- RUNNERFEMME Mar 19, 2008 06:43 AM
I love food. Reading about it, cooking it, experimenting, etc. Grew up with foodie parents. I was making osso buco for show and tell... ok.. that might be an exaggeration...
Despite all this fancy shi-shi food stuff, I am a moth to the light when it comes to spice drops and Hot Tamales. I swear I could go through an entire package of each in one sitting. I can't help myself. What's your guilty pleasure? My sister's is spray cheese and Lucky Charms. Seriously.
Whoppers (Burger King, not the candy)
The fake gloppy cheese substance you get on "nachos" at concession stands.
I haven't had it in a few years, but I used to LOVE Underwood Deviled Chicken in a can with plain yellow mustard on white bread.
I LOVE me some Taco Bell.
I think popeyes spicy chicken is WAAAAAY better cold than it is hot.
Arby's fish sandwiches with the spicy sauce.
Canned sardines with vinegar, and tabasco with sliced onion on crackers.
Velveeta "chile con queso" dip.
Archway oatmeal/pecan cookies
I have a host of friends, and colleagues who would not believe this list in a million years! I'm known as somewhat of a food snob, but really, I am not. I just hate it when foods are over-prepared, or corners are cut when they do not need to be. I also hate it when I go to a restaurant, and have to overpay for something I could make better at home.
I am a sucker for anything with Velveeta, especially shells and cheese. In fact, mac and cheese (with processed cheese) is one of my major guilty pleasures. I also love Goldfish crackers, Cheetos, Doritoes and any other kind of cheesy, salty snacks. Alhough I stay away from these most of the time because they are dangerously addictive. And I second processed cheese slices (they must put crack in that stuff I swear) in grilled cheese. No other kind of cheese makes a grilled cheese quite the same. Also chocolate and peanut butter anything. Trader Joe's chocolate-covered peanut butter pretzels? Reese's peanut butter cup Easter eggs? OMG! And Pilsbury cinnamon rolls.
OH sardines and tabasco sounds great, never found a good "sardines in hotsauce" that actually tasted like it had hotsauce in it, would the sardines be canned and in vinegar or is it something you add later?
& I have to agree w/you on those Archway cookies, especially the oatmeal w/apple in them (have to try the pecan ones).
Blast from the past- Velveeta and Ro-Tel. My favorite aunt uncle (in southeastern Illinois) had a really big bar in their basement and had a lot of company down there most nights for many years. Aunt Gin would make up a big bowl of heated-up RoTel con queso (aka velveeta) for the evening and all these midwesterners would eat it with chips and crackers and fan their mouths because the chiles in the RoTel made it so hot but delicious. I could never taste any heat whatsoever myself, but they all acted like they were chewing on raw chiltepins.
re: Janet from Richmond
Chex Mix...bag open...bag gone.
Cheesey Goo....the kind you get at old school steak houses for your baked potatoes, cheese fries, (with the goo not sprinkled with real cheese).
Grilled cheese on white bread, Kraft singles and pickle chips.
Bologna sandwich on Wonder Bread, (which we dont get here in SoCal any more) with too much Best Foods mayo.
Sometimes I feel guilty about eating a large quantity of something unhealthful. However, I am not so weak-minded to have guilt about eating anything because of the qualitative nature of the item (not organic, not locally grown, not sustainably grown, produced by a chain restaurant, produced my a multinational conglomerate, liked by kids, liked by rednecks, liked by snobs, not liked by snobs).
Although I'm not a Zimmern fan, I agree with his motto, "If it looks good, eat it."