Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A topic I can really get excited about.

Day 7: 10 favorite foods.
Anyone who has read this blog or knows me in person knows that I am a big fan of food.  Eat to live, not live to eat? Definitely in the latter category...

So this one will take some serious thought. I like a lot of foods. And I'd hate to decide on a list of 10 of my favorite foods, to be forever recorded on the internet, only to realize that I neglected to mention something delicious. Because I am wordy and like to ramble, I am providing not only my 10 favorite foods, but explanations as to why I love them so much. I've decided to add pictures, so that everyone will be drooling by the time they finish this list.

1. S'MORES. I love s'mores. I love s'mores flavored things. I like s'mores PopTarts, s'mores ice cream, s'mores granola bars, s'mores cookies. But my absolute favorite is a good ol' fashioned campfire s'more. 2 honey graham cracker squares, 1/2 of a bar of Hershey's (don't be stingy and do a 1/4. Live a litte), and 2 marshmallows, al flambe. I like to slow roast my marshmallow to ensure maximum gooeyness, and then set it en fuego before smushing them between the chocolate and graham; combined to create the most delicious confection known to man.

Hello lover...
 2. Diet Coke. Is that a food? Whatevs. I think everyone has heard me sing its praises quite enough. But I shall declare it again: I love it. I recently purchased a 10 lb bag of Sonic ice to accompany my nightly glass of Diet Coke, and it was one of the best purchases I've made in my life. For those curious (and I know everyone is), here is my order of preferences when it comes to DC: Fountain drink, can, bottle. Bottle is really only a last resort.

Sweet Nectar of the Gods
3. Chips and guac. Homemade guac, please. I make some mean guacamole. If I don't have guacamole, I'll also settle for chips and fresh salsa. Mango salsa, pico, or this awesome bean/corn/tomato/avocado/onion concoction that I make. Goes best with a big bag of chips, some friends, and long conversations.

I want that.
 4. Ice cream. Preferably Blue Bell. I enjoy pretty much every flavor. But most especially: Peaches and Cream, Pralines and Caramel, Cookies and Cream... Oh I could go on and on. I like ice cream way too much, and I can't have it in the house unless people are coming over to eat it, because I will eat it straight from the carton for breakfast.

Oh hey there cutie...
 5. Fruit. I can't get enough of strawberries, watermelon, kiwis, mangos, pineapple, cherries, grapes... I love 'em all.

The one thing on this list that is healthy... Hey, it said my favorite foods; not the foods I eat most often. Sadly, they are not the same.
 6. Potatoes. In all of their various forms. I love them so much, I'm going to write a poem about them.

French fries, steak fries
And twice baked, too
Mashed and scalloped,
I love you.

Potato wedges,
Oven bak-ed,
Loaded with toppings,
Or simply naked.

Cheesy baked potato skins,
Can't forget the tots,
Au gratin, and casseroles,
Potatoes, I love you lots.

Finding an attractive picture of potatoes was difficult.
7. Cookies. Only homemade. Well, okay, and the occasional oreo (or 12). I won't lie... I usually like the cookies I make the best. I just make 'em how I like 'em! I like my cookies to be chewy and soft, but not cakey or fluffy. I'm a cookie snob. Try THESE cookies. They will change your chocolate chip life.

Cookie Perfection
8. All Mexican food. We eat something Mexican themed at least twice a week, probably more like thrice. I like spicy.

9. Buffalo flavored things. I like Frank's Hot Sauce on almost everything. And I love me some super hot buffalo wings.
I love you, even if you do give me heartburn.
 10. Sour candy. I can't resist Sour Patch Kids. And don't even get me started on Sour Patch Watermelons. It doesn't have to be sour, really... I love all fruity and gummy candies. I like chocolate, but this is where it's at for me. I can't wait to have kids and steal their Halloween candy.
Oh boy oh boy, I love these little buddies.
 Man, I sure like a lot of crappy foods. This list made me very hungry. I haven't eaten a large majority of the foods on this list in a while, and it is making me grumpy. I'm getting some Sour Patch Watermelons at my earliest convenience, and I must recommend that you do the same.


  1. That is so weird that Peaches and Homemade Vanilla made your top favorite flavors. I have been on a mission to try every flavor I can get my hands on while down here in Texas and so far Peaches is the only one I don't like. And it's not that I just didn't like it, I couldn't even finish a bowl of the stuff! Grodie!

  2. Chandra, I can't even believe that! I am scandalized by your statement. Maybe you got a bad carton. I love it soooo much!

  3. Dear Amy...I'm pretty sure that my top ten foods mirror your top ten foods...just minus the diet coke. It's really uncanny.

  4. You're funny. I can't wait to hang out again!

  5. I'm pretty sure that after everyone of those I though, "oh yeah, that's the best." And then I would move on to the next one and think, "no, THAT is the best." Haha I don't think I've ever told you, but I LOVE reading your blog. Like seriously, every time I see that you have a new post I think, "Sweet, Amy always makes me laugh. This will be good." Anyway, because I like it so much, I nominated you for an award! http://zacharyandsarahaverett.blogspot.com/2012/06/awards-facts-and-nominees.html Just wanted to let ya know :)