Midweek Meme...

Here's a midweek tidbit.. a little meme, thanks to Danielle from Make No Little Meals. Thanks Danielle for tagging me! Here are my responses... and read on to see who I've tagged next:

What were you doing 10 years ago?
I was a fulltime college student, working full time as a retail supervisor for Brooks Brothers.

What were you doing 1 year ago?
Let's see, last year I was just getting settled into my blog and contemplating starting my foodie social group, What's Cookin' Chicago.

Five snacks you enjoy
1--Artisnal cheeses, especially Humboldt Fog goat cheese
2--Water & butter crackers
3--Sopressata & salame
4--Fresh fruit
5--Lindt & Vosges chocolate

5 Things I would do if I was a millionaire
1--Go to culinary school
2--Invest in a storefront/commercial & professional kitchen space
3--Travel to various food-centric cities to explore
4--Start my own business focused on food & entertaining
5--Upgrade my kitchen

5 Bad Habits
1--I'm a clean/neat freak
2--I'm anal & stubborn about how things are done (especially in my kitchen/home)
3--I'm too detailed & organized to a fault.
4--I'm very social & a planner to a fault.
5--I can be a control freak.

5 things you would never wear again
1--Perm... too many bad memories!
2--Tapered jeans, aka "ankle chokers"
3--Payless shoes
4--Blush (I prefer bronzer)
5--Neon anything

5 Favourite (kitchen) Toys
1--Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
2--Microwaveable Rice Cooker
3--Stoneware Bar Pans
4--Le Creuset dutch oven

Here are some fellow food bloggers I've chosen to tag...
-- Anne of Anne's Food
-- Kim of The Yummy Mummy
-- Lynn of Cookie Baker Lynn
-- Kate of Kate F, Girl Reporter
-- Kelly of Kelly the Culinarian


  1. Hey! Thanks for the meme...although you are my first meme ever in the blogosphere and I have no idea what to write...but I'm game and happy you found me.

    Also, your blog is great. I'll throw up a link the next time I update the blogroll.

    Thanks for introducing yourself in such a fun way...


  2. Joelen--I HEART cheese too! I've recently discovered this fabu little cheese shop in my area that we frequent a lot. We tired a great cheese called Drunk Monk this weekend--it is a brie-like cheese made with beer as the base.

    Thanks for responding to the meme as well! :D

  3. I love reading facts about people. You already feel like you know someone when you read their blog, so its fun to know more about them.

  4. it was fun reading about you :)

  5. Hey Joelen! I awarded you an "E" for Excellence on my blog! :) Thanks for leading such a great food community!

  6. I just wanted to say make my day! I love hearing about your cooking adventures and it's so great that you do what you do!

  7. You make my day!