Thursday, July 25, 2013

The cats and the zombie

I wanted to write a nice long post today but thanks to the MSG in the salad dressing last night...well I have been like a zombie all day today because of no sleep!!!  Such an idiot, I knew better!!!  For me, swallowing MSG is like swallowing a handful of "No Doze" pills! 

Mr. B said he didn't feel much like himself either...and would just stay out of my way...can you blame him??

 Mr. B and Dumper waiting for Poppy...

 This day is going by way too fast!!!   I somehow managed to get the house work done and put a pot of beef stew on to simmer for supper...hope I remembered to put in the beef!! :)

The okra needs to be cut and the beans picked.  Maybe tomorrow.  Right now I want to make a few whole wheat biscuits to go with the stew.  If you love biscuits like I do, but worry because biscuits are so need to try these.  Seriously!!!  Low calorie, low fat, and actually healthy.

          1 cup whole wheat flour
          2 tsp. baking powder
          1 tsp. salt
          1/4 cup wheat germ..............mix all this together

          1/4 cup plain, non fat yogurt
          1 cup + 2 Tbsp 1% milk............stir together and add to dry 
          ingredients.  Mix well and let stand for five minutes.  Drop on
          bread pan that has been sprayed with pam.  Makes six
          biscuits.  Bake 12 to 15 min. in preheated 425 degree oven.
          These are good if cooked crisp and brown but not so good
           if burned around the edges :)

Thank you for stopping by.  Hope to return soon with something interesting to talk about!!!

Henny Penny



  1. Good day Henny...Love your kitty pics! I have never tried a wheat biscuit, I have pretty much given up biscuits. But, I think about them plenty - honey and butter on a hot biscuit! Thanks for this lighthearted post, it has been a hard weekend and this is a light in the dark for me. XO Terry

    1. Dear Terry,

      I'm sorry to hear that you had a hard weekend. Hope this is a really good week for you!! I have always loved hot biscuits and butter, but with blackberry preserves. Honey and crunchy peanut on whole wheat bread is another favorite...there's not much to eat that I don't love!! If I turned telling what I would weigh!!! :) I look forward to hearing from you.


  2. Dear Henny,
    Bummer about the MSG headache. It is a hyper toxin and it certainly does affect neurological functions.
    Research now indicates that Parkinson's and Alzheimer's are both influenced by precisely this type of neurological toxicity. It does a number on me when I accidently ingest it too.

    I digress. I want to share a simple and delicious dressing for salad.

    Fresh Tomato Vinaigrette:
    2 nice sized tomatoes
    1-2 cloves of garlic
    1 TBS red wine vinegar
    1 TBS olive oil
    handful of fresh basil or parsley
    cracked pepper
    pinch or two of sea salt

    Cut tomatoes in halves. Grate them into a bowl with the flesh side down. Pitch the skins, or save for chickens. Mince garlic with fine mince. Add desired amount. Use a fork to mix the vinegar into the grated tomato. While whipping vigorously with the fork, slowly drizzle in olive oil. Add herbs if desired. Season with cracked pepper and sea salt.

    Let me know if you try it. We really enjoy it in the summer. Very good over garden greens with fresh trout almandine. <><


    P.S. Let us remember when the sun momentarily hides behind a cloud, that God is working all things together for the good, for those that love Him and are the called, according to His purpose, even and especially when, it just doesn't make a bit of sense to us. Amen!

    1. Dear Jen,

      Thank you for the dressing recipe. It not only sounds delicious, but healthy!! I need healthy!! I could make it now but need the fresh basil or parsley. I'll let you know when I try it. I hope to never get MSG in anything again. Your note is so true...I like to remember that God is always in control. I appreciate your comment.

      Henny Penny

  3. Hi, from the UK.
    I love the rhymes on your blog, they are the ones I used to read to my children - they're all grown up now and parents themselves !
    Your recipe for biscuits looks interesting, what you call biscuits, we call scones ! and what we call biscuits, you call cookies !

  4. Dear Wean,

    Thank you for following my blog...I am so excited!!! My mother always loved nursery rhymes and so do I. That's so funny about the biscuits, scones, and cookies. I want to live where you live!! Your blog is very much I want to read. I love your cat stories,(I love cats). Sorry about your black eye awful that he landed on your face. Cats will just do anything!! Thank you for your comment!

    Love ,
    Henny Penny


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