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Good Bye Fat Tax

The very first country that imposed a tax on foods containing saturated fats is “seriously” thinking about revoking it.

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Seems Danish citizens are finding a way to get around the tax.

Who wouldda thunk it?

*Shyly raises hand and whispers, “Me.”*

The Danes, a smart lot if ever there was one, have been going across the Danish borders in droves to buy, eat, and enjoy foods with saturated fat in them, thus resulting in a great loss of revenue for the country of Denmark.

Who wouldda thunk it?

Are you listening and watching food police?

Are you listening and watching Mayor Bloomberg?

Oh that’s right. You don’t have any electricity. Oh excuse me…..that is your subjects don’t have any electricity. I am sure you do. 

Let them eat cake!!!!!!

So your subjects will have to go to New Jersey for that, won’t they. Oh! That’s not a very good idea right now, either, is it?

Well, we still have sugar, fat, and electricity in Ohio. Y’all go west now.

When will they ever learn that people treasure their freedom.

When will the food police, and the nannies, and the government busy bodies learn the lesson of Prohibition?

Looks like the Danish governemnt is learning! It has been a costly lesson.

Featured Recipe          Ambrosia Sweet Potatoes

 Ambrosia: Food of the classical gods; food that makes one immortal.

While I cannot guarantee immortality, I can say today’s dish tastes heavenly and may make you feel heavenly as well.

This is a fantastic Thanksgiving recipe. And although I often make it for Thanksgiving, there is nothing that says you can’t have it any time of year. Don’t remember where or when I got this recipe. It is an old one though.

It may look like a difficult recipe to make, but nothing could be further from the truth. It is very easy.

This is what you will need for 6 servings:

2-3 pounds of sweet potatoes (2-3 medium size)

1 lemon

1 orange

1 small (8 ounce) can crushed pineapples

½ cup brown sugar

1 stick butter melted (8 tablespoons)

½ cup flaked coconut

10 maraschino cherries – Optional

Salt to taste

Here is what you do:

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cook the sweet potatoes any way you prefer:

If you bake in a conventional oven do not peel and bake the potatoes on a baking sheet in a 400 F oven for 40-50 minutes. Cool, peel and then proceed with the recipe.

If you cook in a microwave, peel the potatoes, prick with a fork in several places…….

……. wrap in plastic wrap and cook about 6-9 minutes, longer if the potatoes are bigger. If your microwave has a potato function on it, use that.

However you cook them, do not overcook as you will be cooking them again before you serve them.

When the potatoes are cooked, remove the plastic wrap and cool the potatoes. While the potatoes are cooling slice the lemon and orange. Set aside.

When the potatoes are cool slice them and arrange one half of the potatoes in a single layer in medium (about 2 quarts) casserole.

 Cover the potatoes with the lemon and orange slices.

Top the citrus slices with the rest of the potatoes.

Melt the butter.

Place the pineapple and the juice, brown sugar, and salt in a bowl.

Add the melted butter to the bowl and mix well.

Pour the brown sugar – butter mixture over the potatoes.

Sprinkle evenly with the coconut flakes. Then dot with the cherries.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Serve with turkey or any entrée.

 

Bon appétit!!!

Cost

2-3 pounds sweet potatoes              $0.91                          

1 lemon                                         $0.69

1 orange                                        $0.79

1 small can crushed pineapples        $0.86

½ cup brown sugar                        $0.32

1 stick butter melted                       $0.64

½ cup flaked coconut                      $0.64

10 maraschino cherries Optional      $1.20

Salt to taste

Total cost = $6.05
Cost per person = $1.00

Quote of the Day

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good
of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live
under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may
at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good
will torment us without end for they do so with the approval
of their own conscience.

C.S. Lewis

Source of Danish tax: HotAir.

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