Saturday, October 17, 2015

Food Related Bucket Lists

Anyone that knows me or follows me on Instagram (@PoisonMegz) knows that food is a big part of my life.  That goes for everything from reading about it, to making it, to eating it (especially the eating part).  I love to cook and have a Pinterest full of recipes I want to try.  Pinterest has made my recipe hoarding so much easier.  I spent all of High School checking stacks of cookbooks out from the library and copying recipes in to notebooks to save them.  Technology has made that whole process much easier, especially since I have the worst handwriting in the universe.

There were already some food items on my bucket list,and more in my head that I never really wrote down.  Recently I found two lists online and decided I want to add completing them to my bucket list as well.  The first one is from Delish and it is 30 Foods To Cook Before You Turn 30. Below are the foods that have been added to my list from this list, the ones missing I have already made in the past.

Poached Eggs
Cinnamon Rolls
Pimento Cheese
Tomato Sauce
Pizza Pie Crust
Chicken Pot Pie
Salad Dressing
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Beef Bourguignon
Birthday Cake
Thanksgiving Dinner

This list is much, much easier than the 2nd list.  There is some overlap though.  The next list is 44 Classic French Meals You Need To Try Before You Die from Buzzfeed.

Baked Camembert
Coquilles Saint-Jacques
Moules Marinières
Buckwheat Crêpes
Blanquettr de Veau
Soupe à L'oignon
Sole Meunière
Hachis Parmentier
Boudin Noir Aux Pommes
Cheese Soufflé
Steak Tartare
Magret de Canard
Pan-seared Foie Gras
Confít de Canard
Poulet Basquaise
Lamprey à la Bordelaise
Quenelles of Pike with Lobster Sauce
Soupe de Poisson à la Rouille
Gigot D'Agneau Pleureur
Soupe au Pistou
Roasted Chicken and Garlic
Navarin D'Agneau
Foie de Veau à la Lyonnaise
Fondue Savoyarde
Gratin Dauphinois
Coq au Vin
Choucroute Garnie
Quiche Lorraine
Boeuf Bourguignon
Cod Accras

That list is a bit intimidating, even just to look at.  I also live in a little bit of a food wasteland so it is likely there are many ingredients for this list that I will not be able to find here. I still would really like to cook my way through both of these lists.  I also started a list of foods I want to try.  I do not shy away from so-called "weird foods" and this list contains a bunch of those. My partner is 100% not going to be behind the fact that this list has rattlesnake and turtle soup on it as these are things he would have as pets, but I basically want to eat everything so they are included in that.

Boudin Noir
Branston Pickles
White Pudding
Black Pudding
Century Eggs
Salted Duck Egg
Dim Sum
Guinea Pig
Rocky Mountain Oysters
Pike Place Fish Market
3 Michelin-starred restaurant
Katz's Deli
Turtle soup

That food list will definitely grow as I hear about new restaurants and foods.  I am also about a trillion percent open to suggestions when it comes to Must-Try foods, so please leave a comment! If you have a favorite recipe for any of these foods please also share that.  I'm excited to start t try some of these recipes. I am thinking Souffle and Beef Bourguignon will be the first ones I attempt.  I have always wanted to make a souffle, it's on my original bucket list, and I think the family will definitely eat cheese souffles.  Beef Bourguignon is also one I think will go over well with the boys, who are much pickier than I am.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

September Bucket List: Roller-coaster Day and Ferris Wheel Kisses

I have to say that September was a little bit of a "meh" month on the bucket list front.  It was one I was very excited for because for months I knew I was going to be getting a roller-coaster day! I have loved amusement parks since I was 17 and went on my very first roller-coaster at Six Flags Great America, The Raging Bull.  I fell in love with the adrenaline rush.  I had not been to an amusement park since before I was pregnant with my little lark so I was super psyched to get to spend the day at Kentucky Kingdom with my partner and the older kids.  I was going to ride everything, hopefully more than once.

The day came and it wound up being only myself, Chris, and the 15 year old going.  That's fine, my hopes were still high for a super fun day.  We got there and had to stand and wait for around an hour before we could go in.  The first thing we did was go on the giant Ferris wheel.  It wasn't exactly the romantic moment I imagined since we had the teenager riding with us, but we did have a quick peck at the top.  So, Ferris wheel kiss got checked off the list.  I love Ferris wheels, so I'm sure there will be many more of those Ferris wheel kiss opportunities in the future.

Next up was the first roller-coaster.  I was excited, Chris and I sat right up at the front. My stomach had other plans.  I have never gotten sick before on a ride in my life and seconds in to it I felt pretty much like death.  We got off and I thought I could walk it off, but the damn stomachache stuck with me the whole time we were there.  We left early without getting on any more rides.  Apparently one of those fun changes pregnancy caused in my body is a severe lack of tolerance for roller-coasters.  So I checked roller-coaster day off the list with only one coaster completed and feeling very defeated knowing that I couldn't enjoy something I very much had been looking forward to.

So that was my September for the bucket list.  Not everything can turn out perfectly, so something was bound to go wrong at some point.  October will be better!

Remember to Live Life Decadently every day!
Poison Megz