Tuesday, March 16, 2010
One of Those Things
M-m-m-m. "One of those things..."
I am a bit of a foodie and so is my daughter. I have fond memories of dining out with her or cooking a meal together. Somehow we came up with the expression "one of those things" to describe a food that went with everything and made things better.
Let me give you some examples of what I consider "one of those things."
Bacon is definitely one of those things. It is good by itself but also can be added to peanut butter sandwiches and even sweets. Maple bars with bacon are a huge hit and Skillet, the famous Seattle street vendor, makes bacon jam that they routinely run out of.
Bacon is also fattening.
Someone once said she never saw anyone thin eating cottage cheese.
Now that's mean.
I don't eat it as a diet food. I eat it because it is delicious and a wonderful substitute for anything creamy. My favorite use is as a topping for a baked potato and then with corn on top of that. Some people don't understand that.
Cottage cheese is also delightful just as a side to something hot. It must be the sensation of hot versus cold. One bite of hot, one bite of cold. It is especially good as a complement to pasta.
Nonfat cottage cheese, however, is not "one of those things."
Must be the mayo, but cole slaw is delicious with everything, but especially on a sandwich. A sandwich of any kind.
Try putting those on a sandwich.
But they really are good with just about anything. In a salad. Dunked in your soup. With gravy (ah, poutine).
When french fries are not available, potato chips will do. Ever had potato chip cookies?
Nothing like a nice piece of french bread slathered in butter. But try putting a dollop of butter into your tomato soup. Heaven.
Must be the fat.
What are some things you think are "one of those things?"
Here's something else that is "one of those things," and it's not even fattening.
Did you see this coming?
You may think I am crazy, but think about it. The library does "go with everything and makes things better."
Let me get you started. Let's see...OK, here's one.
Here's another one.
How about a headache?
I have a million of 'em
So here's the challenge.
Can you think of anything the library "doesn't go with" or doesn't make better?