Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Bird, Food, TF movement

So, the lovely little lutino cockatiel that you see in my profile picture is going to be reunited with his original flock. I thought I would be able to get him to get used to me, hand tame him, etc. Hahaha. No such luck. And I worked with him extensively on his screaming. While it is better, it is not enough for impending baby ears. So, when my friend comes back this direction, he will be able to go home with her and be reunited with his true love, who has taken to trying to peck out eyeballs of anyone who crosses her. Silly chickens.

I just had a bowl of one of my most favorite foods in the world. It brings back memories of childhood and it is so delicious. What is it? Cream of Wheat. Yup. I love it. With a big glob of butter and salt. Mmmm. I don't know if I've had it since our honeymoon. The B&B we stayed at in New Orleans let me have it every morning for breakfast while I was there. With pan gravy. Not the thick kind, but the thin kind that seems to only exist in my home state of Louisiana. The cook made it with the drippings from the sausage, but it was never greasy, just perfect.

I've spent a lot of time this evening on the mothering.com boards, and the "Traditional Foods" movement has caught my eye. I didn't realize this was it's own thing. It's interesting, but kind of weird. Well, not weird. I can't think of a more accurate term right now, though.

And every time I see the Weston A. Price name, I think of Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, cause I am a geek that way. And it makes me want to watch more Angel. I still haven't finished it. I can't even remember which season we're actually on. I remember where we are, though. The guy, what's his face, that stole Angel's son, just had the woman kill him and set it up to look like a vamp did it for Angel's son to find... It's been a few months since I've watched it.

And here are some really cool sea creatures found off of the Antarctic coast!

Tangential fun! Here's a pictoral breakdown of this evenings post:


pianomomsicle said...

i've never heard of eating cream of wheat with butter and salt or gravy. i eat it with sugar and milk.
Yours sounds almost like it would taste quite a bit like grits.

Amanda said...

Mmmmm cream of wheat. I like it that way too, and also with sugar and milk. So yummy :)

pianomomsicle said...

i've tagged you for a meme, in case you'd like to participate!