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I don't know why I like to do these things! 
Jul. 2, 2009 9:21 am 
Updated: Jul. 2, 2009 11:14 pm
I got this from southerngma's page.  Thanks for letting me highjack it:)

McDonald's, Burger King, In-n-Out?  

In and out- My son makes the frys there:)

Taco Bell, Long John Silvers, Arbys? 

Hmm....I actually like all 3 for different things, but only in moderation or desperation.
Pepsi, Coke, Store Brand?  

None-I quit drinking soda about 10 years ago.  I will have a coke- soda fountain style when I'm hungover. Not that I'm hungover that much just thought I would throw it out there.
Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Sprite? 
Nope don't do them.  It takes 33 glasses of water to combate the effects of the phosphoric asid in soda.
Dasani, Aquafina, Evian? 
 Trident, Dentyne, Crest?
Almond, Peanut, Cashew?
Cashews are my favorite, but I'll eat all of these.
Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate?
I like all 3 of these too depending on what they are in or how they are being consummed.
 Sobe, Gatorade, Powerade? 

They all have high fructose corn syrup in them.  Water is a much better option.
Lays, Ruffles, Pringles?
I like them all.  Lays with a sandwich and ruffles with a dip.  Pringles to snack on....YUM.
Toast, English Muffin, Croissant?
 I rarely eat any of these.  If I was to make an egg sandwich - croissant wins.
Sweet, salty, sour, bitter, spicy?
Any thing, but bitter!  I HATE bitter food and can pick it out in a heart beat.  I love sweat and savory food together- think popcorn and m&m's.
Ketchup, mustard, mayo?
When I was a kid I put ketchup on EVERYTHING including balogne sandwiches with lettuce!  I haven't never been fond of mayo and only use it in tuna or salads NEVER on a sandwich or hamburger.  I like mustard a lot too.
Marinara, alfredo, oil/garlic?
Marinara!  Enough said!
Cake, pie, cookie?
Cakes.  My personal favorite is chocalte cake with buttercream frosting.  YUM!
What seasoning would you prefer not to eat?
Celery seed- it is soooo BITTER!  
The most unusual thing you have ever eaten?
I love scrapple, but my husband wont let me make it.
Do you watch cooking or food shows?  If so, which ones?
Several I love- Unwrapped, Barefoot Contessa (i like the chessy scenes) are my favorites.
What did you last eat for breakfast?
What did you last eat for lunch?
Bagel and cream cheese.
What did you last eat for dinner?
ceaser salad
Would you say you have good table manners?
Yep I think I have good table manners and I know how to set a table too!  I think there are a lot of kids growing up who never eat dinner with the family or know how to set a table.- that's for another blog.
If you have pets, do they ever get table scraps?
Nope table food is bad for pets.
Are you allergic to any kind of food?
Nope!  I used to be allergic to milk and flour as a kid and could vitually eat nothing.  Glad I grew out of that.
What's your favorite pizza topping?
A fried egg- It is delish.
If you could open your own food-based business, what would it be?
Not sure I would.  It would be a lot of work!
Thinking of what food right now absolutely turns your stomach and makes you wrinkle up your nose?  Why?
Head Cheese- need I say more.
What's the very first food you remember cooking?  Do you still make it?  Do you still make it the same?
Alfredo sauce.  I very rarely make it now, but my kids love it when I do.  I think I'll make it next week for them.  Homemade not store bought.
If someone else would go to the store, buy the ingredients, and make it for you, what food would you love to enjoy RIGHT NOW?
A meatball sandwich with the marinara from above:)
Jul. 2, 2009 9:40 am
thanks for doing this - i am having such fun reading these - they make me laugh and yours really had me going here best wishes for the weekend to you and your family
Jul. 2, 2009 1:58 pm
The question about what would turn your stomach? I was going to put down head cheese but down home we call it "souse meat" and I could NOT remember that for the life of me. Ya done good, kid!!
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