Wednesday, 3 December 2014

I AM NEVER TOO TIRED TO PREACH AT YOU, MY PRETTIES

rising food prices, healthy eating, jlohr, red wine, jean beliveau, toronto,
Today's post will basically be just a lick and a promise because, well I won't bore you with the whiney details but let's just say I worked we-e-ell into the wee hours thanks to the 11th-hour passing of hockey legend Jean Beliveau. In fact I didn't even get home until 2:30 a.m. *pauses to bask in gratifying chorus of  "AWWWWWs"* and am so frickin exhausted I can barely yank the cork from this wine bottle with my teeth. 

I will therefore only briefly acknowledge the news that food prices are set to rise faster than inflation in 2015, which I actually see as good news because I may finally be able to lose that pesky 10 pounds. But seriously, folks, it is now more important than ever to be mindful of what you spend your precious grocery dollars on. Yet I still believe that eating well is cheaper than eating badly despite the many bleaters who say rising food prices will force them into a diet of constant Cheezies because they don't know how to cook. You roast a chicken with a lemon stuffed into its privates, you braise some vegetables, you sprinkle the right spices on everything and life is still going to be a helluva lot better here than it is in Syria. 

And now if you'll excuse me I have to go and stuff my facehole with the curry-basted chicken and gnocci with parmesan, bacon, thyme and mushrooms I whipped up at a total cost of less than a shitty bagfull of McDonald's because I consider myself a role model if not a poster girl for healthy living. I walk the walk, goddammit. (What's that? The glass of wine? Oh don't worry about that; my doctor tells me it's practically a vegetable.)