Sunday, January 4, 2009

Bossy Betty Has An Announcement

Betty's Angels: Ready for Action!

I am a firm believer that we should have a theme for the year.  If you don't have a theme to provide boundaries and limitations, how are you going to make up-to-date fashion choices, elegant decorating decisions and exciting party plans?  

Every January I proclaim a theme for the year and I know my friends and family have just been waiting for this moment. It's big.  It's going to guide A LOT of the upcoming social season.

So, without further ado, I would like to announce that 2009 is 

The Year of Grains
The Year of Grains
The Year of Grains
The Year of Grains
The Year of Grains

That's right.  Grains.  It's time to pull them out, cook 'em up, and start living the life you were meant to live.  Grains are the unsung heroes of the pantry.  Sure, at first sight, they lack the glamour of pasta, the pizazz of the spice shelf, and the temporary excitement of the high-strung syrups and jellies, but given the chance, grains will show you their true rock-solid essence and lead you into a substantial, fulfilling life.  The Amish-like grains are never ostentatious.  They do not wear stilettos and red lipstick and strut down Main Street in a desperate bid for attention. Grains are to our diets like Horatio was to Hamlet--a true and honest friend.  Turn to the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern candy box occasionally if you must, but you'll walk away with an empty feeling every time. 

Betty loves grains and recommends them to all her friends.  In the coming year, I will extol the virtues of  all my grain friends and include recipes and tips for cooking these trustworthy, versatile and quixotic food stuffs.   These "Salute to the Grain" posts will occur about once a month for twelve months, so watch for them! 

Oh, my friends, your lives are about to change for the better.  So put down those paper plates and that glue and remember our slogan:

Grains:  Not Just for Grade School Mosaics Anymore.  


Anonymous said...

Grains are also economical. If we avoid stuffing our faces at fancy restaurants, we should all be able to dig a little deeper into our pockets to help feed (and shelter) the burgeoning number of homeless families who are falling victim to the Great Depression of 2008 to 2012 (this is when the world will end, according to The History Channel).

Bossy Betty said...

Grains ARE economical, Brian! I can see you are already a fan. I agree! Let's do this thing and help others while we are at it.