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Friday, April 05, 2013

Lately...I've had so many situations where I felt that someone was more than just absent minded. I almost feel like they were waiting for something bad to happen, to gawk at or laugh at. I go to the store and someone just leaves a shopping cart next to a car, on an hill. I'm at the checkout counter, and the customer being checked out is having a casual conversation on their cell phone while there is a line behind them, instead of helping to pack and get the stuff off the counter. And my favorite is the highway driver who races to pass you on the left, just to exit, when there was no one behind you.

Never mind me...I'm just grumpy today. I'll get over it.

I watched a Joy Bauer JOY FIT CLUB excerpt from a someone who lost 200 lbs and one of her tricks was using chopped up cauiliflower instead of rice. We also eat with our eyes...and if something looks appetizing ...because you are used to seeing something WHITE on your plate...then your mind can be slightly more satisfied. Cauliflower is on sale at my supermarket...2 for $4.
I'm going to try that trick.

Have a fun weekend....I hope you enjoy good weather in your area.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MCJULIEO 4/12/2013 10:45AM

    I love it when cauliflower is a good buy!

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ROCKYCPA 4/11/2013 11:39PM

    There are some really strange inconsiderate people out there but I guess you have to live with them. Have a great weekend!

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KALEWINE 4/9/2013 1:11PM

    Don't get me started on idiots! But maybe we would all do well to remember that sometimes we're the idiot.

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EDWARDS1411 4/7/2013 11:03PM

    I luv cauliflower in just about anyway shape or form - yum, yum! I add it to my spaghetti to cut down on the other white stuff and it works so well with the pasta and the tomato sauce - double yum, yum!!

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FISHINGLADY66 4/7/2013 10:48PM

    I love mashed cauliflower.

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MJLUVSANIMALS 4/7/2013 12:14PM

    I love cauliflower I am sure I can make use of your idea.

Now, my pet peeve CELLPHONES! They are the new rude in our world today. I do not own one, I about choke when I see almost everyone, everywhere on one. I was at my Dr's office in the waiting room, and everyone in there was on a cell. Including an at least 70 year old lady. When I was working and someone in my line to check out was on one, I tried very hard not to scream their head off for being rude, not only to me, but those also waiting in line. I hate those things.
Only good use for them is for emergencys when traveling. Didn't we used to have call boxes on the highways for this sort of thing? How did we and our children ever manage to live without them. Whoever invented them needs their ass kicked, at least the texting part of it. Whatever happened to regular
one on one voice conversation? I think they are another one of the things dropped in the basket on the road to Hell-o. emoticon

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    I think I'd chase down the photographer, too!

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KANOE10 4/7/2013 10:51AM

    Grating the cauliflower makes it look like rice. Then you can just microwave it for a few minutes..or stir fry it. You can make a fried cauliflower rice. You can also make cauliflower popcorn. Cut it into bite size flowerettes, then shake olive oil on it and then shake parmesean on it and bake it at 375.

Have a great day.

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MIATIA1 4/7/2013 9:16AM

    I found humor in the picutre guess it has been a long winter and I am warped....... emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 4/7/2013 8:03AM

    It does seem like people bug up at some times more than others. I try to take deep breaths but they don't always work. Thanks for the plug on the book. I'm going to have to read it.

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REGILIEH 4/6/2013 6:41PM

    I hope it works for you, it didn't work for me. emoticon

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LEANJEAN6 4/6/2013 8:38AM

    typical canine thing eh?--LOL----- Silly pictures!----- And good morning to yu!-Lynda emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 4/6/2013 8:30AM

    OMG that photo!!!

love cauliflower but prefer broccoli!

Have a great weekend my friend emoticon

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MALEXANDER4 4/6/2013 7:00AM

    I love mashed cauliflower. I love cauliflower anyway. Have a great day girl.

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LIVELYGIRL2 4/6/2013 12:35AM

  Would you believe there is a bunch of recipes out there to make pizza crust using cauliflower. I hear it actually tasted alright, but not tasting the same.

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WALLAHALLA 4/5/2013 11:59PM

    I love cauliflower, so that sounds good to me! Tried to served mashed cauliflower to my men once. emoticon They weren't buying it. It all ended up on my plate after their mandatory taste.

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COCK-ROBIN 4/5/2013 11:58PM

    yep, find the photographer.

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DRB13_1 4/5/2013 11:35PM

    love the cauliflower idea - I hadn't tried that. I do have a spaghetti squash ready to cook and eat.

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MICKEYH 4/5/2013 9:36PM

    There are so many people doesn't have no maner at all. Just being selfish and never realized their action is wrong.

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DALID414 4/5/2013 7:35PM

    That's an awful photo, I'm with you on finding the photographer.

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KMICHA 4/5/2013 7:25PM

    Can't believe the picture!!

Good idea with the cauliflower !

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-LINDA_S 4/5/2013 7:17PM

    Yes, the road is fraught with all kinds of incomprehensible behavior. I never cease to marvel--and grumble. I found the picture pretty amusing.

I've yet to try cauliflower as "rice" but I love it pureed after cooking in homemade chicken stock, especially with some grass-fed butter!

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    I guess some day's are just a bit off.

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    Mind tricks with cauliflower never work for me! I've tried! I like cauliflower, but my brain and taste buds don't think it's funny when I try to replace other things with it. Mashed potatoes for taste buds didn't think that was funny at all!

