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What are you craving right NOW?

I'm not sure if its just me, but for some reason I love hearing about what others are craving! haha.

I remember when I used to get together with friends for study sessions, we always ended up talking about and drooling over each other's in-depth descriptions of the foods we were craving at that moment. I don't think we ever got much studying done, because for the rest of the night, all we were able to think about were the foods we had been describing to one another.

So, Hounds, what are YOU craving at this moment? Give a detailed and drool-worthy description of that food, whether its an elaborate dish or something very simple!
And, do you think you'll be able to satisfy those cravings today?

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  1. Umeshiso maki. Just love that combination of super-sour and leafy-refreshing. Sadly, not today.

    http://www.ruthtobias.com/denveater

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    1. re: tatamagouche

      OK, now I'm craving green chile cornmeal pancakes. Just saw 'em on a menu, and while we in the Southwest put green chile in everything, that one's new even to me.

    2. I am craving churros. Hot and crunchy cinnamon sugary goodness on the outside and puffy yet cakey on the inside. I saw them on "Breaking Bad" last night (DVD) and I have been thinking of them all day. I want them with real hot chocolate preferably after downing a pile of porky tamales.

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      1. re: Sal Vanilla

        Now I'm craving beignets. Hot and crunchy on the outside with confectioners sugar; puffy yet cakey inside. Mom & Dad used to order the mix from Cafe du Monde and make them on lazy Sunday mornings in the winter with good strong coffee.

        No, they weren't from New Orleans, just honeymooned there in the early 50s.

      2. I have just exactly no idea why, but cheese fondue sounds SO good right now, and it's not what's for dinner. With good day-old baguette, made properly with effervescent wine and emmenthaler/comte; maybe a few chunks of apple and sausage, and steamed cauliflower and broccoli........sometime this week, I think.

        1. A slice of Trenton-style thin-crust pizza. No, scratch that. An entire Trenton-style thin-crust pie. I'm working late, and that's my comfort food. Tomatoes and cheese and a crispy crust - even better with garlic and crumbled sausage. Oh why did I click on this post????

          1. I am now really mad I don't have flavor-blasted pizza goldfish. Aaah, could I have not stopped at Giant today?

            1. I'm craving Tom Yum Gai to help nurse this flippin' cold I have.
              I could probably eat two bowls, be very satisfied, and be rid of this cold all at the same time.

              Drool here --> http://hubpages.com/hub/Tom-Yum-Gai-T...

              1. I'm craving lobster. Hot, buttery, delicious lobster. We usually splurge on a seafood feast for my birthday, but skipped it this year. I must be getting older because I just couldn't justify the expense in the face of my son's expanding Christmas list. They baked me a cake, and we had a fun day, but I can taste that lobster!

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                1. re: Whinerdiner

                  Whiner, have you ever had Torsk? It tastes just.like.lobster; back in MN it was a poor man's food but if I could find it today I'd make it. I don't know the correct name of it though.

                  1. re: mamachef

                    Never heard of it, but I'd be willing to give it a try. I'll check with our fish guy and see if I can track it down. Thanks!

                    1. re: Whinerdiner

                      Just talked to Cousin Lore and it's codfish fillets that she served cubed with drawn butter.
                      And I thought it was somethin' a whole lot fancier than that.

                      1. re: mamachef

                        Oh, I love codfish. I like the cubed with drawn butter idea. Usually I bake it with thinly sliced potatoes covering the top and sides, like fish "scales". We go through a lot of Halibut, Orange Roughy and Monkfish as well.

                2. Sushi. Avocado rolls drowned in sauce soy with tons of ginger.
                  Hopefully going out tonight... and will order some :)

                  Also.. lunch! 3pm and still didn't eat yet. Today it's roasted artichokes.

                  1. I could really go for a margarita about now. Crappy day at work. Oh...and some chips and salsa. And another margarita.

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                    1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

                      I want hot, crispy, golden potato latkes. I want them with apple sauce and sour cream. I want an ice cold diet coke on the side. But I'm too lazy to make latkes and diet coke is off limits because caffeine keeps me from behaving nicely lol! So I'm satisfying my craving with mashed potatoes and some nice, ooey gooey melted cheese :)

                      1. re: Miri1

                        Miri1, you and I could hang together. I'll bring the tequila.

                    2. Yesterday I walked into an office on another floor at work and everyone in the room was eating Drumsticks. Not the Turkey-type, the ice cream type. It is cold here in Souterhn California (for us) but I am craving a Drumstick. Ice CreamType.

                      1. Oh man, I could go for some mac 'n' cheese right about now.

                        1. A Haagen-Dasz milk chocolate with almonds and coffee ice cream bar, frozen so hard it hurts.

                          1. An order of Jack-in-the-Box stuffed jalapenos with ranch dressing and a glass of Jim Beam on the rocks. But it's not going to happen ...

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                            1. re: melissa511

                              oh my...I hate to admit it but I crave those jalepeno poppers all the time. Whenever I do get a chance to get them, I get so excited that I bite into them right when they hand them to me..when they're steaming hot... and end up getting burned by the cheese that squirts out. Painful but definitely satisfying...heh heh.

