and the rationalization begins

Rationalization #1: Chocolate milk isn’t REALLY junk food. (Hot chocolate is definitely junk food. But not chocolate milk! Except maybe hot chocolate you make at home, which hasn’t got whipped cream and peppermint in it. So chocolate milk you make at home is fine!) Rationalization #2: Homemade biscuits with butter and honey aren’t REALLY junk food. Well, they’re not. They’re not. But three of them may be abusing the spirit of the law. (I did not, in my defense, have three!) Rationalization #3: If I just have ONE SCOOP of…

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the essential kit


Since, as my mother said, we couldn’t be in New Orleans last night, we had pancakes for dinner instead. Actually, Pancake Tuesday is a totally new-to-me concept since coming here. Or not *totally*, because when we lived in California with a British friend on hand, she would do pancakes on Fat Tuesday. But aside from that, totally new to me. Is it something people other places in America do or am I right in thinking of it is a European(British?) tradition? (I was making maple syrup for the pancakes, and…

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