All About Food – Questions & Answers
I’ve seen these questions making the rounds here on the blogs, so wanted to answer them, too. I saw them first over at Embeecee’s and Willow’s blogs. They can be found blogging at the following links. Thanks so much! 🙂
Questions & Answers About Food
Do you enjoy food from countries that are not your own?
Yes, I do. My favorite is Mexican food, or Tex-Mex. I like it at all different restaurants, and we make it at home, too. We also like Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean foods, too, and have had the authentic foods from these while in Japan. Also, I like German foods, as we lived there for awhile. Sadly, we have no German restaurants here.
2. When you prepare salad for yourself, do you rip your greens (lettuce, spinach, &c…), or do you cut them?
Most times I’ll just cut off what I need. Sometimes I remember to tear it.
3. There’s a saying that goes: “Life is short, eat dessert first.” What do you think of that advice?
Sounds good to me. I don’t do this, though, and hardly ever have a dessert right after a meal. I’ll save the sweets until later, with afternoon coffee.
4. Have you ever thrown spaghetti against the wall to test for doneness? — If it sticks, it’s done (so they say) — What other such kitchen habits might you have?
I tried it once, and it seemed silly, to me. It didn’t stick, and made a mess. I’ll just take a tiny bite of the pasta to see if it is done enough.
5. How often do you eat fish?
Probably once a week, sometimes more or sometimes less. I’m not a big fan of fish, but I’ll eat tuna fish sandwiches, blackened catfish, fried catfish, and shrimp.
6. When purchasing food for yourself, do you check the nutritional label? If so, what are you checking for?
Sometimes I do check the labels. Mostly to see if they have any of that awful MSG or artificial sweeteners.
7. How often do you eat salad as a meal?
Not very often. I like them okay, but don’t like putting them together. And now, I’m halfway afraid to eat any because of all the bad things they are always recalling vegetables for, like ecoli, and you don’t know until after you’ve ate it, and hear of people getting sick and maybe dying from eating a salad!
8. Do you have any food quirks? For example: do you arrange a particular food in a certain way before eating? Or eat certain foods in a particular way every time? (i.e.: bite the heads off of gummy bears)
I can’t think of anything odd that I do with arranging my plate of food.
9. When boiling water for pasta or whatnot, what are your “tricks” for keeping the water from boiling over?
I don’t let it boil over anymore. I get it just to boiling, then turn it low. It’ll cook in the simmering water just fine, and won’t boil over.
10. Are there any recipes that have been passed down through the generations in your family? Have you passed them to anyone outside of your family? or are they a closely guarded secret?
There weren’t any secret recipes I know of. I do fix some dishes the exact same way as my grandma’s did, and my mom’s way. I guess these were passed down by just doing them over and over. I did write down in spiral notebooks, all the favorites we have had over the years, and gave them to my daughters. They say they use the recipes all the time. Some of these include, brownies, banana pudding, potato salad, tacos, and peanut butter cookies (I won a ribbon at the fair for mine one time).
11. In general, how do you feel about “diet” foods? Meaning: foods with artificial sweeteners or alternative fats in them. For example: Diet soda or low fat muffins.
I don’t like any artificial sweeteners or oils in my food, so read labels to make sure. I don’t eat any so called ‘diet, reduced calorie, lite, healthy alternative’ foods, because they taste horrible.
12. Have you purchased food online? What do you think about that idea?
No I’ve never ordered food online. We don’t usually order anything on line.
13. When cooking for you and yours, what kinds of experiments have you tried?
I don’t do experiments in cooking. I have my favorites that were passed down in the family, and I do them that way every time. No recipe. I don’t even like to read recipes, or watch cooking shows.
14. Do you now, or have you ever, grown or raised any of the food you eat?
Yes, we used to have a vegetable garden, a couple of times. We grew tomatoes, peppers, radishes, corn, okra, squash, green beans, and carrots. They were all so much better tasting than what you can get at a store.
15. Are you a vegetarian? If not, has the idea of becoming one ever crossed your mind?
No, I would never consider being a vegetarian. I do like vegetables, but I like all kinds of meat, too.
16. When arranging the food on your plate, does everything have to be separated, or is it okay for your food to touch?
My food on the plate is sort of separated, but if they touch, or get mingled, it’s okay.
17. When eating out, what foods on the menu might push you out of your comfort zone? (for example: pineapple on pizza makes some people twitch)
I’m not very adventurous in trying a lot of different foods. I’d never eat sushi or raw fish, though. If I find something I like, I’ll order it every single time we go to that restaurant.
18. Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, what kinds of foods generally satisfy the craving?
Yes, sweets are my downfall. I like them all. When I want something sweet, I make or buy it and eat it.
19. What foods (if any) do you like to mix that other people might find strange?
I don’t usually mix things up. That’s probably why I don’t like reading recipes or watch cooking shows. They are going along fine, then add something that just sounds awful into it. One thing I used to like, that my kids thought was strange, was a banana with cream cheese spread on it, sprinkled with wheat germ kernels.
20. When eating out, at what kind of restaurant do you prefer to dine?
Mexican food restaurants.
21. In general, how do you feel about organic food?
It’s a good idea, but we never buy these because they cost too much.
22. What foods (if any) do you eat when you are happy or unhappy?
Nothing special comes to mind. I eat what I want, when I want. Now, if I’m sick I’ll only eat what I call my sick foods…chicken noodle soup, chicken & dumplings, jello, puddings, rice, 7-up soda, dry toast, crackers, and bland things like that.
That’s all the questions! Thanks again Willow, and Embeecee for posting these. It’s been fun.
Anyone else who wants to have a go at answering them, feel free to do so. 🙂
Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
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