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Like a bump on a log...

First things first, fried twinkies are AWESOME! If you own a fryer, fry one. If you don't own a fryer find someone who does and fry one. It's easy, just a simple batter recipe, plop it in the batter, plop battered twinkie in the fryer and fry for one or two minuets. Heaven for your mouth.

I don't have any pictures just yet, but next round that we fry up I promise to take one. They are crispy like a funnel cake on the outside, and ooey gooey warm in the inside. I intend to play around with this more and perhaps work on some berry sauces to drizzle over the fried twinkie. A new take on Strawberry Shortcake perhaps? My grandmother considers a twinkie with fresh strawberries on it Strawberry Shortcake. She often serves it up in a coolwhip bowl that she has probably owned for years. Yes it's a little, shall we say white trash? But I embrace it, because she makes some weird foods but they taste better than just about anything in this world. She just happens to live in a different world. Southern Illinois, her little township, in particular is way out there. I mean way out there! Like there are only 15 roads in the city proper total and I can send mail to her with just her name, the city and the zip code and it will get to her.

Anyway, fry up a twinkie. You'll thank me later. I promise.

In other news I'm still waiting on a surgery date for my ankle. Apparently my claims lady took a week long vacation and didn't make a decision before leaving. She also didn't call to tell me she'd be gone. So I'm a bit frustrated. As of next week I will have had a broken ankle for two complete months. That is a long time to hobble around on crutches. It's a long time to sleep in a different bed than you spouse because you can't possible be comfortable unless your foot is propped up and then the covers become an issues, and well the foot just makes it difficult. Two months is a long freaking time to be in pain! I have two pain pills left. I save them for when I really, really need them which is rare, but sometimes I do need them to get though the night. I'm afraid I'll have to take up drinking if I don't get a refill soon. Yes, drinking and a fryer, that will make me one pretty chick! :)

I hope this claims lady approves surgery first thing Monday. I want to get this over with. I'm tired. I'm tired of sitting on the couch every evening and weekend, I'm a bump on a log, as Grandma Alice would say. I can hear her now in that unique Southern Illinois drawl, "You just gonna sit there all day like a bump on a log?" She's not from the South, but she talks like she is.

I'm going to go fry something, maybe I'll batter up an oreo cookie...that can't be bad right?

Happy weekend to you all!

5 comments:

Melissa said...

they used to serve fried twinkies at the mall of america. hmm...

That stinks about the surgery date being unknown! I'd have been screaming! I hope the claims lady gets it taken care of first thing monday morning.

happy weekend!

kirke said...

Now that you have a fryer you can open up a stand at the State Fair....a little way to line your pockets :)

I think your grandma sounds so cute! I love the idea of her special treats.

Also, that really stinks about your claims lady going on vacation. That doesn't even seem right......

'Murgdan' said...

Ohhhhhh....this post is just evil. I'm now craving fried Twinkies and I've never even had one. I've heard of fried oreos...supposed they are mighty tasty as well...

mmmmmmmmh.

Hillary said...

Yum, that sounds so tasty! I've never had a fried twinkie and I wonder if I could eat more than a bite, you know what I mean? And that sucks about your ankle -- I'm sorry!

ICLW

Serendipity said...

wow that really sucks about your ankle, I can't believe the claims lady went on holiday without making a decision!