Here in America (because thanks to my “de-lurking post”, I’ve found out I have a number of international readers), we have a holiday in mid January honoring civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr. Schools are off, no mail or banks, and its tacky to have “MLK sale”, but retailers are open. Anyhow, King gave a famous speech on the Lincoln Memorial steps in Washington D.C. in 1963. So I thought to write my own little “I have a dream speech”. King’s speech was moving and powerful, mine is far from that. In no ways am I attempting to disrespect King’s speech, so don’t compare and contrast.
I say to you today, my readers, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.
I have a dream that whole foods will no longer rape my bank account.
I have a dream that Snooki and Justin Beiber will learn how to read before they publish books.
I have a dream that this nation will rise up against our fear of carbs!
I have a dream that there will be a channel free of commercials and laden with episode of Dexter, Nurse Jackie, The Office, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
I have a dream that there will be a farmers market every day of the week
I have a dream the only thing worth weighing in our world will be avocados bought from that farmers market.
I have a dream that “Pajama Jeans” will just go away.
I have a dream that we will no longer try to obsess over how many calories we burned and only exercise if its fun (and if sleeping is fun, it counts!).
I have a dream James Franco will sweep me up, marry me, and be totally cool with me not wanting to have kids.
I have a dream Julia Child will come back to life, and her and I will gorge on butter with lobster on the side.
I have a dream that awkward situations will be nonexistent.
I have a dream that we will all be a little more “normal” about our food.
I have a dream that ice cream will show on my butt instead of on my stomach.
I have a dream that I wont care about where the ice cream will show!
I have a dream I will meet all the wonderful readers and bloggers who have supported me.
I have a dream that we will not be judged what we eat or dont eat, that vegans, carnivores, locavores and any other “vores” will unite, and bloggers not be judged by their traffic, but by the content of their character (and blog).
I have a dream today.
What’s your dream?? (you can be totally serious or cynical, obviously, you know I do both)
You know what you should dream about? These cornbread waffles that’s what!
To make this dream a reality, you will need:
- 1 cup all purpose flour (for a gluten free version, use masa aka corn flour)
- 1 cup corn meal (aka polenta or grits)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup sugar or fake sugar of choice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cup buttermilk or any milk you prefer
- 1 egg
Mix your flour, corn meal, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Set aside. Beat the egg with the milk and sugar until its all incorporated. Gradually add in the dry ingredients. Grease a hot waffle iron and plop in about 1/2 a cup of the batter. Let it cook for about 3-4 min on the iron (all waffle iron have different instructions, so just do it according to your waffle maker’s instructions). Take it out with a fork and smear some honey butter on that sucker. Or do what I did and using it as a chili eating utensil.