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A Book and Rhubarb Muffins

Like a lot of people, it is no big revelation that we have bookshelves. Some books we have read, others we have intended to read and just have not gotten around to it. Case in point, Arabian Nights. Will I ever read it? Probably not, but my hubby bought and hopes to get to it one day. 
There is a point here I promise.
Our son likes to pull out the books, pretend to read them, then leave them all over the living room. Yesterday he pulled out Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint. I have never read this book. My husband has, my mother did and both of them swore it was hysterical. Since I have not been able to read library books under the wire, those 14 day loans were not meant for people with small children or at least they are a dare, I decided it would be a good idea to read something from our own personal library. So, last night, exhausted, I picked up the book and laughed my proverbial ass off. It got so bad that I had to bury my face in my pillow. This book is not for everyone considering masturbation features pretty heavily. I am almost certain it would be banned or gets banned pretty often and that is a shame because humor really does set one free. I hope it stays this funny until the end as I have rarely laughed so much while reading. All I have to say is, I have never in my life considered a piece of liver as a stand in for sexual pleasure. Philip Roth. You Sir, are a madman. God. Fucking. Bless.

Onto other food.

I got rhubarb in our CSA last week. I could have swapped it out for more spinach or zucchini, but I figured it was worth trying something I have never had. First problem, most recipes have strawberries which is fabulous, but my husband despises berries, poor man, so a strawberry-rhubarb cake, while most likely delicious, would not work in my home. After a ridiculous amount of searches, I settled on rhubarb muffins. The reason being, if I didn't like them, I could give them away or if I did like them, I could freeze leftovers. Sense my genius here? I followed a recipe on Mel's Kitchen Cafe titled Delicious Rhubarb Muffins
Yes they are. HALLELUJAH!! I was so worried I would hate them and would be stuck with 18 rhubarb muffins. Relief and happiness that they are tasty.

Look at the deliciousness you cheeky monkeys.

It has been raining non-stop, very heavy at times, since last night. Poor California wishes they were us right now I am sure. If I could I would send them the rain as we are under flood watches throughout the NYC/NJ area. Mother Nature at her best right? Ah well. Have a great evening!!

Cheers!
MissFifi


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