I’m not much of a beer drinker anymore, but I know some of you are. I’m thinking of you this morning. I’m providing a map of every country’s most popular beer. Well, actually Vinepair is.
You can click here to see a larger version of the map.
The most popular beer in the United States is. . . Bud Light. Bud Light? Wow. I’ll look on the bright side. At least it’s not Milwaukee’s Best.
I shall return on Thursday.
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I promise I won’t write any more about the Kraft Macaroni & Cheese recall. Well, that is after I put up this post.
When I was down at the corner of happy and healthy yesterday afternoon (Walgreens/Covington), I noticed they had boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese on sale—99 cents per box. This led me to have a little fun with the cashier. I was having fun, but maybe she wasn’t.
Me: “I see you got Kraft Macaroni & Cheese on sale.”
Cashier: “Oh, I don’t know. Let me check the flyer.”
Me: “You know, Kraft has just recalled over 6 million boxes of that stuff.”
Cashier: “No, I didn’t know.”
Me: “Is that why it’s on sale? Are you trying to get rid of it so you don’t have to send the boxes back?”
Cashier: “Why, no. I don’t—”
Me: “Some of those boxes you have on sale may contain metal shavings”
Me: “Really. I guess Walgreens is thinking there is no additional charge for the extra ingredient. In fact you’re giving us a discount!”
Cashier: Blank stare.
All right—I had tortured the cashier long enough. I left the store.
On the way home, I thought maybe I should have told the cashier that Walgreens should know that selling Kraft Mac & Cheese with metal shavings in it isn’t happy and isn’t healthy, but I didn’t feel like going back to the store.
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It seems to me that there has been a lot of food recalls lately. I mean, you can’t even buy a box of good old Kraft Macaroni & Cheese these days without worrying about biting into metal. What is the world coming to?
Ever wonder what the most commonly recalled foods are? Here are four of them.
I knew about three out of the four. I don’t recall knowing that cantaloupe was recalled a lot. Yep, you learn something new every day.
I hope you all have a good weekend. I’ll be back here on Sunday. I’ll do some grocery shopping tomorrow—need to pick up more Kraft Macaroni & Cheese and cantaloupe.
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I’ve probably said here too many times that I don’t like change, but the reality is my habits—especially when it comes to food—changes all the time.
Now I don’t remember why I did it, but the last time I went into Kroger, I got me a bag of Rainier Honeycrisp Apples. A day or so later, I ate one. Oh. My. God.
I’m sure I’ve had this variety of apple before but maybe not. They are so damn good.
That fruit bowl I have in the kitchen has three or four honeycrisp apples in it, but I keep a lot of them in the refrigerator as I like the way cold apples taste. Please don’t tell me I shouldn’t keep apples in the refrigerator because I’m going to keep doing it anyway.
I’m eating an apple a day. Sometimes when I get up in the middle of the night and I’m hungry, I’ll eat one of those apples—sometimes from the fruit bowl, sometimes out of the refrigerator.
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. I don’t know about that. I just like the honeycrisp apples.
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I’m writing this blog post on an early Sunday afternoon. I got book stuff to do tomorrow, so I’m working a little ahead. I do this sometimes—just so you know.
I’m back from the Kroger Store at 1525 Madison Avenue here in Covington. My daughter took me grocery shopping. She got a few things too.
Whenever I go to that store, I usually get me some cold chicken livers. This has turned out to be a habit. I really like them and they’re cheap. My daughter doesn’t like them at all and doesn’t care how cheap they are.
I know this is all in my head, but when my stomach is upset, if I eat some cold chicken liver, my stomach will start to feel better. As I write this blog post, my stomach is a bit uneasy, so yes—I’m eating cold chicken liver.
I even wrote a column about cold chicken liver in CityBeat back in April of 2005. My editor at the time wasn’t crazy about it but ran it anyway—just so you know.
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P.S. I’ll return on Wednesday
Eight-year-old Gabi Mann, in Seattle, Washington, has been feeding crows in her backyard and the crows apparently appreciate it. They bring her gifts.
Actually, I see a few pigeons too—so let’s also give them some credit.
For whatever reason, I find this totally fascinating, so I’m sharing.
Click here to read the story and see the crows (and pigeons)
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About once a month, at the Kroger on Madison Avenue in Covington, Kentucky, I’ll pick up an eight pound bag of Jumbo Russet Potatoes. That bag of potatoes will last me the whole month.
I never do anything else with those potatoes except bake them. I heat up the oven to 450 degrees and bake three or four of them for about an hour and a half.
Before I put them in the oven, I prick each one with a fork—prick each one about 60 times. Seriously. Don’t tell me that’s overkill because I’ll keep doing it anyway.
I wrap each Jumbo Russet Potato in aluminum foil. Friends have suggested to me other ways to bake these potatoes. I politely nod my head when they give me their ideas. Don’t ask me what they are because I’m not really listening. I like baking my potatoes in aluminum foil. I have no intention of changing that.
When the potatoes are finished baking, I’ll usually eat one, then put what’s left in the refrigerator to eat later. When I’m hungry for one, I’ll stick it in the microwave for a couple minutes—less aluminum foil, of course.
I like sour cream on baked potatoes but I normally don’t have it in my refrigerator. I usually just have the potato with salt and pepper and Blue Bonnet Margarine.
A lot of the time when I’m eating a Jumbo Russet Potato, I think of my father. He loved baked potatoes. I like them too, but not as much as he did.
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