Friday, July 31, 2009

Eat More Blue M&M's

Every so often I like to do a non-writing related entry to remind myself and my readers that I am more than just an aspiring writer - I am also a person who likes to eat.

As such I also follow several food related blogs, looking not just for new recipes, but also interesting food-related articles. Tonight while perusing one of my favorite food blogs, Serious Eats, I came across several great posts and they were just too much fun not to share.

The first was a post about a Facebook movement to convince Ben and Jerry's to make a library inspired ice-cream flavor. I am so joining this Facebook group.

Here were some of the suggested flavors:

Gooey Decimal System: Dark fudge alphabet letters with caramel swirls in hazelnut ice cream.

Writer’s Block: Coffee with fudge chunks and nicotine stains.

Over-Goo Fudge: Chocolate with marshmallow and fudge.

Sh-sh-sh-Sherbet! Key Lime or a chocolate/vanilla combination.

The writer's block was sounding yummy... ummm, until I got to the part about the nicotine stains. Anybody have any better suggestions of what Writer's Block ice-cream would taste like?

The next post discussed a blog called How to Cook Like Your Grandmother. True to its title, the blog is full of recipes from people's grandmothers.

My mother's mother, who passed away my freshman year of college, was a wonderful cook, but the kind who could never give anyone recipes because she just eyed all the measurements. My mom still tries to recreate her famous German potato salad, but we gave up years ago of ever replicating my grandma's chocolate fudge cake frosting.

Do you have any great Grandma recipes that you love? Share them in the comments if you do - I LOVE new recipes, especially Grandma inspired ones.

Finally, the title of this post was from the last posting I read, reporting that Blue M&M's may help spinal injuries. Here's what it had to say:

"Oddly enough, this was not from The Onion but from Daily Mail: Scientists have found special properties in the dye of blue M&Ms. "The compound, Brilliant Blue G, can block a chemical which makes injuries worse by causing inflammation and destroying cells."

Yeah, that's right. So, the next time you have a chocolate craving, go out and buy a bag of M&M's and if anyone gives you any crap - tell them it's health food.

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!


  1. Wow, very interesting about the M&Ms.
    I wish I had my grandma closer, but I don't. Have a great weekend!

  2. Truly? Seriously? Blue M&Ms are good? Awesome.

    As for Writer's Block ice cream, any kind of food that is described as having a stain is a bit of a turn-off.

    I think that's an old stereotype -- all writers smoke like chimneys. I know waaaaay more authors (budding authors, at least) who are marathon-running health freaks than chain-smokers.


  3. Every so often I like to do a non-writing related entry to remind myself and my readers that I am more than just an aspiring writer - I am also a person who likes to eat.


    Maybe the Writer's Block coffee should have dark chocolate and nuts, since writers are always feeling "nuts" for doing this.

  4. I love this post! I love food too, and especially M&Ms so... this is great news! I'm going to check out that Facebook group too.

  5. I am so checking out that Grandmother's recipes blog!

  6. How fun! I love the stuff about the ice cream :) Gooey Decimal System sounds soooo good and it's very clever. Have a great weekend!

  7. I'll be sure and remember that! Especially if it's dark chocolate, because everyone knows that's health food too! ;)

  8. Health food indeed. And I'm so joining the facebook group too. Totally there.

  9. This was so much fun! I'm glad I dropped in.