I learned something this morning: Kitty Poop > Bunnies
Aren't you glad you all learned that fact? ;) Anyways, I always knew Gibson loved both. He goes nuts whenever he sees a bunny (fun! chase time!) and he can sniff cat poop a mile away and use his nose like a metal detector to find/eat it (gross). Never before has he been faced w/the dilemma of choosing between the two though... until this morning.
To his left, was a tree w/kitty poop buried in the mulch (he already tried to eat it yesterday). To his right, was a bunny, trying to hide himself in some tall grass. Gibson first lunged towards the bunny, but quickly remembered the kitty poop on his left, so decided that that was more important. I knew what he was doing, so I tightened his leash so he couldn't reach the tasty morsel (barf). So, he went back to trying to chase the bunny. It was his consolation prize.
I will never understand why dogs love cat poop so much. I mean, it's poop! But Gibson craves it. He lives for it! Nothing can get in his way when he picks up that scent and gots to haves his kitty.. OK, I'm getting gross here.. but I'm trying to segway into how this reminds me of pregnancy cravings ;)
So! Pregnancy cravings! haha, I finally understand what they are all about. People asked me in the first trimester (Oh yeah, I'm in the 2nd trimester now, woot woot!) if I had any cravings yet, but it was more like 'this is the only thing that sounds vaguely edible so I need to eat that'. But, now that I can eat normally, I have experienced a few cravings.
The first was a few weeks ago: Salt & Vinegar chips. I needed them. I thought subway would have them, so I went there for lunch, but no dice. I ate a different type of chip, but it did nothing to lessen the craving. So I then went to 7/11 to find some.. but they were no where to be seen! I was getting so frustrated and almost cried, but then.. there they were. Right by the register. And all was right with the world again :)
Then, a few days ago, I was watching the Barefoot Contessa, and she happened to be making Key Lime Pie for a mexican fiesta dinner. At that moment, I was going to die if I did not have Key Lime Pie in front of me soon. It was all I could think about. I had never made it before, but it looked easy when Ina made it. So, right after work, I ran to the store and picked up what I needed and a few hours later, this happened:
And all was right with the world again. Seriously. It is insane how worked up you can get about something when you crave it when you are pregnant. It will be fun to see what other things I crave in the next few months. Hopefully it's not.. I won't say it.. ok, I will.. kitty poop. lol (barf)
Now that I've whetted your appetite (sorry!), here's the recipe I used for my heavenly pie:
Key Lime Pie
Adapted from All Recipes
2 cans of sweetened condensed milk (the little cans.. 8 oz or so? Darn, I should've looked at that...)
4 egg yolks
2 tbsp key lime zest
2/3 cup key lime juice (I got about 1/2 cup of juice from a dozen key limes and then subbed regular lime juice for the rest.. my hands were cramping from all the squeezing ;) )
1 (9") graham cracker crust (or make your own, I was in a hurry)
Mix first 4 ingredients together and then pour into the pie crust. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Freeze for an hour and serve (the longer you freeze, the better the consistency)!
Enjoy! Make a pie this weekend :)
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