                            2. A grilled tomato and swiss cheese sandwich with a garlic pickle and really cold, vinegar laden coleslaw. Yum.

                              1. thanks to a comment by Sal Vanilla on another thread, i'm craving lima beans. and i've been on a feta kick lately, which is actually perfect, because thanks to HillJ i'm making these for dinner tonight!
                                http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/si...

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                                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                  oh yum...limas have to be on my sunday plate!

                                  1. re: HillJ

                                    i happened to have leftover roasted fennel in the fridge, so i chopped some and mixed it in...it was so good!!!

                                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                      Excellent choice. I love fennel too.

                                2. Creamy polenta with smokey poblanos!

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                                  1. re: pinksalt

                                    oy. it's a good thing i have a lot of work to do tonight, because i suddenly want the creamy polenta with truffled mushrooms from Scarpetta.

                                  2. Lobster, with drawn butter.
                                    Sonoran cheese enchiladas
                                    Sonoran enchiladas with a white green chile sauce
                                    A really good ribeye steak, cooked on a wood-fired grill
                                    Yellowtail and salmon roe sushi
                                    A bed of frisee with a big blob of good cottage cheese and a giant spoonful of capers and some of the brine drizzled over the cottage cheese
                                    a raspberry creme brulee
                                    Handmade Sonoran flour quesadillas, with chiles inside
                                    some pumpkin pie (Costco)
                                    I didn't know I was so hungry for things...

                                    1. A bag of Cheetohs and four JITB tacos. No, I am not hung over.

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                                      1. re: ricepad

                                        Are you sure you're not still drunk? Friday night high school/college days was our drunken Jack taco fix, back when drinking was legal at eighteen. We would never break the law, and of course no weed was involved. Me, I'm craving oysters now, and as I just scored a quart of Galveston Bay beauties, my fix will soon be fixed.

                                      2. Now I know I'm on the mend because more than anything else in the world, right now I'm craving a delicious, salty meaty Reuben made with swiss and hot mustard and a thick layer of kraut on Rye; none of that Thousand Island nonsense for this girl. And I want it with a side of hot crispy fries with quite a lot of salt ; ) and a chocolate milkshake.
                                        Clearly a trip to a good sandwich shop is in order.

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                                        1. re: mamachef

                                          Where is there one in your wheareabouts? I don't remember any back in the day (other than Sandwiches Unlimited, on Shattuck, way long gone). Normal Ned's on sprouted wheat, please. NOW!

                                          1. re: buttertart

                                            Shoulda been mas specifique. It's a breakfast/lunch spot; the Rockridge Cafe. An ungreasy greasy spoon, with really best-quality housemade food.

                                            1. re: mamachef

                                              Oh yah I remember that place, has been around for a long time.

                                        2. I could really go for some bagels and lox right about now. A good quality plain bagel, schmeared with a loot of cream cheese, a good sized helping of lox, topped with a sprinkle of salty capers and sliced red onions. Too bad I don't have all those ingredients....and too bad it's 3:45 p.m on a Saturday, which means all the bagel stores in my area are closed. Booo...I guess there's always tomorrow morning...

                                          1. crab legs have been on my mind today.....

                                            1. I've been on an egg kick for a week. Can't get enough of them. Soft boiled, easy over, toad in the hole, scrambled, deviled, hard boiled, Passover style egg soup....at least it is an inexpensive craving!

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                                              1. re: meatn3

                                                Getting over NASTY stomach bug and my appetite is coming back with a vengeance! I'm craving cheese... loots and lots of melty cheese, crispy at the edges. On anything! Bread, eggs, broccoli, pasta, potatoes. As longs as there are gobs of cheese. Alas, I'm afraid to overload my poor abused system, so no cheese for me till I'm flly operatonal. That, plus it's almost midnight and if I ate cheese now, I'd be up all night <sigh> Gonna have to make do with toast and real butter. Oh, the sacrifice! :)

                                                1. re: Miri1

                                                  Toast and real butter - one of the little, simple pleasures! As a child I would sneak slices of butter and just let them melt in my mouth. So good!

                                                  Might be the salts in cheese that you body wants. Coconut water is fantastic after a stomach flu. Feel better!

                                                  1. re: meatn3

                                                    I just got off the phone with a soon-to-be blind date. I was set up by a mututal friend and he called tonight... talking to him has made me famished! I'm craving peanut butter, and lots of of it. Extra crunchy Skippy. With apricot preserves. And a Granny Smith apple. Tart/sweet and crunchy. And I want Wavy Lays potato chips. And a diet coke.

                                                    And then I want a big piece of moist, tender chocolate cake with chocolate icing. And a glass of milk. That's what I'm CRAVING!

                                                    What am I actually going to eat? Not a damn thing. I've already brushed my teeth and am going to sleep. Because I have an early day tomorrow and it's already midnight and if I eat now, I'll be up all night and will be totally nonfunctioning in the morning. *sigh* It's no fun being a responsible grown up!