It’s day 11 of my blogging challenge, and it is a post that I can sink my teeth into because of my love of food.
I recently wrote a post about my unhealthy eating habits; if you missed that post, you would probably see them on full display here.
Well without further ado, here are my 10 favourite foods:
10. Pad Thai
When I worked at the Mawson Club, one of the chefs made the most amazing Pad Thai! I’m unsure if I also tricked myself into thinking it was healthy. It was also a go-to meal when my girlfriend and I would get Uber Eats. Since moving to Broken Hill, I haven’t had it, So I’m keen to chow down on it again. I might be brave enough to cook it one day.
9. Pork Belly
There is nothing like a pork belly with crispy skin, and the pork is juicy and tender! When I went on a carnivore diet (I did it due to stomach issues), the pork belly was one of my go-to meals. If I ever go out for dinner and see it on the menu, I have to order it.
8. Beef Brisket
Whether roasted, smoked, or even on a burger, beef brisket will have your mouth watering. This dish was another go-to when I was on the carnivore diet, and the only downside is it takes longer to cook than many things, but it is worth it.
I don’t care if it’s from McDonald’s, a cafe, or homemade I love cheeseburgers. Of all three, I enjoy making my own, especially with pickles, tomato sauce (ketchup if Americans are reading this), and mustard. Now and then, I will put bacon on it as well.
6. Spaghetti Bolognese
Spag bol was a nice and easy dish to make if I had a long workday. I have also loved it, especially since I was a kid, and it was one of the first dishes I knew how to make without stuffing it up. It is also one of the few dishes that I order out due to being able to make it at home, but I would love to have it when travelling in Italy one day.
5. Eggs Benedict
I am not a morning person at all; at this point in my life, I’m resigned to that fact. But when I do get up early, I usually go out for breakfast or brunch. And when I do, you can be sure I will order an eggs benedict. I think it’s mainly because of the hollandaise sauce, or maybe it’s because I love poached eggs, or it could be just because I’m a fatty. 99.9% of the time, you can be sure that if you see me at a cafe, this is what will be in front of me (or it might be an empty plate).
For the 0.01% that I don’t eat eggs benedict when I go for breakfast, I will order waffles if they’re on the menu. They started as a novelty for me because I didn’t see them all that often. But now, I am sure that just about most cafes serve them. I also have a waffle maker at home so I can have it for breakfast or brinner.
I have lived inland in Australia all my life, but I enjoy seafood. And honestly, there is nothing like pan-fried salmon. It’s easy to cook at home, or just as good having it at your favourite restaurant. Salmon bones can be a problem, but they are worth picking out. Also, it’s good for you!
I just had to put a dessert on this list, and a baked New York Cheesecake is one of the best (well, any cheesecake is). Like eggs benedict, if I can see cheesecake on the dessert menu, you can bet the house that I will be getting it. Though, It is the other thing on this list besides Pad Thai that I’m yet to make, but that will change before the year ends.
1. Macaroni and Chesse
Mac and cheese is the ultimate winter comfort food. It also has a special meaning for me; when I was a kid, and it was just mum and I, it was what we would have as a simple dinner. Every time I cook it, it brings back memories of a simple time and being a kid who didn’t have a worry in the world. I used to get Kraft mac and cheese when I made it, but now I make the cheese sauce myself, with the help of Taste.com.
That’s it for day 11. Check back tomorrow when I reveal my favourite childhood book. I leave you with Weird Al Yankovic.