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Red cabbage synchronicity

Last week I made Pickert, a favorite recipe I brought back from Bielefeld in 1991. Of course I had to have some Wurst with it. What's difficult is finding a sausage that won't give you your yearly supply of saturated fat in one meal. al fresco all natural makes a very tasty chicken sausage that contains 75% less fat than your standard sausage, so I picked up their sweet apple with maple syrup style--a perfect complement to the Pickert.

I also craved red cabbage salad for this meal. This was a problem because Weis doesn't carry prepared red cabbage. The last time I wanted red cabbage salad I had to drive out to Wegman's to buy some Kuehne in their international section, and I didn't feel like driving to the other side of town. So, instead, I decided to make my own. I bought a head of red cabbage at Weis and cooked up a salad with a Joy of Cooking recipe. It turned out very well.

Now for the red cabbage synchronicity. Today, when I did my weekly shopping at Weis, I could not believe what I saw in the canned vegetable aisle. Yep. They added red cabbage salad in a jar. Blue Boy brand. But wait. That's not all. When the mail came this afternoon I found that I received a flier from Wegman's announcing their Mayfest celebration. The flier included a recipe for red cabbage stuffed pork loin and a coupon for $1.00 off Kuehne products. I'm surrounded by red cabbage today.

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kent1
May. 10th, 2006 03:41 am (UTC)
Red Cabbage = bad monkey
I'm afraid that I haven't had much luck with ANYTHING that has red cabbage in it. Within three hours, I find myself sitting wondering why I have put myself through this again. You get the picture.
On the other hand, it is great to see that you are posting more frequently on LJ. I enjoy reading your posts. It isn't the same as sharing an office (and real life coversations) with you however, I feel that I still am getting a taste of your life. Keep posting brother!
hostirad
May. 10th, 2006 12:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Red Cabbage = bad monkey
Of course our "real life" conversations would probably seem pretty surreal to the rest of the world.
kent1
May. 11th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)
Re: Red Cabbage = bad monkey
Our real life conversations seem more, "Real" than anything...LJ postings seem more surreal to me. I'm still composiing the email that I previously mentioned. I hope to have it done soon. -KeNt
queenlyzard
May. 11th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
hi!
Hope you don't mind me coming over to visit your journal. I've appreciated your comments in "atheism" very much, and hope we have an opportunity to dialogue more in the future. I apologize; I dislike the use of "dialogue" as a verb, but "chat" sounded a little too friendly for a total stranger. At any rate, please feel free to come visit my own journal (I warn you, however-- it's not very censored) and post a comment or two-- I think we may have some interests in common. Also, I adore your idea of a support group for those of us who are tempted towards supernatural interests despite knowing better (you may have noticed my frequent analogizing of religious thought to addictive drugs). Have you read "Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief" by Andrew Newberg et al? I highly recommend it.
hostirad
May. 11th, 2006 11:45 pm (UTC)
Re: hi!
Hi, queenlyzard, of course you're welcome to browse my journal. We do seem to have some things in common. I'm glad you like my idea for a Transcendentally Tempted Anonymous support group. I was mostly joking, but maybe it will actually happen some day. I already have one high-profile skeptic, Ted Schultz (author of The Fringes of Reason) who said he would join. The Newberg et al. book has been on my to-read list for quite a while, along with several other similar books. You have some amazingly long reading lists. Do you actually manage to read all of these books?
queenlyzard
May. 12th, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
Re: hi!
Yes, anything listed on my journal has been read, in its entirety, by me. Actually, I listened to a lot of them as books-on-tape-- which I can do at work and on a high-speed setting (it goes a lot faster that way, and is pretty intelligible once you get used to it, even though it sounds like "The Chipmunks" are reading the book). This gives me a lot more potential reading in a day! I generally try to indicate in my journal whether I read a book visually or auditorily (?). I'm actually pretty impressed by some of the reading you've mentioned/recommended.

ps-- you've been friended to my journal as well. My apologies again for anything that is excessively personal or otherwise offensive.
hostirad
May. 13th, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
Re: hi!
on a high-speed setting

That is really clever!

excessively personal or otherwise offensive

Are you kidding? Those are the best parts!
hostirad
May. 11th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
Re: hi!
I like what you are writing in your journal, so I've added you to my friends list. Feel free to do the same, if you like.
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