Dec 1st, 2008 by Marilyn
What? You’ve already heard enough Josie this and Josie that, and how Josie loves jellybeans, and went to junior high, and went to Paris, blah blah blah? Well, Miss Twilight seems to think you haven’t heard enough – she’s fed up with “all those pictures of Cleo,” and demanded her own Tell Simmer, which this week could be re-named “Tell Mom,” which in turn could also frequently be called “Tell Mom Off.” Whatever. She serves a mean volleyball, eats overly large burritos, and between you and me, leaves mugs all over the house. But this twelve-year old is our mug-leaver, and knows her way around a menu – somehow, she seems quieter in print.
How often do you think about eating?
Whenever I’m either awake or supposed to be doing something else that’s supposedly “more important”.
Simmer says: “more important” – like, “homework” important, or “set the table” important?
Okay, I know this sounds incredibly spoiled and totally obnoxious but I love chai lattes from Prima Tazza, because they have the best drinks anywhere (you want to argue with me?)
Favorite hometown food?
Hmmm…..probably a beef brisket sandwich from Arthur Bryant’s, but if I feel like tuning into my Chicago side I would have to say deep-dish pizza.
Ever been served breakfast in bed?
No, breakfast in bed is outlawed in this house because someone has a fear of little tiny m-words (can’t say it) creeping around. Is that too much detail?
Your absolutely reliable, go-to dish for entertaining is:
I can’t answer that, but if I ever felt the urge to throw a shmancy dinner party I would probably make something like fajitas. I don’t know why, that just suddenly popped into my head. Now I feel like eating some Mexican food!
Food that makes you gag?
Liver. It’s just plain nasty. I was forced to try both chopped and cooked and they are both equally disgusting. Sorry to all you (hopefully not that many) liver lovers out there but it’s awful.
Worst kitchen disaster:
My mom doesn’t let me have kitchen disasters, because she is a lovable micro-manager about cooking. However, in her opinion – not mine – the Bobby Flay-style Birthday Cake Throwdown for Johnny Depp that my friend and I had was a disaster. Hey, I thought it looked OK!
Three things in your refrigerator right now:
Pickles. Half of a hot chocolate. A torn bag of raw cranberries, which are really good with Tootsie Rolls. Try it!
Your idea of a romantic meal is:
Chinese takeout, you pick the entrees. Always have crab rangoon. That is the most romantic meal ever. And a good movie, no crappy chick flick.
Simmer says: a moot point. No romantic meals for you!
Secret snack of shame?
I have many snacks of shame, unfortunately most of them are not so secret. Jelly beans on bagels with cream cheese, any type of sour gummies, and Tootsie Rolls with raw cranberries are just a few. There are many.
Most ambitious thing you’ve ever done in the kitchen:
Brownies. Pretty lame, right? I’m definitely not the good cook in the family.
Simmer says: well, it’s definitely not her Dad. And they were fine brownies.
Best restaurant if you’re not paying:
Tony’s Town Square in Walt Disney World. I can think of a ton of nicer places to go but I’d rather go here than to any of them. If I had to pick a nice one, probably the Savoy Grill in Kansas City. REALLY good seafood.
If you were a cocktail, what would you be?
I can’t answer this because if I do, I will be interrogated about why I actually know cocktails and what’s in them. Let’s just say that I would be something with lime. Limes are good.
Extra Credit: Where is the world’s best pizza?
Lou Malnati’s in Chicago!