Our Red State Turns Green

I’ll admit it, I’m still in a state of shocked surprise, but Missouri voters recently passed Amendment 2, paving the way for medical marijuana in 2019. I guess I’m not shocked about the people wanting it, so much as I am that the powers that be in our state didn’t find a way to stop the amendment. They are notorious for ignoring the will of the people when it comes to legalizing cannabis.

So our little red state, well, historically speaking we are a swing state, has now turned green. Green light for medical cannabis and the activists are already planning on the next step, full recreational.

I blog about many things, but you may be wondering why I’m suddenly talking politics. I’m not really. It’s a plant, one that we have grown in the past…

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And one that I intend to grow in the near future.

I’m a gardener, folks!

In any case, it was fabulous news.

Falling Off the Wagon, Again and Again

I’m sure eating a ketogenic diet will work if I ever actually stick to it. And so far? I haven’t been. I mean, sure, it was Turkey Day and all that. Who doesn’t want a little pie with their coffee? And some of that fresh, made with sugar, whipped cream?

And how about a forkful of stuffing. Oh my, that tastes so good. And so does those garlic mashed potatoes and the 2nd and 3rd fork full of stuffing.

And the child, who pushes her plate away with more stuffing and mashed potatoes on it. Well heck, I can’t let that go to waste either, can I? And man oh man, those Hawaiian rolls were so sweet and wonderful. I ate two.

I’m back up to the weight I was when my 12-year-old left for Europe. And there is still Christmas to get through! Hold me back, folks, because I keep throwing this old body off of the wagon and diving into mountains of carbs.

But, But, But It’s Keto!!!!!

Desperation does not suit me. Nor does burning through two bottles of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey in the past two weeks. I did take a full quart of Irish Cream to our friend’s house and leave it there for them, though.

I have a weakness for Irish Cream liqueur.

So, I made my own keto version.

You want it? Here it is!

  • 2 and 2/3 cups of cream
  • 1 and 1/2 cup Irish whiskey (I used Jameson’s)
  • 3/4 cup xylitol (no substitutes!)
  • 2 tsp chocolate syrup (I used sugar-free chocolate syrup)
  • 2 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Mix it all up in a blender until everything is well dissolved.

Add to your coffee or drink it straight.

Full disclosure (and pardon the language): Be careful with xylitol. It will loosen you up. Around here we call it the xylitol shits. That said, I haven’t had to worry about constipation in a long while!

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