Tuesday Trivia: It Liiiiiives!

After an extended hiatus, Tuesday Trivia is back.  Because I’m on a tight schedule this week, we’re going to start things off all easy-like with the touchy-feely version of Tuesday Trivia favored by some of you.  That’s to say: open-ended questions, no right answers.  So dish, people…

  1. What was your favorite breakfast cereal as a child?  As an adult?
  2. What foods do you crave when you’re sick?  What foods can’t you stand when you’re sick?
  3. What is your favorite meal to have outdoors on a sunny day?  Indoors on a cold day?
  4. Which do you prefer to drink with your meal?  Beer, wine, soda, water or tea?  None of the above?  All of the above?
  5. Who is the best cook you know?  Not chef, cook.

Let’s hear it!  I’m eager for these answers, sweet potatoes!

21 responses to “Tuesday Trivia: It Liiiiiives!

  1. Ok Holmes,

    I finally updated your link and started writing (stutteringly) again. So dig that.

    As for your trivia:

    I didn’t eat cereal as a kid and I don’t as an adult. Communist? Maybe.

    I don’t crave food when I’m sick. I can’t stand pretty much everything when I’m sick. When I’m sick, the whole world feels like the worst part of my sickness and I just want to feel better.

    Outdoor: Salmon from the grill. Marinade of tequila, lime, orange juice, garlic, habanero, and lime zest. Cliantro rice. Pacifico to drink.

    Cold: Corainder garlic roast. Rosemary smashed new potatoes, grilled asparagus, red wine.

    All of the above.

    Best cook I know? Hmmmm…..Probably my uncle Jerry. He approaches it with an engineer’s mind (which means it’s always just about as good as the recipe calls for. balanced, etc.) But he’s also artistic (odd combination) and manages to throw a little panache in there with all that math.

  2. I had this whole thing filled out and ready to rock (And I was clever dammit!) Now it’s all gone *sniff, sniff*

    Anyway, I finally updated your link and started writing again. Good stuff here. It’s making me hungry! I’ll get back to the trivia as soon as I get over my loss.

  3. 1) favorite cereal –> LUCKY CHARMS!
    2) sick food –> pho. mmmm! healing juice.
    3) outdoors on a sunny day –> a nice, cool sammich and a cup of gazpacho! indoors on a cold day –> chicken and dumplings, methinks.
    4) best drink –> really depends on the meal, but i’m a beer gal by trade🙂
    5) best cook –> my grandmother, who used her serbian background and southern ingredients to make amazing, down-home meals. how i miss her!

  4. 1) favorite cereal as a child – Lucky Charms! Fav as an adult – Wait…I’m an ADULT??? When did that happen?
    2) food crave when sick: ice cream and coke floats! Food can’t stand when sick: anythng too greasy
    3) Fav meal outdoors on a sunny day: grilled burgers or hot dogs and fruit
    Indoors on a cold day: Gumbo…definitely gumbo.
    4) Drink I prefer with my meal: Well, it really depends on what I am eating. You have to pair the perfect drink with the meal. However, if it’s lunch, I usually just drink water.
    5) Who is the best cook I know? Hmmm…I would say my grandmother who is still living; although, as she’s gotten older, she has lost some of her technique.

  5. I just got done e-mailing you this… Thats what I get for not scrolliong down…Sorry!

    1. What was your favorite breakfast cereal as a child? As an adult?
    Child: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
    Adult: Well… Cinnamon Toast Crunch (You have to eat it fast or it gets soggy & gross)
    2. What foods do you crave when you’re sick?
    Fast food – only time I can eat it… so I do!
    3. What foods can’t you stand when you’re sick?
    Jello… that’s all I got when I was sick growing up.
    4. What is your favorite meal to have outdoors on a sunny day? Indoors on a cold day?
    Outside/Sunny: Burgers & Ribs
    Inside/Cold: My bean recipie & Corn Bread
    5. Which do you prefer to drink with your meal? Beer, wine, soda, water or tea? None of the above? All of the above?
    Before my meal: Beer, Wine, Water… Soda if hung over only
    WITH my meal: Water
    6. Who is the best cook you know? Not chef, cook.
    I’ll say me… but I desperately want to go to culinary school and change that to chef!
    My Fiance’s Dad is pretty good on the Barbie too

  6. 1. What was your favorite breakfast cereal as a child? As an adult?

