Actually I *do* find cooking fun, but when I caught sight of this, I just knew I had to participate. So here it goes, and if you decide to do it too, leave me a comment so I can come check you out!
1. Can you cook? If yes do you like to cook?
Yes I certainly can. And yes I do.
2. When does your whole family come together to eat?
Typically nightly. Except hubby works nights, so actually I guess “whole family” would be weekends.
3. What do you have for breakfast?
I love breakfast foods. The problem is I’m usually not hungry in the morning. Coffee and Yogurt. Sometimes a breakfast smoothie. On occasion I do the whole blown out scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon and sausage. Yeah – great weight loss treat eh?
4. When, where and how do you eat through the week?
I’m usually up about 5:30am so that’s when I brew and begin drinking coffee. I will often grab a piece of toast or yogurt around 9am. Lunch is at home usually between 12-1pm. Dinner is at home as often as I can, which is anywhere between 5:00pm and 6:30 pm depending on the nights activities.
5. How often do you eat out?
We used to eat out so much more frequently. Now if we even eat out once a week its a rarity. I enjoy cooking at home and I like being in charge of what I eat. So I guess my answer is, hardly at all. Maybe twice a month. Give or take either way.
6. How often do you order in or get take out?
I think this goes along the question above. Again, if we get it once a week, these days that’s a rarity. We order pizza maybe once or twice a month. Sometimes Chinese food.
7. Re: 5 and 6 – if money were no object would you like to do it more often?
Yes and No. Again I like to be in charge of what I eat, but on occasion I do prefer certain restaurants food, and letting someone else pamper me once in awhile. Honestly, if money were no object, I’d hire a professional chef to come cook WITH me so I could learn to make a wider variety of delicious foods.
8. Are there any standards that make a regular appearance at your table?
Yes. Pasta. Like … a lot. Oh, and chicken. I’m working on evening that out a little.
9. Have you ever tried a recipe from another blog?
Yes I have. Often. I usually tweak it a little to make it more for my family’s style and taste.
10. Are there any quarrels because of food?
Sometimes. I have the pickiest eater in North America living with me, so she can be a real pain when we are making something she doesn’t like. She’s gotten over the tantrums and now at 16 will sit and stare quietly at her plate pushing food around if she doesn’t want it. Other than that, most of them are willing to try just about anything new, so that’s great.
11. Are you a vegetarian or could you imagine living as a vegetarian?
I’m not a vegetarian, but have considered it before. The problem is – I like food. All kinds. So it becomes a harder choice for me. While I don’t eat it often, no steak in my diet would probably be earth shifting and life altering. That and cheeseburgers. Nope. No Vegetarian for me.
12. What would you like to try out that you haven’t dared yet?
I’m not sure that there is anything I haven’t tried out that I want to try. I’m pretty daring and risky when it comes to trying new things, so I think almost anything I’ve wanted to try I have. Actually, I’m sure there is something out there – I’d like to try some more ethnic foods. I recently tried Elk for the first time. It was really good.
13. Would you rather cook or bake?
Bake. Hands down. I know, terrible. But oh so yummy!
14. What was the most terrible mess you’ve ever made in the kitchen?
Making 12 dozen cookies two Christmas’ ago with five kids. Yeah. No wait – maybe it was the day my husband and I got into a water fight in the kitchen with three kids looking on. It was hilarious but there was water EVERYWHERE. I know, most people would think we were crazy.
15. What do your kids like to eat best? What would your kids never eat?
Pasta or Chicken is something they will all eat, almost anytime. Steak too. I don’t think any of them will ever eat Brussels Sprouts or Liver. Probably no tongue of any animal either. Which is good, because neither will I.
16. What do you dislike most?
Anything relating to body parts of animals that should not naturally be eaten, pickled, boiled or fried. Period. That, and Brussels Sprouts. N-O.
I won’t tag anyone, but you foodies out there should feel free to play along! I would love to read your answers.