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I love summer! Especially because in my neck of the woods, I get awesome tomatoes, corn, blueberries, cherries, peaches, zucchini, peppers... ok, I get great fresh produce locally all summer long.

I could "live on" Jersey tomatoes and corn on the cob every day during the summer...

What foods COULD you eat every day and never get tired of?

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  1. sauteed garden greens
    peanut butter
    granola
    ice cream

    1. Doughnuts....

      <sigh>

      1. I could "live on" Jersey tomatoes and corn on the cob every day during the summer...

        .I would further add Shellfish and Barbeque...

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        1. re: fourunder

          I was going to say that I'd tire of barbecue, but then I thought of all it's variations and I rescinded that thought... good one!

        2. French fries.

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          1. re: buttertart

            i love you. and fries.

            1. re: buttertart

              Yep, definitely fries!

            2. Strawberries
              Apples
              Cucumbers
              Greek yogurt
              Hard boiled eggs
              Ahi poke

              1. Tomatoes, avocados, Greek yogurt, olives, shrimp, soft cheese, good bread, and pie. I think I just planned my upcoming market list.

                1. Pho

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                  1. re: CanadaGirl

                    +1 pho.
                    Any blue cheese
                    Artichokes
                    Cashews

                  2. Hash browns. I can eat a disgusting amount of hash browns for any meal of the day. Potatoes, onions, fat, and salt; I'm lucky to have cheap vices.

                    On the healthy side, massive amounts of stir-fried Chinese greens like gai lan, napa cabbage, and water spinach are on our table every night.

                    1. Cheese (but I can't else I turn into The Blob)
                      Peanut butter (ditto)
                      Gin martinis (ditto)
                      Pizza (ditto)
                      Spaghetti with o-oil and raw garlic (ditto)
                      Pretty much any kind of seafood
                      Chickpeas
                      Refried pinto beans
                      Avocados
                      Chillies
                      Onions/Garlic
                      Green salad with o-oil and sherry vinegar
                      Cheese (sigh)
                      Did I mention cheese?

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                      1. re: Peg

                        ditto

                        Plus, summer veggies and wine

                        1. re: Peg

                          sheesh, I wish I could plus one this!

                          1. re: Peg

                            re: Peg
                            Same here but including the gin martini.

                          2. Peaches, corn, and tomatoes in the summer. I could be happily high-raw and mostly vegan in the summer generally. Maybe 90% vegan and 10% bacon-and-tomato sandwiches? Hey, don't knock my lifestyle choices, man! ;)

                            I think I could really eat quinoa every day and never get tired of it, because there are so many ways to prepare and eat it, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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                            1. re: LauraGrace

                              Salad sandwiches - I almost forgot to add that to my list

                              My grandfather had a BIG garden and grew lettuce, we’d fight over the leftover salad in the bottom of the big bowl, it was sitting in the oil and vinegar and we’d stuff it into the heel of some really good Italian bread with a slice of tomato and call it a salad sandwich… we’d basically eat that at the end of every summer dinner at my grandparents house…I could eat a properly prepared salad sandwich every day!

                              1. re: cgarner

                                Agreed. We consider it one of the best parts of the meal. We sometimes just tear up the remaining bread and toss it with the salad greens and dressing dregs so the bread gets a little soft. We have fruit with it, generally. It's a nice end to the meal.

                                1. re: cgarner

                                  I used to have this a lot in college, only stuffed into a pita. YUM!

                              2. Fruit, all types.

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                                1. re: lilgi

                                  oops! eta: EXCEPT cherries, hate em.

                                  1. re: lilgi

                                    [gasp!] you *hate* cherries? really? what is it about them that you find offensive? our cardamom experiment was such a success that i think we should tackle this one now ;)

                                    1. re: lilgi

                                      *mouth open in shock, not believing what she's reading*

                                      1. re: EWSflash

                                        None of us like cherries here of any kind. Tis okay since they're anaphrodisiac - at this age I don't need anything that blunts our libido, but since we don't like them no loss ;)

                                        @ghg: I only just opened this thread, sorry I missed your comment. Cardamom, yes, cherries, no way.

                                        eta: for anyone else reading this please don't ask me to reference; comment was based on a few articles I read years ago and info may be conflicting.

