Female. Lives in United States/Illinois/Chicago, speaks English. My interests are Food, Restaurants, Cooking, Baking/Travel, Dining Out, Raising Children.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Eating, Eating and More Eating

I haven't been posting as frequently as usual for the past few days and there's good reason. I've been doing some travelling and far too much eating. At the end of each busy day I seem to have too little time to write anything meaningful, so my posts are sparse this week. I do plan to catch up in a few days though, so stick with me and I'll be back soon with some new restaurant reviews, recipes, and food photos from my eating experiences this week.

In the meantime, the latest "Is My Blog Burning?" event was a big success with over 40 people submitting recipes. If you'd like to check out the full review by Jarrett of Life in Flow and Food Porn Watch, click here. You'll find loads of dumpling-themed recipes from food bloggers around the world, myself included.

So what have I been eating, you might wonder? Here's a brief review:
*amazing lasagna and meatballs
*delicious chicken fajitas with smokey chipotle salsa
*part of a 6-foot hoagie
*eggplant parmesan
*strawberry pretzel salad (this is such an unbelievably weird sounding side dish, but it is great and a huge hit with everyone who dares taste it)
*outrageous peach kuchen
*a Nathan's hot dog with sauerkraut and mustard
*a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard from Dairy Queen
* and the list goes on...

I didn't say I was eating healthy, but I am eating fun stuff. This food is much different than my usual fare so I'm enjoying it while it lasts. I've also been to some outstanding restaurants this week and will be writing those up in the next few days. Once I get more time, I'm really looking forward to sharing the details of those special meals.

On an unrelated note, I took the Lima Bean to a pond today for a lunchtime picnic. It was a beautiful setting and there were loads of ducks, geese and swans enjoying the pond with us. Lima was very excited to eat her little turkey and cheese half sandwich out of her new Winnie the Pooh lunchbox. I think she loves the lunchbox because it makes her feel terribly grown-up and because she can carry it like a purse over her wrist if she wants to. She loves anything she can carry like a purse these days. Her little sandwich was cut up into toddler size squares and she was enjoying them thoroughly when a goose came up and snatched one right out of her little hand. With one snap of his bill, the sandwich was gone. Lima was startled and cried, but soon recovered nicely. At first I thought she was crying because it was shocking and scary to have a goose steal your lunch. Then I realized that she was crying because her lunch was gone and she wanted more. Once I gave her some of my sandwich, all was well again.

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to a passion for food, I guess.