Getting to Know You

Mandy at The Complete Cook Book recently posted a “Get to Know You Series,” and it was a lot of fun to read. So since we’re away from our kitchen (sneak peak of where we are below), we figured this was a good time to share in the fun. Feel free to join along in the comments or on your blogs as well. Have fun and enjoy the rest of the week. good clean farm living

1. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?

Mike – Coffee; Kristy – San Pellegrino Limonata; Mr. N – Strawberry Lemonade; Miss A – Sparkling Grape Juice

2. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?

Mike – Red Wine; Kristy – Red Wine or Champagne

3. What is your favorite food?

Mike – Pizza; Kristy – Sushi; Mr. N – Pizza; Miss A – Quesadillas

4. What is your least favorite food?

Mike – Brie; Kristy – Beets; Mr. N – Beets; Miss A – Beets (no beet love here!)

5. What do you eat that others think is really weird?

Mike – Salt on Pizza; Kristy – Applesauce on Bread; Mr. N – Pesto (kids at school don’t quite get it); Miss A – Goldfish Crackers in Yogurt

6. What is your favourite thing to cook/bake?

Mike – Anything on the Smoker; Kristy – Pies and Sauces; Mr. N – Banana Bread; Miss A – Lemon Tarts

7. If you could only chose one, would it be sweet or savory?

Mike – Sweet; Kristy – Savory; Mr. N – Sweet; Miss A – Savory

8. What time do you usually eat your dinner during the week?

Mike and Kristy – either with the kids around 5:30 or after they go to bed around 9:00; Mr. N and Miss A – between 5:30 and 6:00

9. What kitchen item/s have you never owned?

Ice Cream Maker

10. What tip would you give to a newbie cooker / baker?

Mike – Be Patient; Kristy – Don’t be afraid to experiment; Mr. N – Have fun making it; Miss A – Put things in it you think will be good

11. What is the best vegetarian dish you have eaten?

M – Lentil burgers; Kristy – Vegetable lasagna, risotto or pasta; Mr. N – Salad; Miss A – Pasta

I should note here that we may have to revisit who won this year’s chopped challenge. While Miss A and I were declared winners, Mike’s lentil burgers are the only dish ever to have been repeated from a chopped challenge. They are really good and relatively easy to make.

12. What is the easiest meal you can cook?

Mike – Quesadillas; Kristy – Pasta; Mr. N – Peanut Butter & Jellies; Miss A – Pizza

13. If you could only grow 3 herbs in your garden, what would you grow?

Mike – Basil, sage and cilantro; Kristy – Basil, sage and rosemary; Mr. N – Basil, sage and parsley; Miss A – Basil, thyme and sage

14. What would you use as a substitute for salt?

Mike – Chili powder; Kristy – Cumin; Mr. N – Pepper; Miss A – Sugar

15. What 5 items would you pack for a quick and easy picnic or day out?

Mike – Havarti, Triscutts, grapes, salami and red wine; Kristy – white wine, brie, grapes, crackers and fig jelly; Mr. N – Bananas, pistachios, celery, peanut butter and water; Miss A – Mozzarella, grapes, ham, juice and more cheese

Thanks for the fun Mandy! Have a great week everyone. Now, back to vacation. :)

18 comments on “Getting to Know You

  1. Treedson says:

    Lovely family. Beautiful picture.

  2. I loved knowing a little more about you guys.
    I have to say that I had to smile at Miss A using sugar instead of salt, it sounds like something my son would do :)

  3. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    So fun to learn about not just you, Krist, but your whole family! It’s interesting to learn some food (like beets!) are influenced by other family member (you? lol). I like to read this type of post once in a while! :) I feel like we know so much about your family even though we haven’t met in person! :)

  4. Purely.. Kay says:

    Oh my goodness, you guys are definitely a like in your answers :). But I will say Mr. N and i are in-sync on some of his responses as well. This was fun to read Kristy. I hope you guys have an amazing vacay

  5. Karen says:

    I think your group participation was great. I can see that there will be no beet recipes no matter where in the world you will be traveling as long as majority rules. :)

  6. Charles says:

    Hm, no love for the beets… poor beets :(. I’m surprised Mike doesn’t like brie though – is his dislike unique to brie or all cheeses of that “ilk” – i.e., does he eat camembert?

  7. Wow, the photograph at the beginning is just stunning! It evokes such a serene mood when looking at it. What a fun list of questions and answers, I’ve been away and hadn’t heard about Mandy’s series, it’s such a great idea! Yours is all the more interesting because you’ve included your children’s answers as well. And beets, ah, the maligned beet.. I think I loved them because my mom made them with Havard Sauce growing up and anything smothered in a sweet sauce can win me over:D

  8. Kelly @ Inspired Edibles says:

    Hmmm… let’s see: Mom doesn’t like beets; son doesn’t like beets; daughter doesn’t like beets… yup, must be genetic! ;-). (I’m just relieved you didn’t list chocolate – phew…… :O). I’m with you on the champagne love sister — when’s our next celebration? :).

  9. Raymund says:

    Ohh you should get some ice cream maker, you will never buy ice cream again once you get hold of it, just dont make beet flavoured ice cream :)
    Love reading this

  10. Eva Taylor says:

    Sparkling grape juice? Miss A will be a handful for sure! A champagne lover in the making. What a fun post to share, I bet the kids had a blast taking past too. Hope you’re enjoying your holidays.

  11. Beets are just not your thing, are they! And I like the Miss A thinks…sugar as a salt substitute! I sure do like the look of your vacation spot…enjoy, enjoy! :-)

  12. Norma Chang says:

    I too am impressed with the whole family participating. Great newbie tips.

  13. ChgoJohn says:

    A fun post, Kristy, especially being you all got involved. Glad to see that pasta figures so prominently in the responses. Warms my heart. :) Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

  14. sallybr says:

    Fun post, I’ve seen a few around, but liked the way all of you replied to the questions

    I guess beets will be out when you guys come visit! ;-)

    (Enjoy your vacations!)

  15. Dawn says:

    So cute!! Love that the whole family participated!

  16. I love this idea of Mandy’s great to meet you more my friend :)
    I’m all for vegetarian lasagne btw :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  17. How fun that the whole family played along, thank you guys! Very interesting approach Miss A has about a substitute for salt. I have a sweet toothed family so I am sure they would find plenty of things to put sugar on, even beets.
    Have a fabulous day guys. :-) Mandy xo

  18. hotlyspiced says:

    It’s fun how you all got involved in answering the questions. That’s a lot of basil and sage. I’ve never substituted salt with sugar! So there are no beets in your fridge then? xx

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