Saturday, January 17, 2009

Pet Peeve

I have noticed a trend in the last few years that grates on my ears. Everyone knows that there are three dimensions that you need when measuring something as follows:


Yes, the first two rhyme as they both in in "th" but NO the third does not rhyme despite what you hear on all those decorating and makeover shows on TV. I wish all TV producers would take notice and send a memo to all their staff that "height" ends in "ght" There is no "TH" in height and it should not be pronounced "hithe."

The correct pronunciation is "hite" and it rhymes with "right"

Do you have a similar pet peeve? If so, tell me about it by leaving a comment on this post.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Snow and Roses

This has been a week of surprises. First I got unexpected flowers delivered to my work. The roses were from my husband for "no reason". He just wanted to tell me how much he appreciates me and to surprise me. He can be such a sweetie some times.
The second surprise was our first dusting of snow that arrived completely unexpectedly this morning. We awoke to about a half-inch covering the streets. It was pretty, but a bit dangerous. Thankfully today was a telework day for me, so I was able to admire it without worrying about my commute.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Peanut Butter Lover's dream come true

Peanut butter is a real comfort food for many Americans, but if you are watching your calories, you are also aware that peanut butter isn't very diet-friendly. The peanuts are good for you, but the fat and calories can add up quickly. Weight Watchers know that 2 tablespoons add up to 4 points.

Well if you watch your calories and you love peanut butter, you now have a solution! It is called Better'n Peanut Butter and it has only 100 calories, 2.5 grams of fat and for weight watchers, the points are cut in half.

It comes in 3 varieties but I have only been able to find one in my local store - original flavor. I did my taste test last night and I am happy to report it is delicious. I can't say that it would fool me in a blind taste test, but it tastes very much like the real thing and texture is the same as natural peanut butter without the separation that you get with natural. I am very satisfied and thrilled to add peanut butter back into my diet.

It is also worth noting that the ingredients are natural and it is made with peanuts so it will be no help to those with allergies. I am hoping to find the Chocolate version someday.