Category Archives: Weird Food

A Cheesy Situation

“What state is that?” asked the guy behind the counter, staring at my t-shirt. I resisted the urge to look down and check which shirt I was wearing.

“Wisconsin.” 

“Oh,” he nodded as if I just confirmed his greatest suspicion. “We have a burger that contains Wisconsin  cheese. You didn’t order it, though.”

“Ah! Too bad,” I said.

“Do you want Wisconsin cheese on your burger?” 

I shrugged, “Sure!”  After all, why not? 

I learned why not. I did not get a cheeseburger; I got a cheese sandwich with hints of burger. The burger I ordered came with pepper-jack cheese. The guy who took my order then added close to a block of Wisconsin cheddar cheese. The cheese oozed out the sides and onto the plate and then dried that way. I couldn’t figure out how to eat it. And while it tasted great, turns out there is such a thing as too much cheese! 

I do appreciate the thought! It is very thoughtful of people in Colorado Springs to watch over this cheesehead. It does make me wonder, though, what he would have said if the shirt was from Idaho. Is there a potato-burger out there somewhere? 

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Shopping Sleepy

I know not to grocery shop hungry, but what about grocery shopping sleepy? I made a weird discovery today: I buy healthy if I’m too tired to think straight. 

I went grocery shopping this morning before my usual cup of coffee. The result? I walked out of the store with: 

  • Kimchi (duh, it is my main food staple)
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Alfalfa sprouts 
  • Avocados
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Lime
  • Beets
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Greek yogurt  
  • Bell peppers
  • Bacon

I almost bought brussel sprouts, but when I went to check out, the cashier couldn’t find the bar-code. I decided it was a sign and chose not to buy them. 

ALL THIS TO SAY, I feel triumphant but also confused by the food in my fridge. The real test will be if I eat everything before it goes bad! Maybe I’m on to something? Go shopping before I can talk myself into unhealthy life decisions? 


What do I eat?

“What do you eat?” asks my roommate, peering at the food on my shelf: tofu, shredded cheese, and half-quart of milk. 

“I eat…what’s in my cupboard!” I suggest. We open my cupboard. “Rice! Except…I’m out of rice. Oatmeal. Kiwis. Almonds. And I think I have a pizza in the fridge.” 

“You should go grocery shopping,” she recommends. I think about my bank account and shake my head. 

“It’s enough!” Because somehow, it is usually enough. 

Supper rolls around. I stare at my cupboards, trying to figure out if I had a plan for dinner. Maybe I do need to go grocery shopping. 

Then my other roommate comes home. “Amy! Do you want mussels?” she asks. “I’m heating some up. And we can have rice, peas, yogurt, rolls…” 

There you have it, folks. I haven’t starved this semester because my roommate feeds me. Yet another reason to be grateful for the girls who share this tiny living space with me!


In search of iron

I have been feeling a bit anemic recently and am out of my multivitamins, so I decided to ask the Internet how to introduce more iron into my diet.

Me: “Food rich in iron.”

Google: “Liver.”

Me: “Besides liver.”

Google: “Chicken liver.”

Me: “Besides that.”

Google: *sulking now* “Tofu. Or beef liver!”

Me: “Tofu it is!”

I went to the store and bought a slab of firm tofu. Then, not sure what else to do, I grabbed a spoon and ate it like icecream.

Bleh.

I now have 3/4ths of a square of tofu in my fridge and am in the market for liver.


I use my sister as an excuse to eat spinach

Whenever I do something healthy, I blame my sister. 

People: “Spinach as a snack?”
Me: “Yeah, my sister eats kale.”

People: “Did you just eat the skin on that kiwi?” 
Me: “Yeah, my sister does it and she is hardcore.” 

People: “You walk to class every day?”
Me: “Yeah, you should see how far my sister bikes to get to her class.”

People: “Did you just go for a run?” 
JK, I don’t run. My sister does, though. 

My sister inspires me. If Anna does it, I assume it is healthy and I should probably do it too. 

Usually, though, I just use her as an excuse. Whenever I feel people judging me, I mention Anna. “Oh, you think I am being healthy? Ha! If you only knew my sister…”


Pandas on Parade

I have a new favorite tea from Fava Tea Company: Pandas On Parade. It is a herbal, fruit tea with bamboo leaves in it! 

Image result for fava tea pandas on parade

Very yummy! I think is going to be one like Duchess of Earl, something to always have on hand!


Korean Food and Bubble Tea

“What is this?” my sister Bethany asks the passing waiter. She gestures to the weird, wobbly, white and pink thing on her fork. 

For a moment, he looks similarly baffled. “I don’t know…I usually get the ramen when I eat here. My Mom makes Asian food at home.” Apparently this is his reason for not eating more diversely at the Korean restaurant where he works. Seeing our incredulous expressions, he hazards, “Maybe it is crab?” 

Another waitress walks by. He calls her over. “What is that?”

“Rice cake,” she says calmly. 

In surprise, we all stare at it for a moment. Rice cake. Right.

For the record, this is what the rest of Bethany’s lunch looked like:

My Mom, my two sisters, and I went out for Korean today!

 (My lunch…yummm)

Following lunch, we went shopping and bought bubble tea.

I do not think I have quite sold my family on the merits of bubble tea yet, but eventually I will. It is so refreshing (and fun!)