Comment edited on: 4/5/2013 6:04:33 PM

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TERMITEMOM 4/5/2013 5:53PM

    Forgot to add: Sheryl, I am so glad you are feeling better! emoticon

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TERMITEMOM 4/5/2013 5:52PM

    This picture screams: "disgusting"! As to the cauliflower, as somebody said, you need to like cauliflower in the first place. You can trick your eyes, but not your mouth... emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 4/5/2013 4:37PM

  Hi Sheryl.........
I am going to try the cauliflower idea. I love it fixed just about ANY way, so it should be a treat.

I know what you mean about there being so many examples of "RUDE"!!!!! Doesn't anyone think of others anymore? It's like a "Lost Art."

Have a great weekend. Hope you are feeling better.

Comment edited on: 4/5/2013 4:37:55 PM

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TERRI289 4/5/2013 4:08PM

    Like the guywith the SUV that touched my bumper, what he didn't know how to stop an inch away? He did turn off when I glared at him in the rearview mirror...I had my "don't make me get out of this car" is effective..

hope the weekend is better! emoticon

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NHES220 4/5/2013 3:41PM

    You are so right about the cell phones. I volunteer at a food pantry on Saturday mornings, it is set up like a grocery store and people come through with their shopping carts, and now they have a ban on cell phones. We are trying to help people, it is very busy, but they are on the phone! Now they are holding up people behind them and we have a back-up. So we have to enforce the rules.

But TGIF and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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GAILRUU 4/5/2013 3:33PM

    Funny picture! As the part owner of several dogs I can see one of the males doing something like this!
I have seen both the cell phone at the checkout and the driver who passes just to turn off ahead of you and never understand their thinking. Maybe bad parenting!

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WOUBBIE 4/5/2013 3:29PM

    Just discovered how to use radishes to make faux mashed potatoes. (Made the cauliflower ones - they're great too.)



Trim any junk. Boil them 20 or so minutes. Don't even peel them; the color is left in the water, along with a lot of the "burn". Mash. Throw in loads of butter. Endulge!

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GOSPARK45 4/5/2013 3:27PM

    The only trouble with that "trick" is you have to like cauliflower. I tried the mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes. I almost choked- tasted just like cauliflower, which I loathed. lol.
Don't know why I thought it would work. But they were so sure everyone would just love it.

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AUNTB63 4/5/2013 2:34PM

    LOL....I hope that pic was staged. I will think of this pic when I think I am having a bad day and realize that some one else has it worse. As far as your "rants" I so agree with what you said....especially the cell phones. Although I have one I use it for emergencies or texting to keep in touch with my bro and son. I remember when you needed to go home to call someone or find a pay phone. YOU have a wonderful having cauliflower tonight with dinner...will be thinking of you. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 4/5/2013 2:33PM

    OMG, that sounds like such a good substitution! Cauliflower is a fav veggie of mine anyway!

Hope the grumpies are banished. HGUS!

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CHOCOHIPPO 4/5/2013 2:09PM

W! That is quite the picture!

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LINDAK25 4/5/2013 2:03PM

    The thing I dislike about that picture (other than what you already said) is the message it sends about women.

When does being absent minded or oblivious become thoughtless and rude behavior? I do try to be thoughtful of others, but I know I'm not perfect, so I try to understand when others are thoughtless, however--there is a limit to my patience. Why do people yell into the cell phone? Why do people drive so fast in parking lots? Why does that green urban assault vehicle always run the stop sign at Mine Road? Yes, I know how you feel.

You'll have to tell us whether the cauliflower trick worked or not.

Have a great weekend, too--it's going to be really nice here!

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EG8383 4/5/2013 2:02PM

  I feel like I've had a bunch of these days lately. We do find a way out to see the good in everything, sometimes it just takes longer. I'm so grateful for SP to vent and be me without judgement. I hope you have a great weekend. I like the idea of cauliflower. I think I rather it raw than cooked. I need to think of delicious ways to cook it maybe I'll find it more appealing. Oh and this pic you posted is crazy! I wonder if it's photo shopped or if someone was that immoral to take this pic instead of letting this chic know hey watch out! *smh*

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BUTEAFULL 4/5/2013 1:59PM

    your link didn't work for me, but I like cauliflower so hmmm

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LAC936 4/5/2013 1:51PM

    I'm at a loss for words...

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    LOL. What kind of friggin dog does crap like this. Definitely not woman's best friend.

I can definitely relate to your grumbling. I feel the same way. Personally I hate cell phones. They have caused many people I encounter to have the I.Q. of a clinically dead person. It would be so humiliating for me to be one of these brain dead idiots and they are too stupid to realize how foolish they look. There phones become an extension of their hands and I find myself wondering what they do when they have to wipe their butts. Too much info, I'm sure. LOL.

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KARRENLYNN 4/5/2013 1:43PM

    I' m all for good substitutions and little tricks to help you do better. But some things are just not gonna do it - cauliflower for rice is one of them for me. But I will cheer you on if it works for you.

Have a great day Sheryl and just imagine the karma all those people you described have coming and smile!

Karen emoticon

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PATTISTAMPS 4/5/2013 1:43PM

    Hope the grumps have gone off and left you! Have a GREAT weekend! We are scheduled to visit friends in Sarasota (about 2 hours away) but i am not feeling well AGAIN... Hopefully I will wake up cured in the AM and we can be off!

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ANNIE924 4/5/2013 1:36PM

    Very interesting picture emoticon

I found a recipe on Pinterest for cauliflower pizza crust. I haven't tried it yet, but I might when I am craving pizza.

Have a great weekend.

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