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  1. Happy Mother’s Day!

    May 13, 2012 by The Yum Yum


    Sometimes, I wonder if our tastes change as we get older, or if it what really happens is that space aliens sneak into factories and change the formula around in some of our beloved foods.




    M&M’s had a certain taste when I was a kid, and then, at some point, after having eaten Peanut M&M’s for a while, regular M&M’s no longer tasted the same.




    I bought Gigi huge packs of M&M’s for Mother’s Day. Not the best present, yet a suitable one since she loves them so much, right? In addition to the Peanut M&M’s, I bought the Peanut Butter M&M’s.




    After Mass, I had an epiphany that the M&M’s probably taste like Reese’s Pieces.




    So I cut open the bag, and…




    …no! Surprisingly, Peanut Butter M&M’s don’t taste like Reese’s Pieces. In fact, Reese’s Pieces taste much better, in my own opinion.



    At the time of the writing of this blog, I don’t have Gigi’s input on whether or not she likes Peanut Butter M&M’s, but we’ll find out really soon.



    In other news, my birthday passed! I am now “Several Years Old,” and Gigi made egg rolls for me (at my request.) I really wish you could taste her egg rolls; they’re better than egg rolls made at a Chinese restaurant. I spent basically the whole day eating, switching between egg rolls and green beans with potatoes. I think I also ate Peanut M&M’s that day, too.



    Unfortunately, I was also sick on my birthday, and that resulted in my not necessarily having the presence of mind to take pictures of my mountain of egg rolls.



    But they were so good.



    Today, Gigi made her famous Shrimp Pot. This is a process that includes boiling potatoes, onions, corn on the cob, and shrimp together in a huge pot with lots of spices. In the old days, we also added a kind of spicy sausage called “Red Hots,” but now we forgo the actual meat.



    Now, have a Happy Mother’s Day, and go get your nosh on!