Quick life update. Thank you so much for all of your good wishes for my grandpa. He's doing better right now, as far as I last heard which is such a relief.
I am now officially moved into my new bedroom and will be spending the weekend getting it nicely done up with some furniture. I'm going to have to buy a camera to photograph the end result. If it matches up to my mental image, I plan on having simple, minimalistic pieces with a refined, chic look. I know in college I used to have a penchant for lots of posters and pop culture everywhere you turned, but this time I feel the need to be reserved. Sort of.
My job interview is tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed!
Remodeling on this blog like whoa too. I like the new look much more.
Moving along, let's talk yummy eats.
As a child, I was notoriously a picky eater. I had issues with lots of foods and tended to stay within a little bracket called Chicken Fingers-French Fries-Cookies. I used to eat spaghetti without sauce (in my defense, so did my best friend). Brocoli, avocado, pickles. I detested them all. Corn was the only acceptable vegetable to me and this was generally on the cob variety.
Thankfully, my taste buds have changed since then. Unfortunately, I am still a bracket eater, but this time, the bracket is healthier and includes vegetables!
Warning. Photos may inspire extreme cases of hunger, stomach growls, runs to the kitchen. There might be drool.
The trifecta. Mac 'n cheese, tomato soup, and grilled cheese.
Of the three, tomato soup is a recent new love of mine. When I was in SF, I went to Boudins fairly often. The one in Pier 39 is ridiculously busy with a much fuller menu than prior locations I had been to that offered tomato soup each day. One extremely chilly afternoon, I walked down there and tried a bowl.
Easily one of the most delicious choices I've made in my life.
Grilled cheese is also another favorite of mine. Sometimes I put tomatoes in it for an extra kick. It's wonderful that way. I enjoy my grilled cheeses almost burnt too, the cheese melts fairly well inside the crisp bread.
Mac 'n Cheese is a classic. Grate some extra cheddar on top and bake the noodles to enhance the experience.
I love French fries. They've been with me throughout my whole life. However, as of recently, I've figured out a way to enhance them even further. Ready for the secret? Ranch Dressing to dip in. Specifically Ken's Steakhouse Ranch. I'm finding it increasingly difficult to even consider eating my fries sans the ranch. (Ranch was also a condiment I would never, ever touch as a child. It's weird how everything I detested then I love now.)
"Hey Heather, whatcha making for dinner?"
The answer, most recently, is a quesadilla. I've already been a big fan of Mexican food, but the quesadilla took time for me to find out about and try. Generally, I love them with lots of cheese inside, pico de gallo, sour cream, and extra salsa. The spicier, the better!
The omelet is also a more recent addition to my palate. Generally I don't like to eat breakfast. I get tired after eating it and stick to lunch and dinner as my main meals of the day. An egg and cheese omelet is what I'll usually pick to eat at a still-down eatery as my breakfast of choice. Plus, they tend to come with at least two sides and a muffin. It's a good deal all around.
Pasta with broccoli and some sprinkled Parmesan cheese on top? Yes please.
As a former sandwich artist, I still count sandwiches to be among my favorite foods. You get crafty when all of the ingredients are at your disposal and wind up creating strange and wonderful 'wiches.
I'm by the book with my favorite sandwich, the Sierra Turkey from Panera Bread. Cheese focaccia bread with field greens, turkey, onions, and chipotle dressing. It's the greatest thing you will order there (sans the Broccoli Cheddar soup of course).
Chips 'n dip. I used to absolutely despise guacamole as a kid. I'm beginning to wonder what was wrong with me back then. Oh well. At least now, we're making up for lost time.
My favorite fast food eatery? Look no further than below...
In 'n Out Burger! One of my best friends and I used to go here once a week to talk nonstop about life and enjoy the marvelous cheeseburgers they have. I say "used to" because it is summer, but when the school year (hers, not mine) starts up again, we'll be resuming the habit.
Okay everyone, what are the foods you love? I judge no choice, no matter how unhealthy or obscure.
Love to you all,