Tuesday Trivia

Last week’s trivia session was too much fun.  Y’all had some wonderful answers, and I was psyched to hear from some of the lurkers.  Welcome, lurkers!!!

Some of my favorite responses from last Tuesday included:

  • uni. while at rickshaw i tried it for the first time. its texture was like butter, but tasted like ear wax. never wanted to try it again! a month ago or so i was out with jj. tried it and i loved it!” — Plinio, in response to “Has there ever been a food of which you were initially suspicious, but then surprised to find that you enjoy?”  Yeesh.  I’m surprised he went back for more after that.
  • Ice cream, dipped in Belgian chocolate, rolled in toasted oats, dipped in more chocolate, rolled in grated sponge cake and finally deep-fried!” — The Grumpy Chef, in response to “If you were in charge of carny food at the circus, which food item would you put onto a stick?”  Sounds like HEAVEN.  Also: “3 or 4 beef testicles ( I would call it “stick of meat balls)” — anonymous eater.
  • “Overrated? See Tilman Ferttita. Underrated? Kasra, Tio Pepe, Pico’s.” — Amazon101, in response to “What do you think is the most overrated and/or underrated restaurant in Houston?”  Amen.
  • Red Velvet Cake because my mother made this for me every birthday and Liver and Onions….my Mom made the BEST!” — Jo, in response to “What food reminds you most strongly of your childhood and why?”  Red velvet cake is also a childhood favorite of mine; MY mom made the best.  😉
  • “Definitely brussel sprouts. Love them today, but in 1974, I believe there was no word for ‘sauteed in olive oil with pepper’…” — Sid, in response to “What food(s) did you hate as a child but have come to appreciate or even love as an adult?”

What did you guys think?  Should we have another round?  I think we should.  🙂

Today’s Questions:

  1. To impress a date, what would you cook and serve?  Alternately, what have you cooked and served that impressed a date/your significant other/some foodie floozy?
  2. Assuming that your intake of any missing nutrients would be compensated for, which would you choose to part with for the rest of your life if someone told you that you could no longer have EITHER fruits OR vegetables?
  3. What food(s) have you erroneously assumed would be delicious, only to be massively disappointed?
  4. With what condiments do you dress up your hot dogs?  Are there any condiments that send you into an irrational, blinding rage if they touch your beloved frankfurter?
  5. If you could choose one unhealthy food to magically (or scientifically, if that’s your bag) transform into a health food, thereby enabling you to eat it every day with no ill effects, which would you choose?

Can’t wait for your answers, readers!  😀

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12 responses to “Tuesday Trivia

  1. To impress a date, what would you cook and serve? Alternately, what have you cooked and served that impressed a date/your significant other/some foodie floozy?
    I’ve been known to whip up any number of things! Coq au vin, osso buco, steak au poivre (all three with roasted garlic mashed potatoes), my world famous crab and corn chowder…all with the appropriate homemade bread and dessert from scratch, of course 🙂

    Assuming that your intake of any missing nutrients would be compensated for, which would you choose to part with for the rest of your life if someone told you that you could no longer have EITHER fruits OR vegetables?
    Oooh, that’s really a tough question. Without veg, there’s no flavor in soups/stews/braises/roasts and no delicious roasted veggies for dinner. Without fruit, there are no jams/pies/popsicles in the hot summer/fruit for brie en croute!! I guess fruit would have to come second to veg if I had to choose.

    What food(s) have you erroneously assumed would be delicious, only to be massively disappointed?
    Steak and kidney pie. Dear God, it tastes like drinking urine (if one were to drink urine). Disgusting!!

    With what condiments do you dress up your hot dogs? Are there any condiments that send you into an irrational, blinding rage if they touch your beloved frankfurter?
    Mustard and sauerkraut or relish, depending upon where I’m having said dog. I want to slap the bottle out of ketchup-adulterating hands every time I see this abomination.

