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Oct 17, 2006 07:09 PM

"Secret single foods"

I remember a line in Sex in the City about "secret single behaviour" - things you do when you're not in a relationship (or if you know no-one is watching). One of SJP's "secret single foods" was eating stacks and stacks of saltines spread with grape jelly.

Last night, in a rare moment of solitude, I gorged on packaged mac'n'cheese with a pair of boiled franks.

I am also partial to eating tuna out of the can, covered with garlic salt and lemon pepper.

What really anti-foodie things do you cook for yourself when you're home alone and no-one is watching?

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  1. -- Cold spaghetti and butter/magargine sandwich. So gross, so good.

    -- Sub bread that is brushed (maybe more than brushed ;) ) with olive oil and balsmic vinegar and loads of salami and swiss cheese that is baked in the oven.

    It's not like he'll be grossed out but it's more fun to eat it without him

    1. I make buttercream and eat it from a bowl. Or have canned baked beans and toast or canned spagetti or zoodles with toast or actually just lots of toast.

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      1. re: shana

        I'm assuming you mean noodles, but "zoodles" sound like way more fun :)

          1. re: Hunicsz

            Zoodles are those canned pastas with the pasta that's shaped like various animals. I was personally partial to the Mario Bros. noodles when I got them for lunch.

        1. I have DQ blizzards for dinner on a regular basis, balanced by an enormous bowl of mid-afternoon spinach to make myself feel better about it.

          I'll eat a bowl of oatmeal at any hour of the day.

          the five second-rule is laughable in my apartment, but I suppose that one has that luxury when they're sure of what's been on the floor and when it was cleaned.

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          1. re: amkirkland

            OMG, someone else who has Ice Cream Dinners!

            My husband works on Wednesday nights and I regularly have ice cream for dinner that night (and often don't have the spinach during the day to make myself feel better!).

            When he's out of town, I'll binge on bacon and hot dogs, or eat cereal for 5 days straight. It's very strange.

            1. re: WineWidow

              Oh, I always have ice cream for dinner when my husband is out of town... not that he would care, but it's much more fun to be able to sit on the couch with the carton and a spoon all by yourself, watching Gilmore Girls!!

              1. re: Katie Nell

                Ice cream and Gilmore Girls, yes! My regular Tuesday night combo

                1. re: xica14

                  I did the GG-and-pudding version tonight

                  1. re: xica14

                    Oh Gilmore Girls!!! Yes, I do instant noodles that are doused with lots of hot chili sauce, and to eat it out of the pot they were cooked in. MmmmMMmMmMmm.. I must have noodles with Gilmore Girls, and with Sex and the City, in fact. Oh, and there's a specific way of eating the noodles. I eat them by dangling the strands up in the air, and eat it backwards.. Haha, so much fun!

                    1. re: jennjen18

                      Mine is pasta with tomato sauce and Sopranos DVDs. A perfect TV food match.

                2. re: WineWidow

                  As I was drizzling honey from the bear to my tongue I realized that I have more problems than just the ice cream.

                  1. re: amkirkland

                    When you do that with the squeeze bottle of ketchup it may be time to seek help.

                3. re: amkirkland

                  Better beware of that spinach and stick to the safe stuff ;-)

                4. I am single and I eat a lot of weird things by myself:

                  whole hearts of palm from the can, by themselves or dipped into things - tzatziki, tomato paste, to name a couple

                  air popped popcorn with vinegar

                  melba toast with tomato paste and cheese slices (sometimes even the plastic stuff)

                  the top of a pizza covered in sundried tomatoes, olives, hot peppers, etc (leaving most of the crust)

                  jars of pickles

                  Sour kids, nachos, etc.

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                  1. re: pescatarian

                    LOVE the whole hearts of palm from the can. I wish they weren't so pricey/hard to find.

                    1. re: bijoux16

                      I totally agree. They can be expensive. They always have them at our local Loblaws though and there's a no name brand that is not quite as expensive. It makes a big difference when they are whole v. already cut. They taste a lot better whole. You get the combination of the crunch on the outside and the soft centre :)

                      1. re: pescatarian

                        I've never seen the appeal of hearts of palm. Just sort of tasteless and vinegary, no? What am i missing?

                    2. re: pescatarian

                      what?!! It's obvious you like acidic foods, but the part about eating the plastic film that comes with cheese....?!?!!

                      1. re: mimolette

                        I don't think pescatarian meant the actual plastic, just the plasticky tasting kraft singles themselves. Correct me if I'm wrong!

                    3. SPAM!
                      SPAM with fried eggs on rice and scallions
                      SPAM fried
                      SPAM just from the can
                      SPAM, arugula, & dijon on a baguette (the provolone cheese is optional)
                      Those sweet dough, Japanese buns with spam in the center.
                      Umm, can my name be withheld "upon request"
                      Da Cook

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                      1. re: Da_Cook

                        You aren't Hawaiian, by any chance, are you? tee hee

                        1. re: Da_Cook

                          I has SPAM for breakfast with fried eggs on rice too! YUM!