t had coffee in decades. That’s because I have a prostate problem, and caffeine aggravates it. I suppose I could do decaf, but I’ve long since lost the taste for coffee anyway. If I were to do it, I’d probably do it your way. Sounds like I might like it.[/quote]
Life is short … /big grin … and there is such a thing as a “monthly pleasure” … I would not do anything that would hurt my prostate, but maybe allowing myself (say) a one ounce cappuccino per month at (say) Starbucks or a one or two ounce home brew, would not do any harm.
What I do these days is order a small regular coffee at (say) Starbucks or anywhere else and drink only one-fourth or maybe one-third of it. Doing it this way gives me the full “social” participation thing and the full “psychological thing” … there is something about sipping coffee with friends that is a “social-psychological pleasant experience.”
/Big Grin … That was a funny … I got a smile outta reading that … a “health food freak” running “off with a chef” is a cool twist to be sure …
Anyway, enjoy exchanging “taste experiences”. Thanks.[/QUOTE]
I’m going to get me some Balsamic Vinegar soon and give it a shot.
I’m also going to see what McCormick’s nutmeg and allspice tastes like as soon as I can get to the store.
I think we have to make a deliberate decision to enjoy life. Its a choice we make. I deliberately choose to enjoy as many of God’s gifts to me as I possibly can while I am down here, and also to share them with other people for their enjoyment too, both as to suggesting good tasting foods to them, and also buying and giving them good tasting foods. I light of the many good “things” God has given us, I quote this verse:
"What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?"