    If you could choose one unhealthy food to magically (or scientifically, if that’s your bag) transform into a health food, thereby enabling you to eat it every day with no ill effects, which would you choose?
    Oreos, for sure. No, wait, ice cream sandwiches. Ooh, wait, Ding Dongs! Or perhaps Froot Loops!! Can’t decide 😦

  2. 1. I made Beef Wellington for my husband a couple of Christmases ago. It was a hit. I have actually received marriage proposals from two different people on two separate occasions after they had one of my chocolate eclairs. 🙂

    2. My first instinct was that I couldn’t live without fruit, but then I remembered that I could still have chocolate for dessert, which turned my answer in favor of veggies.

    3. Mexican Chocolate, at least the extemely sugary, fake-cinnamon-flavored garbage they sell in the grocery store.

    4. Ketchup (Annie’s organic), Relish (Cascadian Farms), and Mustard (French’s – sometimes you have to stick with the classics). Or chili.

    5. Ice cream! With ganache and whipped cream and caramel sauce. How about just cream? I think that would cover it.

  3. 1. My 5 cheese lasagna is always the hit of any dinner.

    2. Fruits or Veggies?? I’d hate to have to give up either, but I guess fruits.

    3. I have a boring food selection since surgery. Don’t really try anything new. Can’t remember the last thing I tried.

    4. My hot dogs must have mustard, chili and cheese. Don’t even think about getting near it with catsup or mayo.

    5. Baskin Robbins Rocky Road ice cream

  4. 1. To impress a date, what would you cook and serve?

    Steak au poivre (just like Jo it seems) along with a steamed artichoke to share (sexiest date food around)… the other sides do not matter when you have a Groth cab to drink with it.

    2. Assuming that your intake of any missing nutrients would be compensated for, which would you choose to part with for the rest of your life if someone told you that you could no longer have EITHER fruits OR vegetables?

    I’d ditch veggies for fruits ANY DAY. Missing the fun of licking mango juice off my girlfriend cannot be denied.

    3. What food(s) have you erroneously assumed would be delicious, only to be massively disappointed?

    Most Mexican pan dulces. Damn they look good and taste like… cardboard with colored sugar on top.

    4. With what condiments do you dress up your hot dogs? Are there any condiments that send you into an irrational, blinding rage if they touch your beloved frankfurter?

    Lots of spicy mustard, minced sweet onions is all I need if the frank is good and the bun is soft. Anyone who puts catsup/ketchup on a hot dog is the spawn of Satan. Nuff said.

    5. If you could choose one unhealthy food to magically (or scientifically, if that’s your bag) transform into a health food, thereby enabling you to eat it every day with no ill effects, which would you choose?

    Ice cream, hands down. I gain weight standing in the freezer aisle at Rice, but damn do I love it!!!! Oh, boy would that be wonderful.

  5. 1. To impress a date, what would you cook and serve? Alternately, what have you cooked and served that impressed a date/your significant other/some foodie floozy?

    Osso buco alla Milanese, braised short ribs, steak au poivre. As for sides, it would have to be potatoes of some kind, probably roasted garlic mashed, even though I’m ehhh about them, and maybe asparagus.

    2. Assuming that your intake of any missing nutrients would be compensated for, which would you choose to part with for the rest of your life if someone told you that you could no longer have EITHER fruits OR vegetables?

    I would part with fruits, for sure. I like them, especially right now with the lovely tangerines, peaches, plums, berries… but I couldn’t cook without vegetables. And besides, I love them. A lot. I’ve never had a vegetable I didn’t love.

    3. What food(s) have you erroneously assumed would be delicious, only to be massively disappointed?

    Nothing I can think of right now! The only thing I can ever recall not liking even a little bit was certain types of goat cheese, and even then, I like them in salads.

    4. With what condiments do you dress up your hot dogs? Are there any condiments that send you into an irrational, blinding rage if they touch your beloved frankfurter?

    When the mood strikes for a hot dog, I have to have it with spicy mustard, onions and relish.

    5. If you could choose one unhealthy food to magically (or scientifically, if that’s your bag) transform into a health food, thereby enabling you to eat it every day with no ill effects, which would you choose?

