Dave has been singing the praises of Coke with Lime forever. When he couldn't find it for a while, he was despondant. But it has appeared again in the markets, and today while at the Stop and Slop, I saw some and decided to try it. Let my say first that I buy Coke once a year, for Passover. In fact, I bought 4 bottles of KLP Coke today, alone with my requisite 5 lbs of matzoh. We don't drink soda in our house. I kind of think it's a big waste of money, calories, and contains too many chemicals for me to justify the expense. We drink flavored seltzers and water. We're incredibly boring.
The second we got home, the Boy couldn't wait to open that bottle of Coke. He drank it and said it didn't taste limey to him. The Girl also had a glass, and she liked it a bit more. I drank a glass, and it gave me wicked gas. Bloated me right up. I'm so not used to soda. But it did taste pretty good considering that I don't like cola drinks at all. I'm more of a traditionalist. Give me cream soda or root beer if I'm going to drink soda. Coke, well it doesn't really taste like anything but sweet brown fizzy stuff to me. So sorry Dave. I tried to love it. But it's just as well, because it's nasty stuff, Coke. Nasty.
In other news:
I am so frigging sick of CBS prempting all my nightime shows for that damn basketball nonsense. I want Letterman and I want CRAIG. I miss CRAIG. I'm mad for CRAIG. I'm actually having to watch horrible Conan who is not funny and sort of repulses me. Never mind Leno who used to be so funny and now is a whiney Hollywood stooge. I remember him from his Boston comic days when he was hilarious. That was a long time ago.
I've even watched Jimmy Kimmel a bit, but I don't really "get" him. I remember him from his sidekick days on Ben Stein's Money. Then a bit of "The Man Show". I think maybe he's more of a guy thing.
I'm all caught up on my late night PBS watching. I need Craig to come back and make me drool over his Scottish accent and that adorable face. He is so hot.
I cannot wait for Lost next week. Everytime I see the promo of Locke diving to reach under the steel wall descending my heart thumps. It's gonna be so good.
I'm (obviously) starting the Pesach prep. We are limiting the amount of hametz (foods not eaten on Passover) that comes into the house and we're going to try and eat it all up before the holiday. We never can really do that, but we always give it a try.
This year I've pretty much planned what we'll be eating in advance.
- Turkey, of course, because a holiday in our house MUST have turkey, my kid's favorite food.
- Brisket, because I love it and the Girl will eat it, but the Boy, not so much.
- Sole encrusted with seasoned matzoh meal and lightly fried
- Chicken soup with matzoh balls
- Roasted Orange Glazed Chicken
- Shish Kebab with lots of veggies
- Matzoh Brei
- Leftovers for the other nights.
I'll make a vegetable kugel, a potato kugel (both kids love this), and the mushroom kugel I made a couple of years ago what was so popular.
Lots and lots of veggies that we can eat (no peas. corn, or green beans, sigh)
We'll by the requisite huge amount of Pesach candy, because this is the time of year when sweets become a necessity to make up for the lack of so many other things. I'll get several cakes during my big shop at the Kosher store, and probably some other goodies like almond macaroons. I'll also make some chocolate coconut macaroons.
I can't wait to make a huge tub of charoset. No matter how much I make, it's never enough. I could LIVE on that stuff.
The cleaning I'm not looking forward to, but at least the kitchen in this house will be easy to Kasher. Not much to it.
Every year right before Pesach I swear I'm never doing this again. It's such hard work and so tiring, but it is my favorite holiday. I'm weird. I love Pesach food. Stumble It! JBlog Me