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Monday, May 7, 2012

Sunday Seven

Thanks to Patrick's Place for hosting this fun meme!  Click on the banner above to visit his blog and play along.

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This week the challenge is to come up with 7 foods that I'd hate to eliminate from my diet completely.  This one should be easy, so here goes nothing. . .

1.  Coffee runs through my veins where blood should be.  And while I don't mind a cup of old-fashioned plain black brew, the thought of going without Hazelnut creamer in my java forever is cause enough to make me look like a famous painting that recently sold for $112 million. 

2.  There's something disgustingly delightful about the mad rush of fire from horseradish into the nasal passages that makes me adore wasabi peas.  Sick?  Maybe.  Live without?  Not on your life!

3.  Egyptian stuffed grape leaves and cabbage are staples around my house.  They take a lot of work and time to make, but they taste so doggone good that I don't charge extra for the blood, sweat, and tears that go into each one.  I can't even imagine never eating them again.

4.  My dad is the bestest fudge maker on the planet and every Christmas, he makes me batch.  It's a once-a-year treat that I wouldn't ever give up willingly.

5.  Although I don't drink much soda any more, sometimes life demands a cold Coca-Cola, Classic that is, in a good old-fashioned glass bottle.  It's the perfect companion for a leisurely stroll down Memory Lane.

6.  Fried green tomatoes are the only reason that I put up with the likes of these buggers when summertime comes and my 'mater plants are growing full-throttle, and I have to take a pair of tongs to break them free of the plants.  Ew ew ew! I still laugh at the recollection of Ali's horrified reaction when I first told him some thirty years ago that I was going to make him fried green tomatoes.  He thought the whole idea was gross.  And then he ate one.  'Nuff said!

7.  Covered with caramel, butter, chocolate, or nothing -- it doesn't matter to me.  I love popcorn!  In fact, I've been known to toss a bag into the microwave and eat it for breakfast.  I couldn't give up popcorn, ever.


  1. Thanks so much for playing my Sunday Seven. Loved your answers!

  2. I don't know how I managed not to find your blog before now, but I'm so glad I did! Following you :)



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