Of the regularity that people actually read this blog I am uncertain. There are definitely a few “auto-likers” that ping each post, that I am sure of. An “auto-liker” is one of these people who see a new blog posting on Recent Posts and click “like” without reading it in hopes that the author will go and click “like” back on their blog. You can tell you’ve been pinged by an auto-liker because after you’ve spent a good hour putting together and writing your thoughts out, it is liked inside of thirty seconds of your pressing Publish. So how many of a bloggers “likes” are really people who have read and like a blog versus those who are just after more traffic for themselves? Don’t really know, but I’m guessing it’s probably about a one-for-six ratio.
So, for those two or three of you who actually have read some of this, my food journey, first let me say Thank you! Let me also, however, say I’m sorry. Although, the eating part is something I have been quite on top of, since my son was born a month and a half ago and since my boss was fired three weeks ago, it’s been difficult for me to do much more than type 140-characters for a tweet, much less write out 500 for a blog. It’s only been in the past couple of weeks that I’ve begun to fall behind, though, so I wanted to take an hour or so this morning to get fully caught up.
On June 22nd, we celebrated National Chocolate Eclair Day. There’s big ones and little ones, but they’re all basically the same, a long cream filled donut with chocolate glaze on top. I’m not sure what the differences between a regular eclair and chocolate eclair are, and neither did the bakery worker, so my family ate these three little guys.
On the 26th, the night got away from me and I failed to write about the chocolate pudding I made. It was really good, but it was more of a concoction for dipping things like cookies in than a stand alone treat. I’m sure it was due to a lack of sugar because I get nervous about too much white powdery substances in my food.
July 2nd was National Anisette Day. I asked three bar tenders if they had any and they each told me “no, but I’ve got Sambuca.” So, now I have a bottle of Anisette and a bottle of Ouzo. It turns out that Anisette is just not the same as other liquoricey booze. It’s France’s version, and it actually doesn’t contain any liquorice at all. It’s made from pure anise, which is what makes it more sweet than other country’s alternatives.
My family and I celebrated National Chocolate Wafer Day on July 2nd, but I failed to write about that. Sure, I could have just gone with a Kit Kat and been done with it, but with something so plain as a chocolate wafer, I prefer to try to expand my horizons a bit. So, we had a selection of Canadian Voortman sugar free mocha wafers and Scotland’s Tunock chocolate wafers. The sugar-free mochas were surprisingly better.
Finally, on Independence Day it was National BBQ Day. Now, who didn’t celebrate that one? I grill about every weekend anyway, as well as a couple of times during the week, whether rain or shine, so National BBQ Day meant that I needed to step it up a notch. For my 4th of July cookout, I grilled up hotdogs, chicken wings, short ribs, kabobs and corn. With all that and two cases of beer, we all felt absolutely abnormal by the time the first firework ignited.
Ok, well, there we have it! All up to date. Today is National Milk Chocolate With Almonds Day and I’ll be touching back with a detailed account. I think we’re talking about Almond Joys here, but let me do a bit of research and get back to you before I write anymore.
Again, I’m really sorry about the lag in my blogging. It was really bugging my work ethic. I think, after 135 posts, however, I’ve got my second wind, though. So, are ya ready “auto-likers?” Then I’ll see you a little later for National Milk Chocolate With Almonds Day!