Sunday, August 07, 2005

Got Ketchup?

For those of you that put up with me on a daily basis are well aware of my love affair with ketchup. Actually I know there are other ketchup lovers out there like my friend Stacey. We have to check the fullness of a bottle when out to eat to ensure we will have plenty for our food. It's not just for breakfast! It's not really a condiment, it's a food group! I don't love ketchup to the point of putting it on things like mashed potatoes, or potato chips or anything like that but I do love it on eggs, tater tots (yum!), grilled cheese sandwiches, onion rings, pierogies (does everyone know what they are?) and french fries of course. Since I don't eat meat, the obvious hamburgers, hot dogs etc. are not on the list.

I must apologize for the embarassment I cause my family and friends with my obvious ketchup addiction. This is especially important when at a restaurant (or work) where a bottle of ketchup is not available and I'm forced to grab 10-20 packets of ketchup, even sometimes requiring help from my friends (hey, another Beatles song) to grab some packs too.

17 comments:

pain said...

we don't mind helping with the ketchup! bty...what's up with dean? i can only imagine. is it is wife? his kids? it says crushed, that's like heart stuff. what's up with that?

Carnealian said...

I have no idea what's going on. I haven't heard from him, was hoping that no news was good news.

fsgsf said...

Thanks for the visit!! Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have for your report, or anything!

Peace!

NJ from NJ

Walking,Talking,Poison said...

Hmmn, that doesnt sound so bad. I had to laugh while I was reading your post because it made me think of my son. He is the TRUE ketchup addict. The only reason for foods like french fries are to get the ketchup to his mouth. He would be completely happy with only ONE fry, as long as he can use it to scrape up at least 20 packets of ketchup =P

InterstellarLass said...

I like ketchup on breakfast potatoes and hashbrowns, but not on much else. For my fries...I mix mayo and mustard and use that.

findley Labrador said...

Word of Warning
While at the table with Carnealian never look at or move your hand near the catsup bottle until she has formed a small lake on her plate and seems calm. Should you notice the level on the bottle drop below half wave wildly at the waitress for a fresh bottle!

Night Flier said...

And I thought it was my sister alone who kept Heinz in business! May the ketchup addicts unite! LOL

Scott said...

Okay, I'll bite....what are pierogies?

Carnealian said...

Pierogies are (originally) an eastern european concoction. They are pasta pockets filled usually with mashed potatoes and cheese, sauteed in onions and tons of butter. We can buy them in the grocery around here and I don't use as much butter to make them so, that's where the ketchup comes in to play. You need to come to Pittsburgh, I can guarantee you will find shops in town where you can buy them.

Missing Mass said...

In my opinion, ketchup is merely a substance that is used to mask the taste of something else.

However, I do fully support the use of food as a carrier for something else. There are certain foods I like to eat simply as a way to get salt (and to a less extent pepper).

Scott said...

Never been there, I have always wanted to visit, maybe when I win the lottery...

fsgsf said...

I love your blog! I too am addicted to ketchup ( heinz only)

Peace!

Nj from NJ

Carnealian said...

Scott, you like football? You need to come to the 'burgh! And, just to tantalize your tastebuds even more...check out these sandwiches only found in Pburgh...
http://www.primantibros.com/

Mass, I'll go along with that food as the carrier for what you really want. Salt, ketchup, mayo whatever!!

Scott said...

I love football. I can't wait til football season starts! GO SEAHAWKS!!

Carnealian said...

Scott, first off you will have to get a real team...like the Steelers, then come out to PA and have some fun! (tee hee, just pushin buttons here)

Crystal said...

i love ketchup too. my mom always ask me are you gonna have some fries with that ketchup...and its really the only way to eat meat. im the kind of person who will, as others say, ruin a steak with ketchup. but i like it.

and i love that you posted about it. i feel a little embarrassed sometimes that i devoted my entire blog to my love of ice cream, but i know it was the right thing to do...hehe, have a good day

Carnealian said...

See Crys it's the simple things in life!