My daughter loves ketchup. Hmmmm . . . that's odd. (Uh, not.)
We were eating lunch and I fixed sweet potato fries among other things. Maia went crazy with the fries. Dipping and then re-dipping her fries into the ketchup. When her ketchup was gone, she'd say "mo juice". It's pretty funny. A girl at my own heart.
If you didn't know, I am a huuuuuuuuuge ketchup fan. I eat it on everything. I mean everything. Well, except for a few things. But here's what I like it on, which you may be disgusted by:
eggs - all varieties
all the above mixed together with syrup added (hey, at least I'm admitting that I'm not normal!)
french fries, smothered
biscuits and gravy
ham & beans, smothered
hamburger, cheeseburgers, tenderloins, grilled chicken sandwiches
I make my homemade bbq sauce from ketchup
I also put it in my chili
And, the list goes on. My husband thinks I'm insane. He says nothing is more gross than seeing me eat it straight out of the packet. My response is, "then don't look!".
I have a collection, above. My friend Kristin had her grandpa make me a shelf by hand specially for my collection. This was our wedding gift. And that's what you see holding all my ketchup in the above pictures. I ran out of room a few years ago. My collection has overflowed and I have found myself passing up bottles now because I just don't have any place for them. Here is my overflow cabinet:
I have a cat named "Heinz", a ceramic minature box, magnets, a t-shirt with Heinz on it and a spoon rest. I even tried re-designing their logo in college as a class project. I have never been to the home of Heinz in Pennsylvania, but itch for the chance to get to go! I wonder if they know how much I love their best invention in the entire world? If not, this should prove it:
In case I run out and need more asap, here is my stash of ketchup that I allow myself to use. All Heinz, of course. It's the only kind I will eat.
My faves in the collection:
One of my first bottles in my collection I got back in 2000 at Marshall Fields in Chicago. Cute, isn't it?
People come back from places all over the world with ketchup just for me!
Natalie got me this one from Kuwait when she was stationed over there.
The one on the right is from Japan, on the left, from Brazil when we were there. I like this one from Brazil because it's a ketchup/mustard mix. Never tried it but I'm sure I'd like it since that's how I like to eat my corn dogs!
Another one from Kuwait.
Good Lord, what is wrong with me???
I don't think I can be helped at this point. Sigh . . .