I can’t stop thinking about food… all the good stuff I want to eat, where I would get it from and how likely that is to happen….
Driving down the street in town my eye is drawn to our favorite Chinese restaurant… mmmm fried rice, chicken chow mien, home made dim-sims…. prawn crackers!!!
While at the fairy shop picking out a present for my niece I just happen to notice it is across the road from the Mexican restaurant – nachos! Mmmm enchiladas… oooh tacos… all that cheesy goodness! Then that reminds me that there is a Vietnamese restaurant near by that I have been wanting to try, I so miss the ‘blue table’ restaurant in Footscray with their yummy rice paper rolls.. oh and crispy fried spicy squid.
I am so obsessed with food that I dream about it. Last night I dreamt that we were eating out at the Greek restaurant in Keilor road…. oooooh open kebabs! mmmmmmmm Which got me thinking about Turkish in Sydney road – dips and bread, falafel, pide….mmmmm. I woke up and lay there for a while just thinking about food… sushi rolls, tandoori chicken rolls from Threshermans (oh I ate soooo many of them while the girls were in NICU!) , gnocchi bolognaise with extra cheese melted on top (I ate that as ‘second dinner’ almost every night while in hospital waiting for the girls to be born!), ravioli, mmm cannelloni…. lemon gelati….
Then the thoughts deteriorate from lovely restaurant meals to food a little less ‘high class’…. strip sub combos and twisters taunt me every time I drive anywhere…. not to mention that rotten quarter pounder! I have succumbed to the junky red chicken a fair bit in the last year.. I blamed it on pregnancy before and now I am just HUNGRY! My girls have only once been inside the evil clown’s domain as I seem to be able to quiet those cravings much more than the evil chicken ones for some reason.
I am not too snobby to drool over home based meals either… even ones I have cooked. Even the humble marie biscuit with a bit of butter between them gets merit in my book right now. Ham and salad sandwiches YUM! Thank goodness my Mum almost always provides on that front, encouraged by the fact that Izzy only wants to eat ‘pink food’ – thank my lucky stars ham is pink!
I am dreaming of summer food… salads with heaps of onion and tomato, potato salad, fruit… oh summer fruit! Peaches and nectarines, strawberries, pineapples… oh how I long to go to Queensland to eat their perfectly not to sweet not to acidic pineapples….
Ah food… yep you could say I am obsessed. I can’t help it thought.. I am starving! It doesn’t help that I never seem to have time to eat, or I just forget to eat. Most days it is suddenly lunch time and I realise I haven’t had anything but a couple of multi vitamins! Then there is the problem of finding time to actually cook anything even remotely fancy or time consuming while Muski sleeps and the girls are occupied.. those two things coincide for approximately, oh I dunno, three nanoseconds each day! And yeah, like I am ever going to eat at a restauraunt anytime soon, I don’t think so!
So I make the most of the food I can get when I can get it… thank goodness we go to my parents almost every week and that there are some decent sushi options in the food court or I’d succumb to drive through way more often that I already do! But my goal in the next 6 months is to eat out – Mexican, Turkish/Greek (don’t care which) and Chinese. Anyone want to do dinner with me??