                                  2. Any pasta, chinese noodle dishes, rice noodle dishes (pad thai), pho, etc ... Answer = Noodles.

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                                    1. re: Cheese Boy

                                      pizza, sushi, wine, ice cream

                                      1. re: Cheese Boy

                                        +1 on pasta / noodles

                                      2. pistachios!

                                        1. Anything deep fried. Deep fried paper, deep fried sand, batter it, dip it in hot fat for a few minutes, I'm there. Kidding. Kind of.

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                                          1. re: grayelf

                                            Iceberg lettuce. Almonds. Cheese. Iced tea.

                                          2. almost all fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs

                                            cheese

                                            bacon

                                            mashed potatoes with browned butter

                                            duck (especially seared duck breast) and confit

                                            lamb

                                            rillettes

                                            pulled pork

                                            poached eggs

                                            lobster, prawns, squid, scallops, octopus

                                            white flaky fish such as sea bass

                                            tons of risottos then arancini

                                            all kinds of mushrooms (especially morels and chanterelles)
                                            grilled baby back ribs
                                            salted caramel

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                                            1. re: chefathome

                                              Chefathome...Can I live with you?

                                              No scallops tho...allergy

                                            2. Lamb sandwich

                                              1. Berries.

                                                1. I am indulging in my summertime need for a pitcher of gazpacho in the refrigerator at all times. It's marvelous. I could live on it. I am living on it. And happily.

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                                                  1. re: cayjohan

                                                    Truly I need

                                                    watermelon

                                                    that is summer to me

                                                  2. Brie...., Goldeye....Sea salt Pita crackers
                                                    Ok...maybe some swisschard, tomatoes, garlic.

                                                    1. Seafood, especially crab, lobster, scallops, prawns and salmon. All with lots of fresh lemon slices and a little butter.

                                                      Pasta

                                                      Ice cream

                                                      Cheese

                                                      Crusty bread w/dipping oil & balsamic vinegar

                                                      Watermelon

                                                      Pineapple

                                                      Tart, crisp apples

                                                      Bell peppers

                                                      Asparagus

                                                      Greek salad

                                                      And many more, I am sure!

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                                                      1. re: jlhinwa

                                                        Not fair....

                                                        In the spirit of the post I thought it was the ONE thing....

                                                        I NEED...

                                                        summer peas

                                                        Sweet corn

                                                        Prawns

                                                        Crab

                                                        Roasted chicked

                                                        GREAT steak

                                                        and

                                                        FIRE ROASTED MARSHMELLOWS...oh ya thats summer

                                                      2. Last summer, and probably this one too, I lived on zucchini, peppers, brocoli and eggplant out of the garden. Basically tons of vegetable curries, and ratatouille. And my newest thing I must have as my midnight snack, Ben & Jerry's Pistachio Pistachio Ice Cream.

                                                        1. tea leaf salad
                                                          the aforementioned french fries (fried potatoes of any kind, really.)
                                                          liverwurst/pate
                                                          good french/vietnamese style baguette with good butter
                                                          Lay's bbq potato chips
                                                          hamachi nigiri
                                                          ankimo sashimi
                                                          oysters
                                                          manila mangos
                                                          pineapples
                                                          nectarines
                                                          bruschetta if tomatoes are good
                                                          bacon/pork belly
                                                          carpaccio over arugula drizzled with very grassy extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt
                                                          saltenas (i could, too, but that one is for Passadumkeg.)

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                                                          1. re: mariacarmen

                                                            I love saltenas. Pike pizza on Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA has amazing saltenas as long as you arrive early enough on Saturday morning for them to have any left. I miss those so much!

                                                          2. Steamed lobster
                                                            Sliced beefsteak tomatoes from the garden
                                                            Corn on the cob

                                                            1. nobody said bread?
                                                              i guess thats implied in sandwiches but still surprised.
                                                              and cheese.

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                                                              1. re: hyde

                                                                i said bread, two posts above you! yum. i don't know how/why i left cheese off. it's actually better than fries.

                                                                1. re: mariacarmen

                                                                  I said bread and cheese. What do I win? Hopefully someone who can actually bake bread for me. ;)

                                                                  1. re: mariacarmen

                                                                    And I said crusty bread with dipping oil and balsamic vinegar. :-) Gotta have bread on any list like this!

