June 25, 2012

Together on Tuesdays - Week 2

Welcome back for another week of Together on Tuesdays!  Thank you to all who participated last week.  It is so nice to meet and get to know each other a little bit more these relaxing summer months. 

Do you want to join us?   We'd love it if you did.   Just write a post, or link to a past one, which shares your favorite foods or recipe. Add a text link to either This Simple Home or These Grace Filled Days, and then add your post to the link-up below.

This week, we are bringing some food to the party, or at least sharing some of our favorite foods, meals, or recipes.  I was all set to share some favorite recipes when it occurred to me, I don't really cook anything spectacular! 

Ever since we started to move to more whole foods, my cooking has gotten a whole lot simpler.  In fact, most of the parts of our summer meals which I prepare are raw veggies and fruits.  However, I don't want to give you the wrong impression.  I'm not a health-nut-food-enthusiast.  The other part of those meals are typically grilled meats like pork, chicken, or hamburgers which my husband fires up on the grill.  {This of course should be ironic to those of you who have known me since I was a teenager and avid vegetarian.} 

So, in lieu of a fantastic food recipe, I decided to share a baker's dozen of my favorite foods.  These are in no particular order as quite frankly some may move to the top of the list depending on the day.

citrus fruits (grapefruit, oranges, lemons)
maple syrup
dark chocolate (if you are wondering how dark, like anywhere in the 85% and up category)
garden fresh vegetables (particularly lettuce and tomatoes)
cheese (especially feta, mozzarella, swiss, and provolone)
hard boiled eggs (with salt)
canolis (best ones are found in Boston on Hanover Street, too bad that is soooo far away!)
pumpkin (bread, scones, muffins, whoopie pies, cookies)
apple (plain, apple butter, apple bread, apple crisp, baked apples, apple dumpling)
coconut (with my dark chocolate, or as coconut cake)

Runner ups in the food department, because really, I like these just as much ~
shoefly pie (wet bottom)
filet mignon
pumpernickel bread
sweet potatoes (candied, as fries, baked)

Can you tell I had a hard time narrowing down the choices? 
Would any of these foods make your list?

This week, we are sharing our favorite foods or recipe. Next week, we're talking books and films.  I sure hope it is easier for me to narrow down my favorites...but no promises, I love to read!  Want to link up but aren't sure about the ins and outs of this blog hop? Then read the FAQs and schedule here.

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  1. Such fun! I have never had enchilladas or canopies.

    Maple syrup made me snickers. I, too, enjoy real maple syrup...maybe someone will say they love ketchup. (That would not be me...never ever use it.)

    I am trying to remember if I knew you were once a veggie.

    1. Perhaps I should plan on enchiladas for the next time we get together. Though I have to admit, Jerry had mentioned doing a cook out. Yeah, real maple syrup is soooo good - can't believe I went years eating that fake stuff! Ketchup is fabulous on potatoes on eggs. Of course, some of my kids would say hot sauce is better, ha.

  2. First of all, for Annette, I have to say how SHOCKED I am that you have never had an enchilada! ;) Those are awesome things!

    Of course, I have no idea what a shoefly pie is, so I've got to go check that out.

    I'm right there with you on several of those foods, especially pumpkin and sweet potatoes!

    1. Ah, shoefly pie might just be a regional thing, I'm not sure. Of course I'd advocate worldwide consuming of shoefly pie. It is delicious - in my opinion. I should insert here that not all my family enjoys this Pennsylvania Dutch dessert. Those are the ones with taste bud impairment (just kidding, people!)

  3. I would add that shoefly pie is also very rich! I only had it once though! (Think of the name SHOO Fly!)

    As for enchiladas...I suspect they are too spicy for my liking. Peppers? Cumin powder? (I looked up a recipe.) That is likely why I haven't had them! :)

    1. I am determined for you to try enchiladas...say we'll just make a more plain enchilada...cheesey kind. Yes, I think I am starting to sound like a Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham advocate...try them, try them, you will like them you see...lol.

  4. Ah yes, cheese! Who could live without it? And chocolate? Any type. (I actually have only recently become a fan of dark chocolate. I'm having to train myself, being naturally inclined towards milk. But! Chocolate IS chocolate and I don't believe any of it is bad!)

    1. Definitely, chocolate is chocolate! My sister is working her way up the % ladder for dark chocolate, you know to claim the health benefits (wink, wink).

  5. Hey Dorie!! Sorry I'm late linking up - hope it's okay that I linked up an older post....it's our family favorite :)

    1. Not a problem at all! Glad you could join us, and, oh that mac and cheese sounds delicious!

  6. I am a firm believer that anything with cheese is better.


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