1. How do you like your eggs?

I have to be in the mood for eggs, but when I am I love to have two fried eggs, over medium – you know, with runny centers so I can dip my toast in it. My family thinks I’m disgusting! Mmmmm.

2. How do you take your coffee/tea?

No coffee for me, but I love hot tea with sugar and a splash of milk. I have a British friend that made it for me and I loved it! If you’ve never tried it you must. It’s so good!

3. Favorite breakfast food:

I adore most breakfast foods from sugary cereals to maple and brown sugar oatmeal, but if I have to choose one I would pick biscuits and sausage gravy. Why does the best tasting stuff have to be so bad for you?

4. Peanut butter - smooth or crunchy?

Smooth with a little bit of butter and maple syrup slightly mixed in!

5. What kind of dressing on your salad?

Oh, I like all kinds. It depends on what I put on my salad. If I make a basic one with lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes then I use French. When I make a salad with egg, bacon, cheese I use Thousand Island and I top it off with raisins and sunflower seeds.

6. Coke or Pepsi?

If I had to choose I would pick a Cherry Coke, I guess. But if you’re dying to know I like Diet Mt. Dew the bestest!

7. You’re feeling lazy, what do you make?

A bag of microwave popcorn. Just as long as I have my own bag. I’m pretty selfish when it comes to my popcorn. I love kettle corn too!

8. You’re feeling really lazy. What kind of pizza do you order?

Mmmm, a large Arni’s (small local chain) pepperoni and bacon! So bad yet so good at the same time. In fact my husband and daughter are having lunch there right now. I’m jealous, but I do not need it.

9. You feel like cooking. What do you make?

I answered a question like this the other day. I think it was on Friday’s Feast. I’ll make this one different. I’m in a baking kind of mood so I will spend the day making some homemade bread, oatmeal raisin cookies, a peach cobbler, and a big pot of creamy, cheesy potato soup!

10. Do any foods bring back good memories?

The smell of breakfast reminds me of my Grandma Treadway. She would wake up about 5 am and make the whole spread. I’m talking all homemade too! Let’s start with a side of thick back bacon, melt in your mouth biscuits, sausage gravy, grits, eggs (just the way I like ‘em), hot, steamy cornbread and butter, thick slices of fried ham, and apple pancakes! No wonder I gained so much weight every vacation!

11. Do any foods bring back bad memories?

Oh yes! I hated peas with a passion as a child. One night my mother was determined that my brother and I were going to eat them. I managed to swallow several by putting a spoonful of peas in my mouth and then taking a big swig of my Kool Aid. But then I ran out of Kool Aid and mom wouldn’t let me have anymore. My brother and I sat there for over an hour. Mom said we could either take a spanking or finish our peas. My brother chose the spanking, but I continued on until I finished them. My mom was such a sweet woman, but she must have had enough of us that day because this was unusual for her! She says she feels bad about that to this day.

12. Do any foods remind you of someone?

Oh sure, apples remind me of my grandma because before we headed home she always made me a fried apple pie for the journey and would send me home with my own jar of fried apples. And peanut butter reminds me of my daddy. He just loved it so much and I loved his peanut butter, butter and syrup sandwiches!

13. Is there a food you refuse to eat?

Plenty of ‘em. Alcohol (well, to drink) beets, cottage cheese, duck, egg foo yung, frog legs, goat’s milk, hominy, ice cream (mint flavored), jalapenos, kangaroo, liver, Mounds candy bar, natural peanut butter, oysters, peas, quail, rabbit, sushi, tongue, undercooked hamburger, veal, white chocolate, (e)xtra dark chocolate, yams, and zebra!

14. What was your favorite food as a child?

This sound so funny, but as a child it was such a treat to pick out a tv dinner! A kid could get tired of all the homemade soups and fresh from the garden veggies. It was rare to get a tv dinner, but when I did I would pick out a salisbury steak with mashed potatoes and corn. And when they added the chocolate pudding I thought I had died and gone to Heaven! And back then we had to cook them in the oven. None of this three minutes in a microwave!

15. Is there a food that you hated as a child but now like?

Yes, I couldn’t stand cooked carrots and now I simply adore them, especially if they are from Cracker Barrel in all there buttery goodness!