    Authentic Japanese ramen. Because that pork bone broth just ain’t good for the waistline, but I love it sooo much. 😛

    Again, I love reading other people’s answers, these are great!

  6. To impress a date, what would you cook and serve? Alternately, what have you cooked and served that impressed a date/your significant other/some foodie floozy?

    Think Mickey Rourke in Diner.

    Assuming that your intake of any missing nutrients would be compensated for, which would you choose to part with for the rest of your life if someone told you that you could no longer have EITHER fruits OR vegetables?
    What food(s) have you erroneously assumed would be delicious, only to be massively disappointed?

    Vegetables, without a doubt. One of my great ‘coming of age’ moments involved a stolen porn tape involving a plantain and a Latin porn star.

    With what condiments do you dress up your hot dogs? Are there any condiments that send you into an irrational, blinding rage if they touch your beloved frankfurter?

    See question one….plain. I get pretty upset if anyone hoses mustard on my dog. Stains things yellow.

    If you could choose one unhealthy food to magically (or scientifically, if that’s your bag) transform into a health food, thereby enabling you to eat it every day with no ill effects, which would you choose?

    Lard, mainly because it’d make for some awkward moments in grocery stores due to its dual use possibilities. “Excuse me ma’am, do you like lard?”

  7. 1. To impress a date, what would you cook and serve?

    Shrimp and basil fettucine, steamed vegetables and my most famous mini fruit tarts. ‘Cuase ya get all nervous and tend to jack up more difficult things, or at least I do, me of the very dry, over-grilled herbed chicken breasts.

    2. Assuming that your intake of any missing nutrients would be compensated for, which would you choose to part with for the rest of your life if someone told you that you could no longer have EITHER fruits OR vegetables?

    Not give up either, how bad could the ramifications be? I have a tinfoil hat, they’ll never know ;). (yep, long day = silly girl)
    3. What food(s) have you erroneously assumed would be delicious, only to be massively disappointed?

    Mexican cookies, as a kid, when we went to Acuna, I would drool over them in the case, beg and plead and then inform Mom they were nasty. Serious, like sand with an elusive smattering of sugar. I don’t know what they are called for real, I just refer to them as “nasty”.

    4. With what condiments do you dress up your hot dogs? Are there any condiments that send you into an irrational, blinding rage if they touch your beloved frankfurter?

    Mustard, Chili, Cheese and onion (I am a closet JCI Junkie – #1 chili/cheese on everything).

    5. If you could choose one unhealthy food to magically (or scientifically, if that’s your bag) transform into a health food, thereby enabling you to eat it every day with no ill effects, which would you choose?

    Either Fried Chicken or Cheese Enchiladas (the good goopy ones covered in chopped onions.

  8. Le Whoops, I left off the part where I tell you that ketchup is sacriligious……it’s a waste of good hot dogs…. (which is an oxymoron, methinks).

  9. 1. i dont cook for a date. they ask, but i tell them i leave work at work. i made an awesome thanksgiving dinner for my family that they still rave about … maybe i should cook more for them …

    2. i want vegetables. fruits are ok, but put some sugar on a vegetable and it becomes a dessert!

    3. coconut. i dont like the stuff. sorry.

    4. sauerkraut and mustard. chili cheese and onions. mustard. but no ketchup!

    5. foie gras

  10. 1. Tater-tot sausage casserole – its the redneck in me. works everytime on wimmins in bib overalls
    2. Veggies
    3. caviar – what is it, fish eggs. fish dont smell bad enough to begin with so some egghead (sorry) decides to squeeze stuff out of the fishies butt and and serve it on a stale cracker.
    4. mustard, saurkraut, chili, grated cheese and possibly some dill relish. ketchup is a given no-no, but others include sour cream (usually good on anything) and salsa
    5. CHEESE, in every one of its glorious forms

  11. Hey, whatever happened to Thursday Answers? Surely you have something in mind when you write these questions… I want to hear what K thinks!

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