Chews Our Own Adventure

by Holly on February 18, 2010

in you decide

Midday HOLLA!

In preparation for the uber-important men’s figure skating long program tonight, Brett and I need YOUR help!  We need to craft the perfect Olympics viewing meal, and we can’t figure out what to make.  Here are our two options:

Option 1

Brett’s Asian Zang Soup

A rich, chicken soup base with lime juice, red pepper flakes, vegetables and chicken.

Note: We are NOT sub-consciously cheering for Daisuke Takahashi from Japan.  Johnny Weir 4 life!

Option 2

Marinara Faux-Chicken over Italian Pasta

Whole wheat pasta, Gardein marinara faux-chicken breasts, spaghetti sauce + veggies.  With a side of Evan Lysacek thrown in for good measure.

What do you think? Asian-inspired soup or an Italian pasta meal…the gold medal winning dinner will make its Olympic debut in the next post!


Erica February 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Soup would be much better for Olympics-watching! You can keep your eyes more on the athletes and worry less about twirling pasta gracefully on your fork.

Erica February 18, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Option 2 all the way! Love the new layout

Kacy February 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I vote for the pasta! Only because I’m a fake chicken lover to my core.

Allison R. February 18, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Pasta! Watching athletic events qualifies for fueling as if you were in them, right? Right.

Sarah February 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm

I vote for the Asian inspired soup. Winter Olympics = cold and the soup sounds like the perfect fix for that!

Matt February 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Option two!

Anna @ OatsnBoats February 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Mmm, that soup sounds delicious – I vote for a nice warm bowl of soup! Of course that’s hoping that tonight’s events won’t induce the same cringing that last night’s did – otherwise soup might be dangerous and messy. But figure skating should be much safer than downhill skiing. Let’s hope.

Kevin K. February 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Soup all the way! No doubt! Spicy and sweet, loving it! Extra veggies (sun dried tomato?) for me please.

Maya February 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Soup! It sounds really pho-esque, and I love pho. Maybe throw in some rice noodles?

Morgan @ Life After Bagels February 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm

too sad to choose, my medal dreams for Canada are not as secure as yours tonight . . . (Patrick Chan is currently in 7th)

Lauren @ Eater not a runner February 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I’m having pasta tonight, so I’ll have to vote for that!

Katie February 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I just had choice #2 for lunch (but with faux noodles as well)… pretty good! But… the soup also sounds pretty fabulous. Soup!

Ally (Sweet & Savory) February 18, 2010 at 1:15 pm

I’m thinking pasta…those figure skaters need their carbs for energy!

ellen eats beets February 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm

SOUP SOUP SOUP! I am such a sucker for good soup. I hope whichever one you pick turns out amazing!

Adrien February 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Asian- did you see the Italian guy skate?! that has bad luck written all over it!

Susan February 18, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Go Italian! China was rockin’ the pairs, but I’m thinking the Westerners are gonna take the men’s tonight!

Catie February 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm

I say, SOUP!

Susan February 18, 2010 at 2:03 pm

I vote soup!! Soup is all warm and cozy, and would be the perfect meal to eat if you were watching the skating live at the rink :)

Madeline - Greens and Jeans February 18, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Definitely soup. However, you need something amazing and supa fierce to eat for dessert…

The Brunette February 18, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Asian asian asian!

ellie February 18, 2010 at 2:40 pm

ITALIAN. Every time. Pasta > lime sauce, anyday. Plus the theme can carry on into both wine and dessert…tiramasu, zabzglione, raspberries with marsapone cheese? Followed by a strong espresso and pistachio biscotti. WIN.

Mama Pea February 18, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Pasta. You have to watch a soup spoon to your mouth to prevent it from dripping down your shirt. Or maybe that’s just me.

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete February 18, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Option 1 sounds absolutely delicious! Have fun!

Ashley February 18, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Pasta all the way! Eat the carbs for the athletes! :-)

Tyler February 18, 2010 at 5:50 pm

i vote asian soup!!! sounds interesting and delicious! but also, faux meat makes me kinda nervous, so that makes me kinda biased against the italian option…

Katie February 18, 2010 at 6:03 pm

2 all the way baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant wait to watch it tonight!!!!! xoxoxo

Naomi(onefitfoodie) February 18, 2010 at 6:30 pm

PASTA!!! watch the olympics, eat like an olympian :)

Jess February 18, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Pasta all the way!!

daintyvegan February 18, 2010 at 9:06 pm

It’s probably too late for my input but I would go with option numero 2! Sounds gooooooooooooood.

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