I like to reread my old posts.
I go back and peruse some random day, and then before I know it, I’m laughing out loud or giggling like a silly school girl. I’m always cracking myself up because I’m that person who laughs at their own jokes, although in my case, it’s because I’m actually funny… well, except lately. I can’t seem to find the laughs in my most recent posts.
My funny has departed. He’s pulled an Elvis and left the building. He’s gone rogue. He’s MIA, and I’m not sure why. He probably left to join the circus or ran away and got married just like all my kitty cats growing up….right mom and dad? Scamper found true love and never came back home?
I don’t know where my funny went, but he’s gone. If you find him, could you send him my way. If he’s ornery or acts up, which sometimes happens because really there’s no accounting for funny, just pat him on his pretty little head or sing him a song, preferably in an off-key Edith Bunker type wail. He responds well to poor musicality, even more so when you make up the majority of the song lyrics. Thanks; I’d whole heartedly appreciate it.
Funny or not, the show must go on. In part because I made such a stink about sharing a full day of food at our WIAW parties, and the other reason…well there is no other reason. I incorrectly used that first phrase and I’m standing by it.
Since I made my grand statement a few weeks ago, I feel a certain pressure to stick with it, which I’m more than happy to do because I truly have no qualms sharing a full day of food. I just wish I could do it with my funny in tow. Everything’s better when my funny follows. That being said, let’s get to the food.
I’m bringing my Monday meals to the table today because they are very different from my weekend snack fests or eatathons (it’s a word, says me). My weekday nourishment is more routine and almost all ready ahead of time, which translates to they’re easy, and who doesn’t like easy? Aside from those who hold their moral compass a little too close to their chastity belt. I’m a happily married woman, so I’m allowed to be easy without the negative connotation. Bring on the easy and the eats.
I started my morning with a Banana Pineapple Smoothie. I’ve been ingesting some kind of beverage almost every day for the past two weeks, which means I’m back on the smoothie train, just in time for the weather to plummet. Hey, you crave what you crave.
A few hours into my day, I had a bowl of my own Cranberry Orange Granola and plain Greek yogurt topped with fresh raspberries.
Lunch time was brought to you by my local grocery store: Nature’s Bin. Their prepared foods are super simple and delicious, and with ingredients you can pronounce, they make my heart happy, literally. This chickpea salad weighed in just shy of a full on pound and was bursting with flavor. I scarfed it all down.
Before heading home for the evening, I snacked on a handful or two or three of nuts and a cup of coffee. That’s the Hubby’s labeling job right there, and now you understand why we get on so well. You should see what he writes for the hard-boiled eggs.
I also drank boat loads of water throughout the day because that’s how I roll. I mentioned drinking my water out of buckets before and this is why. That bad boy in the back qualifies as a bucket.
I didn’t take any pictures of dinner because the Cleveland light has said sayonara by the time I eat, and I couldn’t bring myself to share a horrifically lit meal, mainly because it wouldn’t do the food justice. Not to be outdone by no lighting, I’m sharing old photos of the same meal. It counts.
I ate two of my own Parmesan Rosemary Drop Biscuits with butter and a heaping Tupperware full of my own Creamy Potato and Chive Soup: roughly double the size of the bowl below.
Since I actually made this soup over the weekend, and I store bags of the uncooked Drop Biscuits in the freezer, this meal was super easy to prepare, and on a Monday night, it doesn’t get much better than that. Although I wish it could get funnier. Sigh.
Have you seen my funny? Would you return him if you did? What if I promise to throw in a batch of homemade granola? What do your weekday eats look like? How do they differ from your weekend meals?
Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite says
Sooo this post made me laugh, literally, out loud so I’m pretty sure your funny hasn’t gone anywhere 🙂
Please. Your “not funny” posts are still more entertaining than a majority of people who assume they’re always funny, so don’t stress. Anyway, I bought a blender a couple of years ago thinking I could get into smoothies and have yet to take it out of the box. I guess I just like chewing my meals. Or I’m lazy to wash a blender. Either/or.
However, the chickpea salad looks good! I eat pretty much the same thing during the week as I do on the weekend, and at least one meal involves chickpeas/grain/veggies/Earth Balance in a big bowl. I’m boring, but it works.
And if you see MY funny or motivation or money or will to go on, please return them to me ASAP. Thank you in advance.
Yeah washing the blender practically every single day is a pretty big deterrent. I’m shocked I still drink them, although there’s something appealing about drinking my fruits and veggies. For me anyway.
Rachel @ painfreekitchen says
Ah how can you tease me with the creamy potato and chive soup? It looks so good so I immediately went searching through your blog for the recipe. No such luck. Please tell me this is coming soon 🙂
It’s actually a recipe from The Best Recipe cookbook, which is why I never published it on my blog. Maybe I should and just let people know where it’s really from. Guess I better get on that?!
Davida @ The Healthy Maven says
Is this you not being funny? Because I find you pretty funny. Then again my boyfriend told me over the weekend that I have a terrible sense of humour so I may not be the best judge. And your hubby has excellent labelling skills. I’m told I should have been a doctor because my hand writing is so terrible. Fortunately for me the bf has great handwriting…but is also ruthless with shutting down my sense of humour!
You need to talk to this BF and get him in check. Doesn’t he know the code? He must always laugh at your jokes. If he snorts while laughing, he gets bonus points.
I’m glad to know I am not the only one that laughs at my own posts, and here I thought I was crazy. I think you’re funny is still here. HE DIDN’T GO ANYWHERE!
