I don’t do many things normally. In highschool I took my school’s version of home-ec, and when were assigned a final project of planning a menu around a theme, I went a little overboard. Most of my classmates made it … Continue reading
One time Leona and I met a girl who told us she ate an entire cake after she and her boyfriend broke up. Neither of us have ever had that experience, but we talk about it pretty often…mainly because we … Continue reading
Seeing as it is officially spring, (or at least it’s supposed to be…) this dish isn’t entirely seasonally appropriate. But it’s delicious and I don’t really mind, and hopefully you won’t either. This dish just happened one day because I … Continue reading
When Eric and I first met, we went over the basic “getting to know you” stats. Number of siblings, favorite movie, music preferences, ect. And then there was one additional piece of information I knew he would need to know … Continue reading
Has anyone else ever noticed that fruit flavored things taste nothing like the actual fruit? Grapes are delicious, but grape candy tends to taste like cough syrup. Bananas are awesome but banana flavored food often tastes like…well nothing. And how … Continue reading
So I’m sure you are wondering why I eat so much pasta. And I will give you some answers. Because I wouldn’t want you to lose sleep or anything. 1. I love me some pasta. Anyone who knows me well, … Continue reading
I’m not a huge fan of wasting food….but then again, there probably aren’t many people who are fans of wasting food. That would be a really weird hobby…Anyway, I recently bought some mango flavored yogurt that I wasn’t crazy about … Continue reading
I’ve loved food for about as long as I’ve been around. Apparently as a baby I loved the grocery store and would shout “Num, num, num!!” as soon as I was carted inside. Yeah.. I was a lil chubster. When … Continue reading
When I first started college, I went in with the idea that I couldn’t possibly make another best friend. I had grown up across the street from my best friend Lauren, and met my other best friend Lo (short for Lauren…sensing a trend here) on the first day of high school. So I figured I was all set. I made a few new friends freshman year, but no one who reached the same level of goofiness. And then I met Leona. She moved in a few doors down from me in our dorm our sophomore year, and recognizing her from some of my classes, I introduced myself. We had a nice little small talk sesh, using those high pitched super polite voices. Ya know, the ones you usually reserve for people you want to make a good impression on so you don’t fly your weirdo flag juuuust yet. And then we went to the cafeteria. And dang, the girl could eat. Mashed potatoes, fruity pebbles, french bread pizza, you name it, this tiny 18 year old could Put. It. Away. And that is when we became friends. We talked about cooking, we talked about food, and we talked about Jim Halpert. The following year we moved into an apartment together and we became the roommate soulmates that we call ourselves today. She introduced me to Whole Foods and I’ll never be the same. I introduced her to the wonder of Ore Ida french fries and how baking them in the oven at 4am is a truly awesome idea. Together we discovered that making sangria out of port wine is a terrible idea but may or may not result in a very funny night. And then there was the time we attended a seminar for business students purely for the free sandwiches that were offered. Ask me what the sandwich was? Turkey pesto with red peppers. What was the seminar about? No idea. I wouldn’t say our friendship revolves around food now (although it does remain a major discussion topic at all times. duh.) but it was definitely a building block. So just so you know, if you stumble upon a friendship that stems from love of food, it’s pretty much a surefire sign that you will be friends for life.
P.S. I know this post should probably contain a recipe…and maybe you were hoping to find out what was in our port sangria. But trust me, it was awful. So this recipe-less post is a favor to you. You are welcome, internet.
I was never much of a pizza lover growing up. I would eat it at birthday parties and the occasional school lunch, but for the most part, it was never really my thing. But barbeque chicken pizza? Now that I … Continue reading