I am so sleepy today! I feel like I caught myself in a stare zoning out at my computer multiple times today.
An early bed time is clearly in order.
Did today feel like one giant blur to anyone else?
Since I was feeling quite sleepy this afternoon, I wanted to make something easy and comforting for dinner and turned to my favorite BBQ meatloaf recipe.
I ate two slices of the meatloaf with a sweet potato and enjoyed every bite!
The Food List Challenge
Have you guys heard of The Food List Challenge? I noticed the challenge popping up all over Facebook and was immediately intrigued.
The challenge states: “Are you a foodie? Prove it!” and lists 100 different foods that Facebook users then mark as a food they’ve have or haven’t tried.
I thought it might be a fun thing to feature on the blog!
I highlighted the foods I have tried below. I haven’t heard of a handful of the foods listed and a few others simply give me the heebie jeebies!
4. Baba Ghanoush
5. Bagel and Lox
7. Barbecue Ribs
9. Bird’s Nest Soup
10. Biscuits and Gravy
11. Black Pudding
12. Black Truffle
17. Cheese Fondue
18. Chicken and Waffles
19. Chicken Tikka Masala
20. Chile Relleno
23. Clam Chowder
25. Crab Cakes
28. Dandelion Wine
29. Dulce De Leche
32. Eggs Benedict
33. Fish Tacos
34. Foie Gras
35. Fresh Spring Rolls
36. Fried Catfish
37. Fried Green Tomatoes
38. Fried Plantain
39. Frito Pie
40. Frogs’ Legs
42. Funnel Cake
45. Goat’s Milk
49. Head Cheese
50. Heirloom Tomatoes
52. Hostess Fruit Pie
53. Huevos Rancheros
54. Jerk Chicken
56. Key Lime Pie
57. Kobe Beef
62. Morel Mushrooms
63. Nettle Tea
65. Oxtail Soup
68. Pastrami on Rye
71. Philly Cheese Steak
73. Pineapple and Cottage Cheese
74. Pistachio Ice Cream
75. Po’ Boy
78. Prickly Pear
79. Rabbit Stew
80. Raw Oysters
81. Root Beer Float
84. Sea Urchin
88. Soft Shell Crab
89. Som Tam
93. Steak Tartare
94. Sweet Potato Fries
96. Tom Yum
99. Wasabi Peas
100. Zucchini Flowers
You may see little images of the above foods on The Food List Challenge website if any of them are unfamiliar to you like they were to me!
Questions of the Evening
- What is the most unusual dish you’ve ever tried?
- What is one item listed above that you would never try?
It would take an awful lot to get me to try squirrel, snake or crickets. Yikes!
Faith @ For the Health of It says
Boo – being vegetarian excludes me from a lot of those options! I have tried the majority of the non-vegetarian ones though. (Although I did sample alligator in my pre-veg days!) I’d love to see a health food 100 with crazy things like chia, kombu, etc…
ha! that would be a fun list to see!
Amelia @ Eating Made Easy says
I could NEVER eat squirrel….eww! They are essentially like rats with furrier tails, and I don’t think I could choke down even a bite unless I was starving in the wild, at which point the rules change 🙂
Actually, I’m not that adventurous in general when it comes to meat. I’d rather eat a strange plant any day!
Victoria (District Chocoholic) says
BBQ crockpot squirrel.
Also, a restaurant here in DC makes grasshopper tacos, crickets are probably pretty similar.
Alysia @ Slim Sanity says
Head cheese just doesn’t sound appetizing one bit!!
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries says
this is so fun! i would say escargot is one of the most unusual things i’ve ever tried. i’m usually a “bold” eater. i’ll pretty much try anything once, but i agree, crickets gross me out!
Jess A. says
I second that!! Cannot more highly recommend Chicken Tikka Masala (or it’s vegetarian sibling made with Tofu!)
