Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Creamy Goodness...

I stole this from Southern Expressions, who stole it from the The Greedy Maelstrom:

I know these things are strictly about ego and no one really cares, but I’m bored and I want to post something—either read it or don’t, no worries for me.

1. How do you like your eggs?
I love me some eggs! I usually make scrambled because I’ve either fucked up over easy or fucked up an omelet. However, I do enjoy Eggs Benedict, but that’s mostly about the Hollandaise Sauce. I love it if my eggs have something in them: bacon, cheese, anything that will harden the arteries more.

2. How do you take your coffee/tea?
Coffee: cream and sugar… LOTS of cream. Friends mock me for my love of cream (that bit works on several levels…)
Tea: Hot or Iced I loathe it.

3. Favorite breakfast food:
Cap’n Crunch. Seriously, it’s good. My mom used to make Egg-in-a-Cup for me as a kid. Because I followed her around the house all the time when I was little (she called me “my shadow”). So, she made a soft-boiled egg, cut up toast, and mixed it in a coffee cup. I’d wander around, eating my breakfast following her in her morning chores… I’d say Egg-in-a-Cup, but I don’t ever make it for myself.

4. Peanut butter:
Depends. Mostly creamy (there’s that word again), but sometimes, I like the nuts… (seriously, that was not intentional…) Nuts in my mouth are great (okay, I worked that… still not great, but I’m keeping it. See? I’m making it a challenge for you to complete this.

5. What kind of dressing on your salad?
Good Seasons Italian—homemade. I play with the recipe though: I add some Tabasco, basalmic vinegar, and Hawaiian Honey Mustard—the salt and the sweet, baby. If I’m out, I get The Continental (Italian and Blue Cheese—again, creamy good!)

6. Coke or Pepsi?
I find the whole Cola war thing ridiculous… however, I prefer Coke.

7. You’re feeling lazy. What do you make?
I’m always lazy… if I’m really feeling lazy, I’ll just go out and pick something up at a drive-thru.

8. You’re feeling really lazy. What kind of pizza do you order?
Hawaiian—Canadian Bacon and Pineapple. How the hell is that Hawaiian? The pineapple I get, but the Canadian Bacon? I have a friend that thinks hot pineapple is horrible—but I love cooked pineapple! The tartness goes away and all the sugars come out… (I’m salivating.)

9. You feel like cooking. What do you make?
Casseroles. If I’m cooking, I’m cooking for the week, so it had better be something I can shove in Tupperware™ and take to work.

10. Do any foods bring back good memories?
Egg-in-a-Cup and La Villa raviolis… dear God, they are good.

11. Do any foods bring back bad memories?
Lima beans. My sister’s favorite food. I could never eat them. I remember putting them under my seat cushion at dinner because I didn’t want to eat them.

12. Do any foods remind you of someone?
Hors d’oeuvres –my mom makes the most wonderful Hors d’oeuvres and whenever I have to make some for a party, I think of her (and all the friggin’ work it takes to make them).

13. Is there a food you refuse to eat?
Just about every kind of fish. Exceptions: Shrimp/Prawns, cracked crab. That’s it. I can smother them in cocktail sauce and not worry too much. If it has a fishy smell, I’ll leave the room.

14. What was your favorite food as a child?
Egg-in-a-Cup and La Villa raviolis.

15. Is there a food that you hated as a child but now like?
Cauliflower and cooked carrots. Hated both of them as a kid, but now they’re great.

16. Is there a food that you liked as a child but now hate?
Do I look like I hate food? Well, besides fish—fish is healthy, and I don’t do healthy.

17. Favorite fruit and vegetable:
Avocado… is that a fruit or a vegetable? I love bananas (hey…!), tomatoes and peppers. I want to eat oranges and buy them often, but forget about them. However, every time I eat one I think, “This is great! I should eat more of these!” I can ONLY eat apples while walking around… don’t know why. Don’t really care…

18. Favorite junk food?
All. Of. It. The trashier, the better. Cheese in a can on Ritz Crackers—that’s some good eating. My Hors d’oeuvre making mother would kill me if she knew… Plus, any kind of Fast Food is fine with me. I used to LOVE Jack-in-the-Box before the salmonella scare a few years ago—their burgers were really juicy. Now they are cooked to death… but I still eat ‘em.

19. Favorite between meal snack?
There’s a between meals? I just graze all day long…

20. Do you have any weird food habits?
Raisins in cookies. I find that cheating. I think I’m about to get a delicious chocolate chip and someone snuck in a f’ing raisin? Ah, hell no!

I also tend to eat way too fast. I think it’s because I was the youngest and least able to defend my food from my mom, who waited to eat dinner with my dad. “You’re not eating your peas!” and her fork would descend upon my plate. But if I just gobbled it all up, she couldn’t get at it.

21. You’re on a diet. What food(s) do you fill up on?
Water, mostly. I try not to fill when I’m really working on it.

22. You’re off your diet. Now what would you like?
Everything. Mexican pretty much rules. If I’m on a diet and someone mentions El Burro—diet is officially over. Sorry, not going to “be good”, I’m gonna feast!

23. How spicy do you order Indian/Thai?
Not too spicy. Not a huge Thai fan. I have friends that used to always drag me to some Thai place—I love the peanut sauce, but that’s about it.

24. Can I get you a drink?
Yes… and be quick about it. Girl Drink Drunk, here. I love a Cosmo (I make Chris-mos) and a Vanilla White Russian is pretty amazing…

25. Red or White wine?
Red. I prefer a Merlot, but I’ll drink a Pinot Noir. Certain Zinfandels are amazing—the Seven Deadly Zins is SO amazing… I’m salivating, again.

26. Favorite dessert?
As a pastry chef (well, a culinary school graduate with an emphasis on baking and pastry) I should say something really amazing… but a bowl of ice cream with Hershey’s syrup will do nicely. Simple tastes for a simple mind…

27. The perfect nightcap?
Bailey’s Irish Cream. Again with the cream…

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