Saturday, December 1, 2012


     Okay, I'll admit I'm a bit twisted, but what mystery/thriller writer isn't.  Curious, of course, if one's not curious about things how can you research and learn enough to write about them.  Possibly dead is where I might be by the end of this weekend.   I could be killed by my husband before the weekend is over.  You've read it here first.  
     If things are bad enough he may turn into a serial killer like the characters in my novels.  You know, the nice guy you just had over to dinner, the one you would trust with your life, then he turns out to be responsible for all the homicides in my books.  You will know if he goes on a killing rampage when you read in the headlines that the produce men, Mark and Al from the Safeway store in Ogallala, NE are found...well we don't really want to go there now.  
     So what am I planning to do to my husband that will make him a raging lunatic by the end of the weekend?  First off, no coffee.  That's right.  We turned off his coffee pot.  I don't drink the nasty stuff so it won't bother me.  
     We love food, we love to cook.  We prepare most of our meals from scratch staying away from most processed foods.  That way we don't feel as guilty when we have to have that Ben and Jerry's ice-cream at bedtime.  Or when we devour a couple pounds of caramel corn...but hey we make our own from scratch so there are no artificial flavors or preservatives.  We won't discuss the sugar content.   Then there's the chocolate chip cookies, and move over and hand me a fork when there's a homemade chocolate cake on the table.  
     OMG just writing this blog today is a huge mistake.  My mouth is watering.  If anyone is out there reading this please sneak in a package of Keebler fudge sticks, I can scarf down an entire package in less than thirty minutes.  
     So, you're still wondering what we're up to.  We watched a documentary called, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.   It was a huge eye-opener as to how we're killing ourselves with food.  The man who made the documentary went on a 60 day juicing fast.  Sounds crazy, but he looked great at the end of it.  He lost tons of weight, no longer took his prescription drugs and changed his outlook on life and food.  
     I know what you're thinking, and no, we are not going on a 60 day juice fast.  But, we're going to try it for 3 days.   We pulled the recipes from the Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead website.  I facebooked my friend Mark from the produce department and he filled the order for me.  I almost needed a truck to bring home 3 days worth of fruits and vegetables to juice.  
     We researched and found what we think is a great juicer and today is day one.
     For breakfast we had a cup of tea, a big glass of water...wait I have to go to the bathroom again....okay I'm back.  Then we chopped carrots, apples and ginger root and tossed them into this wonderful new machine.  The juice looked okay, an orange drink for breakfast, not too unusual, but whew, that fresh ginger gave it some burn.  I'll bet the root is related to horseradish.  Imagine that first thing in the morning.  You should know I don't even like mild picante sauce.  But I was a good sport and sipped my 8 ounces until it was gone, of course I used a water chaser with each sip.   The flavor was actually quite good, but the heat slowed me down a bit.  
    When my hubby went out to do my chores I prepared our snack.  SNACK!!!  It's a damn two quart pitcher, when we share it that means one quart each.  It is a very disgusting looking lime green.  It has cucumbers, celery, apples, kale and of course more ginger root.  It's chilling in the fridge as I write this.  Hang on,  I have to go to the bathroom, I'll be right back.
     So as I was saying, it's in the fridge chilling and we have to get that down before we juice our lunch.....stay tuned for more comments about our weekend.           


  1. Watched that same movie this week, but instead of getting a juicer, I just decided to get the juice from the store and add it to my diet for a while and try to cut out junk. A weeks supply of Naked Green Machine was less than the juicer and I figured I should see if I like it before taking the plunge -- plus there is no room in my frig for all those veggies. Good luck with your juice fast.

  2. Good luck to you, too. I don't have the luxury of a store that juices. But, I did have an empty second refrigerator that we use when we have company.

  3. I can't believe that you'd want to give up Hostess Twinkies, Ho Ho's, Cup Cakes and all the Little Debbie "goodies". I can still send you a LARGE box of those if you change your mind !
    Your "Junk Food Friend".

  4. I'm hungry for Martins chocolate chip cookies! They are to die for! ...Good luck:)