Well, Now My Mouth is Watering

by Ginger on September 5, 2013

in Day in the Life

Besides my husband, my child, and my books, food might be my next favorite thing on the planet. I love food, and we spend more of our money on eating than on most other things combined, and honestly, I’m perfectly ok with this. Because, well, FOOOOOOOOOODDDDDD.

So the only problem (besides narrowing the list down) with doing a favorite foods list is that now I’m hungry.

  1. Avocado in almost all forms, but particularly the guacamole form. I make a pretty damn good guacamole myself, but I like pretty much all guacamole. (Except that watery stuff you buy premade at the grocery store. Yuck.). And let’s be honest, part of the reason I love living in Southern California is my easy, easy access to avocados.
  2. Fresh tomato (heirlooms ideally, but I won’t turn down a Roma or Beefsteak or Grape or Cherry), either sliced with a little bit of salt, or diced up with some mozzarella and basil. Mmmm.
  3. Tacos. Now look. I could have an entire list of just my top 10 favorite Mexican foods*, but tacos hold the top spot in my heart as a fairly perfect food. I like tacos with lots of different fillings (fish! shrimp! chicken! pork!), but I’ll always love a greasy, fried beef taco the best.
  4. Fried egg sandwich, made by my husband. One of the first things that N.C. made for me (and still makes) was a fried egg sandwich, and I’ll admit, that combo of foods really made my heart swoon. I like them when I get them elsewhere, but the ones N.C. makes are somehow the best.
  5. Pickles. Regular dill are the best, followed by kosher. I do actually even like bread and butter pickles and sweet pickles, but the sour/salty ones are my favorite.  And none of those weak, barely dipped in vinegar pickles that New York restaurants love to serve. Brine those suckers for longer than a minute folks.
  6. Sourdough bread. Crusty & warm with a little butter? Yes. Sliced for sandwiches and toast? Yes. As a perfect pair for creamy soups? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
  7. Shrimp. I do love me some shrimp. The best way to improve a salad or pasta. Great fried on its own, or on a sandwich. Amazing tempura’d or in various sushi and roll forms. Blackened, sauteed, grilled. Mmmmm.
  8. Spicy tuna roll. A GOOD spicy tuna roll is a thing of culinary beauty. Please to get in mah belly!
  9. Bacon. Yes, I am an internet stereotype. But bacon makes me happy.
  10. Filet mignon, rare to medium rare. I like steak in general, but this is my favorite. I like it plain when cooked well, although sometimes a topping of some blue cheese or some garlic butter is in order. Pair it with sides of sauteed mushrooms or asparagus, and I’m a happy, happy girl.

Mmmmm, now I’m REALLY hungry.

*(Besides tacos, in no particular order: enchiladas verdes, carnitas, chile rellenos, salsa, tortilla soup, fresh flour tortillas, tamales, carne asada, chilasquiles, enchiladas montadas.)


Prompt from Bring Back the Words, Week 12

april September 5, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Other than pickles (I know, I don’t mind them but I don’t actively eat them) all of those other items could have been on my list if I would have just waited to hit publish.

Reading (and chickens) September 7, 2013 at 3:16 pm

We really need to go out to eat some time. These are most of my favorite foods, too (well, except avocados) (I KNOW, it’s not logical, but I just don’t like them).

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