                                                                  2. re: hyde

                                                                    I'm with you....I could live on crusty bread and butter alone.

                                                                  3. POTSTICKERS handmade and juicy

                                                                    SWEET CORN from any farm stand near my home

                                                                    BEEF SANDWICH wet with a lot of hot mustard

                                                                    SANTA MARIA BBQ

                                                                    HOLLANDAISE SAUCE on almost anything

                                                                    1. A great steak and well made mashed potatoes.

                                                                      1. Seafood.....Pork.....Vegetables

                                                                        1. fresh spring rolls

                                                                          avocado

                                                                          grilled tuna

                                                                          and any farmers market produce available, I'm not fussy

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                                                                          1. re: HillJ

                                                                            I'd have to add Greek yogurt, Cuties and honey to my list.

                                                                            1. re: HillJ

                                                                              cuties, as in clementines? love those. soooo good :)

                                                                              1. re: kubasd

                                                                                Yes, I have a serious addiction to them. At least six a day.

                                                                                1. re: kubasd

                                                                                  love those little addictive buggers

                                                                            2. fresh baked bread, cheese and salmui/charcuterie.
                                                                              Oh and Ice Cream

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                                                                              1. re: jester99

                                                                                Fried chicken.

                                                                              2. Cheese

                                                                                Cheese

                                                                                and Cheese

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                                                                                1. re: jmcarthur8

                                                                                  Are we twins?

                                                                                  1. re: Peg

                                                                                    Kashi Berry Crisp cereal - totally, hopelessly addicted to it.

                                                                                    1. re: Bria Silbert

                                                                                      Homemade granola with honey and yogurt. could eat it all day.

                                                                                      But corn...fresh corn with butter and lime and pepper and salt

                                                                                    2. re: Peg

                                                                                      Or, as my mother used to say, "Did you two crawl out from under the same rock?"

                                                                                  2. trail mix

                                                                                    1. cheese (room temp and stinky)
                                                                                      avocado (interesting to see this in so many replies)
                                                                                      pistachios
                                                                                      ice cream
                                                                                      seaweed salad
                                                                                      spring rolls (gotta have mint in em)
                                                                                      indian candy (smoked salmon)
                                                                                      challah bread
                                                                                      my mom's turkey gravy (seriously, I could drink this stuff)
                                                                                      potato and potato based dishes (esp. involvign very high fat and salt contents)
                                                                                      onions
                                                                                      mangoes
                                                                                      Frog Hollow Farm peaches

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                                                                                      1. re: montrealeater

                                                                                        Made a soft goat cheese today....cant live with out it now

                                                                                      2. lobster (crab...shrimp...mussels...clams)
                                                                                        popcorn
                                                                                        sushi
                                                                                        really good chewy, crusty bread
                                                                                        cheese

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                                                                                        1. re: chicgail

                                                                                          Reading this thread for the first time - can't believe that my beloved popcorn wasn't mentioned until more than halfway through!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                        2. Paella. All day. All night.

                                                                                          1. Cheese:
                                                                                            triple creme brie
                                                                                            bufalo mozzarella
                                                                                            aged gouda
                                                                                            blue

                                                                                            Seafood:
                                                                                            grilled lobster w/lemon and salted sweet cream butter
                                                                                            alaskan king crab
                                                                                            seared scallops
                                                                                            sushi: hamachi, sake
                                                                                            kumamoto oysters

                                                                                            Breads:
                                                                                            crusty fresh baked bread
                                                                                            fresh popovers with honey butter

                                                                                            Veggies:
                                                                                            Minnesota heirloom tomatoes
                                                                                            morel mushrooms sauteed in butter

                                                                                            Fruit:
                                                                                            mangoes
                                                                                            pineapple

                                                                                            That's me: fish fruit veggies bread cheese.

                                                                                            Oh, and I nearly forgot wine....oh how I love thee, WINE!

