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Nov 19, 2008 12:30 PM

'fess up, "i'm a hog when it comes to eating ____ ."

fill in the blank.

shrimp cocktail
deviled eggs
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!)

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  1. peanut butter by the spoonful from the jar
    most cheeses, with or without crackers, condiments, etc.
    hot buttered popcorn
    mixed nuts (roasted, salted)

    7 Replies
    1. re: tatamagouche

      Everything on your list plus french fries, potato chips, peanut m&m's or goobers, bacon, glass of wine, etc. It's not that I need an over abundance... just more than one. :)

      1. re: lynnlato

        Well, sure, if wine counts as food I'm with you!

        1. re: tatamagouche

          Hey, if it's got calories then it counts - that's my motto! :)

      2. re: tatamagouche

        I thought I was the only one who ate pb from a spoon. Though I only have 1 spoonful, it helps when I have a craving for something sweet/rich. I drink a small glass of milk with it.

        1. re: KristieB

          hardly! you're in plenty of good company. for the record, i *just* finished a spoonful :)

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            Peanut butter by the spoonful with some chocolate chips sprinkled on!

          2. re: KristieB

            when I was in grad school I would have a jar of PB w/ a spoon on one side with a container of raisins on the other while doing most of my (considersble) reading: (book in my lap, pb and raisinsin my hands and mouth and tummy... compulsive!

        2. Wavy Lays potato chips
          White Castle burgers (the frozen kind come six to a box and I eat them all)
          Smokehouse almonds
          Rice-a roni

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          1. re: c oliver

            White castle burgers for SURE. They're horrible and amazing all at the same time.

            I'm also a total glutton when it comes to my grandpa's mashed potato recipe, pierogies, pasta, and asian food pretty much across the board.

          2. Guacamole, easy.

            Spinach and Artichoke Dip, also easy

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            1. re: adventuresinbaking

              oooh, i forgot spinach-artichoke dip. anything artichoke dip-like. will amend....

            2. Unsalted saltines. I go through about 2 boxes a week. Nothing on them. Just plain unsalted saltines.

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              1. re: viperlush

                Unsalted Saltines = Jumbo Shrimp


                1. re: ipsedixit

                  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).

              2. Salsa - especially fresh. This chowhound salsa: 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?


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                1. re: Phoo_d

                  i love smoked baby back ribs, too. well, any good ribs will do in a pinch! ;-)

                  and fresh salsa, i love it on eggs!

                  1. re: Phoo_d

                    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.

                    1. re: Ruth Lafler

                      oh yeah, B&J chunky monkey;or chubby hubby