I am not a curmudgeon nor cynical; far from it. I
just want to share with you, in tongue-in-cheek style, situations I feel that are less
than satisfactory in our present day life, both locally and globally. The following
editorials, and the opinions contained therein, are mine alone and I hope you take them
in the light they are given...light!
Just like Grandma used to
make; I mean bake. NOT!
The Wit and Tenets of Brad P. Scobey
How convenient life is in the 21st century. What used to take
hours now takes minutes. Point in hand is baking and more to the point is baking
cookies. Oh how I remember going into Grandma Scobey's house and being surrounded by
the aroma of fresh baked cookies in the oven. About an hour before I got there, I
know Grandma was mixing the flour, sugar, butter, vanilla, baking soda or powder, cracking
eggs, stirring and stirring the wonderful mix that would become a toothsome delight to my
taste buds. There she was pre-heating the oven, greasing the cooking sheet, taking
spoonfuls of batter and lovingly placing them on the sheet, one by one.
Wait a minute; did Grandma just open a package and
take out circles of some type of pre-formed substance and place them on a cookie
sheet. Wake up Brad, you're having a nightmare!!
Hold on now. Several food "giants" tout these
pre-rolled, pre-died, pre-sliced, cut and diced creations from the laboratory as
"Cookies just like Grandma used to make". Do not
insult my Grandmother that way!
Cookies just like Grandma used to
make? Let's analyze that statement for a second. Grandma used to actually
make the cookies from scratch with all natural ingredients. So, I guess a
better statement would be: Cookies just like Grandma used to bake. But upon further
analysis, I cannot live with that one either. She never would have baked any
"from the grocer's cold storage to your mouth" concoctions containing
preservatives and a lot more sodium than she ever thought of using when she made the cookies from
scratch. So I can't go along with either the make or bake statement. Let's see
now, what can we say? Cookies just like Grandma used to...You know, I can't
think of a thing similar between the two. Grandma would have never baked that way.
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