Friday, November 11, 2016

Chlorine in Frozen Carrots

I was making split pea soup, and I needed some carrots. Since they were
frozen, I decided to warm them up a little, so I could cut them into small-
er pieces. Once I got them out of the microwave, I begin to cut the carrots
and I started smelling chlorine. I'm thinking to myself... Where is that smell
coming from? It's the carrots. My carrots smell like bleach.

I've always heard that frozen vegetables are just as healthy as fresh ones.
I'm not so sure about that now. Just think, if I had not warmed those carrots
up I would've never known that they were full of chlorine.

According to the Manitoba website, chlorine is used in the food industry on
fruits and vegetables.

Chlorine in My Carrots

I warmed up frozen carrots, 
so I could cut them smaller.

But then the smell that came from them 
just made me want to holler.

They didn't smell like carrots.
In fact they kinda reeked.

I'll tell you what they smelled like...
the scent of chlorine bleach.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Baked Cheese Potatoes Recipe


8 white potatoes thinly sliced

1 large onion chopped and browned

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

4 tablespoons butter cut into small pieces

1 cup milk

1/8 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Spray 9x13 dish with non-stick cooking spray.

3. Pour milk into the dish.

4. Layer potatoes, browned onion, salt, pepper, and butter.

5. Once you're done with the layers, sprinkle Parmesan cheese, and
    cheddar cheese over the potatoes.

6. Cover dish with foil and cook for one hour.

* I like to brown the onions in the morning.

  Prep time: 30 minutes

Friday, August 26, 2016

Misleading Packaging

As I walked down the grocery aisle I wasn't looking for pudding, but the
package caught my eye. The clean look of the white packaging and the
flavor...CARAMEL LATTE. I'm gonna have to try this, I thought. But...
being the nerd that I am, I started reading the back of the package.

If this pudding isn't for children, why is it sitting right beside pudding
that is okay for children? Shouldn't the sentence about the children
and the caffeine be on the front of the package instead of the back?
The front of the package has the perfect wording. It brags about the
pudding having milk as the #1 INGREDIENT and how it has NO
PRESERVATIVES. Funny, there's no mention on the front about the
fact that children aren't supposed to eat it.

No matter how good a product looks or sounds, be sure you read the
back of the package as well as the front.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Is This Really the Sale Price?

When something is on sale you expect a significant amount to be taken off
of the item. When you see $1 off of $5 that's good, but $2.50 off of $5 is
even better. Have you ever seen an item that was one-cent off? I have, and
I thought to myself...Why did they even bother? It wasn't even worth it to
print the signs. What's the point of one-cent off?

Is This Really the Sale Price?

Is this really the sale price?
It's marked down one-cent.
How much were the signs that you had to print?

If I save one-cent what's that gonna do?
You've got to be kidding.
Is this really true?

When I saw the signs I just had to grin.
You should be ashamed...
one-cent is a sin.

Regardless of What Some Say, You Should Floss Anyway

I'm sure you heard about the study that was done on dental floss and how it
isn't necessary. I don't care what the study says, because I know that flossing
is an important part of oral health.

I admit it, I didn't begin flossing until I was about 20. It seemed pointless,
annoying, and it hurt to floss. But this is what changed me... I read an article
where a dentist said, "Only floss between the teeth you want to keep." That
was all it took. I've been flossing ever since.

Now, for all the people that still don't believe in floss, or you think it hurts,
try this: Buy one of the floss brands that I use. Both of them are comfortable
to floss with, and you won't believe how much food you'll get out of your
teeth. Kroger makes a good floss called Extra Comfort Floss, and Oral-B
Glide Pro-Health Comfort Plus Floss is another one you could try. Happy

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Produced with Genetic Engineering

Although genetic engineering has been around for quite awhile, it was kind
of strange reading a message about it on a package of cookies I had bought.
I'm a certified nerd, so I've been reading entire packages for a long time. I
find packaging a bit fascinating, especially the back of a package. The back
is where most of the secrets are: the fine print...the ingredients...the country
a product was made in. Now I get to read whether the item I purchased was
produced with genetic engineering.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Mold Inside of My Onion

I've been chopping onions for years, but I'd never seen this. There were
small, almost unnoticeable specks of mold, weaved within the layers of
my onion. Since mold can make people sick, I threw my moldy perfectly
cut onion away.

Part of me felt like I had wasted my time cutting that nasty onion, but I'm
happy that I hadn't consumed it. Although a little mold on the outer layers
of an onion is normal, mold within the layers of an onion is not normal.
You should never eat an onion that is molded inside.

Mold Inside of My Onion 

I saw little specks of black
In my onion that was white.

It didn't take me long
To realize something wasn't right.

Nasty mold was in my onion
And I didn't have a doubt.

There's no way that I could eat it,
So I had to toss it out.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Is Your Price Tag Sticking Out?

Over the past week, I've told two women that their price tags were sticking
out. The first lady was nicely dressed, scarf and everything, but one item
wasn't working...the price tag that was hanging freely off the collar of her
shirt. The second woman had on a long cute lacy coverup and there it was,
her price tag showing through all that lace. It felt strange telling complete
strangers about their tags, but they both thanked me for telling them.

A similar thing happened to me too, but the difference is nobody said a
word. I wore a brand new shirt to work and no one told me that I had the
size sticker still stuck to the front of my shirt.

The next time you wear something new, make sure you've removed the
price tag. And if you see someone with their price tag showing, be nice
and let them know.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Cookie Box in My Driveway Poem

Cookie Box in My Driveway Poem

I see a cookie box in my driveway,
and I didn't put it there.
What idiot threw it down?
I guess the person didn't care.

There's a cookie box in my driveway.
I hoped that it would blow away.
Making the neighborhood look trashy...
It's been lying there all day.

Look at the cookie box in my driveway.
Now it's wet and muddy too.
The jerk should've used a garbage can.
There's only one thing left to do...

I'll throw it away!