What is Picky’s Picks? A poor term as far as I’m concerned. I prefer Particular Preferences.
I was raised in a small town by parents raised in a small town, whose parents were raised in a small town.
Food choices were simple . New or different foods were never introduced. It worked then — it works now!
Simple dishes were the norm. You ate what was fixed for dinner or found something on your own or did without.
Meat and potatoes were and are the standard. Throw in some blue box Mac and cheese follow it up with something chocolate and I’m set.
They say if you ever want to start a fight — discuss politics or religion. With me you get the same result by suggesting I eat something that looks, smells or just sounds weird. Not going to happen. You can try or eat it if you like– I am content to fix something on my own.
All that being said I do respect the cooks that want to try new things or share their favorites.
Moving forward I’ll be taking a fun, far from serious look at some new possibilities in recipes submitted to Yum Goggle —- reserving the right of course to adapt them to my own Particular Preferences.
With that, I will start with the first recipe request I had for my wife to make: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins from Food Lust People Love. I asked my wife to make those and that’s a picture of them up above.
I have always preferred a cupcake. Just never been a big fan of muffins. Commercial or homemade. I have found them dry and wasteful. I’m not alone.
In 1998 the TV show Seinfeld (the show about nothing) shared their feelings in the episode “The Muffin Tops“.
The premise was that only the tops were worth eating. The stems should be torn off and discarded. In the episode, landfills even refused the stems. A true classic.
Now I’m presented with a conundrum. Muffins —-not a favorite—paired with a great love, chocolate. Not only chocolate but topped with chocolate chips.
I have long felt chocolate was deserving of its own category in the food pyramid. Well it is in mine, official by government standards or not.
My first muffin was served warm with cold glass of milk on the side. It was sweet and certainly not a disappointment. The later sample was just as good and a quick nuke in the microwave kept them soft (even the dreaded stems).
A side of soft vanilla ice cream worked well with number three.
As you can probably guess this treat is working it’s way up the scale. If you love chocolate or just like it give this a try.
This recipe was great and you should try it too – I believe I’ll have another!
Mr. Picky Eater