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>Having woken up at 5:45 a.m. this morning and bored out of my mind, I had an urge to photograph something. Something pretty. I looked around the room, when a shiny object caught my eye. I was still wearing it on my finger. The snake ring was a gift from my sister purchased in Amsterdam, Holland.
And the peppers? They were pretty too.
>My latest addiction: Hazelnuts. You know it’s a serious matter, when you get a sudden urge to eat something and you’ll do anything to get it.
Working on a computer last night, I got an out of the blue craving for hazelnuts. Don’t ask me why and where it came from. I don’t know myself. I guess, I’m just weird like that but I’m certainly not pregnant.
I went looking through my kitchen cabinets in hopes of finding an alternate snack since I knew I didn’t have any hazelnuts. I found some almonds and pistachios. But, no, they weren’t cutting it for me. I realized that I wanted hazelnuts and I wanted them now. At 10:30 p.m. at night.
So, I did the only thing an addict would do, I got in my car and headed to a 24-hour CVS. I picked up not one, not two, but three bags of hazelnuts. Driving back home, I tried cracking a nut in between my teeth. But, in fear of becoming toothless, I decided to wait until I got home.
Finally home, I was ready to indulge myself in the nuts. And then I realized – I DON’T EVEN OWN A DAMN NUT CRACKER!
I’ve gotten thus far to give up now. I put a handful of nuts in a zip lock bag, grabbed the meat tenderizer and went out side. At 11:15 p.m. at night. I didn’t want to wake up my sleeping baby, but I think I woke up half the neighborhood as the sound of my chopping echoed throughout the night sky.
At last, I had my hazelnut. Right there, on the sidewalk. At 11:17 p.m. at night.
I don’t know whether that’s an addiction or pure determination. Either way, I’m nuts!
>Here are some pictures that wouldn’t normally make it to the blog, but I decided to post anyway.
>Hello, my name is Monika … and I’m a chocoholic. I began eating chocolate at an early age. But it has gotten out of control in the last two weeks. I drive to work in the morning with chocolate bar in my hand. I have chocolate after every lunch and dinner. I dream about chocolate … OK, so maybe it’s just another one of those pregnancy cravings that I’ve been having. I am also a recovered pickleholic. I still have unopened jars of pickles in my fridge that I don’t even want to look at right now. Hopefully that’s how I will feel about chocolate in a few weeks. But for now, I make sure I always have a supply of chocolate for those sudden cravings.
Vegetable -Potato salad is a very popular polish salad prepared from common farm vegetables all diced into small squares
Cold cut plate
Baked Polish white sausage – a must at Easter breakfast
Easter Pasha – sweet cheese desert
Golabki – stuffed cabbage
>Whenever I go grocery shopping on an empty stomach, there is no limit to how much I spend and what I buy. I pick up everything that looks good and lately everything that’s sweet looks good. Especially when I’m at Stew Leonard’s that is known for creating a fun shopping experience. And a fun shopping experience I had. I checked out with a cart full of Apple Cider donuts, sweet potato chips, cherry pie, Pillsbury cookie dough. Oh, and as always I bought a vanilla ice cream cone on the way out. Later when I got home, I had sandwich bread and nothing to put on it. It was no surprise, Rob and I were rocking bunny shaped sugar cookies for supper last night.