In 1988, an episode of Alvin and the Chipmunks premiered called Food for Thought. I was 9 going on 10, yet I remember that episode, clear as day. Well, maybe not totally clear. I was a little fuzzy on some of the details, so I went back and watched it. You can too, if you want!
Food For Thought (56) by Jackthechipmunk
But I digress. The reason this episode has stuck in my mind all these 25 years is because I think of it almost daily. I know, ridiculous, right? But you see, I love food. I've always had a special bond with Theodore because of this love. I totally get him. He's completely distracted by food. Alvin can't even say, "This'll be a piece of cake," without Theodore thinking in the more literal sense that he needs a piece of cake. I can totally relate. Just ask my husband.
I was once again struck by thoughts of this episode the other day when I was trying to work, and all I could think about was lunch!! Clear Noodles, to be exact.
You see, we have this new Asian restaurant nearby and they serve the most amazing clear noodles ever. If you're unfamiliar, clear noodles (or cellophane noodles) are a thin rice noodle, and they're prepared almost like fried rice, with veggies and whatever meat you want (I'm a shrimp girl, myself), and they are heavenly. This dish is kind of a Japanese/Thai take on Japchae (Korean clear noodle dish.) It's not the most appetizing looking dish ever, but it's up there amongst the tastiest.
Anyhoo, the point of this blog is not the clear noodles, but rather my obsession with them. Knowing we were having them for lunch, I couldn't think of anything else. I lost an entire morning of work because I was so distracted by the idea of my lunch. So I've told Eric that we can't plan it anymore. We have to work, and at noon, we'll discuss where we're going for lunch. I just can't know if those clear noodles are in my future.
What about you? Do you have a food that is so amazingly yummy to your tongue that you can't think of anything else until it's in your belly?? I'd love to hear what dish knocks you off your game!