Food, Glorious Food!


Happy pi day! Don’t forget to celebrate with something circular. I’m going to catch up on some foodie questions that have been going around Blogland, after which I may or may not have a cookie.

First, E.M. continues her Sunday Ramble series in the kitchen.

1. When you are in the kitchen cooking (or cleaning), do you have anything playing in the background (i.e., TV, music, Julia Childs, etc.) while you are completing your tasks? If you are not someone who cooks or does chores in your kitchen, think of another chore or task. While you are doing that task, do you have anything going on in the background?

I usually do everything in dead silence except for driving when I almost always have music playing. I’m generally not in the mood for sound when I’m focusing on tasks, especially writing.

2. What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten that someone cooked for you?

When I was 11 a waiter forced me to eat a snail. It was disgusting. Also, my mom made kidneys once and they smelled like pee, but I refused to taste them.

3. Thinking of that weird food, did you like it enough to eat it again or get the recipe?

Ick no.

4. What’s the food you usually refuse to share?

I don’t like to share anything liquid, as it seems much more germy than sharing solid food (daughters are excepted).

5. Do you use recipes when you cook, or do you have your own way of cooking the food that you love? If you are not the person who cooks in your household, pick a task that has directions/instructions. Do you follow the directions or put them to the side?

I try to follow directions, with cooking and whatever else, but I get impatient and/or daydream, so I usually end up distracted and off on my own path.

shrug woman

6. Bonus: Pick three smells in your kitchen that make you happy when you smell them.

Cookies baking, onions sautéing, coffee brewing.

JYP replied to E.M.’s Ramble and asked a question of her own:

What is your cooking/kitchen disaster story? I’ve shared at least three here and I have more. Tell me in comments or link back with a post!

Welp, I told the story of our Revolutionary War Donuts for one of Lauren’s Throwback Thursday prompts. Then there’s the time when I was newly married and I accidentally spilled a ton of black pepper into the veal dish I was cooking. We ate it anyway, and I had stomach spasms for a week because of the irritant. Around 5 years ago, I attended an event with a lot of elderly people. I had the brilliant idea of making spicy cold noodle salad. I think I followed the directions, but it was really really spicy. No one would eat it, and I had to bring the entire vat back home with me. I ate some for lunch the next day, then I threw it out.

Just remembered! When I was a teenager, I wanted to make brownies, but we had no vegetable oil or butter… so I used olive oil. Horrible! Right in the trash. Also, at the end of my marriage, I made enchiladas with tofu. Everyone hated them, but I thought they were fine. If you want to get rid of a spouse, I highly recommend this method.

Finally, Sadje joins the party with her Sunday Poser:

What about you, what is your favorite dessert? How often do you indulge your craving for this dessert?

Everyone knows I love cupcakes, but I usually will have one as a whole meal, not dessert, because each one has like 500 calories. Does that count still? I don’t know. And yes, I understand that having a cupcake instead of a “real” meal is unhealthy, but I don’t do it often, maybe once a month, and eating too much is unhealthy too.

But let me tell you about this wonderful treat I had yesterday. I was out to a late lunch with friends in Long Beach at a Mediterranean restaurant called Open Sesame (how cute is that?). We were ordering yummy stuff to share, and for dessert we found something interesting called baklava crumble. This treat was served with ice cream and we chose pistachio. We divided it into four servings, so basically it was a large spoonful, and it was delicious! A perfect little treat to end a superb afternoon. Here’s a pic before we mangled it all up onto plates.

Baklava crumble and ice cream

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24 responses to “Food, Glorious Food!

  1. I always seem to forget about pi day.

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  2. This dessert seems to be yummy. Thanks for sharing Paula

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  3. I love snails (aka escargot). So yummy!

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  4. The baklava crumble sounds divine!

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  5. I find it hard to cook or clean with TV on. It would slow me down a lot. Cooking disasters – it is hard to erase them from memory.

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  6. I can’t believe the waiter forced you to eat escargot. That sounds so awful. I love your cooking disaster stories! The excess pepper/spice, the tofu…I was cracking up when you suggested enchiladas with tofu as a means of getting rid of a spouse! (I like tofu, so I think this sounds pretty good.) I also love your cupcake as a meal philosophy.

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    • Thanks! My memory is that I felt forced. I don’t know what actually happened, probably my parents were making fun of me for not trying it & I was embarrassed…


  7. Crumbled baklava on pistachio ice cream (excellent choice btw) OH EM GEE!!! I could do that at home😲

    I’m the same with background sounds. Blast the tunes in the car, please let me have silence everywhere else.

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  8. Thanks for the mention Paula. Happy Pi day. I am making myself a little pizza tonight. I’d love to go get a pie, but it would go to waste right now. No snails ever, ever, ever, ever.

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  9. Wow, great post. Happy Pi day. Marsha at Always Write has the theme of food for WQW this week too if you wanted to add your link 🙂. KL ❤

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  10. Cooking disasters are not funny when they happen, but later on they are. I’ve had quite a few like that. The dessert looks so good! I’ve had snails a few times and liked them, also frog legs! haha! 🙂

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  11. Yummy smells! Coffee and cookies baking together is bliss to the nose 🙂 I got a good giggle about the tofu enchilada husband repellant 😀 😀 😀 Sorry I am so late responding! It’s been chaos yesterday and today 🙂 Thanks for rambling with me, Paula!

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