Monday, November 2, 2009

Stranded

What I'm about to share with you is close to my heart and the result of much careful and intentional consideration.

If luck (or lack thereof) should ever find me stranded on a remote island indefinitely, yet with enough forewarning to make some basic preparations, these are the 5 foods that I would like to be stranded along with me.

1. Fresh Raspberries
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2. Dannon All Natural Vanilla Yogurt

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3. Santitas White Corn tortilla chips. Not yellow corn. White corn.

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4. Chi Chi's Restaurant Style Mild Salsa. (Don't even get me started on the "Fiesta" variety...)
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5. Garden Fresh Mediterranean Hummus - Greek flavor

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And just when you thought this couldn't get more excited, I will share with you some of the reasons behind my selections:

1. Yum. So far, I have not grown tired of any of the above-mentioned foods.
2. All major food groups are represented. I'm on a remote island and my rescuer is no where in sight. I need to keep my energy and immunity up! I need to live to tell my story!
3. The chips can be eaten with the hummus or the salsa. The yogurt and berries can be eaten together, or separately. I like options.

A little over a year ago, while vacationing on a not-so-remote and not-entirely-islandic island I made myself vulnerable enough to share my list with our travel companions. My brother-in-law had the nerve to disqualify salsa on the grounds that it is a composite food rather than a whole food. Cory all-too-quickly jumped on the bandwagon, too. I believe they compared it to listing "lasagna" as a food.

Seriously. This is what I deal with.
Salsa is so a condiment in its own right. It's no casserole or famed Italian dish.

All of that to say: Don't mess with my list. I've thought too long and too hard about it to change it now.

It's my list and I'm sticking to it.

So tell me, what's on your list?