Thank you for this idea, Christine at Inspired-to-Create.
Getting to know someone through their food. Yes, food is so basic, and, as they say, we are what we eat.
I had a lot of fun with this one. I wonder where it first started (Christine got it from another blog, so I hope I am giving credit properly), and I want that very first person in the chain to know it was a lot of fun doing this. I did it during a thunderstorm, for what that is worth. Maybe it means I am crazy.
A is for Apple: What’s your favorite variety?
My favorite is the Honeycrisp apples. I live in a part of NYS famous for its apples so there is no lack of local apples. If there are no Honeycrisps (their local season is short) I also like Empire apples.
B is for Bread: Regardless of nutrition, what is your favorite type?
I prefer whole grain breads. I love breads baked by Wegmans, a local grocery chain.
C is for Cereal: What is your favorite kind currently? (just one!)
Trader Joes O's. The nearest Trader Joes is a 3 plus hour drive from here, which tells you something. (Actually there is one about 1/2 hour from where my mother in law lives, so I shop there 4-5 times a year. Please, Trader Joes, put a store in or near Binghamton. Do you take bribes?)
D is for Donuts: You might not currently eat them, but what kind do you fancy?
No. When I was in my 20's I worked for several months in a donut store. That cured me forever.
E is for Eggs: How would you like yours prepared?
In an omelet. With cheese, please.
F is for Fat Free: What is your favorite fat free product?
G is for Groceries: Where do you purchase yours?
H: is for Hot Beverages: What is your favorite hot drink?
In the winter hot chocolate, or a really good cup of tea. In the summer, I do not do hot.
I is for Ice Cream: Pick a favorite flavor and add a fun topping.
Perry's Chocolate Panda Paws. Real whipped cream.
J is for Jams or Jellies: Do you eat them? If so, what kind and flavor?
Not really. But if I do buy a jam or jelly I get a homemade type at a farmers market or stand. Grape or sand plum are faves. Strawberry. I used to make my own, but haven't in about 30 years.
K is for Kashi: Name your favorite Kashi product?
Their crackers are good. Don't like their cereals.
L is for Lunch: What was yours today?
The Saturday samples at Wegmans. Zucchini soup, chicken sandwich sample, a small sample of cheese, a small sample of a yummy shake made with Wegmans vanilla ice cream. (Better stop now before I turn this blog into an ad for Wegmans. Full disclosure, I know people who work in that store.)
M is for microwave: What is your favorite microwave meal/snack?
I use the microwave mainly for reheating. Or for popcorn.
N is for nutrients: Do you likes carbs, fats, or proteins best?
Proteins. They keep you full the longest.
O is for oil: What kind do you like to use?
Ask my spouse-he's the cook.
P is for protein: How do you get yours?
Many ways. Cheese, lean meat, poultry fish such as salmon, meatless combos using the protein complementation principle popularized by Francis Moore Lappe. I must admit, my healthiest time was when I followed that diet and was a vegetarian. But I fell off that wagon years ago.
Q is for Quaker: How do you like your oats?
Instant, on really cold days in winter. But the instant oats are too sweet. Could you cut your sugar in half, please? (without putting artificial sweetner in).
R is for roasting: What is your favorite thing to roast?
Ask the spouse.
S is for sandwich: What’s your favorite kind?
Tuna and fresh garden tomato, mayo, lettuce, on whole wheat bread.
T is for travel: How do you handle eating while traveling?
Sometimes we get a kitchenette and spouse cooks. Sometimes we eat out and try to find local foods. Like, in Charleston, SC we tried crispy flounder and shrimp and grits.
U is for unique: What is one of your weirdest food combos?
Macaroni and ketchup. It almost led to divorce. Now I only indulge if my spouse isn't around.
V is for vitamins: What kind do you take?
B Complex, D3 and Calcium.
W is for wasabi: Yay or nay?
Yay, if it's real. Notice how much "wasabi" really is some other horseradish with food coloring?
X is XRAY: If we xrayed your belly right now, what food would we see?
Last night's macaroni salad made with whole wheat pasta, broccoli, pureed roasted garlic.
Y is for youth: What food reminds you of your childhood?
Schav. Sweet cucumber salad with thinly sliced onion. Kasha vaniskas. My father's side came to this country from Belarus in the early 20th century. Oh, for a cold bowl of schav with sour cream....
Z is for zucchini: How do you prepare it?
My cookin' spouse makes a zucchini Parmesan. It's awesome! But this summer I am going to ask him to make the zucchini soup we sampled today at...that supermarket that begins with "W".