Foodie Friday: Chris’s US List

Normally Christie does our Foodie Friday posts, but I wanted to jump in on the fun this week.

As some of you may know, we’re currently in the U.S. for a quick trip.  Whenever we prepare for a trip to the “West” (in our minds, that means Europe or North America), we start talking/dreaming about the types of foods we’ll enjoy while there.  I don’t want to speak for Christie, so without further ado, here is my own list of foods and restaurants that I’ve been looking forward to, and have already started to enjoy.  In no particular order:

  • Tap water.  I drank water from a drinking fountain on my layover in Germany.  It was quite a novel thing!
  • In-N-OutA double-double animal style and a vanilla shake are calling my name.  Do you hear it?  I think it might be lunch today…
  • Mexican.  This was my first meal after arriving in the States–a vegetarian super burrito, chips and salsa, and an horchata–from a little taqueria near my airport hotel.  Taquerias are one of my favorite types of restaurants in the Bay Area.
  • Red Lobster.  Cheddar Bay Biscuits, anyone?  Need I say more?
  • Venison.  I don’t care what form it really comes in.  My mom makes a really good venison stir fry, which leads me to…
  • Mom’s home cooking.  I don’t think there’s a culture in the world where mom’s home cooking wouldn’t make a list like this.
  • Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  Thanks to a Groupon, I was able to get three dozen original glazed for $10.  Christie and I have very little self-control when it comes to these, so it could get ugly…

I’m sure there are others, these were just the first that came to mind.  For those of you who live overseas, what is on your list?


4 thoughts on “Foodie Friday: Chris’s US List

  1. Definitely mom’s home cooking at the top of the list! Followed by blueberries, feta cheese, and Life cereal 🙂 This post really made me smile b/c it is a little crazy how much you can start missing certain foods. We just renewed visas this week in Nicaragua and came across an Americanized breakfast place….the first waffles we had in 9 months and we were all going a little nuts over this special treat!
    Enjoy all the special foodie treats on your trip. Have a blessed Easter!

    • Blueberries is a good one…though we often load up on dried blueberries to bring back with us whenever we’re in the States. We found that if we soak them they plump up quite nice for things like muffins. Happy Easter to all of you as well!

  2. I’m digging the Krispy Kreme, Mom’s Home Cooking and Mexican thing, but I was a bit underwhelmed when I first tried In-N-Out. I dunno. Maybe it’s because I lived right near a Eureka Burger and it couldn’t compare, but I’m still not feeling it. Must be a California thing. 🙂

    When I was in Ireland, my list went something like this:

    Puerto Rican Food (or anything with a latin-infused set of ingredients)
    Chocolate (American chocolate just tasted different…better. Not so milky, not so dark…just no substitute.)
    ICE, ICE and ICE in my drinks

    I bet if you were back in the states for good, you’d miss green mangoes and Lebanese food. Who knows…


    • Ice! Ha! I remember your despair about not being able to get ice.

      ….And it’s funny, but I just talked to my dad on the phone this weekend, and he said the same thing about In-N-Out.

      And we would definitely miss mangoes in the States – the vast availability and cheapness/ freeness of them here is amazing. Definitely will miss. I’m discovering there are so many things you can do with them, and honestly, I don’t know if I’d feel that freedom to experiment with them if they were 1.50 each!!

      Miss you and love ya!

      p.s. When we flew from FL, I tried to think of a way to bring you Pollo Tropical. Figured out how I could do it but not how I could bring you Pollo Tropical that wasn’t spoiled. 😉

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