I forget we are at war.
“Forget” is an understatement, actually. What I experience is a non-reckoning most
days weeks months.
This is sad. <— gross understatement
Lives have been lost and more will follow. I can’t even imagine the hardships of families whose loved ones are serving. Marriages and families are in jeopardy. What’s it like when your husband or father has spent 5 of the past ten years at war? What’s it like to be shot at everyday?
I wish I could say I thought of it more often. I don’t.
Case in Point:
Even today, of all days, I found myself thinking about…food (of course). I’m not alone. This I know. For many, Memorial Day is mostly just a day off work and a backyard barbeque.
“Look, hon, Saving Private Ryan is on. Oh yeah, that’s right it’s Memorial Day!”
But, you know, we’re human. It’s All Good.
I was thinking about red, white and blue and it occurs to me the only blue food I can think of (from the earth, mind you) is blueberries.
I guess there are blue potatoes….
which I have consumed only in this form by the way:
But really? What else is there? And besides–they look more purple to me.
There’s not a lot of blue in the fruit and vegetable color spectrum. Purple? Yes. But blue is very rare.
Why? Is it biologically unappealing? (I must google this sometime)
My point? I have none. Really.<—understatement.
But since I was thinking about blueberries I thought I would share a recipe.
Sugar-Free Flour Free Blueberry Loaf (Individual)
I rarely make these, but they are pretty tastey and you can make them with blueberries, too (unpictured).
- 1oz oats
- 1/4 c egg whites
- 1.5 oz mashed banana
- 2 oz yogurt
- 1.5 t baking powder
- add blueberries till your content
- 1 or two packets of sugar substitute.
Combine ingredients, pour in mini loaf pan and bake at 400 for 40 minutes. Experiment! You get the idea. Tastes like…well..it tastes like a sugar-free flour free loaf. It’s good, though, I promise.
Happy Memorial Day, try not to think morbid thoughts. Let’s just be grateful that we live in a country where it is possible to be so self-indulgent and self-centered most of the time.
I am grateful that the only explosions I hear are fireworks on the Fourth of July.
But today I remember (for a little while) that it comes at a price.
- Can you tell me about a blue fruit or vegetable I am missing out on?
- Does blue food aesthetically appeal to you? Maybe that is why it is in short supply.
- How does the war affect you on a daily basis..or does it?