The holidays have come and gone and I’ve been woefully neglectful of my writing – I’m starting to believe that the feeling of never getting enough accomplished is a cold, hard fact about being an adult. There will always be a few dirty cups in my sink. I’m learning to get over it.
So, the New Year’s resolution I made this year was not to drink fewer beers, or organize my desk, or try harder to reconnect with friends from the third grade. My goal is simple – be happy.
I think a key element of sustainable happiness is admitting things about yourself. Example: My hair color will probably change 15 times this year and I will probably only like about 5 of those colors – I’m just going to sit back and be okay with that.
In the food world, I am going to embark on the road of sustainable happiness by acknowledging all of things that I like and don’t like. The list is one I don’t generally share because as a culinary professional, a lot of judgments are placed on things like the temperature of the steak you order. I’m a medium girl myself, but that hardly makes the list. So, I’m putting the list out in the world, embracing these parts of myself – and to hell with the rest.
I love Jell-O and I believe that the color green can be a flavor.
I’ve never tried spam, but I have the feeling I’d really like it
I got excited when McDonald’s brought back the McRib
I always regret buying quinoa. Rice is king.
Sometimes I freeze Coolwhip and eat it like ice cream.
I like buttering my croissants, even though butter is already their main ingredient
I’d rather eat an apple fritter than a doughnut. (I think that’s my midwestern coming out.)
I’m not sure that humans are supposed to eat seaweed – Yes, I am that person who orders the Chinese food off of the sushi menu.
I like ranch dressing. (I think that’s also my midwestern coming out).
I like alfredo sauce
I prefer my oysters fried
I prefer a lot of things fried
I love dark and milk chocolate, but I think that white chocolate deserves a little more respect in the world
I have an aversion to cold soups – yes, I mean you, gazpacho
I like cake for breakfast
Actually, I like cake all the time.
I hate the word “Foodie.”
I believe that salumi, cheese, olives and wine constitute a proper meal
I believe that this year is going to be great.
What’s on your list?