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Jul 5, 2009 12:31 AM

What do you eat for a mid-night snack?

My wife and I just returned from 2 weeks in Seoul. We have jet lag and are up at 3:00 am. We went through the various options for going back to sleep. Our youngest, a 19 year old did not replenish foods, so the cupboards are pretty bare. What to eat? Apple & Finlandia Swiss? Sardines, cheese & toast? We settled on open faced tuna sandwiches w/ Calmata olives, mayo, lettuce, tomato, Vidalia onion slice on sesame semolina bread, with a glass of Dynamite Vineyards Merlot. While eating my best beloved popped the question, "What do Chowhounds eat for mid-night snacks?" Which lead me to this post. What is you favorite mid-night snack?
Good night, moon.

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  1. yum that sounds pretty good. I am often up late, so a snack is not unusual.
    I usually go for raisin bran though.

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    1. Passadumkeg, always love your posts!

      I'm a night-owl, not getting home till 11:30 most nights. The easiest snack is allways a bowl of cereal. But, peanut butter on a Wasa rye crip bread is great as well. I sometimes will fry a single egg, or even make a small salad. Fry bacon at midnight?! Sure, sounds good too. When they're cooked, hardboiled eggs or egg salad is a fave.

      Really guilty pleasure? Either Goldfish pretzel crackers (have to share with the dogs) or some Chicken In a Biskit crackers. WHY did they have to stop making my beloved Bac-Oh's??

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      1. re: Honeychan

        Just took the dog out for a sunrise walk and then up to the garden to pick a whoe big yogurt container of slugs.
        We often have open face sandwiches, especially turkey, or fruit and cheese.

        1. re: Passadumkeg

          So what did you do with the slugs?

          1. re: Sharuf

            I pick the slugs into the container w/ soapy water and let "age" for a day, then dump them into the compost bin. I thought of buying a cook shack, selling them to tourists as Maine Escargot. Now that would be a tourist trap.

      2. Favorite mid-night snack?
        Whatever my wife will bring from the kitchen to our bedroom...............

        OTOH if I have to go to the kitchen>>>
        I usually make a small plate of cheese and crackers or toast, and some raw veg
        I attack leftovers from supper if we've cooked at home.

        I never do the cereal and milk thing, don't find it satisfying.

        Last night, I had some brie on carr's water crackers, green grapes, and baby carrot at 2am

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        1. re: bagelman01

          The brie and Carr's is a regular for us too and I agree on the cereal. I bring the food to my wife, however. I've been known to make 3 am tacos too.

          1. re: Passadumkeg

            My wife generally gets the mid-nigfht snacks. She walks down to the kids wing of the house (near the kitchen) to check on them about 2am.

            I'm responsible for her breakfast served in our bedroom, either in bed or in the sitting area

        2. I often eat late with the hours I work and usually don't get to sleep until 1-2, but I am always up by 6. If I want a snack, it is usually

          Cheese and crackers
          Fried egg sandwich
          Even a sliced hard boiled egg with a little mayo, s/p on 1 slice of bread and fold it over
          Grilled cheese or just a simple cheese sandwich with tomato, not grilled just toasted
          A slice of toast with cream cheese
          NO fruit, it doesn't satisfy me at all
          and definitely
          NO cereal. Only at breakfast for me.

          1. Depending on if I just want a nibble or something a bit more substantial, I either have a couple stuffed grapeleaves (which are ALWAYS in the fridge), or I microwave a Cederlane Cous-Cous and Veggie wrap. Sometimes it's Pace mild poured over cream cheese with lime Tostitos. (I had all three last night!)