    Frosted Flakes. Period. End of story.

    2. What foods do you crave when you’re sick? What foods can’t you stand when you’re sick?

    Soup. Grilled cheese. French fries. Pretty much anything starchy.

    3. What is your favorite meal to have outdoors on a sunny day? Indoors on a cold day?

    If it is hot, I don’t really like to eat outside. It just makes me ill. For sunshine in general, I’d say Mexican food. For cold days, potato soup and a big loaf of warm bread. Nom.

    4. Which do you prefer to drink with your meal? Beer, wine, soda, water or tea? None of the above? All of the above?

    I prefer sodas, but I can’t drink them because I get addicted. So, I generally prefer water since I’m not a big drinker of alcohol.

    5. Who is the best cook you know? Not chef, cook.

    I’m actually pretty awesome. Seriously.

  7. What was your favorite breakfast cereal as a child? As an adult?
    – I loved Cinnamon Toast Crunch as a kid and hated Corn Flakes. Now, plain corn flakes are right up there with Honey Bunches of Oats!

    What foods do you crave when you’re sick?
    – Soup is probably the one thing because it’s the easiest to take down.

    What foods can’t you stand when you’re sick?
    – Anything fried or too hearty.

    What is your favorite meal to have outdoors on a sunny day?
    – A sandwhich and a huge iced tea.

    Indoors on a cold day?
    – Soups or anything cooked in a broth.

    Which do you prefer to drink with your meal?
    Beer, wine, soda, water or tea? None of the above? All of the above?
    – I should prefer water but I succumb to tea and soda.

    Who is the best cook you know? Not chef, cook.
    – My grandmother owns it. Everyone else is fighting for second.

  8. 1. Fruity Pebbles was always my favorite as a child. However, Mom rarely bought it (too sugary) so I mostly ate Cheerios. Today I’m addicted to Special K Protein Plus. Btw, all cereal tastes better when it’s served in a bowl fresh from the freezer. Don’t believe me? Give it a try!

    2. Ever since I was a little girl, my miracle cure-all has been pretzels & ginger ale.

    3. I love a nice veggie sandwich… lettuce, tomato, roasted red pepper, mushrooms, maybe some roasted squash/zucchini, with slices of avocado & goat cheese on a good multi-grain bread (preferably something like Central Market’s 7 grain). Oh! And Zapp’s cracked pepper & sea salt potato chips. Perfect for a picnic in the park. Don’t forget the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for dessert! On a cold day, nothing beats a nice hot bowl of tomato basil soup & a grilled cheese made with a mild cheddar, swiss, & goat cheeses, with slices of avocado grilled to a perfect crisp on yummy sourdough bread.

    4. Depending on the meal, any/all of the above, but mostly wine, beer, & water.

    5. While I hear several of my friends are good cooks (& I have seen photos of their own food porn) I have yet to experience some of their cuisine, so for now I’ll have to go with good ole Mom. She’s the bomb!

  9. 1. Child – Cap’n Crunch, Adult – Kashi GoLean Crunch…I guess I like crunchy cereal
    2. Crave – French bread, crackers, gatorade.
    Can’t stand – JCI – made that mistake when I thought I was over the flu once, I wasn’t.
    3. Outdoors on a sunny day – crawfish or barbecue
    Indoors on a cold day – chili
    4. Margarita w/mexican food, red wine w/steak, otherwise, beer.
    5. My mom

  10. Oops! Forgot to say what foods I can’t stand when sick. That would be pretty much anything heavy, fried, & too spicy.

  11. After reading peoples responses I think I should note that on mine “food when ill” portion I answered for “ill as in too much to drink last night”

  12. Fun!

    1. Cinnamon Toast Crunch / Honey Nut Cheerios
    2. Chicken Tortilla Soup at El Rey, to go, in a big to-go container that I can slop up in bed. I can’t think of anything I wouldn’t eat while sick unless I was projectile vomiting and then it would probably be anything with milk in it. Gross, I know. But you asked.
    3. Outdoors: Hamburgers, or wine and cheese. Indoors: Turkey bone gumbo or beef stew
    4. Barbecue/Burgers/Fish n Chips: Beer. Wine everything else.
    5. I know this sounds pretentious, but probably me. Hey, I just joined the CH group, so show me what you got!

  13. 1. Captain Crunch – don’t eat any of it now
    2. Dr. Pepper and saltines – No spicy foods, normally my daily diet
    3. Outdoors: grilled burgers; indoors: navy bean soup made with a saved ham bone, topped with cajun chef and accompanied by warm, crusty garlic bread.
    4. Wine, water on the side. At lunch, tea.
    5. The preacher’s wife!

  14. 1. As a child? Apple Jacks. As an adult? That’s hard. I go through cereal “moods” but I always come back home to Frosted Mini-Wheats. You can make a meal out of Frosted Mini-Wheats.

    2. When I’m sick I tend to want Chinese food. Specifically, pork fried rice and wonton soup from very specific restaurants. And Jell-O with bananas in it (because that’s what my mom always used to make when we were sick).

    I generally can’t stand anything heavy (red meat) or leafy when I’m sick.

    3. Favorite meal to have outdoors on a sunny day…watermelon, grilled corn, cold fried chicken.

    Indoors on a cold day, hot spiced cider, homemade chili (with beans thank you very much, roasted beet, apple or cherry pie.

    4. I like different drinks with different things. For daytime, iced tea or water. Nighttime, wine or tea. I like beer by itself (not with a meal). Same with hot tea unless it’s really freezing outside.

    5. Best cook…my aunt. She is the one that made The Best Meat Sauce Ever recipe. I think living in Tirol and so near Italy has given her a really special food heritage and she is not afraid to embrace them both.

  15. 1. What was your favorite breakfast cereal as a child? Frosted Mini Wheats! As an adult? I don’t eat cereal now- don’t like the thought of all that milk and soggy particles.

    2. What foods do you crave when you’re sick? Salt and Vinegar potato chips and Diet Coke. (I never eat/drink them any other time – weird huh?)

    3. What foods can’t you stand when you’re sick? I cannot stand the taste or smell of coffee when I’m sick.

    4. What is your favorite meal to have outdoors on a sunny day? Glass of white wine with a hot goat cheese salad and a slice of really good sourdough bread.

    5. Indoors on a cold day? Probably a piece of carrot cake with cream cheese icing and a mug of hot tea.

    6. Which do you prefer to drink with your meal? Beer, wine, soda, water or tea? Tea at lunch. Wine at dinner.

    7. Who is the best cook you know? I hate to say it but I think I would vote for myself, if we are just talking about people we know and not restaurant chefs…

  16. 1. What was your favorite breakfast cereal as a child? Child – Frosted Flakes Adult – Corn Flakes with bananas

    2. What foods do you crave when you’re sick? Water, juice, I usually don’t want to eat when I’m sick.
    2b. What foods can’t you stand when you’re sick? Mayonaise

    3. What is your favorite meal to have outdoors on a sunny day? I don’t eat outdoors much.
    3b. Indoors on a cold day? – something hot

    4. Which do you prefer to drink with your meal? Water or wine…

    5. Who is the best cook you know? My Mom.

  17. 1.Child-Capt. Crunch Adult- Honey Nut Cheerios

    2. Soup , Coke Zero, & rocky road ice cream

    3. Pigs ears tacos (LOL) & ricotta cheese in anything. Hagas

    4. Boiled crawfish and a delicious Coke Zero. Throw in a soft shell po-boy w/ onion rings too please.

    5. Angel hair pasta w/ grilled shrimp and basil pesto & red pepper flakes. Or anything w/ duck

    6. Water, Coke Zero, Iced tea w/ lemon, Ting

    7. My Mom & Dad of course. My friend’s Carla Cardini & Tim Boudreaux are amazing for their passion, breadth and depth of execution and variety.

