Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The meme I was born to play

The lovely and elegant Shannon at Tales from the Fairy Blogmother (sorry, I'm using Safari and can't link over for some reason) tagged me for this meme the other day. As I read through her answers I was secretly hoping that she would tag me, not that she would have had to - I probably still would have done it, because I love food and I love to talk about food. Hmm. I don't really talk about it too much here though, but it often dominates conversations in our house. Allrighty then.

1. Can you cook? If yes do you like to cook?
If you read my blog often, you know the answer... a big yes to both.

2. When does your whole family come together to eat?
We always eat dinner together and on weekends we eat all three meals together.

3. What do you have for breakfast?
I'm such a creature of habit at breakfast. Toast (almost always on homemade bread) with peanut butter (natural) and either jam or Nutella.

4. When, where and how do you eat through the week?
Breakfast at about 7:00 at the table in the dining room while reading the paper. It is totally "me time".
Lunch around 12:30 at the table with Emily. I'm often up and down about twenty times it seems to get milk, no wait Mummy, I want water, can I have pickles?, I want ketchup, more this, more that, I need a bib, a new fork, you name it. You get the picture.
Dinner around 5:30 or 6:00 at the table with everyone. See lunch for how it all works.

5. How often do you eat out?
Maybe once every two weeks and not at the kind of places we used to eat. Now it's Licks or Kelsey's or shawarma. Mmm shawarma.

6.How often do you order in or get take out?
Maybe once a month at the most.

7.Re: 5 &. 6 - if money were no object would like to do it more often?
Probably not. We really like to cook and eat good homemade food. If money were no object, I'd have a personal chef on call.

8.Are there any standards that make a regular appearance at your table?
For sure. Sweet and sour spareribs, Moroccan stew, cauliflower and cheese pie, pasta with sausage, fishcakes, bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon, blueberry pancakes.

9.Have you ever tried a recipe from another blog?
I have great plans to but I haven't yet.

10.Are there any quarrels because of food?
No, John and I have a great chemistry together in the kitchen and like the same things. Emily, on the other hand, does quarrel with us over some things, mainly when we won't let her eat Smarties for dinner.

11.Are you a vegetarian or could you imagine living as a vegetarian?
I could easily be a vegetarian, although I'm not one now. I would have said "not on your life" just a couple of months ago, but I've been cooking a lot more vegetarian meals lately and the more I cook that way, well, the more I cook that way. I could easily be a vegetarian and might get there yet.

12.What would you like to try out that you haven't dared yet?
Chicken feet, just for the ick factor. And the sauce.

13.Would you rather cook or bake?
I do both, and do both very well, but when it comes down to it, I prefer to bake.

14.What was the most terrible mess you've ever made in the kitchen?
A few weeks ago, I got myself in a pickle trying to bake bread for ourselves and bread for another family including a batch of Chelsea buns. Bad things happened. I was so frustrated by the whole thing, and so frazzled, that I couldn't even blog about it. John was left with the task of cleaning up pretty much every dish and surface and baking ustensil in the kitchen. I love that guy.

15.What do your kids like to eat best? What would your kids never eat?
Emily loves everything. Tonight she pigged out on chick peas. Yes, chick peas! Her favourites are bagels with cream cheese and red pepper jelly, any kind of fruit, sandwiches, homemade macaroni and cheese with spinach (she loves spinach), veggies and dip, sour cream (she'll eat it with a spoon). Emily will try anything once. I can't really think of anything that she'll never eat. She's very adventurous. Maybe chicken feet.

16.What do you dislike most?
Vegemite is disgusting. Also, I don't like squash on its own. I'm not crazy about mashed potatoes (weird, I know), I despise baked apples in any form, and finally, my most hated food: raisins. What a waste of grapes.

Well, that's it. Now, for a tag: I think I'll keep it really simple this time: Beth.


Sheryl said...

My sister-in-law was forced to eat chicken feet as a child by her grandparents who raised chickens, she's scared for life.

Shan said...

Okay you're my new favourite person :)

Loved reading your answers and I have to say I am incredibly jealous that Emily is such a good eater. Too bad they couldn't hang out, maybe some of it would rub off on Abby.