Monday, February 22, 2010

What About YOU? The Perfect Meal

Every Monday I ask a question, to get to know YOU better. Ready for today’s? What constitutes the perfect meal?

I envision a plump steelhead trout grilled in lemon butter; steamed fresh veggies kissed with garlic and herbs; tender rice pilaf; and the silkiest chocolate crème brulee’ melting on my tongue.

Can’t forget my favorite drink: strong coffee, the darkest roast, brewed in a French press from freshly ground beans.

Your turn


  1. Anything that my mother or grandmothers prepare!


  2. Hi Jeanette,

    Oh, man. Meals. Let's see...can I just have the chocolate and coffee? ;)

    (I have to eat small portions due to my finicky tummy. It's okay though--chocolate is best consumed in small doses anyway! Small, *frequent* doses!)

  3. Fresh homemade rolls, mashed potatoes and turkey:)

  4. Okay, I'm going to eat a lot so pretend not to notice. But here goes:

    Fresh bread appetizer.
    Perhaps a glass of white wine.
    Salmon on the grill doused with butter and brown sugar (Northwest style.
    Mashed potatoes drowning in butter.
    Stuffed tomatoes.
    Fresh raspberries.
    Chocolate milkshake (thick!).
    Cream broule (sp.).
    Decaf caramel latte (my latest fav.).

    Ah, I'm full now. Thanks.
    ~ Wendy

  5. You are making me desperately hungry this morning! :-) Reading yours and the other comments and I'm totally ready to invite everyone over to cook for me! I can't remember a really nice meal because I'm in the phase of cooking large quantities of the easiest things possible for my big growing family!

  6. Hawaiian pizza, light sauce, followed by chocolate chip cookie dough icecream and diet vanilla Pepsi. drool......

  7. Oh, man, let's get together
    SOON, you guys! I love the way you think!

  8. Get me talking about food, and I'll talk AAALLLL day long!~
    favorite meal:
    Homemade spaghetti and meatballs, with garlic bread, tossed salad with italian dressing and to drink? Only the best drink in the world to go with red sauce.....Milk!!!

  9. mmm I make a chicken and broccoli dish with a cheese sauce that surrounds yummy. I also love, love lobster, garlic biscuits and mashed potatoes (from Red Lobster) :0)

  10. Hi, Jeanette~

    For me, the perfect meal is anything, as long as I my family is around me!


  11. Perfect steak, baked potato, rolls and something chocolatey for dessert. :O)

  12. Herb crusted salmon, asparagus, and garlic mashed potatoes.

    But I'll settle for any meal I don't have to prepare!

  13. Pizza. The kind we used to get in NJ.

  14. Hi Jen -

    Congrats on passing the 100-Follower mark!

    My favorite meal is simple: Tomatoe sauce, homemade meatballs, pasta cooked al dente, a salad, and black olives. After a short rest, milk and chocolate chip cookies top off the meal.

    Susan :)

  15. Sooo many good meals to choose from... I guess I'll go with the feista chimi at a local Mexican restaurant. *sigh* Just delicious. :)

  16. Jen: An ideal meal for me is grilled chicken breast and baked potato and a vegetable-corn or green beans.
    An ideal meal when I am in a hurry is anything I can get.

  17. Oh, you mean I have to choose just one? No, I can't, I'm sorry just can't...I like too many things.... Can I just say all of the above and then some?

  18. Oh, dear. I'm with Karen... I like too many things. Let's see. Hmmm... I really love chicken stir fried with peppers, mushrooms and onions, served over brown rice. But would I choose that over a good barbecued steak, with stuffed baked potatoes, steamed asparagus and tossed salad? Oh, don't make me choose! It's too stressful. I'll have to go plug in the kettle and make myself a steamy cup of chai tea. :)


  19. Yum! Let's see. Lobster tail, drawn butter, filet mignon and a glass of white wine. Sounds delicious!

  20. Oh gosh. I like so many things!! It would maybe have to have cheese & bread. Those two are my favorites! Bread sticks! Hmm... spinach & artichoke dip... Yum! Ok now I'm hungry.

  21. Perfect meal will get a lot of us going!! Just can't SAY one, but right now I'd like
    Thai lemongrass soup
    Pad Thai (shrimp)
    Pad Thai spicy eggplant
    sticky rice

    Dessert of Thai coffee (nearly solid strong coffee laced with sweetened condensed milk)

  22. This farm chick cooks many yummy meals but the perfect meal is always shared with those you love followed by chocolate....lots and lots of chocolate!!! Heeeheehe!

    God bless and have the best day!!!

  23. Your meal sounds wonderful and I'm even willing to try your coffee,(sounds yummy) but if that is asparagus, no thanks.

    My favorites: macaroni and cheese, pizza,fries, penne pasta with meat sauce, my enchiladas, bean burrito.
    Desserts: flan, coconut cream pie, pecan pie, creme brule, or Boston cream anything.

  24. G'eve Jeanette ~ Anything noodles ... anything chocolate or SWEET! If we are eating out it would be a margarita or champagne, if we are at home ... that savory deelish cup of hot tea. That'll take care of me quickly. Chuckle!

    Hugs, Marydon

  25. Jeanette, thanks for stopping by and commenting on our blog. Loved your "pitch" too! Karen


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