Caroline @ After Dinner Dance says
You have to try chicken tikka masala! It’s so good. I have a healthier recipe for it on my blog and so does SkinnyTaste. And try tom yum soup! It’s delicious! I don’t think I could ever try snake…ew.
Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola says
This is such a fun list!! I’m definitely going to have to feature it on my blog too! I can’t imagine eating squirrel- the thought makes my stomach churn!! But chicken tikka masala is SO delicious!! You should def try that one!
I tried alligator and kangaroo when I went camping in Australia and they were both surprisingly delicious!!
Abby @ Change of Pace says
Random list! The s’mores took me by surprise!
I don’t know if I’ve ever tried head cheese, but it’s served at every family holiday dinner. My grandma, mom, and mother-in-law make it. It gives me the heeby jeebies.
Ali @SeeAliEatSeeAliRun says
I first tried escagot (snails) as a child and it remains my FAVORITE food to this day! Thanks Dad for making me an adventurous eater 🙂
Silvia @ skinny jeans food says
Looks more like purple meatloaf 😉
Cow Tongue, and Rocky Mountain Oysters are two things i wish to never really consume again. However, Chicken Gizzard Sausage is pretty stellar
Bethany @ Accidental Intentions says
I tried haggis when I was in Scotland last May and it really wasn’t that bad. I definitely DID NOT try black pudding however — I have no desire to eat pig’s blood, thanks.
Sam at The Real Pretty says
I am totally shocked that you have never had a frito pie!! You must try it!
You NEEEEEED to try Chicken Tikka Masala. It is my favorite indian dish!
Not sure I’d ever eat rabbit or squirrel! You have tried way more than me. I need to be more adventurous!
Blog is the New Black says
I’m almost afraid to look at what some of them are!
Keri :) says
Is your meatloaf BLUE?
I was THISCLOSE to trying alligator this past weekend, but I chickened out at the last second! Gah.
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats says
I’ve had alligator fritters! And escargot! those are probably the weirdest things
You need to try chicken tikka masala IMMEDIATELY. You would love it. Go on Yelp to find a decent Indian restaurant to try it first to see if you like it, and after that I suggest making it. It’s so easy and so good. It’s definitely part of my regular food rotation.
i really want to! i need to try more indian dishes.
Indian is delicious, but sort of intimidating to get into at first. Chicken tikka masala is one of the “gateway” dishes. Also, Indian buffet is a great way to sample a ton of different dishes to see which one you like. I’m such an Indian food lover these days (can you tell?)
Come over to my house. We’re Indian so you get it authentic 🙂
Amrit Palace on 200 is really, really good. If you’re in Orlando, Anmol in the plaza across from UCF (the one that also has Lazy Moon and Jeremiah’s) is awesome.
It’s true! I was surprised to see that you haven’t tried it! You must also try goat – roasted goat meat is amazing!
Kerry @ Totes My Oats says
I love meatloaf! The most unusual thing I’ve had is alligator. I’m usually not one to try wild types of “meat” like that!
Andrea @ Andrea out loud! says
I dont think I could bring myself to try crickets!
Ive weirdly enough had kangaroo!! I told someone that one time and they asked “you can actually eat kangaroo?!” sounds so weird but, yeah!
Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon says
WOW!!!! You’ve tried so many!! But, I’m surprised that you’ve never had Tikka Masala–get on that girl it’s so good!!!
I did the challenge earlier today and hadn’t tried as many as I expected to!
I wouldn’t try snake if ya gave me a check for a million! Well… maybe 🙂 Since I have an Indian background I have Tikka Masala, Paneer and so forth regularly. In fact, I had chicken tikka today with naan. Paneer is basically a curry with pieces of “cheese” that isn’t real cheese but it’s SO good! Try it sometime!
Ok you must try 20, 39 and 65! you won’t be disappointed! e
You must have chile rellenos. Those are by far my favorite fried food. I was surprised by how much I have had on there, considering that I am vegetarian. What a fun little quiz.
