Brain Floats

Have to admit, my brain is floating around more than usual today. Sharing:

My precious -and- very talented – friend, Meg, officially launches lesueur interiors this evening. She has a beautiful website and blog. Check her out at You won’t be disappointed, you will be inspired! Champagne all around!

Is it just me or should Gleeks be campaigning for Justin Timberlake to appear on Glee? He looks very much like he could be related to Matthew Morrison, “Mr. Schuster”. And he can sing. Just sayin’. (Obviously from photo, I’m not the first to think of these two together; but I saw the photo after I thought this, so there!)


I was in Whole Foods the other day when I was struck with a notion. It’s a cool place, I shop there, maybe I should apply for a job. As there are plenty of attractive female employees there, it occurred to me I might be able to cop a job if I grew a beard and had some piercings. Ears already pierced! Beard not a good look. Meh! Before I could wallow in self-pity, a young woman walked in the store. She looked like this:


The drawing resembles what would be called the “fat” version of the woman I saw. First, I felt like crying for her as she was beyond anorexic and that is such a horrid disease. If I had to estimate, she might have weighed 75 pounds and stood about 5’6″. As I left, I said a prayer that Whole Foods had heart paddles in case hers said, “I quit” in the vegetable aisle. (Am very familiar with anorexia so no rants, please.) Then I was reminded of my former husband. He could qualify as a manorexic but it’s from extreme exercising. He was a triathelete when we first married and I told him then he looked like Jesus hanging on the cross. A couple of weeks ago, he came by to pick up my youngest daughter and her boyfriend. When I saw him, I said, “Good grief, former husband, eat some food!” Then being the bossy pants I am, I told daughter and beau to take him to the gas station and put the air hose in his mouth until he filled out a bit. Yikes!

Flipping totally over to the other side of the coin, I’ll leave you with a recipe that sounds so gross and is so yummy. I preface this with the fact that I don’t eat anything like this on a yearly basis, but you gotta go crazy sometimes! Really, the mixture of these ingredients will repulse, but the finished product will be gobbled up. Promise!

Tamales and Chicken A La King

12 Johnson’s Colorado tamales

2 cans Swanson’s Chicken A La King

1 12oz can evaporated milk

1 4oz can chopped green chiles

grated cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 350-degrees. Grease 9×13 pan. Unwrap tamales and place on bottom of pan. Mix chicken, chiles, and milk. Pour over tamales. Cover top with generous amount of cheddar cheese. Cook for 45 minutes or until bubbly.





14 thoughts on “Brain Floats

  1. You are so funny, and so kind, izziedarling! I love your posts – never know where they’re going to take me and I love that! Looking forward to that drink in London!
    Have a great weekend.
    Sunshine xx

  2. Oh, Izzie…that poor girl! I feel so bad for those women…

    It feels weird to say, but I’ve never had tamales before! I’m guessing they might be hard to find in the Maritimes…


    • Well, Miss Wendy, I’m just going to have to send you some. The Johnson’s variety are different from all the others as they don’t have a masa covering, more like grits. They are sooooo good. All tamales are good. I really will send you some, promise!

  3. I’m guessing a tamale is a pancake-thingie?
    Your ex-husband could do with the dish on a regular basis methinks?

  4. I need to send you some tamales, too, cin! No pancake-thingie!
    As for ex, feedings not my prob 🙂

  5. Love your friend’s interior site, so beautiful!!! As for the tamales, wow! Good and yum.

  6. That recipe sounds so weird. I don’t know if I’m brave enough to try it!

    • Hey Molls! You are one award-winning so-and-so and a very kind one at that. Which one is it? Should get DENSE blogger award. But if you point it out to me, I will get on it. You rock, of course! xo IZ

  7. I’ll eat anything that has Chicken A La King as an ingredient. I grew up on that stuff.

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