November 3rd, 2006


The Friday hash

From the "What is WRONG with people?" files:
i'm planning to bake a lot of things that i've been craving lately like cinnamon buns, muffins, cup cakes & etc.. the only problem is i'm on a no carb diet!! is there any substitute for flour in baking? ... i'm looking for something thats also low in calories with, of course, little to NO carbs!! thanks in advance for all your help.
Read more of hustlinhoney's wisdom, with some choice replies, here. Sorry for the meow, but, jeez. You can have cupcakes, hon, or you can have no carbs. It's one or the other. This is the kind of post that makes me check the profile for a location, in hopes of confirming my worst prejudices.

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Ming and Jimmy invited me to a party to watch the election returns Tuesday night. I guess I'm supposed to be getting excited about the Democratic victories that they say are coming up, but actually I haven't been paying that much attention to this election. The only election that mattered in DC, the Democratic primary, happened back in September. Plus, I don't want to jinx the outcome. I'll believe it when I see it, you know? The past twelve years have taught me not to underestimate my fellow Americans' capacity for stupidity or just plain evil. It will be nice to see Jimmy and Ming and all those people, though.

Speaking of my fellow Americans, I'm reading Mission to America. It's awesome so far.

And speaking of road trips, the Mr. and I are spending a couple of days in Chicago on our way to Thanksgiving. Woot! Does anybody have any suggestions for things to see or places to go? I haven't been there in years. I've been having to get my Chicago secondhand, from Mimi Smartypants, and she hasn't been getting out as much since her little girl made her appearance. So any and all tips will be welcome.

I've been all kinds of busy in the kitchen this week. Collapse )