Gabrielle @ LookSharpSconnie says
Whoa. You are a foodie. I declare it!
Those are some serious palette adventures you’ve been on. Really impressed.
Zucchini flowers are big in Italy – you’ll have to head over there and try those out 🙂
Authentic Absinthe is illegal in the states. An altered version, which has omitted certain ingredients, is available though.
Parita @ myinnershakti says
You need to get on that chicken tikka masala, Julie! It’s delicious! And paneer (pressed cottage cheese)!? Yum.
Julie you must try frito pie! It is fritos topped with Chili and cheese. A childhood favorite.
oooo chicken tikka masala is soooo good!! durian is ok..just smells bad…rabbit stews not bad either…ive never had alligator..sounds interesting!
Emily @LivingLongfellow says
When I was traveling around eastern Europe I ate borscht almost everyday. It’s a bright pink beet soup that’s surprisingly really good. I’d never ever ever ever try haggis. BARF!!!
If this food list was a test, I would fail horribly! I’ve only tried probably 17 of them. However, the one food I’ve had that I’d say 90% of people haven’t is squirrel!!! My dad tricked me when I was about 7. I still get sick thinking about it!!! I will never try snake, kangaroo, crickets, or alligator..and lots more on that list. I’m not a real foiodie I guess. However, you rock! I wish I was as adventurous as you. Now, go find those few things that left so you can score a 100! Ill live/ eat adventureously through you!! 🙂
That was great! But I can’t believe you haven’t tried chicken tikka masala! I make it at home in the crock pot 🙂
And I just saw that everyone is telling you to get on the tikka masala bandwagon
Claire @ Let's Go On A Living Spree says
That’s so funny. I felt exactly the same way today! Just sleepy and lethargic. I think it’s because of my long run yesterday and just because it’s Monday. Hope we both feel more energetic tomorrow!
I tried sea urchin last week with my husband! Each time we get sushi we try something “strange” off the menu. To date I’ve tried quail egg, giant clam, urchin, and jelly fish (aside from the normal delish sushi). I’ll try almost anything once.
Katelin @ HealthyFatKid says
A few years ago on a missions trip to Jamaica I had some curried goat… it was actually one of the things I ate there I enjoyed most! I’ll try anything once, but the texture of octopus might get to me…
fun list! squirrel tastes like chicken honestly, its not that bad or that good…decent in a soup!
JULIE, you haven’t had chili rellenoes or frito pie?! You need to make a visit to Texas, STAT! 😉
haha! i love how many people are saying this is a catastrophe! clearly i need to try frito pie ASAP!
Linz @ Itz Linz says
Ew!! And what the heck is lassi? All I can think of is the dog..
natalie @ southern fit foodie says
I’ve tried nearly all the same ones as you, and a few different ones (you need chili rellenos and frito pie at least once in your life haha). Lassi threw me for a loop – I kept picturing the sweet dog. I’ve tried squirrel before – but I don’t know that I would eat it again. Squirrels are cute! 🙂
Laura @ prettylittlewords says
You’ve eaten sweetbreads??? Headcheese isn’t that far off 😉
Blegh I don’t think I’ll ever be able to try either now that I know what they are…
Organs and bugs gross me out. No thanks!
Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More says
Interesting list. I won’t eat animals or bugs.
head cheese is nasty. it is literally tounge, cheek, fat etc….all parts of the head of a pig/cow. has the WORST texture and is way too salty.
black pudding is something i’d never try….its pigs blood.
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says
You’ve got lots of Indian things on there you’ve never tried. You need to get yourself to the closest Indian buffet and go to town! 😉
Haley B says
The only one that I’ve had that you haven’t is Frito Pie. Fancy stuff right there. lol
I can honestly say that I might only check off a quarter off those. I’m not picky because I enjoy trying new things, but I guess I haven’t tried much as I could be. Some of those items are something to consider.