The holiday season is over. Football season is over (at least for many of us- boo hoo ..) This is the time of year that many of us have issues with dark, cold and gloomy weather. This is such a long stretch until the birds start chirping and the trees start to sprout first blooms. Of course the best solution to this dilemma is to jet off to Hawaii.
Ahhhhhhhhhhh. I feel better already. Don’t you?
OK. Back to reality.
Sometimes it just is not practical to take a big trip to the tropics, so what to do when weeks of cold rain brings gloomy days? You know when your cozy bed in the morning just seems like a more logical place to spend your day rather than being a productive member of society?
I have a solution.
Get yourself a nice beach blanket and spread it on the living room floor. Get out the blender and mix up a nice tropical drink- with or without the booze- just make sure their is something such as coconut, mango, papaya or anything else that feels like the tropics to you. Make sure you put it in a nice fancy glass with an umbrella. (If you don’t have a stash of little umbrellas, order some right now! It’s a necessity!)
OK- next step- and this is VERY important. Contact Garlic Jim’s and order a Gourmet Hawaiian pizza. This pizza will instantly transport you from gloominess to happiness. Garlic Jim’s signature amazing hand tossed crust is a beautiful vessel for vine ripened tomato sauce, savory Canadian bacon, fruity pineapple, almonds and- wait for it- coconut! Trust me (and you can always trust Olive) this pizza will have you thinking that you are on a sandy beach somewhere.
Try placing your beach blanket near a heater vent and then close your eyes while you are biting into your pizza. You will swear you are sitting under a palm tree feeling an ocean breeze.
Bye- Bye Winter Blahs!
Ciao for now!