My Dinner, Moving, An Unbirthday And The Fig Tree

by Sherry Riter in Sherry

Even though I am now grain free because it was wrecking my body, I still have to eat. Admittedly, I have been mourning my loss of being able to consume anything from an entire food group and in redhead fashion, I have whined. The good thing about this whole grain free thing is that I have lost many inches of my body. It was the inches I didn’t really need and it was verified today when Mom saw me for the first time in a month and said that I looked 15 years younger. Thank you, Mom.

Anyway, I was hungry for breakfast at dinner, so I scrambled some eggs and topped them with pickled jalapeno peppers.

pickled jalapeno peppers breakfast dinner

I also cooked some thick sliced bacon – not too crispy and not to limp.

cooked thick sliced pork bacon

Then I washed and cut some figs in half. While I was packing my kitchen last weekend, I found some Happy Birthday plates that had different colored balloons all over them. I figured tonight was a good time to use them in order to celebrate my loss in inches of what must have been body fat. I’m going back to the doctor next week, so I will stand on the scale to see if I also lost weight. I’m rather curious.

Anyway, the plates are festive and my kitchen is pretty barren since everything is packed, so I decided to just use them up and save myself having to wash dishes. Besides, I deserved an unbirthday celebration party.

scrambled eggs bacon  figs peppers

As I was eating the deliciously sweet figs, I remembered a great story.

ripe sweet figs cut in half

Mam-Maw and Gran-Gran, my maternal grandparents, had a HUGE fig tree growing on one side of their house. Figs are one of my most favorite fruits. When we visited my grandparents on the weekends, I would often spend hours playing outside…on all sides of the house. When the figs would get ripe on the tree, it was just too much of a temptation to ignore, so I ate them…lots of them. Actually, I consumed far too many figs at one time. I’m sure you can imagine what it did to my digestive system.

Anyway, Mam-Maw would always know that I had eaten tons of figs because I couldn’t stop running to the bathroom and I wasn’t hungry for dinner. Was it worth it to me? Heck yes! Picking the figs directly off the tree (it really looked more like a gigantic bush) and eating the warm, juicy, sweet flesh of the fruit is beyond all comparison. Those figs were not only very large, but their flavor put the figs I ate tonight to shame.

ripe figs cut in half

So I ate a delicious grain free dinner that included figs served on festive unbirthday plates with wonderful childhood memories. I think this dinner will really rank up there as one of my best personal celebrations alone.

Do you ever celebrate unbirthdays and have you also gone grain free?

Happy grain free unbirthday with figs to me!
Happy grain free unbirthday with figs to me!
Happy grain free unbirthday with figs to meeeeeeeee!
Happy grain free unbirthday with figs to me!
And many more!!!!!!!!!

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Sherry Riter, also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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