This is one of my favorite lines of all time! Can't remember where I heard it, because it was years ago, but it was probably a comedian who always prefaced an insult with it. Funny, observational insults.
So, it's perfect today, because although I don't want to be mean-spirited, this has been bugging me for awhile and well, where else should I be able to vent than on my blog. So forgive my indulgence:
I blog stalk. A lot. Generally, I go to friends' blogs and then stalk from there. I have found many, MANY lovely blogs this way (thanks Mama Pea). A few are cooking blogs (not via Mama Pea, who apparently doesn't cook). I started following one in particular because it's called "Picky Palate: Dressing Up Original Family Style Recipes For Even Your Pickiest Eaters." "Perfect!" I thought (originally). I'm all about "family style" foods, and BonnieBlue is a picky eater (currently all she is eating with any kind of complaint-free regularity is bacon and white rice).
Mind you, it's been about a year now that I've been reading it, but about 6 months ago I realized something. Here, you can probably figure it out from her fourteen 2011 posts:
Feb. 14 - Girl Scout Thin Mint Toaster Strudels
Feb. 10 - Double White Chocolate and Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies...With Sea Salt
Feb. 7 - Brownie Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Feb. 3 - SuperBowl Eats (party foods)
Feb. 1 - SuperBowl Tacos (chili and fritos in the bag)
Jan. 31 - Baked Spinach Dip mini bread bowls
Jan. 27 - Peanut Butter Butterscotch Chippers Cookies
Jan. 24 - Hot Chocolate with Maple Marshmallows
Jan. 19 - Double Cheese and Bacon Egg Biscuits
Jan. 17 - Candy Bar Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches
Jan 13 - Lemon Dressing Drizzled Chickpea and Sweet Pepper Arugula Salad
Jan. 10 - Smoky Turkey and Saffron Red Rice
Jan 6 - Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Jan. 3 - links back to a bunch of her soup recipes
In her defense, I made the Smoky Turkey and Saffrom Red Rice (altering with what I had on hand) and it was DELICIOUS! But my picky eater, who loves rice, wouldn't touch it. Notice anything about the other recipes? Only one does not have cheese or chocolate in it, and it is a salad. 6 of the 14 posts have been cookie recipes! You know, I can get my picky eater to eat cookies without any special recipes.
But, now to be a little nicer, the cookie recipes are amazing. I haven't made any, but I'm going to get some puff pastry today so that when the Girl Scouts deliver my Thin Mints, I am ready to make those little strudels. Mmmm. Now, my picky eater, she'll eat the Thin Mints, but I doubt she'll eat the strudel. And to be fair, little picky palates probably do like anything with cheese and chocolate in them, so her heading doesn't lie. But still...I'm not judging; I'm just saying.