Nancy Leson and I didn't bother with any introductory chitchat to begin this week's show. I hit the music and we were off to the food races.
While our favorite foods may not be yours (yet), I hope this list will prove a resource for those times when you just can't decide between cold Velveeta on toasted English muffin or fried noodles dipped in fermented tofu.
We kick this week's off with our seventh-grade lunch favs and continue (downhill, in my case) from there. Please feel free to channel your inner Julie Andrews and sing along.
I mentioned my old love for frozen chicken pies, baked off and smushed together in a bowl. Nance is fond of her un-smushed homemade version.
As a youngster I'd always wanted to try a big dish of alphabet noodles swimming in canned brown gravy. Nancy's preference was for homemade egg noodles with Marcella Hazan's tomato sauce. We swung from Leson's roasted yams with too much butter to my stuffing nuggets wrapped in roast turkey skin. My cream cheese and olive sandwhich vs. Nancy's nightmare peanut butter and banana.
Stein: "Burnt ends."
Nance: "With mac n'cheese."
S: "DeGroot likes cookies with beer."
N: "Mac likes burnt toast chilled in the freezer."
S: "Those really cheap ice cream sandwiches."
N: "Those spendy Ruby Jewel mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches."
“Good taste is death. Vulgarity is life.” –Mary Quant