Posts Tagged ‘dino egg’

There’s Nothing Like a Big Bowl of Piping Hot Groatmeal

Good morning, dear readers. Thank you for taking the time to spend some time with this round table discussion “lifestyle column” this morning. Did you get a load of my grandson Max’s ghost writing yesterday? It was dynamite! Now that’s some real talent there! I felt like I was reading a spooky Hallowe’en article written by myself, not by a ghost writer at all.

The next time your missus offers to make you a full breakfast, be sure you show her this Blog first: Health Food Made Easy. It’ll tell her everything she needs to know about the different kinds of oatmeal (that is, if she doesn’t buy you Dino Egg Oatmeal). Now that that blogger brought up the difference between the original Irish Oatmeal and those commonplace “Scottish Oats”, I’m convinced that the common-law Mrs. Codger doesn’t understand the difference (and thus, may be depriving me of some nutritional value). I’ll take the real Irish Oatmeal, thank you very much. The missus probably just saw “Scottish” in the name and bought it because she thought it was cheap.

Or better yet, I might go ahead and order up some whole oat “groats”. They say they’re more nutritional than even the Irish Oatmeal. It sounds like they’re hard to find, but thankfully, we have the internet. The Amazon bloggers are selling a canister with a special “Health Blend” of oats and groats, and it has an absolutely beautiful parakeet on the packaging:

I hope it gets here soon so I can turn to the missus and have her get me a nice big bowl of piping hot groatmeal.

Until next time!

Ahoy,

The Codger

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An Exciting Discovery in my Victory Garden

Greetings, dear readers. Have you planted your victory gardens this year yet? Well, I have, and it is looking top-notch. I had sewn some seedlings indoors a few weeks ago, and now that the risk of frost has passed, they have made the transition to the great outdoors. The tomato plants are starting to come along nicely. I saw my neighbors directly across the street hanging up those fancy new upside-down tomato planters the other day, but I prefer the old fashioned way: In the ground, planted upright. If it’s good enough for the goose, it’s good enough for The Codger.

I also planted two kinds of summer squash, yellow and green (A. K. A. “zucchini squash”), plus some green bell peppers, lettuce, and Bermuda onions. Remembering the all-important lesson that Sacagawea taught our ancestors, I fertilized the soil with a can of tuna fish before planting. I suppose that makes me a veritable Lewis and Clark in the garden, and that makes the garden the Missouri River. Sounds about right.

While digging the holes for the Bermudas, I unearthed what I believed to be a fossilized dino egg, but I wasn’t 100 percent positive. I took it to the local library and looked through some books. Couldn’t find anything that looked like it, so I went over to the county college. The professor on duty directed me to the geology department office, where they identified it as densely packed humus, a type of soil. The most nutrient rich kind of soil, might I add. Once word gets out that I have humus deposits in my garden, I’m going to have to be on the lookout for poachers. Have you ever tried the kind of oatmeal called “Dino Egg Oatmeal”? When you pour hot water on the dino eggs, they hatch, making breakfast more fun.

Until next time!

Ahoy,

The Codger