What food gives you butterflies in your stomach?
Is there any food, that you not only love to eat, but is SO good, that you actually get a happy feeling before you eat it? I haven't had it for a while but:
Ben and Jerries milkshake (big scoop or two of your favorite flavour and about a pint of cold skimmed milk)
Some chilli I made once (with casserole steak) and ate in taco shells. God, I was sad to see the last of that go. Only lasted a day.
Macaroni cheese - sourced the finest cheeses, used breakfast milk, and made a perfect roux. My girlfriend says it was the best cheese sauce (bechemal) she'd ever seen, and she hardly ever goes above "mmm, yeah good". Did a little dance while it was cooking and served it on top of two delicious, perfectly grilled dry-cured bacon slices.
And occasionally some really good cheese with fresh French bread.
Chuao chocolates - Whenever I'm lucky enough to be near a store I get big butterflies!
Al's Italian Beef - The thought of standing in the original store in "the stance" going in for that first bite - oh my!
At home: Fire roasted chicken enchiladas (link below), burrata cheese - the essence of fresh cheese, grilled corn on the cob with salt, lime juice and freshly ground pepper.
kalua pig, or laulau, with rice. I grew up in Hawaii and miss the food there so much. Kalua pig is so amazingly good, I definitely get a very excited happy feeling before eating it. laulau would be a close second. I would have a hard time making either one properly here on the mainland, especially since I've never made either one before. Ti leaves aren't in my produce section.