Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cooking at home never looked so good ...

How ironic. On the day that I get this tip from Ideal Bite about skipping the take out, I also read about the two employees at Domino's who filmed themselves shooting snot rockets onto sandwiches that then then delivered to some poor soul. If you want to read about the Domino's scandal, you can check it out here. If you want to check out the video, look here. Want to know what Domino's has to say? Then you should watch this video too.

Um ... gross. I have already really cut down on the number of times I get take out during the month (partly because it saves me money and partly because I'm on a health kick right now) and seeing stuff like this just reminds me how much I dislike having other people (read: people I don't know) prepare my food unless I can see what they're doing. Also, whenever I am at a restaurant, I am always super nice to the waiter or waitress. Armini used to wait tables and we both saw waiting ... I am terrified to piss off anyone who will be going near my food when I am not there to protect it.

I feel bad for domino's because this is going to lose them a ton of business I'm sure but at the same time, it just reinforces my desire to bring my food preparation into the home. I want to know where my food has been, who has touched it, and what is in it. The other day I made my 2nd and 3rd loaves of bread (ever - and without a bread machine to boot) and it is so delicious. And whenever I eat a piece of it I know that I don't have to worry that it has been overly processed or that it has high fructose corn syrup in it or that somehow I am going to get some salmonella in it from the one bad peanut in the place (which I suppose could still happen, but at least I won't be sending it out into other people's homes and I will only have myself to blame).

I know that this post isn't exactly the most 'green' that you will find here, but keeping abreast of the goings on of our country is good for you. Plus, maybe this story will inspire to take the time to whip up some homemade pizza dough, sauce and get some organic and locally produced cheese (and other toppings) and make your own pizza. It'll be less expensive overall AND you will have the satisfaction of eating food that you made with your bare hands. And take it from me, it's a pretty cool feeling (plus, everyone who hears that you made your dough and sauce from scratch will be so impressed with you. It's very good for the ego).

I have a few really fun challenges in the works, some product reviews that are getting ready to be posted and I plan on revisiting some older posts to actually make the projects. I think that I am also going to start posting my favorite recipes for easy meals that you can make from scratch. Make sure you stay tuned!

No comments: