Monday, February 11, 2008

My husband's idea of a joke (but it's on him).

So I was uploading photos from my camera onto my computer, and this beauty pops up. Huh? I don't remember taking a photo of an English muffin with cinnamon on it. I would have at least wiped off the plate.

Well, it was my husband being funny. He finds no end to his amusement with me taking pictures of food.

"I hear the sound of the camera," he cracks. "Dinner must be ready."

Well, the joke is on him. I'm actually going to make a productive post out of his homely photo. I'm going to tell you about a couple of products in the photo that I really like.

The first is the English muffin. They are Thomas' 100 Calorie English Muffins. They have 100 calories and five grams of fiber in each muffin. I'm sure the original ones are a tad tastier, but the 100-calorie ones haven't received any complaints from the family, so that's what I buy.

The cinnamon is from Penzey's. I started ordering my spices from Penzey's at the recommendation of a friend who is a really good cook. This also was met with mirth from my husband, so I did a blind taste (well, smell) test. The usual supermarket cinnamon in one bowl. The Korintje Cassia Cinnamon from Penzey's in another. My husband and two sons smelled the bowls and decided which they'd rather have on their toast. All three picked the same bowl without hesitation -- the Penzey's cinnamon. Whereas the supermarket stuff smelled dull and musty, the Penzey's smelled sweet and spicy. Penzey's makes a good cinnamon sugar, but I usually prefer to make my own combination.

So there, honey. Nyah, nyah...

9 comments:

Emiline said...

Ok, Ok, I'm going to check out Penzeys. I'm always hearing about it, so I should just go. Hmmm...maybe they have nice vanilla beans.

Amy said...

Yeah, me too! And at least you let your husband see you taking photos. I sneak mine, which is why they're often blurry, or you can see a bag of pretzels behind then, or taken in the computer room.

Anonymous said...

So will hubby be serving English muffins with cinnamon for poker night snacks? :o)
KM

Tracy said...

Emiline, I'm sure Penzeys has good vanilla beans.

Amy, love your blog already.

KM, he might ... but another one of the guys has this fetish about not getting the cards greasy. I think the butter on the English muffins might be too much for him!

Jenny said...

That is hilarious Tracy.

He thought he was pulling a fast one on you. Maybe secretly he wants to start food blogging too!

There's a Penzey's down in Scottsdale that I still need to get into. I too hear their stuff is great.

Julie said...

Too funny Tracy, you sure called his bluff.

Lis said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! OMG maybe they are brothers??

And holy cow, I didn't realize we were so close.. we should meet half way one weekend and do a lil shopping or something. :)

xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Your husband sounds like a heck of a guy who obviously loves you very much.

Tracy said...

Jenny & Julie, glad you enjoyed it...

Lis, I do think we might be married to guys who were separated at birth! A weekend sounds fun ... what is halfway between us? Erie? On the other hand...

And anonymous, yes he is one heck of a guy ... with one heck of a sense of humor.

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