Food Updates

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Puppy Chow

My roommate and I, in celebration of Christmakkuh, have decided to bake a ton of cookies and sweets this week. We decided to start out with something easy, so we made puppy chow. She had actually never had it before. I became concerned that others were equally deprived of the joys that puppy chow can bring, so I thought I'd share the recipe.

9 cups of Rice Chex (almost a whole box)
1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth is better)
1 cup chocolate chips
1 stick of margarine or butter
2 cups powdered sugar (packed)

Melt butter, chips and peanut butter together in a pan. Pour mixtrue over Chex in a large bowl and stir until cereal is well coated. Place powdered sugar in a paper bag. (We used a paper grocery bag, but we should have double bagged it because once we started shaking it up powdered sugar was flying everywhere.) Pour in cereal mixture. Shake vigorously! Cereal should be white when you're done.
Grab some milk and enjoy!!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Tomatoes

I am really tired of people telling me that a tomato is a fruit "because it has seeds." (This came up most recently while discussing the Food Pyramid in my Introduction to Teaching class, but it has come up before.) Now, a tomato may very well be a fruit. I really have no idea. However, the presence of seeds cannot be the defining factor between fruits and vegetables because every fruit and every vegetable has the ability to have seeds; that's how they're replanted! Has anyone ever cut open a green pepper? It certainly has seeds, but it is not a fruit! How about eaten a corn kernel? That itself is a seed! Have you eaten a cucumber? Vegetables have seeds, too.