Saturday, January 16, 2010

Patrick's Saturday Six

I haven't done one of these in a while.
Here are this week’s “Saturday Six” questions. Either answer the questions in a comment at Patrick's Place, or put the answers in an entry on your journal…but either way, leave a link to your journal at Patrick's Place so that everyone else can visit!
1. You’re at an Italian restaurant on a first date: how do you eat your spaghetti: do you cut it with the folk or roll it onto the tines? (And eating something else isn’t an option!) Gee, I hope Cliff doesn't find out I'm dating somebody new for the first time. I'd probably cut the spaghetti.

2. You’ve prepared a nice soup for dinner when you happen to hear a news story that bay leaves, even after being cooked, are sharp enough to tear internal organs when eaten whole. (It’s true.) Do you fish them out of your masterpiece, warn your guests in advance not to eat them, or just assume everyone knows to not eat the extra greenery? I always remove the bay leaves before serving. Once in a while I can't find one; then I warn whoever is eating the dish to watch for the bay leaf.

3. You’re having dinner at a nice restaurant with a group of friends and acquaintances. The sauce of your main course is the best you’ve ever tasted. You’ve eaten most of the dish, but you’ve got part of a roll and some sauce left. Do you sop up a little sauce for one more taste? I probably would. Keep in mind, though, that the "nicest" restaurant I ever go to is Olive Garden; Cliff and I don't do uppity, high-priced eating out.

4. This time, you’re at a seafood restaurant with folks you don’t know as well. Do you order a crab or lobster, a dish that would involve a lot of shell-cracking and a potential minor mess, or do you stick with something cleaner like a nice grilled fillet? I'd order something cleaner and easier.

5. You’re invited to a cookout by a friend, but when you get there, you discover that the main thing being cooked, that everyone else is a big fan of, is something you don’t like. Would you still eat a serving to be neighborly, or try to talk your way out of that one dish? There are very few foods I don't like, but if this happened, I'd at least have a little of it.

6. You’re back at a seafood restaurant with friends. Unknowingly, you order a fish that is served whole, head and all. Do you send it back or just deal with it? I'd just eat everything but the head; problem solved.


3 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's good to see the Saturday Six once more. In my house if someone finds the bay leaf in their dish, it means they are the ones that have to do the dishes.

shopannies said...

wow you have a stronger eater than I am for sure

Paula said...

Would you believe I have a bay leaf right here in front of me? When I had small ants I tried them since they are good to get rid of weavels so I had one here by my computer. I did get rid of the ants with corn meal in small bottle caps. It took a while but it worked. Liked reading your answers.