Thursday Thirteen: Mitchell’s Favorite Foods


Last week, for whatever reason, I thought it would be fun to write about Trevor’s favorite foods. You guys seemed to have fun with it, too, so when my good friend Wylie asked me to list Mitchell’s favorite foods this week, it seemed like a great idea.

1. Potato chips. Notice how often he’s eating them? Sheesh. The man loves his chips. Don’t try to steal them, though.

2. Tomatoes, charred on his grill.

3. Pan-seared fish, such as snapper or swordfish (thanks, Ann!). Best when prepared with a fruit salsa of some sort, heavy on the lime juice.

4. Anything grilled. Anything. Even things you thought couldn’t be grilled. He’ll try it.

5. Fruits and vegetables. Yep, Mitchell loves ’em. He’ll gladly sit down to a meal and find it’s a heaping salad. (Meat optional.)

6. He’s always the first to devour the backstage veggie tray, especially when it’s got cauliflower and red pepper on it. He’ll munch the pepper slices like they’re potato chips.

7. From the healthy to the barbecue… Big Buck’s Best Barbecue and Big Buck’s Bodacious Sauce hold a special place for him. He’s been all over the world, eaten all sorts of barbecue, and still says Big Buck’s is the best. And yes, he’s a suck-the-rib-clean kinda guy.

8. Ice Cream, of course. While he’s not as avidly sexual about it as Trevor is, there’s something about a good vanilla cone — despite the old taunts from big sister Amy about how, with his silvery-blonde hair, he looked like a vanilla ice cream cone when he wore khaki pants as a kid. (And now you know why he never wears white. ANYWHERE.)

9. Pizza. In moderation.

10. Veal. Who cares if the cow’s raised in a box, it tastes good when it’s dead and sitting on his plate, cooked to perfection.

11. French fries, especially when they’re shoestring cut. Thin and crispy, they accompany a heaping salad well. (this outtake is still in the half-finished stage. Stay tuned!)

12. Whipped cream. That’s all I’m saying.

13. Orange juice. Mitchell’s drink of choice.



  1. marcia @joyismygoal in TX

    May 6, 2009 9:39 pm

    We could share every meal

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  2. jenn

    May 6, 2009 10:11 pm

    I love stuff off the grill, too.

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  3. Adelle Laudan

    May 6, 2009 10:21 pm

    Fruit and Veggies Rule! lol Fun list. Happy T13!

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  4. Janet

    May 6, 2009 10:36 pm

    Chips are my absolute favorite junk food!

  5. Journeywoman

    May 6, 2009 10:43 pm

    You are my latest hero. I have started to write down my characters favorite foods–it helps get a feel of them!

    Happy TT!

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  6. Betty

    May 6, 2009 10:51 pm

    I love everything on the list!! I’m salivating at all these!! LOL!

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  7. Thomma Lyn

    May 7, 2009 12:01 am

    Oooh, the tomatoes and the pan-seared fish… nom, nom, nom!

    Mitchell can eat pizza in moderation? I’m impressed! 😀

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  8. Carmen

    May 7, 2009 9:26 am

    He’s right about the grill. The grill makes everything good.

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  9. Brenda

    May 7, 2009 9:42 am

    Oh, I like the pan-seared fish, too. Happy TT!

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  10. Sue

    May 7, 2009 9:56 am

    Those all sound good – esp. the pizza and whip cream, not together though – lol.

    Happy TT!

  11. Alice Audrey

    May 7, 2009 1:27 pm

    Has he tried Smitty’s Barbecue in El Paso? World class.

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  12. PopArtDiva

    May 7, 2009 1:36 pm

    What an interesting combination of healthy and not so much, lol.

    I’m a french fry and chocolate person – I could live without almost everything else.

    I was lazy and gave my TT over to my Yorkipoo Pixel – and she came up with this: Hi, I’m Pixel. My TT is 13 things doggies like.

  13. Celticlibrarian

    May 7, 2009 1:55 pm

    I’ll bet he’d love grilled pineapple. I’m totally with him on Chips/fries.

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  14. Lesley

    May 7, 2009 3:00 pm

    Mmmmmmmmmmm Just about time to fire up my grill!

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  15. Kristi

    May 7, 2009 3:23 pm


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  16. texasblu

    May 7, 2009 5:29 pm

    Sounds like my kind of fella…. 😉

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  17. Jannie Funster

    May 7, 2009 10:45 pm

    Geez, just when I’d already had my snack and was fixing to brush my teeth, I have to read this post and now want something grilled with salad, pizza and whipped cream for dessert.

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  18. Rene

    May 8, 2009 3:14 pm

    Sigh…I knew I shouldn’t come to this post around lunch time. Pan seared fish with a big helping of fries sounds good. And some orange juice…with a big helping of Korbel in it.

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  19. Julia Smith

    May 8, 2009 8:30 pm

    I’ll join Mitchell in everything except the veal and the whipped cream. It’s amazing what a character study you get when you list his or her favorite food.

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  20. Ann

    May 9, 2009 9:45 pm

    Two words: grilled squash…just sayin’.
    P.S. We had grilled snapper on the way down, and grilled swordfish with shrimp and scallops on the way back home. Yummmmmm. 🙂

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