Real Life Stuff – food and randomness

I am sort of a foodie. I like to dream about how unbelievable food will be in heaven, when we won’t need to eat but we’ll get to eat. Can you even imagine?

Where I create my recipes – and my favorite cast iron skillet.

I think any food with tomatoes and melted cheese is absolutely perfect. Add basil, and it’s beyond perfect. Some favorites are Margherita pizza, meat lasagna, three cheese penne, Caprese salad, anything parmigiana… need I go on?

I am kind of obsessed with fresh fruits and veggies. In fact, when I go to the farmer’s market, I feel like a kid in the candy store. I want one of everything! (And I love the whole buying experience too.) It’s my grocery-budget weakness.

I am somewhat addicted to coffee. I need my 16 oz. every morning – but I rarely have any after that. And yes, I like it with cream and sugar (or truvia).

I refuse to drink Starbucks. Not for any boycotting reason – simply because I don’t like the taste of their coffee. And I grew up in Dunkin Donut’s territory, so I’m kind of a DD’s snob.

I am NOT addicted to chocolate like most females. I do enjoy a good square of Godiva dark chocolate… but it will take me 3-4 months to eat a whole bar of it.

I am a social ice-cream eater. I rarely eat it by myself. But if you ask me to join you, I probably will!

And of course, I do love to cook. But I rarely use cookbooks. If I follow a recipe exactly, it doesn’t come out well. If I do my own thing, it comes out great. So I do my own thing. (That also means my recipes on here are usually approximations. Because it’s really hard to write them down as I go.)

And I am the queen of randomness.

I ask my husband to tell me about black holes, quantum physics, the Fibonacci sequence, and theology when we’re lying in bed at night.

I can never decide whether I’m introverted or extroverted. On the Myers-Briggs tests, I consistently score just about halfway in between. When I’m alone, I want to stay alone. And when I’m with people, I want to stay with people.

I avoid making phone calls if at all possible. Partly from hearing trouble, partly because I’ve just never liked the phone. So if we’re friends, and I don’t call you – it’s not you, it’s me. 😉

I have never had a manicure. Or pedicure. And I’m okay with that.

I am not into clothes shopping or shoes. Hobby stores or farmer’s markets? Bring it on. The mall? Please, leave me home!

I do not own anything pink or purple in my wardrobe. I usually wear neutrals or autumn colors, and go for texture over patterns.

I have a college degree, but I would love to go back to school. Specifically seminary. I’m somewhat jealous of the classes my husband gets to take! 🙂

Anything else you want to know? Feel free to ask!

Check out my other “Real Life” posts here and here.
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5 thoughts on “Real Life Stuff – food and randomness

  1. Well that’s fun! 🙂 If you want to know more about ME today, you can check out my blog post (and answer the questions in the comment section if you would like). 🙂 Let’s see…

    I’ve been called a coffee snob (but I like the taste of some Starbucks coffee), and I have a Dunkin’ Donuts magnet on the back of my car. And my husband’s car. 😉

    I’d say I’m somewhere in the middle of intro and extro – I’m fine being alone at home for days on end (I’m good if I only see Peter for days on end), but when I’m in a group setting, I tend to hang back for a long time, taking in the situation before opening my mouth. When I do start talking though – watch out! I have no need to put on a front, so what you see is the real me. 🙂

    No phone calls? I knew we would get along! I HATE talking on the phone. It was one of the many reasons that I hated working at the pharmacy – I was on the phone all day long with complaining customers. And half the time, I couldn’t understand them (a mixture of bad hearing when there is background noise, and not being able to get through their strong southern accents).

    No manicure/pedicure? Ditto.

    However, if clothes shopping I can get in to if I’m in the right mood, or if I’m looking for something specific, or if I’m with my sisters. 🙂

    I have a college degree, but I NEVER want to go back to school. The best days of my life were the days that I passed my last college class and got my diploma. 🙂

    1. Great to learn a little more about you! We have that magnet on our car too 🙂

      And I hear you (no pun intended) on doing phone work – I was a CSR/tech rep for a year, and most of it was over the phone. Hearing problems, background noise on either end, mumblers, and foreign accents – it made my ears hurt, because I was trying so hard to understand!

  2. Happy to meet you, Elizabeth! The start of your post made me very hungry…yum, tomatoes and cheese, basil!! It does sound like heaven. Then, I had to laugh because I’m actually a Starbucks junkie, but that’s because I worked for the company for way too many years!! I blame them:) And, finally, I loved that you’re the “queen of randomness”…I have a good friend that could challenge that claim:) I on the other hand, very cookie cutter, straight to the point, nothing super interesting!! Also, thanks for the comment over at my blog today. You blessed me! Hope to see you more!

    1. I bet you ARE interesting! I thought I wasn’t, until I started writing this “Real Life” stuff and got 3 whole posts out of it! I am looking forward to perusing your blog more and getting to know you better. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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