5 days ago
Monday, March 30, 2015
Most humans over 60 have senior moments. I know I have my share but they are usually harmless and laughable.
Sometimes we just slap ourselves up side of the head but sometimes, we make actual discoveries. That happened to me the other day.
I prepare my coffee maker at night so it will be ready to go in the AM with just a plug in. I use to drink my coffee so heavy in sugar that it would turned to glue when spilled. I finally weaned my self down to plain black and was happy with that for many years.
Then I got creative. I tried cinnamon in my coffee both for health reasons and for taste. Not bad, give it a try. Then I heard unsweetened cocoa was good for the brain and since mine needs all the help it can get, I started adding a little of that to my coffee basket as well as the cinnamon. Even better.
However, I keep all my everyday spices between the coffee pot and stove. One night in a "careless moment" (that sounds better than senior moment), I picked up the wrong bottle. I tapped it on its butt three times as I normally would for the cinnamon and a light colored product came out. Yikes, garlic powder.
Being a bit cheap and also a fan of garlic, I decided to not throw out the coffee and start over but to let it ride. I did pass on the dab of cocoa though. Garlic coffee was a stretch. Garlic chocolate was beyond imagination.
Ok, it wasn't awful. I drank it all but it may be an acquired taste. Starting my day with garlic breath was not cool.
Don't know what was wrong with me but that evening as I was preparing a turkey burger, I picked up the garlic and shook it a few times over the skillet. Out came something dark. You guessed it, the wayward bottle of cinnamon was in my hand. Yikes again. In my defense, they come from the same manufacturer and look roughly similar.
The good thing is that cinnamon on turkey is a tasty thing and I will definitely try that again, maybe in a bit more moderation. It really livened up a fairly blah burger. Garlic however in coffee---not so much, though I suppose I could get use to it. Paying attention and wearing glasses when preparing food might be the simpler thing to do.
You ever make an off the beaten path but pleasant discovery by accident?
at 5:07 AM Posted by Arkansas Patti