Friday, March 26, 2010

Food Face - myself and hopefully you soon


What foods do you remember most from your childhood?
Chicken tamale pie, everyone loved that for their birthday and then mint Oreo ice cream cake for dessert. Summer was cucumber tomato salad and Saturday morning was coffee cake. When my mom went to the grocery store, she often came home with salami and French bread. Those two things are such a satisfying snack. My mom was and still is a great cook. I remember sitting at the dinner table and her proclaiming her love of her own cooking. That's how it should be. You should always make the things you love.

Last Sunday. I am currently 7 months pregnant.
Currently have swollen ankles and my heartburn is starting to get past
my essential
Prilosec barrier. Bummer.

What foods can you not get enough of?
Ripe mangoes, strawberries and avocados. Bacon, shrimp, medium rare ribeye steak. Chocolate cake. Haagen Dazs chocolate peanut butter ice cream. My husband's roast chicken and gravy.

What is your favorite restaurant?
I have a bunch. Senor Baja in Southern California. Great fish tacos. La Tolteca in Azusa, CA. New York Grill in Ontario, CA. El Azteca in Provo, UT. Lucille's BBQ in Southern California. Diamond Grill in Salem, UT. Communal in Provo, UT.

At the rodeo over the summer. Remembering the rodeo makes me anxious for summer time.

It's raining cats and dogs and freezing outside.
What would you fill your belly with?

A smooth soup, like butternut squash. Something I could drink out of a mug if I wanted. Fresh cinnamon rolls.

What are your essential kitchen tools?
My santoku knife, Microplane, serrated vegetable peeler, my big, high-sided non-stick skillet.

Me and Vanny on his first birthday

Have you ever had any major kitchen disasters?
Oh hell yes. Countless burns and cuts. The worst has been the bad burns I got from blending a soup in the blender. It was boiling hot and I put too much in the blender and it exploded all over my arms and face. My right arm has burn scars from it. But I am proud of those scars. It's a sign on someone who cooks and has learned a lot in the process.


Did you answer these questions in your head as you read this? Good. Want to be a Rookie Cookie Food Face? Answer the questions below and then send them to me with a few pictures of yourself. I will post one new Food Face every week.

What foods do you remember most from your childhood?
What foods can you not get enough of?

What is your favorite restaurant?

It's raining cats and dogs and freezing outside. What would you fill your belly with?

are your essential kitchen tools?
Have you ever had any major kitchen disasters?

Send your answers and a few pictures of yourself and your blog address (if applicable) to


Kalli Ko said...

Uh I can't wait for our date tomorrow. i hope you put out at the end.

Mrs. Organic said...

I love that top photo - so beautiful!

Sparks said...

You're right. That graphic is going to kill me until you get a new one. I'm on it. Sometime. Later.

Mike and Jill said...

Oh my goodness! You look so GREAT! I can't believe how close you're getting!

Erin said...

fun idea!!

My mom was a terrible cook, but that is why I try hard to do well!

Wyndi said...

im 33 weeks pregnant and have found that almonds (not flavored or salted) really help with heartburn. My Dietitian told me this tip and i now feel much better!! hope it helps~wyndi

Carrie said...

Where did you find your dress in that first photo? I'm 27 weeks and can't find dresses that go to my knee - they're all a few inches shorter, which is a little short for me.

rookie cookie said...

@Carrie - That dress is from Motherhood Maternity and was one of my greatest $20 maternity finds ever. I also have two Japanese Weekend maternity wrap dresses that I love. They fit like a maternity dress should. Google Japanese Weekened.

@Wyndi - I have never heard of that! Thanks for letting me know.

@Jill - You are so kind. I am starting to feel lousy. But I can't complain. I am sure it's nothing like how you felt when you were at the end of your pregnancy with twins.

@Mrs. Organic - You can tell me that any time.

[Morgan] said...

did i not leave a comment on this post already?
telling you how GREAT you look?
you look so pretty whit, it was a fun little change to see pictures of you on here:)

T&C said...

You look awesome Whitney!

Tia said...

you are so cute!!!

Colleen Kuerth : Truly Noted said...

What? No link for the Chicken Tamale Pie?? I hope that's because you are going to feature it sometime in the very near future! ;-)

sheena said...

girl you look good! at least you are dressed...I think by month seven for photos I'll put on my "fancy" sweats and call it good.

And I am so sorry that I laughed at the part where your soup exploded out of the blender onto your face. That happened to me before and thinking back it just looks really funny in my head.