Monday, January 02, 2006

MEME - You are what you eat

Happy New Year to you all, I hope you enjoyed yourselves this holiday season.
I am sort of glad to be going back to work tomorrow; the holidays have seemed to go on forever. I feel like I've been eating and drinking nonstop for 3 months.

Linda from Kayak Soup has tagged me with the "You are what you eat Meme" which was started by Ruth at Once Upon a Feast. You pick your ten favorite foods and why you chose them. Here's mine in no order:
(Please note:I didn't suddenly wake up this morning with mad photo skilz. None of these pictures are mine.)

No, not sandwich bread, as shown in the above picture. I'm talking about bread like sourdough, foccacia, baguette. Bread can be the main player in a meal, or just a sidekick. Some of the best meals are simple ones, and many of those include bread. Ever had a really great loaf of bread, some cheese and maybe a tomato for dinner? Enough said.

I am absolutely crazy for potatos. Hashbrowns, mashed, roasted, fries, baked with eggs, it's all good.

I love it in all forms. I love hot pasta. I love cold pasta in the summer. I love baked pasta. I love pasta in soup. I love simple pasta.

Tomatos are probably my favorite food. I love them any way (except tomato soup! HATE IT!). Have you tried this recipe for tomatos rellanos? You really should. In the summer Scott and I will have a big plate of tomato slices with a bit of olive oil, salt and fresh basil with some bread for dinner. So good.

My favorites are brie, feta, goat cheese, gouda, myzithra, kasseri, parmesan...oh hell, I love it all.

Garlic, garlic, garlic. Someone (I don't know who) said "Never trust anyone who doesn't like garlic". Garlic is the stuff of life, literally and figuratively. The first time I had roasted garlic, it was a revelation.

I am proud to be able to say that Scott is a lover of hot sauce and chiles since I got my paws on him. Tabasco is a condiment regularly on our table for eggs, potatos, meat, even bagels! I have jars and jars of different dried peppers and 5 different hot sauces in the pantry. Try this wonderful sandwich. Have you ever had hot pepper jelly brushed on grilled chicken? Mmmmm...

All I will say on this food is that I have an unholy love of Frosted Flakes.

Ham and specifically prosciutto. Did I ever tell you about when I used to be a vegetarian? And then one day I really REALLY wanted a ham sandwich? That was my downfall. This soup is wonderful and healthy, perfect for the beginning of a new year.

I love beef.

So there you go. Hope it gave you some fascinating insight into the mind of Sara. Didja click on any of the recipe links? Didja? And to keep this going, I will tag Dexygus at Feeding Dexygus, Alicat from Something So Clever, and Sarah-Lou from One Whole Clove.

Happy Meme-ing!


Ruth said...

Love your list of fave foods.

I can't believe the life this little meme has had since I started it. It seems to have made it all the way around the world and back here to Canada.

Thanks for sharing

Georgia said...

Sounds like you have the same carb addiction my husband has - and his garlic obsession to boot! I have a feeling I'll be checking your blog more frequently for recipes...
And I don't usually do memes, but this one might just be too good to pass up.

Alicat said...

woops - i think i was already tagged for this a little while back girlie! :) Thanks for thinking of me tho! :)