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Frosted Strawberry Pop Tarts

Love these. They never last more than a day or two. I have made these with both store bought and homemade jam, and both are great. I want to try the cinnamon ones next.

Feb 22, 2012
saxamaphone357 in Recipes

Weird/Bad Food Related Dates

I know! I couldn't believe this guy actually said that on a first date, and actually worded it as 'make love'. Unforgettable, lol.

Sep 09, 2011
saxamaphone357 in Not About Food

Weird/Bad Food Related Dates

I have a good one. I had just moved to a new neighborhood, and was trying to make friends with my new neighbors. They insisted that I just 'had' to go on a date with their friend Glenn, I was 'just his type'. After a bit of convincing I agreed, they seemed nice enough.

So the guy picks me up and takes me to a nice little Italian place. Most of the conversation revolves around how he doesn't think our age difference is a big deal (me 19, him 32 I think). I didn't really agree, but then again I didn't think to ask his age when I agreed to this date, so I just smiled and continued with my dinner. He suggests going to his place to watch movies. Well, ok, sure. I really had a hard time saying no to people.

We get to his house and watch a couple of scary movies. This wouldn't have been so bad if he hadn't kept inching closer and closer to me, to the point that he's basically leaning on my while we watch these movies. And then my dinner comes back. I must have eaten too fast, because I started burping chicken marsala odors all over the place. I was so embarrassed, but he said it was 'cute'.

We are about half way through the second movie, when, I kid you not, this guy turns to me and says "You want to make love?" WHAT?!?! No problem saying "NO!" that time. Who asks this on a first date?? He then tries to convince me to 'stay the night', and I make up some excuse about how I have to go home because I can't sleep with my contacts on, and no, I can't go to the store and get a new contact case, I have to use my own. I even managed to hop out of his truck fast enough that he couldn't try to kiss me when he dropped me off at home.

That only had a little to do with food, but looking back on it now it's so funny I just had to share.

Sep 09, 2011
saxamaphone357 in Not About Food

How Youth Sports Make Kids Fat (It's the Food!)

I know this was true in my case. Though not considered by some to be a 'sport', I was in marching band from middle school through high school. We competed in two circuits in two different states, and practiced 2.5 hrs every day after school, with competitions every Saturday. And yet I packed on over 20 pounds of fat in band. Why? Every stop on the way to a competition or after practice was a fast food place. All our snacks were candy, chips, etc. I didn't lose the weight until I went to college and started buying my own food.

Sep 09, 2011
saxamaphone357 in Features