Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Foodie meme

I'm having a creativity lapse today, so I hope you'll excuse me as I take a moment to see if I can jumpstart it with this food meme I found at A Serving Of Life.

What cooking shows do you watch?

If it's on Food Network I've probably seen it, but the only Food Network show I think is consistently good is Good Eats.

Your must-have kitchen accessory is:
My immersion blender, good knives and silicon spatulas.

What is your go-to ingredient?
Sharp cheddar, pumpkin, hot sauce, Brady St. cheese sprinkle

How many courses should a meal have?
As a somewhat picky eater, I don't really do "courses." I hate being the one sitting around while everyone else eats a salad or soup I'm not interested in. I guess I serve dessert separately, so two courses.

What’s your favorite course?
Disc golf.

What nationality of food do you like the best?
Hmmm...I like mac and cheese, so I guess American?

What’s your favorite meal of the day to prepare?
Dinner is typically the only one where I actually have time to go all out.

Where do you find inspiration when creating a new dish?
TV, magazines, existing recipes that could be a little better, other blogs, restaurant experiences I'm trying to duplicate...

What is your favorite comfort food?
Mac and cheese

Do you ever eat fast food? If so, what?
Does Noodles and Company count? I used to also eat at Quiznos a fair amount, but have been disappointed by the quality the last few times I've been there.

What restaurant do you want to eat at that you haven’t yet?
I'm looking for good barbecue in the Fox Cities.

What’s your favorite dessert?
Red velvet cake. Anything with cream cheese. Boston Cream Pie. Anything chocolatey.

Are there wines or liquors that you cook with?
I hate cooking with wine. I typically attempt to replace it with beer.

How much time do you spend cooking a meal just for yourself?
Very little. If I'm by myself, I'm usually putting in the minimum possible effort, reheating leftovers, making something quick, or eating something my wife doesn't like.

What scent in the kitchen do you love?
Pot roast.

What ingredient(s) do you avoid/dislike?
I will throw away a recipe if I see it uses ketchup. I also don't like green bell peppers.

What’s your secret splurge at the grocery store?
Good cheese. Hard cider. Good bread. Candy.

What’s your favorite midnight snack?
I don't snack much at night. If Laura's having it, I might have some ice cream or popcorn.

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