I found this fun food-related meme at City Mama. If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged (and link back so I can find you!)
What were you cooking/baking 10 years ago?
I had just moved back to Philly after a year in parts Southward. I was married, but no kids yet, and still mainly vegetarian, though we did start eating fish right about then. I can’t really remember what I was cooking, but mainly pasta, beans and rice, broccoli enchiladas (husband’s family’s recipe). And as for baking, I made lots of pies and cobblers.
What were you cooking/baking one year ago?
Basically, same as what I was cooking 10 years ago, but with more kid-approachable stuff. Also, I decided to start making very nice sit-down meals for Sunday evenings. So I started searching on Epicurious every so often to get ideas. I started cooking more seasonally, and incorporating the colored fruits and vegetables in each meal (as much as possible) – so, a green and a yellow vegetable on Sundays, for example. Or at least have a starch that wasn’t truly bad for us. And then last Christmas, Josiah got me a Bundt ™ pan and I started baking cakes. Now I’m known as a cake-baker. And that’s a good feeling!
Five snacks you enjoy (in no particular order):
- My ginger snaps
- Super-crisp apples
- Cheddar cheese
& lime tortilla chips Chile
Five recipes you know by heart:
- broccoli enchiladas
- apple crisp (aka cobbler)
- many Mexican-style beans & rice dishes
- baked tofu w/rice & vegetables
- most breakfast foods
Five culinary luxuries you would indulge in if you were a millionaire:
- lobster; truly fresh, good seafood (mussels, shrimp, octopus, etc.) whenever I wanted
- a wine cellar stocked with delicious red wine and champagne at all times
- year-round access to the gardens at Villandry
- having a chef of Turkish cuisine on-call at my home 24/7
- all the ingredients necessary for any dessert concoction that I love on hand at all times, esp. fresh cream-based ones.
Five foods you love to cook/bake:
- Sunday Dinner
- Potato salad
- Mexican or Turkish feasts
Five foods you cannot/will not eat:
- Beef (mad cow disease)
- Tiny, cold, grey & white fish that I had once in
- Don’t love beets or onions, but sometimes like foods they are in.
- Liver, kidneys, most organ meats (esp. brains, see above)
- Black licorice
Five favorite culinary toys:
- Good bottle opener
- Rolling canvas for pie crust
- Hand-held mixer
- Egg-slicer (I love the concept, and as a kid I played it as a harp)
Five dishes on your "last meal" menu:
- Lobster and roasted chicken, with a bottle of red wine, lots of good cooked vegetables and fresh fruit, followed by a tray of sweets. See TV movie, "Moll Flanders", for and idea of what I’m talking about.
- My mom’s roast beef and Yorkshire pudding w/gravy, roasted potatoes and peas, w/ a bottle of really good red wine.
- Soufflé with a cold champagne
- A Mexican feast along the lines of the wedding banquet in “Like Water for Chocolate”
- This is very hard……
Five happy food memories:
- Every Turkish meal I ate in
- The birthday dinner we had for my dad’s 60th in the South of France, and eating moules in
- Making apple pie w/ my mam-gu
- Our anniversary dinner at Cube in Montréal
- And – eating reindeer and other traditional Finnish delicacies in