I've been away from blogging for a few days, I haven't blogged much because typing hurts, turning my head hurts.. my right arm in general.. hurts. Turns out I have a pinched nerve in my right shoulder. I woke up in pain last Tuesday and I thought it was just a direct result of not being able to get comfortable and the 2 fans I have going in my room at night (it's HOT in my apartment and I don't have a/c, the windows are too small and the portable ones are not only expensive, but noisy). The pain isn't excruciating, but it's an annoying burning, tingling pain and it doesn't help that I'm right handed. I'm told the pain can take around 2 weeks to subside, sometimes longer. So I might not be blogging much until this goes away, but I'm trying.
But I digress.
I was shopping yesterday with my friend looking for Bathroom vanities and there were various food vendors out in the parking lot and my kid asked if he could get a hot dog.. my answer? a resounding Noooooooooo. I don't eat "dirty water dogs" and after an incident with said child when he was about 3 I won't let him eat them either. I briefly had to remind him of that episode (I was tying his shoe and he didn't even get out "mommy, I'm going to be sick" before puking on my head) *shudder*.
I'm very cautious of outside food vendors, while some can be pretty good... some can be very very bad.
If your food is out and not covered or protected I'm not buying.
If you're touching food with bare hands, see ya.
I once walked into a pizzeria and the guy who was tossing the dough had a raging case of pink eye... I walked right out, eww.
I won't eat anything with cilantro in it because the smell makes me sick.
Miracle whip? Eww.
I can not stand Nutella, I think it's awful.
My mom loved smoked eel... blech!
Lox and cream cheese? Nope, I won't eat that either.
Anchovies on pizza? nope.. they're fine as long as I don't know they're in something, lol.
I absolutely draw the line at eating foods that are unnatural colors.. like, bright blue or neon green.. ack!
One funny food disaster: I once made mint chocolate chip ice cream and used spearmint extract instead of peppermint.. it tasted like toothpaste.. it was disgusting!
I will be trying ice cream making again soon, so stay tuned for that one.