Throwback, Comfort Food

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The best part about visiting home is eating at your favorite joint.

The worst part about visiting home is that I am now in the land of slow/no internet. I am at the local library right now using some free WiFi to get my updates done. I’m not taking a hiatus per se but responding to comments, etc. will be delayed. I look forward to some internet down time and also my return in a week or two.

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Throwback, Awaiting August

A state fair staple, funnel cake.

August means the last full month of summer and two full weeks of state fair celebration. Ever since we moved to Missouri, my family and I would attend the state fair each year building a tradition. About a decade ago when my sister graduated from high school (geez, I feel old now) the tradition faded into a rare appearance at the fair.

I’m travelling home for a few weeks next month and would love to fit in a visit to the fair. Besides the must haves of funnel cake, corn dogs, and weird things deep fried, I like visiting the state fair to reminisce the good old days.

Throwback, Awaiting August

Food and Drink

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If you could only live off of one food and one beverage for the rest of your days, what would they be?

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This is an easy question to answer. My one food choice would be nachos. I love nachos because you can eat them every day and still have a different combination each time, giving you the sense of a different meal. My favorite combination is the one above from a local favorite restaurant in my hometown. Sour cream, nacho cheese sauce, black olives, tomatoes, rice, beans, and chips layered together to make the perfect meal. It is a small bite of heaven on every fork full.

Read more about my nacho fascination here.

tceMy beverage choice is a no-brainer. I cannot live without my daily coffee intake. My drink that I would have every day for the rest of my life would be a soy latte. The perfect balance between espresso and milk make my drink a smooth, creamy, delicious treat that I would love to enjoy daily.

Read more about all my coffee posts here.

What would your food and drink choices be?

Food and Drink

Throwback, Summer Lovin’

Hold_Nothing_Back_by_teafunnyHalfway through spring which means summer will soon be here. Summer is my least favorite season; I am not sure why I dislike it so much. The only good thing about summer is going swimming and visiting the state fair–a yearly tradition.

My first concert was a state fair concert, some country music artist (I lived in Missouri after all). Most of the time I would check out the fair two or three times during the two weeks of the celebration. There wasn’t that much to see but it was something to do.Sugar__Sugar_by_teafunny

The other part of the fair that you always looked forward to was the food. The corn dogs made your mouth water. Sugar highs were common due to the funnel cakes and cotton candy. It was a good time to indulge.

I haven’t been to the fair in awhile. I hope to remedy that by visiting home during the summer when the fair is in full swing.

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The petting zoo, one of my favorite stops.
What is your favorite summer activity?
Throwback, Summer Lovin’

Dreamy Locale

Today I uttered the words “…when I was in Key West…”, and it hit me first–that was so long ago, and second–I have been to Key West. It seems like eons ago I spent a lovely day trip on the beautiful island in the Florida Keys.

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Rent a bike to explore the town, eat key lime pie and other great food, and check out some shops. I had a blast here and definitely will return for a longer visit.

Dreamy Locale

Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

What’s for dinner?

I get asked what I eat all the time. Salads? Side dishes? Being a vegetarian more people are concerned about what I eat than I am. I’ve learned to deal with the third degree.

Tonight I had the same meal as my family but traded out the meat for tofu, which is what I usually do for most meals–swap. We had Swiss steak for dinner, a comfort food which reminds me of my childhood. My mother made this often growing up and it was always a hit in the house. Dinner tonight was as delicious as the ones from my memory. As a vegetarian I won’t let my choice stand in the way of having a meal I love.

What’s your best non-meat meal?

Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Make Grilled Cheese Not War

My prompts are food related lately and are making me hungry. Without further ado, here’s today’s prompt:

What is your current favorite snack?

I have been alternating between snacks. If I have a salty snack, like grilled cheese, then I have something small and sweet after. My preferred combination is to follow with a sweet morsel, to go with my coffee. My current favorite snack is some type of carb; I blame the winter weather. I can’t wait until spring. It’s my second favorite time of year and I love spring rain.

Only 69 more days until Spring!

Make Grilled Cheese Not War

The Butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker.

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Recipe found here.

Fall is the apt time to get baking again. I’m terrible at cooking, baking is more my speed. During this time of year the old classics come out again and the house starts to fill up with the smell of childhood memories mixed with vanilla and spice. Oatmeal raisin cookies are one of my favorites so I tackled this project late last night. Warm cookies are God’s gift to man. That should be the only way allowed to consume cookies.

Next on my baking list is something pumpkin (pie, cake, brownies) and anything with apple in it. Any recipe suggestions? And what are you baking this fall?

The Butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker.