1- Can you cook? If yes, do you like to cook?
I love to cook, I can cook, and yet, I don't do it as much as I'd like because of my child who likes to "help". And by help I mean drop and break things, pour half the ingredients onto the counter, you know, stuff which makes the food not taste so great.
2 - When does your whole family come together to eat?
Dinner only. Husband eats at work for lunch and breakfast. We sort of take stuff on the run. But dinner is sacred.
3 - What do you have for breakfast?
A Luna bar. Though I adore breakfast food, it makes me HUGE.
Sometimes though, I allow myself a breakfast taco minus eggs, and/or a pastry. Those are my favorites.
4 - When, where and how do you eat during the week?
Breakfast - Luna bar around 10 after having had 4 cups of coffee w/fat free creamer and splenda.
Lunch - a yogurt, piece of fruit, around noon, while my daughter eats a healthy balanced meal.
Snack - 3:30 pm - crackers and cheese, or a handful of raisins and a Diet Coke, while Hootie eats a snack of her choice.
Dinner - 6:30 pm when husband gets home. I usually cook something really healthy - something from a Weight Watchers recipe or else something hearty but good for you. A stew, a soup, something like this, with a veggie on the side and all of us at the table, set nicely, and with prayers first.
5 - How often do you eat out?
Maybe once or twice a week all-told, like including lunches with a friend and possibly once a weekend with the family.
6 - How often do you order-in or take-away?
Rarely. Maybe once a month or every other month?
7 - Re: 5 & 6 - If money was no question, would you like to do it more often?
Not really. It's not very healthy, it's usually loaded in fats, sugars, and MSG. I prefer to cook if I'm not terribly busy.
8 - Are there any standards that make regular appearances on your table?
Fish, Chicken-based Indian food. Stews, soups, navy beans and bacon, homemade spaghetti or other pasta/Italian foods I make from scratch. A big fat Greek salad. Roasted red pepper soup. Crusty wheat baguettes. Fajitas.
9 - Have you ever tried a recipe from another blog?
10 - Are there any quarrels because of food?
No. Other than w/the child, who will one day gobble down chicken, and the next day say, "EW! I don't LIKE chicken." Then we go through a time out for being rude to her mother and the cook, and then we eat.
11 - Are you vegetarian or can you imagine living vegetarian?
Not, but all but for BBQ every once in a while and the occasional steak, I think I could be. I don't like it OFTEN, but when you want a good steak, you want one, and that's just that.
12 - What would you like to try out that you haven’t dared yet?
I'm adventurous with food, and will/have tried most everything. Those things I haven't tried I have no interest in it.
13 - Do you rather cook or bake?
I love both, but I don't bake often because it's SO DANG FATTENING! And when you gain weight by looking at food, not even smelling or tasting it, you have to be very careful. So I'd say baking, because it's such a rarity in my life.
14 - What was the most terrible mess you made in the kitchen?
I clean as I go. I don't usually have a disaster. Though Thanksgiving for 12 was a big ass mess. That doesn't even FIT INTO THE DISHWASHER.
15 - What do your kids like to eat best? What would your kids never eat?
Hootie likes to eat tortillas, breakfast foods, yogurt, any vegetable save lettuce or leafy stuff, and fruit. She isn't fond of meat, and she'd NEVER EAT SUSHI ever. But neither do I. I have texture issues with sushi and eggs. She's only just shy of 4 though, so I'd have to say we have a lot of time to develop adamant taste issues. LOTS OF TIME. My nieces hate just about everything but chili their mother makes (not mine, mind you, just hers), spaghetti their mom makes, and bread. And if it's green, FORGET IT.