Wednesday, July 05, 2006

if the government...


had a new program where you could only choose 3 meals to eat for the rest of your life (on a continuous cycle) what 3 would you choose? bearing in mind of course that you may also choose 1 drink in addition to water, and 1 dessert.

these pictures are from MAROOSH by the way! where we ate for our 3-year anniversary! incidentally (or perhaps not incidentally?) i think i might choose one of my meals having hummus. but i will not divulge any more details at the present. other than to say that maroosh was a delight but i would not re-order the pistachio burma even though it was quite fancy!

21 comments:

Mark the Shark said...

Cheerios, Wheaties, and Raisin Bran would be my three choices for food. For a beverage I would choose water as my cereal would already have milk. My desert would be a fruit salad.

The Goodfellas said...

holy smokes. for real?? no seco de gallina, chaulafan, swiss steak, turkey and mashed potatoes, salad from city pizza? just about makes me want to cry!!!!!!!!!!

FYODOR!!! said...

I WOULD CHOOSE
BORSCH!
AND VODKA!

FYODOR said...

I CHANGED MY MIND I THINK SO MUCH I WOULD
ALSO ADD A
PLATTER OF CHEESE AND SAUSAGE AND BLACK BREAD!

kelly said...

dad, how could you be so bland in your food choices????? are you serious????

fyoder, i don't think vodka is for you. why don't you stick to romanian bubbly water??

my foods would be.... (although i already chose the other day) asado with bread and salad, paella from cabana, and steak marsala from carrabas with garlic mashed potatoes, fresh bread and salad. for dessert i would choose tres leches cake with guava sauce and dulce de leche. :)

mr. goodfella said...

Mark, that almost hurts! :)

I believe that I would choose the following:

1. A full-on Argentine asado, with salad, olives, deviled eggs, potato salad, and all the appropriate meats (chorizos, vacio, entrana, asado, and the other one that Fernando has been keeping secret until the other day... what was it called again? It started with an M). And bread.
2. A great big gyros platter from Aladdin in the mall, with Greek salad, hummus, falafel, tabouli, and extra pitas for dipping.
3. A big Mexican sampler, with roast pork, tacos, nachos, rice/beans, avacados, pico de gallo... the works!

BEVERAGE: water is probably the best bet.

DESSERT: an assortment of pudgie pies with vanilla ice cream.

mr. goodfella said...

ADDENDUM:

I have just been informed by Mapache that we get water no matter what, so instead of water for a beverage, I choose raspberry iced tea mixed with regular iced tea.

heidi_go_lightly said...

Can we choose any three foods and not get fat? Or do the consequences of the real world apply...because this would influence my choices.

The Goodfellas said...

well, unfortunately the government demands that you work in the coal mine all day. fortunately, that means it would be in your best interests to eat highly-delicous foods. :)

ps. papi---i have rethought it -- are you sure you dont even want tuna on crackers?

heidi_go_lightly said...

Meal one: cheese ravioli with that really good organic pasta sauce.

Meal Two: my smothered chicken recipe, with potatoes, and fresh green beans

Meal Three: Thanksgiving dinner with the usual and of course pecan and brown sugar sweet potatoes

Beverage: Coca-Cola (the nectar of the gods, and the real stuff, not diet!)

Dessert: Chocolate Cheesecake

mark and monsita! said...

Well, you guys, that's more than 3 foods, so I'll give you mine. Seco de gallina with yellow rice, pork roast with red onion sauce and homemade bread, lentals with rice, tostones or maduros fritos y carne asada. As for dessert queso de leche, my homemade apple pie and for my drink!! Well, there isn't anything else but coke!!!!

Mark the Shark said...

