Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Love & Peace!!

The last few days have been great. This past Sunday afternoon Tony and I went over to Carol's ranch to visit with her and Debbie and Vickie for a couple of hours and we had a blast.

While we were visiting with them I told them my (David Spade's) hilarious, off color joke and like everyone that I've told it to— they burst out laughing, too.

After we had all quit laughing about my joke we started talking about food and recipes. Debbie and Vickie started bragging about how delicious Carol's cauliflower (mashed potato) recipe that she had cooked for them the other night.

I told Carol that I roasted my cauliflower and then added butter to it before turning it into "mashed potatoes. Then I asked her to please give me her recipe, because I wanted to try (steal) it, too.

I steam my cauliflower and I don't add butter or cheese to it. I just add a little yeast flakes to it and mash it and that's all I use."

"What kind of yeast?" I asked, because I am visualizing Tony and me swelling up to the size like the Pillsbury Dough Boy."

"It is a nutritional inactive yeast and has a lot of protein in it." Then she went and got a jar of it to show to me. "When we get back home I am going to buy some of this, because it sounds so much healthier than butter or cheese."

"It is and you use it like you would use Parmesan cheese and it is great on popcorn, too."

Well, it arrived late today, along with another package from Amazon Prime.

Then the girls started talking about Wasabi Salt and how much they loved it—especially on popcorn. So when I ordered the yeast flakes I also ordered Wasabi Sea Salt. And that is the other package that arrived here late today. Here's a picture of the can.

This afternoon Tony and I went to Kerrville and after we ran our errands you're not going to believe what I bought! It is something that I've always wanted and always loved, because they always make me smile when I see one.

I bought a 1962, red and white classic VW Microbus that is in mint condition!! Tony thought I was crazy for buying it, but I told him that it was such a good deal that I had to buy it. 

My adorable VW Bus came with a beautiful paint job and it looked like it had just come off the showroom floor and they had painted "Love & Peace!!" on it, along with colorful Peace signs, hearts, birds, flowers, etc. Seriously, it looks just like a Hippie Bus and it makes me smile big time. Here are some pictures that I took of it as soon as we got it back home.

I bought it at Hasting's Going Out of Business Sale and I only paid $4.95 for it, because it was Made In China with half off of the price of this adorable, Die-cast Scale 1/32. The wheels spin and as you can see from the pictures above, the doors all open! And here is another picture of my precious VW Van parked in front of the Wasabi Sea Salt and Hoosier Large Yeast Flakes that arrived today.

Little Debbie is fascinated with my VW Bus, so I took a before and after of The World According To Little Debbie. Then I took my Classic VW Bus back inside The Cabin and put it on our bookshelf, in the big room, so every time that I see it—it will make me smile and remember the good Ol' Days that I truly miss so much.

And that's about it for tonight, because I am going to make some pop corn with yeast flakes!

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!


Susie Winter said...

Nancy, I love the nutritional yeast, it is a main staple in the diet of people who are vegan. In fact something that is made by vegans is a cheese sauce made out of this yeast and softened cashews. I put it in all kinds of foods, from baked potatoes to topping a salad with it. Susan from Fort Worth.

cousin nancy said...

Hi Susie! I am so excited about Carol telling me about the nutritional yeast. And thank you for letting me know this about the yeast, too.

Lola said...

Yum! I'm going to make that cauliflower recipe with the yeast flakes soon.

I always enjoy your fun and informational posts!

Lori (in St. Louis)

cousin nancy said...

Hi Lori! Long time no hear. I hope all is good up there and both you will come see us soon. Tomorrow, I am definitely making the cauliflower and I am fixin' to pop us some pop corn and use the yeast flakes instead of the parmesan.

Carol V said...

I add fresh garlic to the califlower before I steam it. Mash with the yeast, salt and pepper to taste. I hope you like it!

cousin nancy said...

Hi Carol! I am making it right now! Thank you for your tips.