Monday, April 13, 2009

Question of the Week - I'd Eat That Every Day

The other night, Londo made us beanie weenies for dinner. He actually offered the Pumpkin the choice of Manwich or beanie wienies, and she picked the later, saying, "Oh, I love beanie weenies!" She really does love chopped up hot dogs mixed in with baked beans. And so does Londo. (I'm only okay with them. I'd rather have a hot dog in a bun with a side of baked beans, but I don't complain when Londo cooks--which is all the time lately.)

As Londo is dishing out his plate and the Pumpkin's plate, he says to me, "This is my favorite meal. It's nutritious and delicious. If I were stuck on a deserted island and could only have one meal, it would be this. I would eat it for breakfast, even."

It was quite a bold statement for a dish of food. I was impressed. I had not realized he loved beanie weenies that much.

Then he turned to me and asked me what is the one food I would have if stuck on a desert island. Without hesitating I answered, "Pasta." He asked if I meant plain pasta, and I said, "Pasta with pomodoro sauce." Apparently, when I say pasta, that's what I mean unless I specify it as another dish. But growing up with an Italian mother who makes a fantastic tomato sauce, when I think of pasta, I think of it with the pomodoro (tomato) sauce automatically. I do love other pasta dishes, but hands down pasta pomodoro is my favorite.

I was suprised at myself for how quickly and positively I answered. Oh, that would be the dish. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Serve me pasta! It's not even my favorite food (although it's probably my third favorite), but it's the one I could eat for every meal. It would be very hard for me to get sick of it.

And now I pose the question to you all for the Question of the Week...

What is the one dish of food you would choose to have if you were stuck on a desert island?

Will you have a quick, automatic answer like Londo and I apparently do? Or will you have to think about it? Will you have trouble narrowing it down to just one thing? When you figure it out, do share!

14 comments:

Katie said...

Tortellini with butter and parmesan cheese (the real stuff, of course).

I'm Not Skippy said...

Fried Chicken.

Becoming Mommy said...

Pizza, Thin crust with everything.
Diet Coke.
And fudgy, nut-free, brownies (warm) with french vanilla icecream.

That is my favoritest meal ever.

I'm a woman of simple tastes, really.

Mama said...

Probably pizza, but I would want different toppings all the time so I don't think that counts.

I'm Not Skippy said...

Ooh or a fajita quesadilla from this little mexican place near my house.

HeatherY said...

Peanut butter and jelly. Is that sad?

Trannyhead said...

For me it's Chipotle. Seriously. I love Chipotle that much. Veggie soft tacos with black beans, rice, mild & medium salsa, cheese, guacamole, and lettuce. I'm hungry just thinking about it. *drools*

paola said...

Pasta with tomato sauce and then Gorgonzola cheese.

Yeah, it was an instant answer

caramama said...

You guys are making me hungry!!

I know what the Pumpkin's would be: blueberries. That girl would eat bowl after bowl for every meal if we let her!

sheSaid.purplehouseonpearl.com said...

Apples. That is the one food I can not live without, I eat 1-2 a day. But dish... I don't know. apples and popcorn and a glass of milk... does that make a dish :)

Burgh Baby said...

Pizza. Pizza. Pizza.

BisBink said...

There would have to be a Rio Grande on my deserted island. I would eat queso and chicken fajitas for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

MommyEm said...

Does ice cream count as a dish? I can't think of a single meal that I wouldn't get tired of over time, but I don't think that I will ever tire of ice cream. Pasta is hard to beat and can be used in so many ways, so that might be my stuck on an island dish, but I would have to have a variety of sauces and fillings. I like variety!

-goofydaddy said...

beanie weenies nutritious? seriously I had no idea :-P

for me it would be sushi - nigiri (chunks of fish on top of rice) or maki (rolls). i love all kinds, even the truly exotic (sea urchin roe, quail egg over salmon roe, etc.). Though being on a desert island, I may have to settle for sashimi...

they don't like me at the sushi buffet.

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