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Wednesday, March 14, 2012


It's Wednesday and today is all about the food!  I'm linking up with Mamarazzi and Crazymama for We Want to Know!  Feel free to join in the fun!

{1}Ricki Jill wants to know:
I would like to know what the WWTK's  participants serve when they have company for dinner.  What are your go-to recipes?
I love to entertain, but haven't had the opportunity for a long time.  If I'm having a crowd, I love to serve up Mexican food.  You can easily make enough to feed an army.  I usually season ground beef and chicken while offering up a selection of toppings to please everyone.  I also make Ranch Salsa or my aunt's famous cheese dip as a side.  

If I want to offer something more hearty, I will make a selection of soups.  My favorites are Chicken Paprikash, Broccoli Cheddar, and French Onion. I will offer various breads and crackers for dipping and make a nice, green salad.

For summertime, I buy a loaf of French bread and slice it lengthwise.  I fill it with a selection of deli meats and cheeses and slice the loaf into sandwiches.  I'll serve it with chips, potato salad, or macaroni salad.  That broccoli, cheese, bacon salad is also a favorite of mine as well as Fancy Coleslaw.  Mmmm...I'm getting a craving for summer food now and will have to share those salad recipes sometime very soon!

{2}Jill wants to know:
If you were told it was time for your last meal, what would you order up or make for yourself?
If I was about to eat my last meal, I surely wouldn't be the one to cook it!  I would probably choose to eat at our favorite Japanese steakhouse, since I don't get to eat there very often.  If I wasn't in the mood for that, it would be chicken parmesan.  Of course, there's always the go-to Chipotle that never disappoints.

{3}Suzanne wants to know:
Sugar or alcohol? or more delicately Drink or Dessert?
I'm a non-drinker but a heavy dessert eater.  If it was possible to get drunk on chocolate, I would have done it.  I make a mean chocolate cake and I can bake up some serious chocolate chip cookies!  All this talk of food is really making me hungry!

{4}Myya wants  to know:
What is your favorite Crock Pot Recipe?  
People might be surprised to hear that I don't use a Crock Pot.  I've never really needed to use one because I've been a stay-at-home mom for 13 years.  For me, a Crock Pot is something that is used to keep food warm that you've already cooked.  If I had to make a Crock Pot meal, it would be roast beef, potatoes, and carrots.

{5} Mamarazzi is having a hard time getting breakfast in everyday so she wants to know:
What are you eating for breakfast these days?
Boring old toast.  I'm actually kind of addicted to it.  I was on a cereal kick for a couple years but it's been toast and Earl Gray tea for a few months now.  I actually crave hot tea in the mornings and say, "Oh, that's good," every day when I take my first sip.


Natalie said...

A girl after my own heart- lurrrrve chocolate cake!
I can't remember I had a good cup of tea.. The house is empty and LO is elsewhere, you may have just inspired me!!

Natalie said...

** can't remember the last time... that should say. My word.

A Randomlicious Blog for the Soul said...

Sounds like you have some great selections for your guests!! This post is making me hungry too!!
You can NEVER go wrong with Japanese Steakhouse! We are having a new one built by my house that I cannot wait to check out. There really isn't too many good ones around here and I'm hoping that one is the best! Getting drunk on Chocolate! I LOVE THAT!

Anonymous said...

I have answer envy! I wish I'd thought to say Chipolte. :) I love them.

I'm happy to find that I'm not the only one into sugar.

Have a great Wednesday.

VandyJ said...

The summer menu of recipes is calling to me too. I'm just waiting for it to get warm enough out to call for some of those recipes.

Jo said...

O my word, I would love to come to your house for dinner. Sounds amazing!

Crazymamaof6 said...

love that you are a dessert girl like me. love it. and all i use my crockpot for is roast too. i'm not a fan of cleaning the crockpot. and honestly i don't plan ahead enough to use it. i don't understand the obsession with crockpot cooking. cheesecake in the crockpot? why?! on pinterest it's insane the recipes.

thanks for linking up!

D said...

That cake looks awesome!

Jill said...

Sounds like you cook up one great dinner for your guests! The summer foods are making my mouth water...mmmmm...

A cup of tea and toast would also hit the spot right about now! I love me a cup of Earl Grey vanilla tea...In fact, I think I'm going to make one right now!

Anonymous said...

Love love love me some Chipotle!!! And, hate hate hate me some tea!! lol

I can not drink hot tea, it makes me gag for some reason, but I do love coffee! Weird.

I'm coming to your house for dinner the next time you have company! (Esp in the summer!)

insomnia said...

Well, I definitely want to be a guest at your house for a meal! You serve well!!!!

Mamarazzi said...

first of all i TOTALLY apologize for the DrawSomething i accidentally SENT my note to you instead of trashing it and sending you a drawing. so dumb.

i love the idea of toast and tea in the morning. i always eat it when i am sick and it brings me comfort, so my not care for myself everyday?

LOL @ non drinker getting drunk on chocolate!! so good.

thanks for linking up!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love Earl Grey tea. Yummy! And those soup recipes? *le sigh*

My daughter would LOVE the ranch salsa.

Linking from Mamarazzi's.

Ricki Jill