Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Cheeseburger Pizza

Our family likes Pizza Ranch. Lots of everything, and different things. The last time I went was the first time I had seen their cheeseburger pizza.

image of cheeseburger pizza with fries

What makes their cheeseburger pizza better than other people’s cheeseburger pizzas is that theirs has the french fries on it. So it’s really a burger-and-fries pizza. One-stop shopping.

For the ear tests words As the palate tastes food.

Job 34:3

Not Genetically Unmodified

There are more and more food products being promoted as non-GMO. I don’t have a problem with the products themselves, or the idea of the products.

What bothers me is the negative in the term “non-GMO”. If you want to promote something, you can’t label it as non-whatever. You need a positive spin on it, or its own acronym or something.

Here are some suggestions:

  • GUO – Genetically Unmodified Organism
  • GOO – Genetically Original Organism
  • GIO – Genetically Intact Organism
  • GNO – Genetically Natural Organism

GUO would be a problem because the “un” in the middle term is a negative, which is what I’m trying to prevent with a new name.
GNO would be a problem because its pronunciation is too close to GMO.

I also don’t like the O being for Organism. This is all in regards to food, right? The word organism is not appetizing. So we could change the O to an F and get GIF – Genetically Intact Food.

He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the labor of man, So that he may bring forth food from the earth,

Psalm 104:14

Cheese Pizza

There have been few “innovations” in the pizza realm over the years: cheese in the crust, cheese to the edge (i.e. no crust), etc.

The only place left for them to add cheese is on the bottom of the pizza. I haven’t seen that announcement yet, so I’m going to invent that here. All Around Cheese pizza. I don’t know that it’s going to be practical, but that can’t stop progress.

You may have some questions, like “Won’t the cheese melt off the pizza and drip onto the bottom of the over?” or “How would you hold it?”

Those are good questions, and I don’t have answers. I’ll let one of the big pizza companies figure it out. One of them must be desperate enough to try it.

honey, curds, sheep, and cheese of the herd, for David and for the people who were with him, to eat; for they said, “The people are hungry and weary and thirsty in the wilderness

2 Samuel 17:29

Off-Brand Cereal Reviews

The cereal companies have their brands pretty well established. Everybody knows the brand names, and the kids are familiar with how they taste. In order to save money on the kids’ cereals (which is in order to spend that money on my fancy granola (Berries and Dark Chocolate Love Crunch)), I’ll buy store brands when it makes sense.

The store brands are always cheaper, but it doesn’t always make sense to buy them. If the kids don’t eat them, then it was a waste of money to buy them.

Brand Names that are …

Copied Well

  • Frosted Mini Wheats
  • Honey Bunches of Oats
  • Special K Red Berries

Copied Ok

  • Frosted Flakes
  • Cocoa Pebbles
  • Instant Oatmeal

Copied Poorly

  • Honey Nut Cheerios
  • Life
  • Lucky Charms

Your store brands may not align with this assessment, because I don’t know which stores you frequent. Mine are Kroger and Meijer.

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.

3 John 1:11

Oldie but Goodie

It was an

Itsy bitsy

Teenie weenie

Yellow polka dot

image of an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yeenie yellow polka dot zucchini

Zucchini!

Better is a dish of vegetables where love is Than a fattened ox served with hatred.

Proverbs 15:17

Burger Direction

My kids were remarking that my wife had her burger upside down. I was doing the same thing (assembling my burger opposite of what the restaurants do), so I asked the kids what made more sense. Now I will do the same to the internet.

Say you need to carry something of not insignificant weight. Could be a book, or a cat, or whatever. And you have a sheet of paper and a sheet of corrugated cardboard. Which will do the job better? What about with more weight?

It never made sense to me why the half of the bun that is least suited for bearing weight is the one that people assign that task.

image of a hamburger with the bun the normal way

image of a hamburger with the bun upside down

And if I get a restaurant burger, I don’t rearrange it. I just flip the whole thing over and eat it that way.

When Gideon came, behold, a man was relating a dream to his friend. And he said, “Behold, I had a dream; a loaf of barley bread was tumbling into the camp of Midian, and it came to the tent and struck it so that it fell, and turned it upside down so that the tent lay flat.”

Judges 7:13

Chocolate for Breakfast, Part 3

My earlier post had been about some new chocolate (or chocolatey) cereals. We found another chocolate cereal that has joined the breakfast game: Love Crunch

Since it needs a longer name to make a good acronym, I’ll go with its full title of Love Crunch Dark Chocolate and Red Berries : LCDCaRB

image of Love Crunch granola with dark chocolate and red berries

It has a good taste but that comes at a price of nutrition. Or serving size. Take your pick. If you look at the nutrition information, it doesn’t look that bad compared to other cereals. It has more fat but less sodium. And since it’s granola, it should be the good kind of fat.

But…

the nutrition information is for a serving size of 1/4 cup. Go ahead and measure the amount of cereal you normally pour for yourself. Chances are good that it’s nowhere near 1/4 cup. A quarter cup is 4 tablespoons.

Anyway, this cereal is made with normal ingredients, so it tastes good. Especially the dark chocolate chunks.


Here is the nutrition information, normalized to the 3/4 serving size that other cereals use:

  • 18g of fat
  • 3g sat. fat
  • 165 mg sodium
  • 6g of fiber
  • 18g of sugar
  • 420 calories

I used to rank the cereals, with good taste and good nutrition at the top and bad taste and bad nutrition at the bottom. I couldn’t fit LCDCaRB anywhere in that list, so I gave up. Just enjoy the taste and ignore the calories.

Oh, and buy it on sale.

Throughout his life he also eats in darkness with great vexation, sickness and anger.

Ecclesiastes 5:17