I may have read the question wrong, but here is my explanation! The question asks what three foods I would like to eat for the rest of my life, not what my favorite foods are. What’s the difference you ask? Well, have you ever eaten so much chocolate that you just get sick of it and can’t even think of eating it anymore? Or how about those times when you’ve just eaten too much meat and you just want a salad for something different? You see my point is this: if I’m only going to eat 3 different meals for the rest of my life I want to keep the memory of my favorite foods as being something special, I wouldn’t want a seco de gallina to become my hated meal! The dream of looking forward to my favorite meal would be more important to me than eventually dreading it by eating it every day. I see by your choices that none of you are going to eat breakfast! By contrast, by the time I would get sick of my 3 cereals I still have many more that I really like…grape nuts, rice krispies, shredded wheat, honey covered oats…and the list goes on. This still leaves my really favorite foods special. Plus this fact: by eating healthy I would maintain my energy to spoil the governments plot. This does involve my new choice for a beverage…I agree with Fyodor, I would choose Vodka! It goes like this…Fyodor and I are against censorship of any kind, including food censorship. How cruel of the government to trick us into choosing our 3 best foods and having us blindly following their orders thinking that what they are doing is a good thing for us. They think that by giving us what we think we want that we will all work in the coal mines and not complain. Not so!!! I have a plan. I will store up all of my Vodka, as will Fyodor. The day will come when the politicians realize that the people are starting to grumble about their food and that they will need votes from their favorite swing state of Florida to continue their dastardly plan to keep us mining coal. When they find themselves stumping in West Palm Beach for that last vote from Chad and are praising the Floridians for their orange juice by drinking it by the gallon, Fyodor and I will secretly spike the juice with Vodka. Then when they are at their weakest we will overtake the party and free all miners!!! I caution you all to keep special things special. If you love music, above all else enjoy it. If you love art, don’t loose your love for it if someone doesn’t purchase your painting…paint because you love it. If you write, let people see your souls without worrying if they will like what they see. Plant flowers for the pure pleasure that it brings to your eyes. What I’m saying is this…keep something special as being something special, enjoy it wisely, don’t take it for granted.

FYODOR!!! said...

YES THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE WILL DO!

The Goodfellas said...

ha! i was just explaining this to matt! (as to why you probably picked 3 grainy cereals, that you get sick of things like i do, only maybe 100 times more) and who would want to end up hating something they really really like? a good point, i tip my hat to you. also, a nice plan to foil the dastardly government. ;)

kel said...

i agree- i want to be on your team when the revolution comes!!!

The Goodfellas said...

oh no, now my site is probably red-flagged. and this is a double-strike for you dad!! first, reading too many iranian newspapers, next thing you'll be paying only with traveller's checks!!! ;D

Mark the Shark said...

Jenny, who would have thought that asking a simple question would bring about such a discussion? It makes me think about the silliest question that a person can ask me. “What is your favorite color?”!!! I would have to say that even the thought of that question makes me smile. For the color of grass of course it is green, but when it is hot outside I prefer the dark green that covers the ground in our woods whereas when it’s cold outside I really like the bright green of the grass in front of the house, (Matt, that would be the South side of the house!). Monse once again tried to pin me down on our drive home from Florida trying to get me to tell her my favorite color…I really tried to give her an answer, but I truly don’t have one. So many choices, just consider how terrible I am when ordering ice cream at Cold Stone. Some times a part of me wishes to be normal, to be decisive, but most of the time I just enjoy my frustration at choosing, just being me. Who doesn’t hate to go shopping with me? I look, contemplate, pick the item up, hold it to the light, see how heavy it is, what’s it made of, where is it made, do I really need it, is it too expensive, will I find a newer style somewhere else, I decide to buy it, walk down the isle, then return the item before it’s purchased because I’ve already gotten all the enjoyment out of the experience!!!!!!!!!!! Even I know how horrible I am!!!!!!!!!!!

The Goodfellas said...

:D oh no!! if only it wasnt so true!!!

as for grass, though, dont you sometimes like it golden-yellow?

FYODOR!!! said...

MY FAVORITE
COLOR IS BORSCH!!!!!!

mark and monsita! said...

HELP.... everything dad wrote is 100% true. Grandma who LOVES shopping won't even go to the store with him anymore... I think he cured her!! He can be the easiest and the hardest man to shop for. There is no such a thing as a simple question for dad!! Next time don't give him any choices! It is a lot easier that way!!!

The Goodfellas said...

:D

well, when all else fails a bouquet of plastic poinsettias is always nice. ;)