Saturday, March 29, 2008

i found a meme about FOOD !!!!!!!

What is your first memory of baking/cooking on your own?

I’m not sure if this is my “first” memory, but it is my “most” memorable I was nine years old, and home from school, alone, and sick . my mom was at work, brother and sister were at school. I was wearing a way oversized terry cloth robe. Especially the sleeves. They were real wide, and dangly, and fringed at the end of the arms.

I was making “Top Ramen” on the electric stove, when I “heard my mothers’ voice” replay in my head --- “don’t use the front burner if you cook today”.

Soooo.. being the obedient kid – ok.. being, afraid she would find out somehow, -- I went to move the pot to the back burner. Well, it only took a second to realize exactly why I wasn’t supposed to use the front burner while home alone. Yep- you guessed it… my oversized dangly ass robe sleeve brushed across the still hot burner – and went up in flames before I knew what happened !

I was standin in the kitchen, hopping and flapping my arms like a crazy person, and all that I was accomplishing was to put myself into a greater panic, and feed the flames!

Finally I looked over, and noticed the sink was full of dishes soaking! See, sometimes a dirty kitchen can be a good thing --- so I ran over, tossed a few over to the other side, and dumped my arm into the water.

Aside from being very scared of what just happened, and afraid I was gonna get in trouble, I wasn’t burned or hurt.

That was very scary btw-

Who had the most influence on your cooking?

Starvation? Poverty? Not sure, but it was do or die. Somehow I got lucky- and creative, and turned out to be a damn fine chef au natural ;))

I can’t bake though.. but I can cook anything.

Do you have an old photo as “evidence” of an early exposure to the culinary world and would you like to share it?

Not that I can think of right now—I’ll have a look around.

Mageiricophobia - do you suffer from any cooking phobia, a dish that makes your palms sweat?

Dessert for company!


It’s not my specialty, but I always want anything I cook for someone to be really good. So baking- or dessert etc, makes me more nervous than anything else.

What would be your most valued or used kitchen gadgets and/or what was the biggest letdown?

Most valued utensil:

Spatula..tongs, and a slotted spoon.

And LORD knows—my coffee pot !!!

Biggest letdown:

this one is easy-

it was the first time I had met my in-laws. Literally.. the very next morning. We had gone out to NM to their house, and I was getting coffee, and offered my mom in law a cup. She wanted sugar in it. she had a HUGE lazy susan on the counter with clear glass containers filled with spices etc on it. one of them had “sugar” in it. sooo, I fix up her light sweet coffee, and take it to her, then go back to the kitchen for mine.

Suddenly, I hear a “gasp”.. then “salt”

OMG.. how embarrassing. I had put salt in her coffee!

Welcome to the family soul! You ass. :))

She still loves me though.

Appliance I would like:

A chest –type- freezer.

Name some funny or weird food combinations/dishes you really like - and probably no one else!

I put A1 steak sauce on my eggs

Gravy on French fries

And salt on ANY melon or citrus fruit

What are three edibles or dishes you simply don't want to live without?




(there's so much more - it's hard to limit it to only three)

Your favorite ice-cream: java chocolate chip--it is ever changing and not a favorite
You will probably never eat: rocky mountain oysters
Your own signature dish:
I have too many to think of one right now.

Any embarrassing eating habits?

Sometimes I eat way too fast. Sometimes I realize it and slow down.. other times I don’t notice until I realize I am the first one done. My stomach pays for it too. Not sure why it happens, just does.

consider yourself tagged !!


JYankee said...

COOL! a unique meme...I think you should post PICS of some of your signature dishes next time...! I have no talent in the culinary department whatsoever...this meme would not do very well under my hands....

SOUL: said...

oh, ya never know--

i can't think of any pics of me cooking etc. i know of one of me and smocha cooking-- thanksgiving 1988---
it is horrible of both of us tho-- so even if i found it i don't think i could force myself to post it! :))

happy sunday

JYankee said...

just thought i'd say..."salt on melons and other fruit"...ain't weird at mother used to do that..and most Asians do too. Could it be that you're NOT a pink gecko..but really GREEN? bwaaa haaa haa.....

bonnie said...

I'm gonna pretend you tagged me and do this meme. I am very into food.

simonsays said...

I loved reading this...

You are so lucky that you didn't get hurt when you caught your sleeves on fire!


desert dirt diva said...


Smocha said...

mem-ries...oh so beautiful....and yet....

I forgot to mention when I burned mom's kitchen down and the firemen had to rescue your cat. lol

I'll have ta look for some foody pics of you.

I used to have that one of you ,sitting on the floor ,drinking whiskey about 2 years old)

Rebecca said...

strange combinations? I like catchup on my corned beef. My husband cringes every st. patricks day!

Portia said...

YEEEEHAW a food meme:) this was great. catching yourself on fire at 9 sounds pretty traumatic. i'm so glad you were ok. guardian angles for sure:) i imagine you have thought of it all where the desserts are concerned, but just in case you haven't, you should check out KRUSTEAZ desserts. you know, by the cake mixes. like this one. way easy and effing awesome.

EE said...

LOL! Laughing at the salt in the coffee story. I'm dying to try that java chocolate chip icecream. Where do you get it???
Also loved the robe story. You crack me up, Soul!