Friday, June 29, 2012

Five Question Friday

1. What's your favorite childhood snack that you still eat as an adult?
Hmm...if we're talking salty, junk food: maybe Pringles? I remember liking Cheese Balls (or puffs) when I was younger - the kind that came in a blue canister. I don't think they make those any more. I'm still a fan of Pringles though.

If we're talking any kind of snack: I have always loved fruit. We try to keep bananas on hand at all times (Miss Lili is a banana fan. 'Nana was actually one of her first words.) I love the summer because fruit is so affordable and fresh.

2. What food will you not eat the low fat version of?
Any of them! OK, let me clarify: if low fat is the only thing on offer, or if I were starving, or if a meteor destroyed all other food, sure, I'd eat it.

As those three things are rarely the case, I almost never eat low-fat foods. I think women have been sold a pack of lies about fat. (Both eating it and having any on their bodies.)

I buy whole fat milk. I cook with (and eat) real butter. We try to eat "real" food. This is just anecdotal evidence, but no one in my family has health problems, my children are not even remotely overweight, and we're happy.

3. What's your favorite way to cool off during the summer?
Swimming (or, more accurately, floating lazily)! My grandpa's pool is generally cool and refreshing.

Other than that: stay inside an air-conditioned building like, say, the library.

4. What's your favorite summer read?
That's a hard question. I guess if I was sitting at the beach or poolside my book of choice would be a mystery (paperback). If it gets too hot it's hard to concentrate on heavy reading so a few mysteries or vintage fiction ought to do the trick. I don't have one particular favorite that I read every summer. If this question is referring to books about summer I have no idea what my favorite would be. (Are there any summer specific books I'm forgetting about?)

5. What are you doing to stay cool in this awful heat?
Staying inside a lot. Helped to open my Grandpa's pool (See above). Eating light meals. And as a special treat, on a day when the temperature got up over 100 F, last night this was supper: milkshakes from UDF.

Yes, just milkshakes. (Anyone who wanted one made their own sandwich. Not very many of us wanted it.). I had the Orange Cream Freeze. It was fabulous, thanks for asking.

This post is linked to Five Question Friday at Five Crooked Halos.


Lisa said...

A milk shake for dinner sounds amazing! :) I might have to try that soon

Sandy said...

Just wanted to let you know that I've tagged you for the Liebster Blog Award.

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