Friday, February 5, 2010

Mishmash Friday

I had a dream lastnight about Spring..This is the first time in a very long time that I am just so ready for winter to be over. I am so over it already! Welcome to Mishmash Friday. On these days I will share tid bits about my expat life here in The Netherlands. I was going to share with you some weekly news but I forgot to remember alot of it. However I do remember this: There was a woman in the netherlands who hadn't been able to sleep since sunday. Her neighbors went on vacation but failed to turn their tv and dvd off. For 3 days it played The Teletubbies all day and night over and over again and she was unable to fall asleep. She finally called the police and they came over and went into the house to turn it off!
 They don't sell Rach dressing here so when you go to buy Cool Ranch need to look for Cool American! LOL I couldn't believe it when I first saw that. The chips are also different. They taste the same but the ranch coating on it is really light. Now if you buy the cheese doritos those are normal...must be because everyone eats cheese here.
   This is my butterfly tree right now.
  This is what it looks like in the summer..Im soooo ready for everything to come back to life and bloom!                                                    


Candee said...

Funny my hubby came home with the cool american chips this week. I am not a chip person but those I do like. Not good for my diet!
I am so ready for spring! yesterdays 7 degrees was just a tease!

Nikia, May and da kids said...

Cool American Doritos! Right on!
No Ranch?? That is so Un-American, hahahahaha ...

I don't blame you. Minnesnowda is part of Greenland, isn't it?? if not, I think I will write a letter to the UN about it = P

What's wrong with iced coffee?? If you are drinking coffee, there has to be a certain way to drink it out there? Happy Weekend Sonya!


The Cabrals said...

I am so ready for spring aswell. I want to visit this beautiful gardens here in New Mexico....I bet it will be just wonderful to see all those bright colors.
I hope your butterfly bush comes back to life and bloom again soon.
Have a wonderful weekend sonya.
Will be thinking of you.x

Nancy C said...

Cool American flavor! Ha! I would think it would taste more like...freedom.

Whatever that means.

Frau said...

Cool American Dorito's could the bag be any smaller for the price! I have bought it once or twice but man I miss crackers like wheat thins and triscuit.I'm ready for spring too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

lytha said...

again, i feel like you're blogging my life.: )

cool american doritos, *SIGH*

at least they could have salad dressing that somewhat tastes like ranch, and call THAT american dressing. no, what they call american here looks like french. hey, maybe i should try the stuff labelled french.

but happily this week i found salted tortilla chips at a local store. so, no long drives whenever i make homemade salsa! at least, not for chips. there still is no jalepeno to be found within 50 KM.

~lytha, whose favorite manmade food of all time is doritos (cheese!)

lytha said...

omgosh i almost forgot, GET to LIDL and get yourself some cheddar cheese! i cannot find cheddar anywhere in this land, and this week is "great britain week" at LIDL and omgosh, that cheese.

it's sharp aged white cheddar tillamook. at least, it tastes exactly like tillamook. it is onlky 2 euros per package, and they're BIG!

i went out to the car, and for want of a knife, i just tore into it with my teeth. shameful. but i miss cheddar cheese so much.

it was so awesome, i went back into the store and bought every single last one of them.

(sorry other expats in wuppertal...)

and then i saw the same company had meat pies in stock. i bought three of those (haven't tried yet). i LOVE pot pies!

and then i found the same brand had shortbread. it tastes just like the stuff from home.

i don't know if there is a LIDL near you, but if so, go now!


Candee said...

I think Lidl in Holland has different actions at different times to Germany. Ours is XXL week (at least in my area).
My last trip back from Canada I snuck a big brick of cheddar back in. I didn't realize it wasn't allowed (we bring Gouda to Canada all the time and declare it). It was so worth it - I got my fix! I can buy it at our Albert Hein or Macro grocery store (the orange cheddar) when I desperately need or want it.
Our Lidl had American week awhile ago and had Ranch dressing - I bought them out! It was good too! The selection of salad dressings is one thing I really miss here.

Sonya said...

I make my own ranch and love's not hard to make. I bought a popcorn popper at Lidl during their american you can find neat stuff there when they have certain sales..same with Aldi. I can get salted torilla chips aswell.

Lytha you need to just grow your own jalapenos! Im going to!

Although I miss Cheddar I've learned to just buy bricks of cheese here and shred it..I can never find dry mozzarella,only wet.

What A Dish! said...

Lol- we bought "Cool American" doritos in Germany too! Love it! They are so expensive though!

Katy ~ said...

Aaaah, the things we take for granted here. I'm not a Dorito fan, regardless of flavor, but I can see how they'd be a missed treat by those who enjoy them. Now if you could only figure out how to make them....

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

LOL! I guess ranch is very much american. But, that's funny that they call it cool american.

Ahh, your butterfly bush is so beautiful in the summer!! I hope I can get a butterfly bush this spring. Perhaps, it will survive my horrid gardening skills:)

Marla said...

Cool American....I like it!

Life with Kaishon said...

I know what you mean! I am SO totally and completely ready for Spring. Hurry, Hurry! We got like a zillion inches of snow yesterday... I can't take it!