I LOVE food! I LOVE talking about food! I LOVE touching food! I LOVE serving food! I LOVE making food! I LOVE(D) working in restaurants! I LOVE FOOD!
I subscribe to food magazines, read cookbooks, even wrote and published 2 of them in the 1970s--I can/do get 'high' from these activities.
I would be the first to admit that I have been obsessed with food 24/7 for 70+ years. I never met a food I didn't like--well, that's not quite true. I had oyster plant once and wouldn't have it again. Also, I don't particularly like coconut--though I will eat it in a cake, pie, dessert, curry, etc.--but everything else is fair game--oh, I might leave the jellied candies for last but I will eat them.
What brings this blog about? Every Thursday at 1:30 PM--who says I'm in a rut?--I do my weekly food shopping and when we left my friend Allen said he has never seen anyone as happy as I am in a supermarket.
I, basically, buy the same things every week but varying them--like for main courses I will buy fish, chicken, beef or veal, etc.--and my latest diet 'treat'--100 calorie packages of popcorn--soda--ground beef and cheese for my Thursday evening treat of cheeseburgers--4-6 heads of different lettuces for salad--decaffeinated coffee--orange juice--canned and/or frozen unsalted veggies--fruit--hot sauce--Mrs. Dash's seasonings and so fourth--I may, occasionally, buy a 'no-no'.
(I spend around $40 a week on groceries--not counting what I spend eating out--this is for one person--does that sound reasonable to you? I do buy fruits, veggies, coffee, cheese, etc., in the Dollar Tree store which has cut down on my food bill.)
Then I go up and down the aisles looking at everything I would buy if I wasn't always on a diet or if I had money! :o) I stand in the bakery section inhaling-- look at all the new candy bars that have come out since I was a kid--go up and down the snacks aisle (chips, pretzels,etc.) followed by the boxed cookie aisle and reminisce of days eating Pepperage farm Milano cookies, Mr. Amos chocolate chip cookies--living in South Florida there is always new produce on display that I may not be familiar with--then the frozen food section to gaze at the Sarah Lee cakes--I never have had a defrosted one--how do they taste?--they taste great frozen--and all the frozen pizzas--most of them are bad, like cardboard, but that never stopped me from eating them! :o)
I look at all the frozen dinners that have come out since I had a TV dinner 40-50 years ago (and haven't bought, or eaten, one since)--I check out the sodium content on labels--if you don't read labels you will probably be shocked at the high content of prepared foods.
When I get home I just have a joyous time putting everything away and, mentally, making up my weekly menu.
Food, any kind, any time, just lifts my spirits--I can even enjoy rice cakes!
And what's your obsession??????