Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Popcorn...Peanuts...Comments... Get Your Comments...

Okay, let me be a carnival barker for this.

I have an inventory of posts...and because of that inventory, I need you to get your me! Aside from my faithful few -- whom I know about -- does anyone actually read this blog?

You probably don't appreciate it when you get phone calls appealing for donations/pledges to causes that you might or might not want to support. How do you get rid of these callers? You either make a donation, and they thank you and don't call you again until the next quarter, or you tell them you're too busy, you're not interested, you already gave.

I haven't been getting enough donations -- read comments -- to satisfy me, so I'm at it again. Please show me that I'm on the right path with my words. The echo of my voice/words is very loud as it resonates back to me, instead of your words resonating back.

You can peruse my entire inventory; even if you see something you like from back in December, comment on that. I'll read it...and appreciate it. I'll read and appreciate ALL comments.

Wow, I faintly hear the Eagles singing in the background: "Desperado...." (remember Elaine in Seinfeld and how she loved that song...?)

Even More Food for Thought

[check these out; I relate well to #15 and #17!]

THINGS TO PONDER...(or not)!

1. Can you cry underwater?

2. When I was young we used to go "skinny dipping," now I just

3. How important does a person have to be before they are
considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

4. If money doesn't grow on trees then why do banks have

5. Why do you have to "put your two cents in"... but it's only a
penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going?

6. Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes
you were buried in, for eternity?

7. Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

8. How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it
would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

9. Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies
wake up like every two hours?

10. If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a

11. Why are you IN a movie, but you are ON TV?

12. Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money
in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

13. How come we choose from just two people for President and
fifty for Miss America?

14. If a 911 operator has a heart attack, whom does s/he call?

15. I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear
loose-fitting clothing. If I HAD any loose-fitting clothing, I
wouldn't have signed up in the first place!

16. Wouldn't it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we
could simply press 'Ctrl Alt Delete' and start all over?

17. Stress is when you wake up screaming and then you realize you
haven't fallen asleep yet.

18. Just remember...if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off.

19. Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but
they can in prison?

20. Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live

Food for Thought...But Not Peanut-Free

Moroccan Peanut and Tomato Soup (Parve*)

Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes

1 onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp parve margarine
1 can (28 oz/796 ml) tomatoes, crushed or diced
1 cup peanut butter
¼ cup ketchup
¼ cup vinegar
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp hot pepper sauce
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp parsley flakes (optional)
2 cups water

¨In a large, heavy pot, cook onion and garlic in margarine until tender.
¨Add remaining ingredients, except water.
¨Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Gradually add water.
¨Simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Makes 8 servings.
Serve with croutons or garlic bread.
*Can also make the soup dairy by sprinkling shredded Parmesan cheese on top of each serving or using dairy margarine.

(Whenever I serve this dish, the tasters are amazed to discover that the magic ingredient is peanut butter. A friend, who is also a restaurateur, was so impressed with the dish, he wanted to add it to his restaurant’s menu. But please, before serving such a dish, check that your guests have no allergies to peanuts!)