16. Is there a food that you liked as a child but now hate?

Hominy, and I have no idea why I would like it as a kid. It’s just plain nasty!

17. Favorite fruit and vegetable:

I love, love, love me some pineapple! But I love most fruits though. And my favorite veggie would have to be carrots, but I sure have been enjoying some yummy green beans from all the meals the church ladies have brought in!

18. Favorite junk food:

Oh how I love popcorn and Milk Duds. And I’ll admit what a hog I can be. As you know I can eat an entire bag of microwave popcorn. I also can down a whole 5 ounce box of duds. It may not sound like much, but it really is too much for a normal person. Then again, I’m not what most people call normal!

19. Favorite between meal snack:

As much as it sounds like I eat terribly unhealthy I would choose a piece of fruit or a candy bar….just kidding!

20. Do you have any weird food habits?

You bet’cha! I either eat one thing at a time or mix them all together. And I have to eat my veggies first because I love them, plus they get cold quickly.

21. You’re on a diet. What food(s) do you fill up on?

I love veggies big time so I’ll just have a big plate of green beans and carrots with a slice of whole wheat bread.

22. You’re off your diet. Now what would you like?

I’m off to Romano’s Macaroni Grill for some Penne Rustica! And I’ll have some Tiramisu for dessert. I’ll be sure and wear my stretchy pants!

23. How spicy do you order Indian/Thai?

I’ve never had the pleasure of trying either. I do know that when I have Mexican food it’s not that spicy. I don’t mind a little kick, but I’m pretty tame when it comes to spicy foods.

24. Can I get you a drink?

Yes, please. I would like a sugar free NOS or a Diet Mt. Dew. But since I don’t need either of those I’ll take a nice icy cold glass of water with a splash of lemon.

25. Red wine or white?

None for me, thank you.

26. Favorite dessert?

My husband’s Triple Layer Chocolate Mousse Cake please and a glass of milk. And don’t judge me by the size of my piece of cake please. :o)

27. The perfect nightcap?

A cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows melting in it sounds nice!

This was a fun meme! When I am trying to be good and diet it helps me to talk about food and read cookbooks. Isn’t that silly? I would think it would make me slobber and more hungry. I’ve been looking at a cookie book and thought I would share an easy recipe or two. I love anything that’s easy and these certainly are because you start with a cake mix. And they are good, I promise you!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 spice cake mix
1/3 C packed dark brown sugar
2 sticks butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 ¼ C raisins
2 C quick-cooking oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl place half of the cake mix along with the brown sugar, softened butter, eggs, vanilla extract and raisins. Blend with an electric mixer set on medium to high speed 1 to 2 minutes, until blended and smooth. Stir in the remaining cake mix and oats with a wooden spoon until all dry ingredients are well blended (dough will be very stiff).

Drop by level ¼ cupfuls, 2 inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheets; flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass.

Bake 13-17 minutes or until set at edges and just barely set at center when lightly touched. Cool 1 minute on sheets. Makes 2 dozen big cookies.


1 white cake mix
¼ C vegetable oil
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
½ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ C sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl place the cake mix, eggs, oil and nutmeg. Mix with a wooden spoon until just well blended and all dry ingredients are moistened (dough will be very stiff).

Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish or bowl. Form dough into 1 inch balls; roll in cinnamon sugar. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.

Bake 10-12 minutes, until set at edges and just barely set at center when lightly touched. Cool 1 minute on sheets. Makes 4 dozen cookies.


Kailani said...

In Hawaii, I've never really known people to put milk in their tea. However, I see in on the plane all the time!

An Island Life

Christine said...

Thanks for the recipes Amy!

You're right! This Foodie meme is making me hungry! Evertime you mention your husband's Triple Chocolate Mousse cake, I start to drool. :D


Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Ooh, fun! I loved this meme and I love reading everyone else's answers. I love popcorn too, and didn't like most peas growing up. I, however, love and adore egg foo yung, one of my favorites to order at our takeout Chinese place :)

Thanks for the recipes - I haven't made Snickerdoodles in eons :)

Have a great week!