A Little zanie-ness

The musings of a brilliant mind (and a whole lot of day to day stuff that isn't quite so brilliant!)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Omnivore's 100

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.

2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.

3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating. I've put my NEVER EVER EVER items in red and I've Italicized what I haven't eaten yet but REALLY want to try.

4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

I got 50. How about you?

1. Venison (I was tricked into eating this but realized it was really good.)
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros (Yummy for breakfast!)
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue (I could live on this stuff!)
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari (Best served with garlic mayo!)
12. Pho (Divine for lunch!)
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras (who knew I'd like this???)
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters (Again, who knew?)
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas (there was a time I was addicted to these little bastards!)
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (Is there any other way to eat chowder?)
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (Fastest, tastiest way to get your drunk on.)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk (GAG!)
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (Divine when warm, Meh when cold)
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini (I like my martini like I like my men - FILTHY!)
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine (Didn't know what poutine was until recently and realized I'd been eating poutine for years!)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs (LOVED these as a kid.)
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict (Food of the Mother's Day gods!)
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef

86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam (Who doesn't like Spam?)
92. Soft shell crab
Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


So I was over at Rude Cactus and told us to promote our blogs. I thought it was a great idea and did so and now think I'd better get an update that is NOT a meme on here. Memes are the easy way to update and yet I can't even manage to do that on a regular basis. Just sad.

I'm gearing up for my hip replacement surgery next month (I hope it's next month.) The arthritis is so bad I can barely walk and the surgeon thinks a replacement for both hips is the way to go. Actually, TWO surgeons feel the same way. I am scared about it but at the same time relieved because it means I'll get my life back. Shoot, I might even be able to walk through the mall again some day!

To get things in order for six weeks of recovery, I have 1000 things to do at work, I have to find a walker, a rental hospital bed, a toilet seat lift, a long-handled shoe horn, a sock putter oner thingy, someone who can come help me for the entire time, lose 100 lbs, cook enough meals for an entire month…Oh dear God, there is so much to do!!

And there are things I cannot do until after the date is scheduled. The hold-up is the surgeon’s office. They needed clearance from my PCP and then the anesthesiologist and the surgeon have to review it. Once they approve my surgery, THEN I can schedule. At this rate, it won’t be until December for surgery. Won’t THAT be a great Christmas season?!

Gosh, this has turned out to be soooo exhilarating. Aren’t you glad I decided to update?

Any suggestions on what I should make to put in my freezer? *crickets chirping* Hmmm, that’s right, nobody reads this blog, so basically I’m talking to myself! Okay, so I think I’ll freeze meatloaf, spaghetti sauce, lasagna, chili, salisbury steaks, and some swiss steak. At least that’s what I’ve come up with so far. I have to be careful about what I prepare because my sister has some gall bladder issues and she has to be careful about what she eats otherwise she’ll have an attack and then I’ll end up taking care of HER while she’s here taking care of me. That would be LOADS of fun.

To wrap things up – a meme!!!

1. 5 of your favorite kinds of candy.
Reese’s, Anything Godiva related, orange flavored Tootsie Pops, Sweet Tarts, Zotz

2. 5 of your least favorite kinds of candy.
Blackjacks, Maryjanes, regular Tootsie Rolls…hmmm, that’s all I can come up with

3. 5 things you plan to do for halloween.
Pass out candy, get the girls dressed up, host a chili cook-off, eat WAY too much chili, indulge in some hot apple cider

4. 5 things you’ve dressed up as in the past.
A robot, Rubic’s Cube, Jaws, an angel, a 50’s teeny-bopper

5. 5 things someone you know has dressed up as in the past, (they can be kids, relatives, friends, etc.)
a knight, a ladybug, a witch, a pregnant woman, someone who just got out of bed.
Happy halloween! Enjoy the rest of your day, and your week