Ever since a video I saw today in classes, where I for the first time saw actual footage of both planes crashing in the Twin Towers, with an emotional heart in a whole new light on the event (I didn't even understand what 9/11 was until several years after occurrence), I could not stop thinking about the lives that were lost. At lunch, I ate my food just to eat my food, and when I realized I finished it in ten minutes, I was sad. I should have appreciated it more. But I told myself that I was grateful to have this meal and hope I will get to feel that again at my next.
I say this, because I did a SE search to see if anything was said about 9/11 on here. I found a very heart-filled post from last year, and I thought maybe another should be made for this year. I really want to show that - now with my greater understanding - the gone will never be forgotten, nor the event.
How are you going to be eating your meals tomorrow? Anything special just for the honor of those who are gone, or something more simple and comforting as to make the day less worrisome than it was on that very date? You can even share again what your meal was that day if it's not too much. I really do want to hear what you have to say.
And I know this is 9/10, but I hoped that this post will hopefully carry on into the next day as well.
Not trying to steal Ed's wind; that would never be possible though. But I need Serious Eaters' help. I used to be a little overweight about a year ago and was creeping up higher each month. I finally got a grip on myself and decided I would follow Weight Watchers, eventually with additional exercise from a 5-week, 3 days per week, weekends off, class at the gym. I made a tremendous amount of weight loss, and in very little time. So much that my doctor wanted me to put on a lot of weight because things were turning dangerous now. It took a year and now I'm just doing a ridiculous amount of eating when I'm not even hungry, and once again gaining too much weight.
Now, I want to go back to doing exercise at the gym, because I actually enjoyed doing that. But I'm having extreme difficulty keeping myself on a weight loss plan but not starving. Do any of you serious eaters know any foods or ideas I could put in my diet (which I want to become a lifestyle, but for now I have to take in a weight loss caloric intake before starting on a caloric maintenance) that will help keep me full? I plan to eat 3 meals and 3 snacks every day.
I'm planning to have breakfast/brunch tomorrow with my older sister around 10-ish on Atlantic Avenue. I LOVE all the wonderful places I can eat at, picking from so much variety, on Atlantic for lunch and dinner. Though I don't know my way around when it comes to picking a place for breakfast/brunch.
Can anyone in that area or goes up there a lot suggest any friendly, inexpensive, and of course quality-made dishes, places for us to eat at?
Had to be said: In class yesterday, when working on a problem involving the combination (it was an example) of olives, dressing, and peanuts in a salad, several of the students had raised eyebrows and a few comments to say against peanuts in a salad: "I've never had nuts in a salad!"
Then you obviously didn't know that nuts in [anything] a salad tastes awesome. It gives it that satisfying crunch and bite, an earthy flavor for the dry roasted, a spicy kick for the chili-speckled, a sweet pairing when using maple-sugared [pecans!!]. I honestly had to hold back my big ego of [mediocre] food knowledge on one chick who squealed, "Yugh! Nuts, how gross!"
This is also the same girl who caused an orchestra of "Ewwwwwwwwwwww!" at the beginning of class on a poor boy who was enjoying, I'm sure, his melted Hershey's bar like it was a thick, liquid drink. Also, same girl who eats peanut butter with carrots (not saying this is weird, but if she's gonna eat her own "odd" concoction, and when I'm not gonna say anything about it, she should leave others to there's.)
So let me enjoy my nutty salads! [Nix the olives]
When we were all young and had the mind that could be wowed by half the things we learned in school, the other half from the bigger world, there was one little thing in there that amazed us as well that we thought we could never discover the answer for the question, 'How did they come up with that?' Who is they?
The food manufactures.
By what I mean is, remember when the minds of our food manufactures began to get a liiittle bit more creative and come up with inventive, new, or improved, or mind-boggling, or seemingly impossible, or life changing (i.e. now something everyone uses in their kitchen or eats today) ideas/products that we wondered, when it was created and on the market, how did they come up with that?
For me it was:
-Flavored milk (this could have already been made way before I was born, but it took me awhile to discover there was such a delicious thing out there that made getting my calcium in all the easier)
-Cheeze Whiz (Hello, [processed] cheese in a can here!)
-Hot pockets (How did they get all that disgustingly processed deliciousness packed into a little bready pocket that would be steaming hot in 1 minute for me to burn my tongue eating?)
-Frozen dinners (this was also when I thought frozen dinners were fancy...)
What about you? (And it doesn't just have to be food, it can be kitchen tools too!)
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