Foodie: To Be or Wanna Be


Gosh I wish I was a Foodie!  If I’m going to carry around extra weight with me everywhere I go, I wish I could at least really enjoy the food I’m eating too much of.

At no time in the  history of the human race have so many wonderful food choices been so readily available.  Yet, do I bother to partake of the exciting noshing to be had from our modern-day food flotilla of stupendousness?

Not really.  I usually just slap some Country Crock on a bagel call it lunch.

My food choices are as marginal as they are margarine.

But why eat this boring choice when I could easily gather together every item it would take to make, say, Holiday Chutney –which I came across seconds ago by googling the Food Network website and picking “Holiday Chutney” at random.

So here’s Cathy from the Food Network under whose tutelage I could explore the excitement of cooking a Foodie-type dish such as “Holiday Chutney”.   After all, Cathy, who has a pretty good job, seems hell-bent on it.

"I'm going to figure out a way to eat this thing if it's the last thing I do."

First Cathy tells us to bake this teeny decorative pumpkin and then remove all the seeds from it – which is what Cathy says she likes  . . . no make that LOVES doing.

YeeeeeeeeeeeHAW!

Well, see that’s the difference between me and Cathy.  Cathy enjoys this type of activity which means she’s living her life to the fullest. Cathy is living in the “now”.

As you can see, Cathy is living in a more fun "now" than the "now" I'm living in.

And  I admire Cathy’s ability to derive so much joy from something like de-seeding a miniature decorative pumpkin. I really do.

As for myself . . . well I suppose if I were to suddenly develop an overwhelming craving for minature decorative pumpkins – due to a serious deficiency in Vitamin A  (probably as a result of eating nothing but  bagels and margarine)  AND if I was stranded at,  say, at the North Pole and the only thing  I could scrounge up was a  dusty miniature decorative pumpkin left over from Santa’s rockin’ Halloween party, I’m  sure I would put as much umph into de-seeding the darn thing as Cathy does, ok?

Holiday decor stuffed with chutney never looked so edible!

So my hat’s off to you, Cathy.  There’s a talent in making Halloween Decor look edible which is something you obviously have in spades!

I just wish I could have seen the look on your face when you picked it up and took a great big ol’ scrumptious bite out of it.

What’s that?  You didn’t eat any?  Well, probably because you’re not hungry, that’s all.

I’ll bet you anything Cathy will take it home with her tonight and maybe later on try feeding it to her little pet guinea pig, Charlie, or failing that, try feeding it to her little husband, also Charlie (just coincidentally).

Whoa Charlie! Save some room for Holiday Chutney!"

So maybe I’ll give this Foodie thing a try. I was going to have a bagel with margarine on it for supper, but now Cathy has me inspired.

I’m looking around this very minute trying to find something to stuff with chutney. And even though I don’t have any chutney, per se, I’m pretty sure I can figure out a substitute.

Well, let’s see . . . I could grab a ball off the Christmas tree, it’s hollow . . .  . . . I’ve got some cheddar cheese . . . maybe I could get the guinea pig involved somehow . . . if you need me I’ll be in the kitchen . . .

8 thoughts on “Foodie: To Be or Wanna Be

  1. That holiday Chutney looks like holiday up chuck. The only lesson I’ve ever learned from the food network is how much I don’t want to attempt their recipes! I’m like you in that my favorite meal is “snacks”. If I could live off what Charlie eats I’d die happy.

    Great post as usual mom!

  2. Holiday up chuck! Well I think that’s what might happen if you actally ate one of them! I noticed no one actually took a bite when she was done with the demo.

  3. As a former cook, I’ll go for the tasty over the pretty any day of the week.

    And I think Cathy looks a little too intense while holding that pumpkin and smiling at the camera…
    I’ll bet she has all sorts of stuff in her freezer for the holiday meals.
    What? No, haven’t seen her husband in weeks…

  4. My kids really like the food network. No, Really, they do. My son works in a restaurant in LA area and my daughter like to make bread… from scratch! Go figure. My idea of dinner is a salad or a can of soup. But I’m real good at visiting my local restaurants. Gotta support the economy somehow… Enjoy always, T

    • Well I bet they feed you well when you visit! Your daughter makes homemake bread from scratch! Wow. My son loves cooking and seriously thought about culinary school for awhile but music won out. My daughters aren’t really into cooking but thankfully they both married men who like to cook. They both got lucky!

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