Monday, April 16, 2007

A Love Affair with Food

Faith tagged me a while back, but I got sidetracked by other topics. So now, a meme for a Monday morning...

1. What’s your #1 comfort food?
2. If you were on a deserted island, what one food would you want to have with you?
Pizza--healthy or not, Faith, it's the one thing I could eat day in and day out :) Plus, it's got all the food groups, so although it can be fatty, it's not the worst food you could eat, right? Right?
3. What is/are your signature dishes?
I don't make the same thing often enough to have a "signature dish." Except for staples like spaghetti or tacos, it's often months between recipe much so that Steve forgets we ever tried the dish in the first place. I just like to mix it up. Though perhaps you could call "savory chicken breasts" my signature dish since that was the first semi-impressive dish I could make, and the only thing acceptable for dinner guests. Steve thinks that's a stupid name for a dish because it doesn't tell you anything about what it tastes like...only tells you how you should think it tastes ("savory"). His best alternative is "souper freakin' chicken" which I think is pretty silly. But I digress. It is yummy and easy, though...maybe I'll post the recipe here if I don't forget.
4. It’s Friday night, you don’t know what to cook. You opt for…
homemade pizza
5. What’s your biggest weakness when it comes to food?
6. What food can you absolutely not eat?
Sardines. Steve loves them. Just the smell makes me run for cover.
7. You need a drink. You grab…
Am I being good? Water. Am I being me? Depends on my mood: white grape peach juice, or Pepsi Vanilla before they discontinued it, or maybe a good berry lemonade. Or milk, which I almost always drink with dinner at home.
8. What’s the most decadent dish you’ve had?
hmm...nothing immediately comes to mind.
9. What’s your favorite type of food?
Probably Italian.
10. Favorite dish?
I have to pick one? Oh, you're mean. I'll narrow it down...Homemade: BBQ ribs (unless I'm pregnant...they've been completely unappealing for the last five months), or macaroni and cheese, maybe...or broccoli, cheese and rice? It really, really depends on my mood. I like a lot of things. I also love me some Amish Friendship Bread, though that's not really a "dish." In a restaurant: My current favorite is Bravo's Tortelloni Florentine, and with it you must order the spinach and artichoke formaggio dip with parmesan flatbread.
11. If your spouse could take you to any restaurant you wanted, which one would it be?
The Sunday champagne brunch at our hotel in Maui (it's been voted "best brunch on the island" for several years). Oh wow. The price tag was outrageous, but so was the food. Plus, we'd be back in Maui. Ahhhhhh......
12. Are you a soup or salad person?
I do like both, but probably salad--especially if it's got lots of different things on it like strawberries or candied pecans, and even more especially I don't have to make it. Then again, no matter how good the salads at Panera Bread sound, I always, always opt for the sourdough bread bowl of soup...because bread is my favorite food group. I could never do Atkins.
13. Buffet, take-out or sit-down restaurant?
If I'm paying, take-out. No tipping and we can use our own drinks (I'm cheap). If someone else is paying, I'd definitely love a sit-down.
14. What’s the most impressive dinner you’ve ever made?
Cornish hens, for Steve's and my first Christmas married. I was so proud of myself, even though it wasn't all that hard. Just seemed fancy.
15. Do you consider yourself a good cook?
Let's say, I have come a long way.
16. Do you know what vichyssoise is?
I know it's some sort of French dish involving fish. I almost want to say a cold soup? But that sounds disgusting: cold fish soup? Leave it to the French.
17. Who’s your favorite TV cook?
I rarely watch TV and never watch cooking shows.
18. Can you name at least three TV cooking personalities?
Rachael Ray, Emeril...drawing a blank.
19. Homemade or homemade from a box?
Definitely homemade. Except cake--cake mixes are so good, even professionals use them the majority of the time. Why go to the trouble?
20. Name 3 or more other foodies you are going to tag.
Not sure who reads this who would consider themselves a "foodie" (what the heck is a foodie anyway?) but if it sounds fun to you, knock yourself out, and leave a comment saying you played along.

Thanks a lot, I'm starving.


Combs said...

A foodie is someone who greatly appreciates food, to the point of traveling to find the best. It's really the new term for Gourmet. By the way, Vichyssoise has nothing to do with fish. It is a cold soup, but made with cream, potatoes, leaks, onion, and chicken broth. It's not bad, but I'm not really thrilled about cold soups.

Anonymous said...

That's funny!!! :)
HEY-- I'm coming to NASHVILLE on May 15 thru May 19... we should meet up for lunch or coffee or something!!!!!!!!!