  18. 1 A: As a Child: Breast milk.
    1 B: As an Adult: I could say something slightly dirty here (breast milk{still}) but instead I’m going to be honest and say bacon. -which, of course, is the world’s most perfect food.-

    2 A: Chicken Noodle Soup, the cheaper and more sodium laden the better. I can’t taste anything when I’m sick unless its rolling in sodium. Anything I’m served when I’m ill tastes to me like it’s been prepared at a hospital. Why is hospital food so bad? They don’t use any salt….seriously.

    2 B: Stupid holistic cures such as wheatgrass and fruit smoothies with powdered essence of boll weevil droppings (or something along those lines). I also stay far away from Tiger penis soup, but that’s more of an “all the time” rule instead of a ‘just when I’m sick’ type of thing.

    3 A. Sunny Day: Burgers &/or Hot Dogs that I grilled. Yes, its simple, yes its cliche, but cooking and eating a burger or dog outdoors is one of life’s remaining great un-PC pleasures. Ever since whale hunting was outlawed these two dishes have taken the #1 spot that blubber smoothies used to hold.

    3 B. Cold Days: Chili, plain and simple, and I’m not referring to that bastardization of a bowl of red that you see on TV with beans and who knows whatever the hell else? I’m talking about a good ol’ bowl of Texas Red. Meat, a spicy, flavorful broth and little else. Pair it with a beer, put some old Johnny Cash on the radio and sink slowly into contentment.

    4. Beer & Water. I also like wine & water, or just tea. I dislike drinking soda with my meals because its too sweet. Ditto for mixed drinks or sweet wine which I prefer before and after the meal. Occasionally, if it’s a breakfast for dinner evening, I’ll have a glass of milk.

    5. I know a lot of cooks that do certain things well. My grandmother makes great stuffing and pies, Linda’s (my wife) mother makes good roasts, etc. My dad is good at smoking meats. I think that I cook a better steak than anyone, and I’m the best gluten-free cook that I know. (of course, I’m the ONLY gluten-free cook that I know.)

  19. Finally!! Trivia questions I can answer!

    1A – Fruit Loops. Two words: pink milk.
    1B – Jerks put green into Fruit Loops, forcing me to give them up forever. GREEN LOOPS. So now I eat Kashi Go Lean Crunch, which to me is like Super Sugar Smacks for adults.

    2A Macaroni & cheese. Grilled cheese & tomato soup. Tuna casserole with… cheese. Are you getting the picture?
    2B Stuff without cheese!

    3A Ironically, not cheese. Outdoors on a sunny day in Chicago would have been at Wrigley Field, and therefore hot dogs. I haven’t found the right outdoor/food combo in Houston yet.
    3B Braised short ribs.

    4 Anything as long as it’s cold. I walked 30 minutes from work in Paris to find a damn Diet Coke with ice.

    5 Grandma Elsie. I would like to spend a summer with her and soak up all her knowledge.

  20. I agree with Victoria, finally questions that the average person can answer.

    1. Child – Frosted Flakes, Adult – Honey Bunches with almonds

    2. Chicken noodle soup or Baskin Robbins Rocky Road (because it cures ALL). Hate the smell of bouillion. Had to be on a liquid diet for tests when I was young and the smell even now makes me sick.

    3. Outdoors – watermelon, burgers, corn on the cob. Indoors – bowl of chili.

    4. Water with my meals. I hate paying $2 for a soft drink or tea. Formerly a family of four that always added up to the price of another meal. so now it’s a family joke at restaurants, we will all be having water.

    5. Best cook, I’ve had several in the family. Aunt Margaret, Granny, my mom, and Bruce.

  21. 1. Fruit Loops (when spending the night at friends’ house as we did not have sugar cereals in our house…yeah, totally mistreated) As an adult, I like homemade granola or Kashi
    2. Indian Food or Hot & Sour Soup
    3. Ummm…yeah, I have to be pretty damn sick.
    4. Beer, BBQ, Seafood outside Grilled cheese sammie with soup, a hearty stew indoors
    5. Water at home usually…wine out…but won’t ever turn away the cocktail.
    6. My Mom. She taught me everything I know without even trying….

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