All About Orange

The fact that I have this photo in my blog media library gives me the idea I have written negatively about orange before. But instead of searching for that poast, and lazily efficiently reblogging it, I’ve already banged out a new one. Maybe next time I’ll remember to look for a pic before I start typing like a maniac. Who wants to bet on that?

Orange has never been a favorite color or flavor of mine. There are a few exceptions. Color-wise, I like a dash of bright orange with pink and yellow, lime and purple, for that crazy fruit bowl tropical look. Perfect for the muumuu you need on a cruise to cover up the 10 pounds you gain the first three days before the dysentery hits. And naturally orange is the appropriate base color for Halloween shirts, preferably with black cats, owls, and bats decorating a spooky crooked tree. Boo!

Food-wise, oranges suck. What is up with these things? All pulpy and seedy, with icky white strings you have to keep peeling off. Feh! Waaay too much work. I don’t mind some orange juice, sans pulp, if it’s mixed with mango juice, but that’s a lot of sugar. Did I mention I’m eating a lot less sugar now? Paula’s diet… always a fascinating topic, but we’ll leave that for another poast. As far as the actual taste of orange? Meh. It’s good in cake, I guess. But there’s that pesky sugar issue again! Same with Panda Express orange chicken (soooo sweet and yummy). Oh, here we go with the Panda Express haters piling on to tell me it’s not real Chinese food. 🙄🙄🙄

Okay. Not gonna write a book rn. Bottom line: orange is pretty much last on my list, except for pretty flowers obviously, and it’s not because of you know who.

10 responses to “All About Orange

  1. What are your feelings regarding purple? Should we expect a dedicated blog post on it?

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  2. Here’s a most definite exception:

    Orange Creamsicle MOONSHINE!

    * 1 gallon Orange juice no pulp
    * 1 1/2 cup Sugar
    * 2 tbsp Vanilla extract
    * 1/2 cup French vanilla liquid coffee creamer
    * 3 cup 190 proof everclear
    * 1/2 cup Vanilla vodka
    * Mason jars w/ lids
    1. Using a big pot, bring to a boil the orange juice, sugar, vanilla extract and the vanilla coffee creamer.
    2. Stir until creamer is fully incorporated
    3. Cool to room temp for about 1 hour
    4. Add everclear and vodka to your orange mix
    5. Stir
    6. Pour your moonshine into your mason jars and seal closed
    7. Refrigerate
    8. Let sit for at least 2 weeks
    9. Shake it before serving
    10. Enjoy

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  3. Stan’s comment rules.

    I like orange, but mostly in combo with the creaminess. When I was a kid, my mom would buy big boxes of popsicles for us, the six little devils. Guess which ones were ALWAYS eaten last? And she would not buy more until those orange ones were gone. We’d all have friends over, trying to get them demolished. We were lucky to have 2 neighbor kids that loved them, so we’d get a replacement box toot sweet! 🙂

    I look awful in orange. A couple of years ago it was the hot color for summer and the gorgeous blond lady down the street bought an orange dress, which looked fab on her. I found a similarly-hued shirt at TJ Maxx and tried it on. Um. NO. I got a turquoise top instead.

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  4. I like oranges and tangerines and clementines and creamcycles.

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  5. You would probably find it even more difficult to live in TN, then, than I have. The University of TN’s colors are orange and white and that ugly color is everywhere during football season! As a “winter” orange has never been a flattering color for me to wear, and I have only recently reintroduced just a bit of it back into my wardrobe, for wearing around Halloween only, like you. I am, however, looking forward to trying the new orange/vanilla (diet) Coke flavor, since Dreamsicles and anything that tastes remotely like them are among my favorites.

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