It’s a new year, and Poor Couple’s Food Guide recently published its 200th post on the site. Traditionally, everyone looks to start resolutions and ways to better themselves, but we here at PCFG are bettering the blog, not as a resolution, but just because we’ve been complete lazies for the past month.
That’s right. In case you haven’t heard, both Erik S. and myself recently moved into our first apartment together. As you can imagine, that, combined with Christmastime, made for an explosion of busy activity. Unfortunately PCFG had to take a brief but temporary break to compensate. But fear not! We’re back and we’ve got some cool new ideas in store, plus some returning favorites!
- For starters, as part of our recent move-in together, PCFG is starting a brand new column aimed at explaining the ups and downs as well as all our discoveries about getting a first apartment, designed to help out any young couples in a similar situation whom need some advice and insight on moving out for the first time. For the next few months, you can look forward to reading about it in “Our First Apartment”.
- A new site layout is coming up as well, to accommodate our new column, new content, and to better organize our preexisting works. Don’t worry, nothing’s changing too drastically, it’ll still be the good old Poor Couple’s Food Guide site you’ve come to love, just a little bit streamlined and flashier.
- PCFG’s experiment with a Youtube channel last year was not for nothing! We’ll be updating the channel in the near future with new videos for you to enjoy!
- Remember Midnight Snack? The column about romance involving food between lovers? Of course you don’t, it only lasted for two articles! But we’ll be bringing it back since after all, this is a food guide for COUPLES.
- All our regular columns like Cheat Codes, We Can Do It Better, Pizza Lab, and our standard recipe posts will all be returning as well! Plus newbies like Food 102 and Musings will stay in the rotation as well.
For now, that’s all we can divulge about the future about PCFG. We appreciate everyone’s support and are happy to say that despite our interrupted posting schedule over the past two months, 2016 still managed to be the site’s busiest, most viewed year ever! We promise to keep working on building the site up as long as you all promise to keep being awesome fans. And who knows, if all goes well, 2017 might see the start of things like a PCFG book, more IRL events, or even a podcast! Keep your eyes peeled, and once again, Happy New Year!
My name is Erik S. and I have a confession to make.
I don’t actually really like ice cream cake all that much.
There, I said it. I said it, I can’t take it back, and I regret nothing. But before the ice cream heavens rain fiery vengeance upon me, let me say in my defense that while I don’t dislike ice cream cake, I just vastly prefer regular-ass ice cream, and think the cake form is overrated.
Okay, still not good enough? Well luckily, I found some middle ground for everyone out there torn between ice cream and ice cream cake:
There’s something about specially-branded/shaped foods of your favorite characters that just makes life that much more bearable. Many of you probably grew up, knowing the whimsy of seeing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle shaped mac ‘n’ cheese. And by whimsy, I mean “absolutely losing your shit”. Sure, these cherished foods aren’t always the healthiest option, but as a fun treat once in a while, nothing quite beats the feeling of putting your Batman into your mouth
Wait. That came out wrong. Or did it?
At any rate, I’d like to present the following for all our fellow Nintendo fans:
Some fans of PCFG may be aware that both Meg and I are Nintendo fans. Maybe someday we’ll be famous enough that people streetpassing us on their Nintendo 3DS will be a big deal… Until then, we can only fantasize. Oh and also locate and eat the few Nintendo-themed snacks out there, we can find in the U.S.! Which brings me to today’s Snack Report: Super Mario gummies, made by Au’some. However, these aren’t just any old gummies… much like the Nintendo 64, these guys have made the jump into the third dimension.
I dunno what it is about miniature versions of things that’s awesome. All the best novelties in life are just smaller versions of stuff. Pizza Bagels, Shetland Sheepdogs, the Game Boy Micro, we can’t get enough of them. I had heard years ago of a churro-themed cereal, but never had seen it in stores until I was recently tipped off to their being in stock at a local Path Mark. During a (failed) trip to buy video games, I decided to stop in and buy this cereal as a sort of consolation prize to my inner bawling child which was hysterical at the fact every store in the area was sold out of Luigi’s Mansion.