I was tagged over at Epicurean Enthusiast in a foodie game! I am clearly a food blogger and I would love to participate. However, I think I'm going to change up the rules a little....I'm going to answer the questions below and if you want to link up and play along please do so~ I'd love to read your answers!
Some food-fun questions!
1. What food did you once hate (as a child or even more recently) that you have found an appreciate for and now enjoy?
Pretty much all vegetabes! I LOVE veggies and when I was little you couldn't pay me to eat them.
2. What do you normally order when going out to breakfast/brunch?
3. What is your favorite late-night snack?
Popcorn. I put coconut oil in a pan, cover the bottom with popcorn and cover it with a lid on medium until its done popping. Then I drizzle it with olive oil and salt---delicious!
4. What is the one dish you wish you could cook, but haven't yet mastered?
Egg's Benedict...the hollandaise sauce sounds difficult! Plus, I usually order that when we go out to brunch so I'm not motivated to make it.
5. What is your favorite restaurant? Where is it located and what is your favorite dish on their menu?
Casa Del Matador, which has two locations. One on NW 23rd & Quimby and one on E Burnside & 20-something...not sure the exact block. I love pretty much everything but the steak and shrimp fajitas are to die for. I also love the verde enchiladas!
6. Who taught you how to cook?
My mom, over the phone, when I moved to San Francisco in 2006 which was the first time I moved into my own apartment. Before that I lived in the dorms and my sorority where we had cooks. I think I called her everyday to have her tell me how to make dinner! There were dishes she had made me growing up that I knew I wanted to make but didn't know how. I think I also called her from the grocery store to ask what to buy!
7. What is the worst cooking disaster you've ever caused?
My sister and I were probably around 10 & 12 years old and my parents were at parent teacher conferences. We were making taco's and using the toaster oven to heat the shells. Somehow the toaster oven caught on fire and there were huge flames. We had a huge pitcher of water set out that we were going to use to change our fish bowl later that night, and we dumped it on the grease fire, obviously making it worse. I ran out into the garage to get the fire extinguisher and used it on the fire. My mom had to clean the dust that emerged from the extinguisher for weeks! At least the house didn't burn down.
8. What did you have for dinner last night?
Since I teach Pilates after work on Mondays, I always use the crockpot so there is something yummy for Shane when he comes home and then ready for me to scarf a late dinner when I finally get home. Yesterday I made a simple pot roast with carrots, potatoes and onions. So easy and so good!
9. What restaurant do you want to eat at and haven't?
I have been wanting to try Paley's Place in NW Portland. I've heard great things! It's a little pricy so we may wait for a special occasion. Has anyone been there?
10. What is your guilty-pleasure food item?
Ice cream. I love it so much. I also love fro-yo with toppings! It can make a bad night good.
11. What food item/dish do you just love that your family/friends can't/won't try?
Beet salad. Shane will not eat beets! But I love a cold beet salad as an appetizer at a restaurant, maybe with some goat cheese and walnuts. I've never made it at home though!
12. Cake or Pie? What kind?
Pie for sure. My mom makes the best homemade pies and pie crust. I love blackberry pie the most. I don't even really like cake at all. It's just usually not rich enough for me! I'd rather not waste the calories.
13. If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would be your last meal?
Shrimp and steak fajitas from Casa Del Matador!
That's it! I'd love if you linked up and played along! It's fun to get to know fellow foodie bloggers, and even all you other bloggers out there too! I don't just read food blogs, I read all different kinds!