Thursday, February 04, 2016

The Awesome Food Award

The Rules: 

1. Thank the person who nominated you, as well as link back to their blog.
2. Answer the 10 questions provided.
3. Come up with 10 more questions that relate to food.
4. Nominate at least 5 people.
5. Let those people know they've been nominated.

Thanks for the tag, Hamlette!  I actually wrote this post back in early December... and then somehow never posted and forgot all about it.

1.  Would you like condensed milk or honey on your bread?  (Or both, but never mind the bread, like Pooh?)
Er... why on earth would someone put condensed milk on bread?  Honey, I can see, but milk?  It would become soggy and yucky.  Strange!  I would prefer my bread without either as toppings, thank you kindly, but I used to love hot (real) milk and honey as a drink when I was young.  Better than hot chocolate.

2.  What do you like putting on oatmeal?
Brown sugar, nothing else.

3.  Are there any foods you used to dislike, but now like?
Burritos.  I refused to eat them growing up (and missed out on apparently the best burritos ever from a restaurant that is no longer in business).  I started liking them in high school. Sadly, can't eat them any longer because of the wheat tortilla, but I still like them.  Although I still have "a real dislike of red beans," (all beans, really, but the movie quote is for red beans, so that's how my family always quotes it whenever the subject of serving me anything with beans in it comes up), so I only like burritos that do the pinto beans right.

4.  Are there any foods you used to like, but now dislike?
Chocolate.  Not so much dislike, as I simply have little taste for chocolate any longer, and so just don't eat it.

5.  Do you have certain foods you only eat around Christmastime?
No.  My family's Christmas meal is usually a repeat of Thanksgiving.  I don't cook or make anything unique to the season.

6.  Do you have any food allergies/intolerances?
Unfortunately.  Wheat and milk. I can drink lactose-free milk, but I stopped drinking milk back in college, so almost never touch it these days anyway unless I'm in the mood for tapioca pudding, and I don't miss it at all.  Wheat has become a huge problem.  Used to be it'd only make me ridiculously sleepy (as in I could not make it through a day without napping, I literally could not keep my eyes open).  Now, if I indulge in anything wheat-based, I get stomach discomfort that only goes away about two weeks after I stop eating wheat again.  The pain is bad enough that I've almost gone to the doctor, thinking something else was seriously wrong.  But nope, as soon as the wheat is out of my system, I'm totally normal again and all the pain goes away.  Needless-to-say, I've hit a point where I just steer clear of all things made of wheat. 

7.  What is your favorite restaurant?
Cielito Lindo, at Olvera Street, for their fantastically, exquisitely, delicious taquitos.  It's the only thing my family has ever ordered from them, and we've been going there since the early 70's.

 (Pic is from their website.  I'm including no other pics in this post, cuz, dude: taquitos.  There is no other food I could talk about that rivals the sheer joy these bring.)

8.  Who is the best cook in your family?
Me.  I cook, I bake, I roast, I fry, I grill, and I am very good at all of them.

9.  Do you put anything interesting in hot chocolate?  (I like chili powder in mine, for instance.)
I'd be surprised if I ever drank hot chocolate again, so no.  The only thing I ever liked in hot chocolate when I did used to drink it was marshmallows.

10.  Do you have a favorite cookbook?
The Game of Thrones website/cookbook has given me the most new recipes from a single source that I've tried and that continue to cook/bake regularly.  A few are now favorite recipes that are demanded often by my family (ie: the sherbet).  

I don't have 5 people to tag, soooooo, we'll let this dead end here.

1 comment:

  1. Just so you know, I have never in my life put condensed milk on my bread. Gravy, yes. Condensed milk, no.