Friday, May 6, 2011

Mac and Cheeze and Lunch with Shrimps

Yesterday I had a craving for that age old comfort food, macaroni and cheese.  Not that I needed comforting and not that I really have 'cravings,' I just wanted it.  I haven't made it in a while and I don't know why.  The sauce is super easy and is ready before the macaroni is done and rates an 8 on the Lazy Scale (with 10 being "Someone else makes it")
Imagine Ted Williams saying "mmm it's the cheeziest" and no he doesn't mean me
Those are panko crumbs on the top with a little bit of paprika.

Today I had lunch with some awesome people.  And no, they aren't shrimps, they are normal height!
Here is my BFF since we were 13.  Her name is Mary the same as mine which is what happens when you go to Catholic School.  Everyone is named Mary or some form of it.  I'm unique just like everyone else!
That's us on my 50th birthday, and I am saying "50 is O.K.!"
This is her niece and mine because I like to pretend I am part of her family.
Casey and her hubby
Are they so cute or what?? :D
And here is her hubby with their  adorable X a million babies
And here is her other niece Amber who was lucky enough to be born on my birthday!  Yay February 16th!   
I hate to overuse the words adorable and cute but they just are!

Anyway, us girls went to lunch today.  Baby Sophia slept through it all and Desiree had fun eating lemon wedges.  Steven did the same thing at that age - doesn't just the thought of it make you pucker up??  Anyway, instead of ordering my usual go-to restaurant meal (english muffin with  peanut butter, homefries, and fruit) I order shrimp and french fries.  Sometimes I just get rebellious and order shrimp.  Now,  a TRUE vegan would never do this, and I am expecting to lose my v-card (heheh), but here is my reasoning:
1.  I feel NO affection towards shrimp (shrimps?) I have never had pet shrimp unless you count sea monkeys
2. I don't feel like shrimp have moms and dads who love them
3. I'm not even sure if they qualify as 'being alive'.  Plus, they are ugly.  On the other hand, so are crabs and lobsters but I DON'T eat them.  Strange reasoning.  I have also eaten clams once in  the last year so maybe they fall under the same rules as shrimp?
Anyway, lunch was fun and I can't wait to do it again!
Accidentally Vegan


  1. Happy Belated 50th!! I laughed out loud at your comment you posted on my blog today about my balls being small!

    Hope you are doing great!!!!

  2. I hope you are doing well! :D

    Happy 4th!

  3. shrimp(s) (yeah I don't know either) still have a nervous system, and that means that they feel pain!
    ...oh and sea monkeys are brine shrimp. I have them! ...had. until I overfed them...whoops. Trust me, shrimp are alive (providing they get fed correctly)!

  4. I may have to re-think my shrimpy mentality! Thanks for the comment!


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