'fess up, "i'm a hog when it comes to eating ____ ."
- alkapal Nov 19, 2008 12:30 PM
fill in the blank.
knorr's vegetable-spinach dip in a bread bowl
any hot artichoke dip
at a wedding reception once, i parked myself near the humongous tower of beautiful boiled gulf shrimp on ice. truly, it was a monster-sized conical tower of ice, with shrimp just plastered all over it -- it had to be 6 feet high! (i didn't even make a small dent! in fact, probably 10 people could've stood around the base of the shrimp tower, and still others would still have had plenty of access). and then, they served a huge multi-course dinner. what a swine! i'm not proud, but....just sayin'
are you willing to 'fess up? are there things you are willing to chow down on even around non-family (who already know your predelictions)?
ps, nacho cheese doritos.....
what puts you in "hog heaven"? (that shrimp did it for me!)
Yup:) Put a pile of crabs in front of me and I'll get tunnel vision and won't stop until all the little buggers are picked. But I don't eat it so it's my dining companions who benefit. I have no problem staking a spot near the shrimp and scarfing them down, but I can stop when I feel that I've eaten my fair share. I'll eat a wedge of brie at one sitting, but I've learned to just buy smaller wedges. But those damn saltines I can't put down and I'll snatch them from those who try to eat them (and hide the box).
Salsa - especially fresh. This chowhound salsa: http://www.chow.com/recipes/10646 is so dangerous that I always make a double batch and have to restrain myself or else I'll eat so much that the acidity burns my tounge. (I've even had it for breakfast.)
Chocolate Pistachio Toffee from Trader Joe's - This stuff should be illegal
Ribs - I always find myself staring down at the pile of bones on my plate thinking...are those really all mine?
Sometimes in the summer I have just chips and salsa (fresh, homemade) for dinner. Seriously, I'm powerless faced with chips and salsa. I go out for Mexican, eat the whole basket of chips, and then I'm not hungry for my "real" food and have to take it home. But what makes it hoggish is that I *know* this is going to happen, and it still happens.
I usually manage to exercise restraint (because I hate to exercise!), but if I didn't have to watch my weight I could eat an infinite number of cookies. And there's no such thing as too much sour cream. On the other hand, when most of my girlfriends refer to a pint of Ben and Jerry's as a "single serving size," for me a serving is pretty close to the half cup listed on the label. Go figure.