I like Thanksgiving; it’s ecumenical. I don’t have to worry about it as I do next month, where hopes for either “Merry Christmas: or “Happy Holidays” is likely to tick off SOMEONE.
I was going to give a litany of everyone (friends, family, people of courage) and everything (music, writing, learning new stuff), but instead I swiped this quiz from Jaquandor. He did it on Canadian Thanksgiving, Buffalo being pritnear Canada. So I thought I’d post it on the U.S. variety. It’s about food!
1. How do you like your eggs? I like eggs almost any way possible: poached, fried, boiled, scrambled. In scrambled eggs, I tend to put pepper, Worcestershire sauce and a little mustard, plus whatever leftover meat and/or vegetables are in the fridge.
2. How do you take your coffee/tea? Coffee – not at all. Tea – varies with my mood. Sometimes with nothing, most often with lemon, or lemon and honey, or milk and sugar. Rarely lemon and sugar.
3. Favorite breakfast food? Favorite would be pancakes with fresh fruit, real maple syrup, with sausage. Unfortunately, it’s usually Cheerios and/or Shredded Wheat. Or oatmeal, which I do like quite a bit.
4. Peanut butter – actually hate the taste of peanut butter; the smell sometimes makes me nauseous. Since I ate it in great quantities until I was five or six, I theorize that I must have gotten sick from eating too much of it, though I have no specific recollection. Since my daughter is allergic to peanuts, we don’t have it around anyway.
5. What kind of dressing on your salad? Usually Russian, though when I’m out, it’s often ranch for some reason.
6. Coke or Pepsi? Usually Pepsi, but I like Coke too.
7. You’re feeling lazy, what do you make? Chopped apple and cottage cheese, with a touch of mayo.
8. You’re feeling really lazy. What kind of pizza do you order? Mushroom and sausage, or mushroom and onion, or onion and sausage, or plain.
9. You feel like cooking. What do you make? Lasagna.
10. Do any foods bring back good memories? Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup. Macaroni and cheese. Meatloaf. Mashed potatoes with gravy.
11. Do any foods bring back bad memories? Spaghetti-Os. Campbell’s Tomato soup. Waxed beans (canned). Beets (canned). Almost any vegetable (canned). Instant potatoes. Bologna sandwiches on white bread with Miracle Whip.
12. Do any foods remind you of someone? Anything with tomato sauce reminds me of my father; he’d cook the sauce for hours. Waffles – also my father, who had a ritual discussion of how he could tell the doneness.
13. Is there a food you refuse to eat? Sauerkraut – hate it. Most melons.
14. What was your favorite food as a child? Spinach. Seriously, Popeye had brainwashed me. Also corn on the cob, still a favorite.
15. Is there a food that you hated as a child but now like? Broccoli, tomatoes, many vegetables (fresh or frozen).
16. Is there a food that you liked as a child but now hate? Not hate, per se, but off-brand ice cream is generally not worth the calories.
17. Favorite fruit and vegetable: Pineapple, spinach.
18. Favorite junk food: ice cream.
19. Favorite between meal snack: Yogurt, with banana cut into it. Or the aforementioned apple and cottage cheese.
20. Do you have any weird food habits? I’ve been known to eat cottage cheese with almost anything, e.g., apple sauce.
21. You’re on a diet. What food(s) do you fill up on? Water, actually.
22. You’re off your diet. Now what would you like? The same.
23. How spicy do you order Indian/Thai? On a scale of 1-10, about 7.
24. Can I get you a drink? Sure, anything with vodka, rum, whiskey, tequila (but not gin or Scotch).
25. Red wine or white? White. Red gives me a serious headache.
26. Favorite dessert? Ice cream. Or cake. Or both.
27. The perfect nightcap? Tea with honey.