The Real 365 Days of Food
The average person eats 1095 meals per year. 3 meals a day, some people less, some people more, 7 days a week, 52 weeks in a year. That’s a lot of meals!
Starting January 1st, join me as I document each and every meal consumed in 2013. Not every meal will be elaborate, nor will it always be a pretty picture, but it will be a real meal-by-meal representation of a true foodie. When we blog, we only write about things that really move us, restaurants that really piss us off, or recipes in which we are successful at. But what happens on the days we don’t feel like cooking, or when we sneak in that Big Mac from McDonalds?
Why am I doing this?
#1 Memories. I can barely remember what I ate 2 days ago, let alone what I ate a few months ago! This will be a great experience to reflect on. Especially meals consumed on vacation.
#2 Document what we really eat. I’ve come across blogs where the writer challenges themselves to be free of processed foods for a certain amount of time, or cooking all the recipes from a well known cookbook, or post a food related blog everyday, but these are not from a normal routine. The purpose of this is to share with everyone what happens in real life. Let’s calls it “reality food blogging”.
#3 I always love a challenge. “You’re not going to keep it up” my husband says. I say, “challenge accepted”.
Some ground rules to share:
Don’t expect a colorful essay on each meal because let’s face it, that is not realistic. Don’t even expect a paragraph. It will be a simple format, a picture with the following caption: name/brief description – meal/time of day – location.
There are some things I eat or drink everyday, so I’m not going to bother to post those. On a work day, the routine is a yogurt followed by a coffee. Not particularly exciting either so we’ll nix that unless its a fancy coffee or I’m having a coffee binge day. Same with water, tea, and juice. Definitely not ground breaking news.
I snack a lot. Like multiple times a day. If I put up photos of my day-long snacking, I may be fired from my regular job, so we’ll also leave that out unless it’s something noteworthy other than chips or candy.
Finally, if you have read up to this point then I’ve somewhat intrigued you! All photos will be loaded into a couple of different places. There will be a rolling gallery located on the side bar of this blog showing the most recent meals. You can also view the entire photo collection on Flickr or on Instagram (undercovergourmet).
Happy ‘Reality Food Blog’ following!