I love a good debate.
I don’t love being involved in one, but its very entertaining for me to watch them. I blame me dad for my slight addiction to watching “Hardball with Chris Matthews”.
But this ain’t a political blog.
Over the course of my life, I have had dozens of lively discussions with people debating a wide range of topics relating to foods. Some of these were as short as a minute long, others lasted well beyond thirty minutes. Here are ones I thought I’d mention (but I’m keeping them short for the sake that you don’t poke your eyes out in boredom):
Coke or Pepsi? Well, I drink them of the diet variety (I never said I was 100% recovered!) and if the diet, I HATE diet coke! Bleh! Not a fan of diet pepsi either but the coke zero and pepsi max are not bad. But if I’m drinking the real version, I’m a coke gal. I feel like pepsi is too sweet.
Thick crust or thin for your Pizza? I think what I like is “slightly crispy” which thin crusts tend to do. But I hate it when the crust can’t withstand the toppings and it just falls off or bleeds through. If its loaded with toppings, I need a thicker crust.
Rare or Well Done for you steak? Medium Rare please. Only a hamburger is acceptable as well done.
Hot Dogs or Hamburgers? Hamburgers I can eat any time. I have to be in the mood for hot dogs.
Ketchup or Mustard on your hot dog? Cheap, yellow mustard. I don’t mind ketchup but I need my cheap mustard no matter what!
Cake or Pie? Neither. Ice cream cake.
Brownies with a fine, glossy crust, or soft cake brownies? Soft cake brownies are not brownies, they are, in fact, a soft cake.
Nuts in the brownies? Hell yes.
Vanilla or Chocolate ice cream? Chocolate. I’m female, its always chocolate!
Blue cheese or ranch dressing with your Buffalo wings? Neither, both sound gross to me with wings
Soup or Salad? I’m only choosing salads because I’m clumsy, and me with liquids always involves some major spillage.
Peanut vs Almond Butter? Depends on what and depends on the mood. But I’m gonna say that peanut has a slight lead.
Butter vs margarine: I trust cows more than chemists. As Julia Child said, “With enough butter, anything is good”.
Steamed or Fried Rice: It depends on the type of rice. But it usually always fried!
Butter on your Popcorn? Only if it’s real butter. That crap they use at movie theaters is not butter and is best used in 4-cylinder engines.
Coffee or tea? Coffee if I’m in Europe, tea everywhere else (earl grey).
Beer from a can or a bottle? There is no circumstance where I can see me purchasing beer from a can. My Belgian dad would disown me.
Oreos or Hydrox? Hydrox sounds like dish detergent. So to play safe, oreos..
Eggs Scrambled or Fried? Neither, unfertilized 😉
- cake cones (or sugar cones, but cake cones are easier to work with because they stand upright)
- yogurt (I used fruit flavored yogurt with the kids but greek yogurt would work)
- whipped cream cheese (make sure it whipped! otherwise it doesn’t blend nicely with the yogurt)
- walnut, cranberries, sunflower seeds, cinnamon or any other toppings you would like!
Slice the bananas about 1/4 of an inch thick.
Line the cake cones with the banana slices (this prevents the yogurt mixture from seeping through). Mix the yogurt and whipped cream cheese in a small bowl and fill a ziploc bag with the mixture. Seal the bag, cut a small hole at the tip, and squeeze the mixture into the cups (like a soft serve swirl). Top with toppings and eat. WARNING: kids are prone to eat this from the bottom up.