So, the comments? On my last post?
Oh my goodness. I laughed my head off. Especially whenever someone felt very passionately about 1) not eating meat off the bone 2) not eating eggs in any form and 3) staying far, far away from mayonnaise.
Just so you know, I’m cooking some boneless pork tenderloin tomorrow night in honor of all you boneless meat people. I’ll join you in pretending, as Sarah said, that the meat just showed up at the grocery store like a box of Ritz.
Also, I feel like I need to clarify where I stand on pizza. I don’t hate it. If I went to your house and you were serving it, I would eat a slice. I even make homemade pizza sometimes because there are two people in this house who love it. But by and large I feel like I just don’t get it. I’ve even tried a couple of places here in Birmingham that are supposed to have the best pizza ever, but I haven’t loved it. And if you told me that I could never, ever have it again, I think I’d mostly be relieved.
I almost feel like I need to apologize for my pizza-related ambivalence.
However. In the interest of turning my food frown upside-down, here are my all-time favorites.
- Fried chicken – My guess is that approximately nobody is surprised by that fact. It’s the gold standard. The best I’ve ever had was at The King’s Kitchen in Charlotte, NC.
- Chips and queso – I never get tired of it. Probably my favorite queso was at a Mexican place in Houston – and I can’t remember the name of the restaurant to save my life. But it was delicious. And the company was even better.
- Roasted asparagus – I have no idea why I love it so much. Maybe I have an iron deficiency. Who knows. But I could eat roasted asparagus every single day. I ADORE IT and sometimes have to talk myself out of buying it at the grocery store because I know my fellas have to be sick of it. IT’S THE BEST VEGETABLE.
- Fried okra – I’m gonna tell you something. Somebody needs to figure out a way to sell fried okra in movie theatres like popcorn. There’s not much on this earth that’s better. I mean, I’m not necessarily proud of it, but if you give me a plate of fried okra with some creamed potatoes, I will near ’bout embarrass myself. Something about those two textures together is perfection.
- Bacon – I can’t fathom that an explanation is required.
So there’s my list. I just realized that there’s not anything sweet on there, so if I had to pick one sweet something, it would be the white chocolate bread pudding at Bellini’s here in Birmingham. Well, that and my Mamaw Davis’ chocolate pudding. I know I’ve mentioned it before; it is the ultimate in comfort food.
What are your favorites?
I don’t know about y’all, but just as soon as I finish reading and laughing at these comments, I’m gonna scroll back through them and do a little menu planning. Two birds, one stone, amen.