Monday, June 23, 2008

The Posting with the Lists

Insight into my eating habits, preferences, and quirks (a.k.a. "TMI")

5 Things I Eat or Drink Virtually Every Day
1. Banana
2. Yogurt
3. Romaine lettuce
4. Coffee with milk
5. Olive oil

5 Things I Would be Devastated to Never Taste Ever Again
1. Chocolate
2. Bananas
3. Beer
4. Cake
5. Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream

5 Things I Could Very Well Never Eat, Drink Again
1. Popcorn
2. Gummy bears
3. Coke, both regular and diet
4. White wine
5. Beef

My Top 5 Most Typical Cravings
1. Soft cookies
2. Milk chocolate
3. Frozen yogurt
4. Red wine
5. Sushi

My Top 5 Most Commonly Eaten Snacks
1. Raisins
2. Almonds
3. Cookies
4. Dried dates
5. Swiss cheese

5 Things I’m Too Lazy to Buy
1. Watermelon because it’s heavy to carry home from the store

2. Cantaloupe because it’s a pain to cut up and it’s also heavy to carry home from the store

3. Fresh whole crab because I don’t know how to shell the meat and I refuse to learn because it seems like it takes too long

4. Cake because I cannot commit to eating a whole one by myself and even if I will have company, there will be leftovers, and then I will eat them all up at 7 o’clock in the morning and feel guilty about it for two days.

5. Whole chicken. It would be Boyfriend’s dream come true if I ever learned how to roast a whole chicken. I tried once and it ended in a very big pouting episode at about 10:30 at night with no dinner.


Leigh said...

You could definitely do a whole chicken. If I could do a whole turkey, you could do a whole chicken.
I had dinner with friends last night and we decided we want you to do a post about something specific and now I can't remember what it was...leftovers? Something else I think...

Jill Duffy said...

Really, I'm not joking. I can't cook a whole chicken. I tried. I cooked a 3-pound bird for almost 2 hours, and then gave up. Boyfriend had to finish the job for me, and HE could do it. But I can't.

It's sad...

Well, I guess it's not sad if you are a chicken.

Darius Kazemi said...

Well, you know what they say: if at first you don't succeed, give the hell up.

C. Jason Smith said...

How can you NOT cook chicken? Cut two lemons in half, shove them up it's you know what, pour some salt in there and rub the outside down with a bit of olive oil (preferably in the green range) and bake uncovered at 425 degrees, breast up, 1 1/2 hours. Pull. from oven, rest breast down 15 minutes covered (to re-moisturize the white meat).

OR (Asian style)

Boil the whole thing in water for 30 minutes (save water for stock) then bake, 425, covered with a large bunch of mushrooms, 2 tbsp soy sauce, and 1 tbsp sherry, for 20 minutes (breast up), turn, then 20 minutes (breast down).

We use both of these all the time!

[Maybe you are just sacared of the chicken?]

Jill Duffy said...

I'm going to have to tell the chicken story in another post. Stay tuned.

Jill Duffy said...

See the July 1, 2008 post "The Chicken Story."

Geez, why does everyone care so much about whether I can cook chicken? I can cook chicken parts. I can cook pork. Isn't that all that really matters?

C. Jason Smith said...

Nononono--you have to cook whole chicken! Haven't you ever made stock from whole chicken? That's like a weekly event around here (albiet we use a pressure cooker).

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