JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

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Things I want to eat when I’m back in the USA….

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This post is simple.

There are things I want to eat back home in the States that I’ve been missing while being abroad all year.  You really can’t get them here.  I talked a little bit about this subject earlier in the year, but now it’s a little different.  (For example, I can get Starbucks here in Vienna, so I’m not missing it like I was all winter in Croatia.  Although I’m missing the cheaper U.S. pricing… yeah, you think it’s expensive in America – ha!)

Here’s that link to the previous article: CLICK HERE


But I’ll be home in the USA for two months from mid-November to mid-January, and my tastebuds are ready for some nostalgia.


Okay, here goes….

***Bisquick pancakes with Aunt Jemima syrup***



Yeah, that’s the stuff… (but I hate butter on pancakes, get that stuff off!)


Aunt Jemima syrup is the BEST syrup for pancakes!

Aunt Jemima syrup is the BEST syrup for pancakes!



***Philly soft pretzels***



Mmmmmm…… salty goodness…..



***Real nachos***


Full restaurant version or....

I don’t discriminate when it comes to nachos!  (But I’ll pass on the beans, thanks.)


...simple cheese ones will do as well!

…simple cheese ones will do as well!



***REAL strawberry ice cream*** (it’s supposed to be the lightest pink color with big chunks of strawberries in it)


Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream (I have yet to have the real deal in Europe.)



***Hungry Man Fried Chicken TV dinner***  (don’t judge…)


Chock full of sodium, fat, calories, and DELICIOUSNESS!

Chock full of sodium, calories, and DELICIOUSNESS!




***Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookies*** (YES – the refrigerated pre-made dough that you scoop off onto the baking tray!)


so yummy and so easy to make...

So yummy and so easy to make…



***Kraft Mac n Cheese***


"It's the cheesiest!" Actually, it's not, but I still like it...

“It’s the cheesiest!”    (Actually, it’s not, but I still like it…)




***Pumpkin Pie***


The kind you make with a can of Libby!

The kind you make with a can of Libby!


Do you have a fave food that you miss when you’re away?  Do you think I missed anything that you’d like to add?  Let me know!






Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And last year, I started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm married to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

One thought on “Things I want to eat when I’m back in the USA….

  1. Kill two birds with one stone…go to a restaurant in the South (if y’all make it to Mississippi, I’ll buy) and order chicken and waffles. You’ll get your fried chicken to satisfy your Hungry Man craving and also get waffles where you can ask for Aunt Jemima’s syrup! 😉

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