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Its 10pm, dinner is long gone, and you are hungry and alone...

...and because you are a chowhounder, you don't just eat chips & a beer.

So what do you eat?

This question occurred to me as I am currently waiting for my old-school grilled cheese to be perfectly browned and melted. And when I say old school, I mean buttered Wonderbread & Kraft cheese slices.

Some of my other favorites include: brie & pears on baguette toasts, smoked salmon flavored cream cheese on water crackers, and when I am really feeling crazy, apples and peanut butter.

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  1. Peanut butter & jelly sandwich, my childhood favorite that I still love. Sometimes, I'll have something leftover from dinner but if I don't want to heat anything up, it'll be PB & J, cheese & crackers, or a bowl of cereal

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    1. re: Cherylptw

      Ditto to the PB & J, that and popcorn, a baked potato, a bowl of cereal, a piece of fruit, a quick scrambled egg and toast, cheese and crackers...

      And even though I'm a chowhound, I sometimes do just eat chips & a beer.

      1. re: bushwickgirl

        Ha Ha BushWick! Yes indeed sometimes it is just chips and beer. I have BBQ flavor kettle chips and really I don't even like them except when I'm drinking beer. Then I can eat about three before the sodium overload / bad crunch factor kicks in. Then it's cold beer to wash away the taste and then I'm good for another three. Repeat cycle.

        If there's nuts in the house, they're game.

        Small tortilla fried up in a non-stick pan w/ some cheese (I ALWAYS have torts in the house) and some fresh cilantro and / or green onion (I almost always have those). Some sriracha or salsa.

        Sometimes I'll fry up thin slices of salami or sausage and have them w/ some Triscuit crackers. I rarely do sweet if I'm munching.

    2. PB&J. Grilled cheese (tho it sometimes I'm not patient enough). Poached egg on buttered toast. Fried egg sandwich, with or without ham. Yogurt and Grape Nuts. Apple or pear, with or without peanut butter or honey. Sliced banana on toast with peanut butter and honey. If it's going to be a long night (work) or has been a long night (out and about), a nice fresh herb and cheese omelet with a glass of orange juice. And sometimes...chips and a beer.

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      1. re: eight_inch_pestle

        Funny you should ask, because I JUST ate this microwave cake:

        http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/5-Mi...

        Surprisingly good. :-)

      2. I always try to keep to the healthiest options on those rare nights when I feel it's necessary to snack.

        Unsalted roasted almonds. (About eight or ten really do satisfy.) Maybe a can of water-, mustard- or hot sauce-packed sardines. Half a can of tuna. Raw vegetables of any kind -- no restrictions. A piece of raw fruit.

        I believe that keeping snacking in check is THE key to being able to enjoy food at mealtime. Don't resort to crap and you'll feel better in every sense of the word.

          1. re: soupkitten

            yep, eggs, any kind. I can keep it healthy, quick and filling.

          2. Aw, come on. Let's be honest with each other and ourselves here.

            10pm, We're alone and hungry.

            We know the answer - it's whatever is in the fridge. You know you don't care.

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            1. re: Harters

              Whatever is in the house is indeed what I'm going to eat. Won't be running out to stock up on anything.

              There is the mess factor and will I clean the kitchen before going to bed factor also.