Jan. 9th, 2016

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It's a desperately needed laundry day here in the Creechdom. This means I'm in the basement. The basement is the Nurse Cave, which I use for studying, but it's also the home of an extra fridge, the washer & dryer, some extra shelving, the utility sink, and my staging area for steaming clothes (I don't iron but I do have a hand-held Shark clothing steamer instead). Being down here makes me feel a little like I'm abandoning Bryan & Ganon to themselves, but on the other hand, they're both playing their video games and I am content doing my thing down here. I've been puttering around on Facebook, and now I'm playing with Peach on my iPhone.

Aside: if any of you are on Peach (iOS only for now), I'm HillaryGayle. It's a fun little app, and it's going to be my pocket social media outlet when I give up Facebook for Lent (and decide whether I wish to give it up for good).

So I missed the Friday Five on New Year's Day! I didn't realize that.

1. What is your favorite food?
That's such a difficult question. I have different favorites for different times of the year, different temperatures and types of weather, different locations, different events. I suppose I will go with my favorite food this time of year for the cold weather: avocado toast. It's very simple: just a piece of toast with an avocado squished on it, seasoned to taste. Since I mainly love them in January, I tend to put very warming spices on them like chili powder and pepper and hot sauce (particularly Cholula).

2. What was your favorite food when you were a kid?
I would have to say my mom's french toast, which is still one of my favorite things when we're at the cabin during the summer. It's good for breakfast but it's also good that same afternoon, when you're starving for a snack after swimming for hours in the river and there are leftovers from breakfast. :)

3. What is the best tasting, quick to cook meal that you make for yourself?
The aforementioned avocado toast is incredibly quick and easy. Slow-cooker meals are by definition not quick, but they are ultra low maintenance. Quick to prepare, and quick to eat at the end of the day, so that's convenient.

We do like buffalo chicken pizza. Get a prepared pizza crust, then some shredded cooked chicken. Mix the chicken with your favorite buffalo sauce, then dump it on the crust. Top the whole thing with your favorite cheese mix; mine is a Kroger brand "Mexican" blend of monterrey jack and cheddar.

4. What is your favorite food to order in a restaurant?
I like to order complicated, several-step dishes that I wouldn't make myself at home. I'm particularly fond of eating dessert in restaurants, since I don't make them much at home.

5. If you could go anywhere in the world to any restaurant, what would you order for yourself?
I would like to eat at Sukibayashi Jiro (the sushi bar in the documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi") and let the chef choose the menu. In fact, that's something I recommend at many sushi bars: just let the chef choose what to feed you. If you love fish of all kinds, it's a very adventurous way to discover new types of sushi you might not have chosen for yourself.


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