A: is for Apple, what’s your favorite variety?
For fresh I like apples that are slighter sweeter than tart. Gala and Fuji are two varieties that come to mind. For cooking? Anything with Rome in the name. Rome, Red Rome, Rome Beauty. They hold up well when baked.
B: is for Bread, regardless of nutrition, calories, or whole grains what is your favorite type to have a nice big piece of?
Salt rising. It’s a Kentucky thing. I buy it whenever I’m there. I still have half a loaf left from my last visit. God intended it be eaten one way - toasted and slathered with butter.
C: is for Cereal what is your favorite kind currently (just one!)
Oatmeal. Steel-cut or rolled. Doesn’t matter. The texture is different but the nutrition is the same.
D: is for Doughnuts, you might not currently be eating them but what kind do you fancy?
Krispy Kreme, still warm from the fryer.
E: is for Eggs, how would you like yours prepared?
Fried, scrambled, poached, soft boiled.
F: is for Fat Free, what is your favorite fat free product?
Yogurt. I have one every morning.
G: is for Groceries, where do you purchase yours at?
Walmart for the staples. Bi-Lo, Publix, and the Pig for anything Walmart doesn’t have. Earth Fare if I’m down that way. I’d go to Whole Foods if it was on the west side of town.
H: is for Hot Beverages, what is your favorite hot drink?
Tea. PG Tips or Typhoo. Two cups to start my day. More later if I need the bump.
I: is for Ice Cream, pick a favorite flavor and add a fun topping.
Chocolate. No topping needed.
J: is for Jams or Jellies, do you eat them, and if so what kind and flavor?
Tart. Thick-cut marmalade or red currant.
K: is for Kashi, name your favorite Kashi product?
Honey Toasted Oat. Cherrios with a cachet.
L: is for Lunch, what was yours today?
I haven’t fixed lunch yet.
M: is for microwave, what is your favorite microwave meal/snack?
N: is for nutrients, do you like carbs, fats, or proteins best?
I tend to watch the fat and sodium content more than carbs or protein.
O: is for oil, what kind do you like to use?
It depends on the use. Olive or canola.
P: is for protein, how do you get yours?
Beans and lentils!
Q: is for Quaker, how do you like your oats?
I covered this back at C.
R: is for roasting, what is your favorite thing to roast?
Delmonico roast (aka rib eye roast). Rare.
S: is for sandwich, what’s your favorite kind?
It’s tempting to say anything with bacon but really it’s roast pork or lamb on white bread with Durkee sauce.
T: is for travel, how do you handle eating while traveling?
One reason I travel is to eat in great restaurants!
U: is for unique, what is one of your weirdest food combos?
Coming up dry on this one. Your idea of weird may be my idea of yum.
V: is for vitamins, what kind do you take?
Several. At my age I’m hoping they will make up for a life misspent.
W: is for wasabi, yay or nay?
In small amounts. If I want bold I usually reach for the Texas Pete.
X: is for XC Foodie, why is she so awesome?
Who? Seriously, who?
Y: is for youth, what food reminds you of your childhood?
There are so many. Green beans cooked until they are dead, hot browns, country ham, soft boiled eggs on toast that Mom made me when I wasn’t feeling well...
Z: is for zucchini, how do you prepare it?
Zucchini is the vegetable that every gardener has too much of and doesn’t know what to do with it. It’s a filler that tastes like whatever you cook it with. My favorite way to prepare it is to toss it on the compost pile.