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Yes, that’s right.  Talking about food.  You might think that isn’t a real superpower.  But let me present you with the following conversation:

A-pusher: So I’m sitting here talking with my bfs aunt and uncles…  And I somehow managed to turn [the] conversation to food 😂😂😂😂

Me: 😂😂😂

A-pusher: I think this is my secret power

Me: Yes yes.  Not so secret though.  It must be a super power.
Like, a super villain has his laser gun pointed at you and is totes about to pull the trigger but then you’re all like, but what about hot dogs???  And he’s immediately like, ooooh, hot dogs, with deli mustard!!

A-pusher: Yes yes. 😂😂😂😂😂😂

See how useful it could be?  You’re facing imminent death at the hand of your arch enemy, but you immediately distract him with thoughts of food and you’re free to make your escape.  Or have your sidekick come and help you out or something.  Whatevs.  Actually, since this is a conversation about food, I guess you have to get your sidekick to come in and take over the conversation while you make your escape.  You can rescue your sidekick later.

So really, I know that this is just a highly specific instance of distraction.  I’m sure there are superheros with the highly developed skill of distraction, to the point where it could be a superpower.  I can’t think of any right now, but I’m sure there’s one in existence.

Well, A-pusher happens to have this superpower but it only works with food.  Of course, being such a specific superpower…I have to wonder how well it could be applied to certain situations.  Like, what about zombies?  I mean sure, you can distract any living, human super villain with a conversation about food and probably an animal super villain.  But…zombies?  They’re not so much motivated by food, just brains.  I think most people don’t consider brains to be food.  And are zombies even eating brains for sustenance?  If they’re not, could brains even be considered food to zombies?  I guess like any good superpower, it’s going to have to be applied with some judicious loopholery.

And yes…that’s totally how A-pusher and I talk to each other.

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I really thought I had posted this already…

I was inspired to make garlic knots recently because I saw a photo of some garlic knots.  So I made some.  Just pizza dough (with some dried parsley, oregano, and parm kneaded in with it).  And then a coat of melted butter and more parm grated over the top.  And then into a 400degF oven for about 10 minutes.  They’re good.

The pizza dough wasn’t my normal several day rise pizza dough because…the garlic knots weren’t really planned.  I borrowed the pizza dough recipe from Sorted food.

I used all purpose flour in place of the strong flour they call out.  I think I do have high gluten flour somewhere, but I didn’t bother digging it out. Also, I didn’t bother with their directions on how to make the dough.  I proofed my yeast beforehand with the warm water and maybe a teaspoon of sugar and then kneaded the dough in the KitchenAid until the dough formed a smooth ball and let it rise until doubled in volume.  The Sorted food recipe makes enough dough for a dozen garlic knots.

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