Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

I'm on day shift!! It is like night & day of difference....ha....ha.....ha...literally ;)

But really, it's crazy! But I like it. I literally run non-stop from 7am-8pm. Shove a salad in my mouth at about 4pm while I'm charting. I'm learning....A LOT!!!

But...I'm SOOOO much happier! I love waking up in the MORNING. And going to bed at NIGHT! Ah, the simple things in life ;)

Anyways, here's the 10!

1. What is a food that you never thought you would try, but then tried and liked?

Gorgonzola cheese. The 1st time it ever came out on a salad that I ordered @ a restaurant, I about barfed right on the plate. It looked terrifying!!! But, I love it.

Also, Steak Tartar. I ordered it on our honeymoon - and yes, it's raw steak. Like...cold.

I LOVED IT. It is on my list of "favorite foods"!!

2. Do you subscribe to any foodie publications? If so, which ones?
Bon Appetit! Also, I used to get Simply Recipes -- which I miss!!

3. What ingredient do you find yourself reaching for the most when you cook?
Okay this is really funny. My sister did this post too, and had the SAME ANSWER AS ME
Cumin & Crushed Red Pepper.

I also like good ole' Lawry's
4. Are there any foods that you hated as a child, but then learned to like as an adult?
I HATED stir fry. Now, it's my favorite.
I GAGGEd at the site of milk. Now, when I'm feeling famished @ work....I got straight for the fridge and drink a mini-carton of Skim. Sooo bizarre....
5. What do you like to eat that others may consider weird?
Everything? Mustard on salad, mustard on potatoes, mustard on ummmm anything.
Ketchup on macoroni - my favorite comfort food
Also, sauerkraut. In fact, to keep my pH balance correct, I eat about 3 fork-fuls of it daily. (It was in my 4-Hr-Body book that this is wise....my tummy has been happy lately...As have my taste buds! Mm!)

6. What is the weirdest ingredient you’ve ever cooked with?
Probably just all the venison I cook! My husband hunts, so our freezer is filled with ground venison, venison steaks, venison roasts...

Sometimes I feel very primitive soaking a big ole' slab-o-meat in a bottle of red wine for dinner. (it makes the meat quite tender)
Okay, I created a weird visual. I pour the bottle into a container & soak the meat. I don't put the meat in the bottle.
7. Do you have any major food allergies?
Nope. Well, I "claim" to be allergic to eggs. Ha! But I'm not. I just think I'm going to start using that. People get snarky when you turn down the food they cook - but if you have an allergy it's okay. So I think I need to just fake an allergy so I don't have to deal with that..

Yes. I am unreasonable!
8. Is there an ingredient that you would like to cook with, but are intimidated to try?
Not really! I'm kinda fearless. I guess I get a little nervous when I cook "whole" things -- such as a whole chicken, etc....
9. Do you bake?
I used to! But I don't spend as much time in the kitchen as I used to. I love love love baking bread. And Pies.

10. If you could go on any “foodie” show to compete, which one would it be, and why?
I've never really watched any foodie show..except for Iron Chef. Which I would not do well with. I don't do so hot with time constraints in the kitchen ;)
****apology if there were many typos in this post. I'm exhausted, burnt out, and feeling too stubborn to proofread tonight. ;)


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I love that we both said cumin & crushed red pepper. :)

Confession: I have never had venison. It sort of grosses me out! When I was dating Ryan, his roommate would make it and it looked like these black slabs of meat that were incredibly tough... but they didn't marinate them, so maybe that is why?

Also, props to you for trying & liking steak tartare - that is something I don't think I could ever try!!

Unprofessional said...

WAHOOOO FOR DAYS!!! I bet it feels great! I'm still trying to recover-I think I'm behind about 2 nights of sleep! Ooooh the little cartons of milk...I'm with you! I go for CHOCOLATE SKIM MILK plus I raid the pantry for some graham crackers. Yum yum yum. Yeah, I've probably eaten 10lb worth of stolen hospital graham crackers in the past 9 months...I have nightmares that the CEO is going to come after me hah! Glad you're back to days too!!

Marlys said...

Sauer kraut = probiotic! Great suggestion! Only, I don't think I could stop at 3 forkfuls! It's amazing how your taste buds have matured! When you were young, you were my fussiest eater and now you will eat most anything! I think Iron Chef & Chopped are fun to watch but I would die if I had to compete like that!