Poking thru the cupboard for something to munch on, I decided I was bored. Bored with all the usual stuff I usually put in my mouth. Probably much the same as anyone else, chicken (lots of chicken), burgers, steak (if we’re flush), potatoes, cereal, bread, a few vegetables here and there, and a random cheese slice or two. Anyway, you get what I’m saying. I need something new, some new flavors.
I don’t suppose Andrew Zimmern of that crazy tv show, Bizarre Foods, ever gets bored. He’s always trying something new and different. Course he’s got to travel the world to do this. I just want to eat what’s in my kitchen.
Adam Richmond of Man vs Food eats some pretty good stuff, but I’m no where near as hungry as he makes out to be. Two chili dogs and I’m done. No record there.
I’m thinking maybe some bacon, and a poptart. Bacon flavored poptarts. Straight out of the toaster. Perfect.
And that’s nowhere near as crazy as putting marshmellows and brown sugar on your sweet potatoes as they do around here. That’s like putting syrup on your green beans. I don’t have pancakes, but I got a whole bottle of Aunt Jemima’s sitting on the shelf. I know I got some french cut green beans in there somewhere. Let’s give that a shot too.
I got a can of them mandarin oranges, and there’s some tortillas. It could be like a desert. Orange tacos. Maybe add some Lucky Charms to get a little crunch. I don’t have no captain. If the burger place down the road can sell fish tacos, I don’t think my crunchy orange tacos would be to far outta line.
I don’t know why I’m even complaining. My little 12 pound terrier mix can tear thru a 30 pound bag of dog food week after week with nary a complaint. I don’t know he does it. He prances and turns in circles, whines, and get’s all excited. Like he hasn’t eaten the exact same thing morning and night for about 3 years now. I can’t even face a leftover some days.
I had some sea salt chocolate carmels over Christmas. Sounded like a new flavor, so I tried it. I ended up on the internet at Schmidts Sausage Haus up in Columbus, Ohio. Ordered me about a pound of those things. Hid em when they got here so I wouldn’t have to share. Who would’ve guessed?
I once dumped a cart load of pickles, ketchup, crisco, olives, mustard, and such, working night stock at a grocery store. It all broke in a big mess. Smelled darn good, but it wasn’t anything you wanted to eat. Especially at 3:00 in the morning.
Well, all this talking food has got me thinking. I’m going back out to the pantry with a whole new outlook on things. The possibilites are endless and I’m just getting started.
If you’ve got some new flavor you’re partial to, send it along. I’d like to hear about it and I may just give it a taste.