Thanks Britt. I’m pretty sure it’s a good thing we can find ourselves amusing. We’ll be all set when we’re eighty and laughing at nothing. 🙂
Amanda @ .running with spoons. says
Lady, what you talking about?? You’ve still got me giggling like a schoolgirl over here. Giggling and drooling. Driggling? Grooling? Whatever you wanna call it, I’m doing it. Now… can I have a batch of homemade granola? Or some soup?!?
It seems so forced to me lately, well except this post. I find when I call myself out on my struggles or suddenly confess, then I suddenly get into a writing grove. Being genuine works for me.
Carly @ Snack Therapy says
Girl, I think your funny is hanging around in this post. I FOUND HIM! I FOUND HIM! Is there any reward money?
I do have to say that I go through phases with some really funny posts (if I do say so m’self) and ones that read more like “first, I ate this. Then I ate this. Then I did this.” Those ones make me sad, but the funny always finds its way home.
I’ve had my share of the sad ones lately. Hopefully, I’m getting my groove back now…hitting my stride so to speak.
my funny comes and goes. It’s a creative, living, breathing thing….just take advantage of it when it drops in and don’t sweat it too much.
Good advice. Thanks love.
Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear says
Well I think you’re plenty funny. But we all just have our off moments. If you dwell on it it’s only gonna get worse.
Also I adore your hubbie’s labeling skills. I have a feeling he would get along with my manfriend… you should see the notes I find around my apartment!
You’re right. Dwelling on things never makes them better.
I’m a fan of his notes and labeling ways as well.
Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli says
Ok, I just want you to know that I spit all over my computer not once but TWICE while reading this post! Looks like funny is just playing hide and seek and you’re a really bad seeker! Pssst, he’s behind the flag pole! 😉
Starting the day with a smoothie and ending it with soup sounds like a pretty good day to me! I’ve been on a huge salad and soup kick lately…the soup mainly just acting as a way to not shiver through my salad, but whatevs…it’s good stuff!
My weekday meals are FAR less indulgent than my weekend meals normally are since the man-friend and I tend to eat out a lot when we’re together. I was actually happy that we did more cooking at home this past weekend…it made my transition into the week that much easier!
Chastity belt! Bahahaha!
Hiding behind the flag pole! And now I’m spitting on my computer, thank you very much!
I need to make you some soup because I love that shit. It’s a meal for me and the biscuits and/or salad are really just a little extra something. The soup though; he’s the star of the show.
Eating 4 Balance says
I concur with Amanda’s comment above. Maybe you don’t find your posts to be funny right now but… uh, I still do. MAYBE you are just at a higher intellectual level of humor than the rest of us. Maybe we are just subpar jokers and will never be able to comprehend or appreciate true funniness.
Nah. I just think you’re a perfectionist. Not a bad thing. But yes- you’re posts are still funny to me. Your comment about incorrectly using the phrase “in part” at the beginning made me laugh. The nuts label made me laugh (<< mostly because of the exclamation point? For some reason I found it hilarious that the food label contained punctuation).
And the Indians cup made me smile 🙂
But, whether you're funny or not, I do have to say that there are plenty of food blogs, health blogs, whatever you call em, that aren't funny and I still enjoy plenty.
Higher intellectual humor…ha, you realize you’re talking to the girl with a maturity level of an eight year old boy. Now that’s funny.
A perfectionist, huh? I’ve actually never thought of myself that way before. Certainly an over achiever and definitely type A, but perfectionism….I’ll have to ponder that one. You may be onto something. 🙂
Amanda Fraijo-Tobin (@FraijoManda) says
So I can’t help but think you just type musically…. so this post made me think of this:
You can shoot me now. Teehee.
That is actually where the inspiration for the title of this post. So glad someone actually got it. I guess I do type musically. Good call; I like that.
Miss Polkadot says
Not to be a know-it-all but I think maybe with your funny it’s the same way like with people who can’t seem to find their glasses only to have others point out their sitting right on their head. Or with me forgetting about the rather large birth mark on my neck that I keep forgetting about until people ask me about it. It’s always there so I’ve gotten so used to it that I don’t even notice it anymore. Excuse the lenghty ramble but what I actually mean to say is: your funny’s hanging out in this post – apparently considering himself damn clever for being invisible to you. That guy clearly needs some better manners. If it helps bring him back I could still start singing pretty badly but I’d prefer to save myself the embarrassment, you know?! Though if we’re talking about granola …
Generous servings of chickpea salad? You’re a girl after my own heart :). Actually, I felt a litte bad for my non-stop legume eating with so many bloggers out there having a hard time digesting them but now that I know you’re the same … Yay chickpeas! Have you thought about recreating that salad yet?
And speaking of similarities I still owe you that e-mail … Promise it’ll happen!
Oh yes, I would love to hear some off key singing. Believe my funny and my ears are completely used to it. They wouldn’t know what to do if they heard an actual tune.
I’m a big of the legumes, and my stomach is made of steel or tissues and organs and what not, but I never have issues eating the good stuff. Besides people should be eating some more legumes; aside from chili, they’re completely underused.
I have made a fabulous chick peas salad before, smothered in garlic and cherry tomatoes. It’s entirely different from this one, but since they put the ingredients right on the label, I could probably figure it out.
I hope so.
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
This is my poor attempt at the ‘A Bomb’ aka the broccoli bomb done by me. Except you have TWO posts in my reader. Failed bombing. Oh well.
I think the humour lull has temporarily hit the blog world…key word temporarily. It’ll be back sooner than you know it and with its notable R Rating.
Those rosemary biscuits look amazing! My weekend meals don’t really differ unless I go out for brunch!
So we’ve all lost out funny? Now that’s a little strange and coincidental. Maybe we all have a case of the wintertime blues, although I’m pretty sure you’re experiencing summer right now. You lucky duck.
You should make the Rosemary Biscuits. You won’t stop eating them.