Thursday, June 21, 2012

Five Favorite Foods

Gotta love alliteration!

I also love food, so it was difficult to narrow it down to five favorites. So, we'll just say these are foods I really, really like!

Bread. Any kind. Any way. Warm, fresh out of the oven. Garlicy. Crusty. Rolls. Buns. Bread sticks. You name it.

Pasta. My hubby likes plain ol' spaghetti, but I like my pasta in different shapes. Curls. Bow-ties. Elbows. Mosticholi (sp?). Egg noodles. It makes eating even more fun if your food looks cute! I know there are different types of pastas for different kinds of dishes, but for me I just like the variety.

Pizza. Friday is pizza night at our house. My favorite deep dish is Lou Malnati's. My favorite thin crust is from Jake's, a pizza place down the street.

Chicken Tenders. Weird. I know. But on Fridays (hot lunch day at school), I look forward to chicken tenders and caesar salad for lunch. I dip the chicken into extra salad dressing. Just one more thing to love about Friday.

Chocolate. No further explanation needed! (Although dark chocolate is my favorite.)

As you can see, I'd never do well on a carb diet. (shudder)

Food is fun to include in novels, too. My characters always eat at least one meal together. Food is so sensory, it's a great way to add taste, touch, sight, smell, and hearing to a scene.

And now after making this list, I think I need a snack...

Until next time,

Happy Reading!



  1. I love how you tie your posts to writing. I keep forgetting to do that. Bread is big with me too, which makes Passover, when I can't have any, a big deal.

  2. I'm the opposite about bread. As I grew up in the immediate post-war years when a lot of food was still rationed, it was customary to 'fill up' with bread, so we had bread with every meal, whatever it was - and I got heartily sick of bread. These days I hardly eat any bread, and I'm sure it's due to my childhood of forced bread-eating!

    What are 'chicken tenders', BTW? Not a phrase I know, but we may call them something different here, of course.

  3. Eating is a basic life function, as is sleeping. It wouldn't be very fun to write about characters on the toilet, but eating has a host of interesting possibilities. Same with bedroom and shower activities. Just keepin' it real...

  4. Jennifer, Yikes. I don't think I'd do well with Passover.

    Paula, Chicken tenders are boneless strips of breaded white meat chicken.

    Ana, I've written an interesting shower scene in my time! And in one book I used chocolate IN the bedroom. Food really is very versitile. :)

  5. I'm with you on the chocolate... eating it of course, to use it in the bedroom would be such a waste to me x