About six weeks ago, I shared a short list of “Three Things I Love in my Mouth.” Many of you replied with your own list of three particular “things” you, too, loved in your own individual mouth. Some of you listed more than three (not keeping within the confines of the “rules”); some of you listed three broad categories (not providing a real insight into you as an individual).
So I thought we’d play again.
This time, the categories are:
1) Favorite beverage
2) Favorite breakfast
3) Favorite dessert
10 points for specific details on how exactly how you like them prepared.
20 points if you have had any of the three in the last week.
50 points if you describe them so well that whoever reads your list wants to get together with you for a drink, go out for breakfast, or say to the waiter taking your dessert order, “just one of those, but two spoons.”
Here are mine:
Cafe Americano made with French roast coffee beans — extra hot with a twist of lemon rind.
Whenever I get out to LA to visit my sister, she takes me to Blu Jam Cafe. Every time I order the Spicy Tex-Mex Tofu Hash. (Here is the description from the menu, which I realize is sort of cheating.)
Tofu scrambled with black beans, onion, chipotle, cilantro, grilled potatoes, tomatoes, salsa fresca, and avocado, served with GMO free corn tortillas.
I shamefully will admit that I have to concentrate on not bursting into tears of joy each time it is set down in front of me.
Fruit salad with toasted pecans: perfectly-ripe mango, banana, orange, and jicama cut into small — though not tiny — pieces with a squeeze of lime to balance the sweetness of the fruit. The pecans provide a rich, fatty crunch to balance the textures.
Add up your points. (Note: maximum points possible = eighty)
I got sixty.
And who’s coming to Los Angeles with me?
FYI: The calculation of your points is done on the honor system. You will be able to redeem them in the same manner you’re cashing in your jackpot-winning Powerball ticket from last night.