CHINESE NEW YEAR - Did anyone else go out for Chinese Food last night to celebrate the Lunar New Year? Lacking time to cook up something of our own, Mr. L and I had a wonderful meal at a restaurant we used to eat at all the time when we lived in Campbell. The big surprise of the night is that I ordered and drank a beer. For those that don't know me, I do not like beer. I'll drink cider on occasion, but beer? Never acquired a taste for it. I don't think I've ordered a beer in at least twenty years. Maybe a Black and Tan now and then (but it has to be ordered in a British Pub and come with potato chips). Last night I had a Tsingtao and you know what? I'd order it again (you can now hear The Phantom gasp in amazement). I liked the taste and it went really well with the Chinese food we had ordered. My goal next year is to actually cook on Chinese New Year.
PARIS SCRAPS - No, you read that right. It says Paris Scraps, not Paris is Crap. For my scrapbooking friends out there, Paris Hilton has now come out with a line of scrapbooking products. Okay, yes, I understand this has either given you a fit of laughter that will split your sides open or made you so angry you've thrown your Cuttlebug against the wall. But, if you are like me you are curious as all get out as to what her line looks like. I keep thinking unicorns and tiaras...for a link to see what some of her stuff looks like go here.
A BOWL WITHOUT WINGS - Seems there is lots of talk right now about a shortage of chicken wings. Why is that important? Because it's Super Bowl time and, like Chocolates around Valentines Day, or champagne at New Years, the request for wings doubles (triples?) this time of year. The shortage is supposedly due to a major supplier (Pilgrim's Pride Corp) filing Chapter 11. Who knew that Jessica Simpson could tell the future!! (link here). All I know is that Buffalo Wings might be scarce this coming weekend. Or is it all a ploy to make us run out and stock up? Hmmmmmm.....for more info go here.