i am not a fancy food person…

I have been following the adventures of Randy Elrod as he  traipses through northern California eating fancy food and drinking fancy wine.

Earlier this evening as I considered his pigeon-stuffed cannelloni with a fois gras sauce and a dabbling of derryberry sherry (or some such really fancy type of food) I tossed a slab of leftover meatloaf on the grill next to the chicken.

(as a note…I had never grilled leftover meatloaf but it wasn’t half bad)

And then I realized. I am happy with BBQ meatloaf. That’s who I am.

I am not against all the great stuff that "fancy eaters" eat. I have eaten fancy food before and I have nothing against it. I think it all sounds good (from what I understand of what the "fancy eaters" eat what with all the bouillabaisse and essence of nutmeg and some such…)  and interesting and yes, I probably do need my palate cleansed once in a while.

But my discovery (and subsequent release from not understanding why I do not crave fancy food) is just like Jesus said in Matthew 7 "…do not throw pearls before swine…"

It is a waste to give me fancy food.

For whatever reason,(and this certainly does not diminish the fact that lots of good people are fancy eaters) I just do not really appreciate it. Maybe I have a blue-collar tongue, or I just am not sensitive enough to full comprehend how all the flavors work together. I know lots of people who do. It is just not in me to enjoy these things. 

I have finally, just tonight when I slapped that hunk of cold meat on the grill, come to peace with the fact that I am a BBQ meatloaf kind of guy. Even better if I can dip it in honey mustard dressing.

This post is part of Water Cooler Wednesdays at Randy "the fancy eater" Elrod’s blog Ethos.

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Posted on May 25, 2008, in Dad stuff. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. BBQ meatloaf, meatloaf with ketchup, meatloaf with A1 sauce – it all sounds good to me!
    I love all food. I’m down with burgers & fries and I’m down with a fancy feast, just as long as it’s not the cat food.

  2. We have a favorite dive called Chuy’s that we frequent for regular doses of bbq tri-tip, mesquite grilled chicken, chips & salsa & non-creamy coleslaw. My kids love it. It’s real food. Our other favorite dive is called Chino Bandido’s. It is a trip. Not the cleanest place in the world. But the food is fantastic. It was actually just featured on the food network as a great dive! A fancy meal for a fancy occasion might be justified in our current budget. But for our family, we go for the everyday stuff…

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