                                                                                            1. I could live on garden-fresh heirloom tomatoes, over-easy eggs, and fried taters. YUM!

                                                                                              1. Mashed potatoes

                                                                                                1. Thai curries
                                                                                                  salmon burgers
                                                                                                  goat cheese
                                                                                                  homemade multigrain bread
                                                                                                  mangoes
                                                                                                  cherries
                                                                                                  homegrown tomatoes
                                                                                                  avocados
                                                                                                  artichokes
                                                                                                  gyoza
                                                                                                  fruit salad with granola, yogurt and honey (I did live on this for most of a summer)
                                                                                                  pizza with bacon, pineapple, spinach and artichoke hearts

                                                                                                  ...Now I'm hungry.

                                                                                                  1. Sushi and summer rolls - for the time being (summer) at least. :)

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                                                                                                    1. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                                      Oh yes, I forgot about the summer rolls. Add those.

                                                                                                    2. In a perfect world-
                                                                                                      Cheese- I need a blanket pass on this one, there are so many good ones
                                                                                                      sushi
                                                                                                      Nectarines
                                                                                                      garden greens, most of them except dill
                                                                                                      ribeyes and prine rib (I know, same thing)
                                                                                                      baby back ribs
                                                                                                      deep red cherries
                                                                                                      seaweed salad
                                                                                                      squid salad
                                                                                                      fresh young peas
                                                                                                      young raw okra, fresh off the stalk
                                                                                                      great summer corn

                                                                                                      Well, I guess i'm going to have to narrow it down some.

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                                                                                                      1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                        What all goes into that squid salad uh yers?

                                                                                                        1. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                                          I'm not sure- I get it at Japanese restaurants. Actually I usually get half squid and half seaweed. But aside from squid and seaweed and sesame oil I don't know what-all is in it.

                                                                                                      2. Reading through this thread, am I the only cereal addict? Shredded Wheat. Rice Krispies. Corn Flakes. Puffed Rice. Wheaties. With blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, peaches. In winter, Cream of Wheat. Oatmeal.

                                                                                                        1. For cereal, I could totally live on Quaker Oats brown sugar oatmeal squares. I can absentmindedly munch through a box before I know it lol!

                                                                                                          Other than that, I could just live on potatoes and garlic. My family has teased me since I was a little kid about living off potatoes, garlic, and spicy stuff lol. Baked, boiled, oiled, buttered, broiled, scalloped, mashed, fried, toasted, loaded, bare, and all else in between!

                                                                                                          1. Rice & beans of any type

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                                                                                                            1. re: jcattles

                                                                                                              In the winter, ITA. I could eat variations of rice and beans twice a day when there's a chill in the air.

                                                                                                            2. Pasta, shrimp, cheese
                                                                                                              or any combination there of!!
                                                                                                              oh and cheeseburgers!!!!

                                                                                                              1. Mapo Doufu w steamed rice.

                                                                                                                I never seem to tire of it.

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                                                                                                                1. re: Breadcrumbs

                                                                                                                  That's what's for dinner here in hot hot hot NJ, with local green beans, dry-fried. Fuchsia D's recipes. I love it too.

                                                                                                                  1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                    Mmm, so delicious bt!! You know, I still haven't made FD's recipe even though I bought the book for that specific reason. I really must make it soon.

                                                                                                                    btw, did you see that I actually made some bread? Ok, just flatbreads and they were baked on the grill but bread nonetheless, involving yeast and everything!!

                                                                                                                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7932...

                                                                                                                    1. re: Breadcrumbs

                                                                                                                      Just peeped that! Good on ya, miss.
                                                                                                                      FD's recipe makes the real thing - you're going to love it.

                                                                                                                      1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                        Maybe I'll do it for lunch early this week, I have a couple of days off! You've really made me crave it!

                                                                                                                        1. re: Breadcrumbs

                                                                                                                          :)

                                                                                                                  2. re: Breadcrumbs

                                                                                                                    Thank you, because I thought I was the only person profoundly addicted to Mapo Doufu. As long as the tofu isn't deep-fried. And it MUST contain the frozen peas and carrot pieces.

                                                                                                                    Wait - I just realized I have the ingredients on hand for a batch...

                                                                                                                    1. re: Pzz

                                                                                                                      Totally agree w/r/t the tofu Pzz....pity we aren't neighbours!!

                                                                                                                  3. Pork vindaloo
                                                                                                                    Fish and chips
                                                                                                                    Eggs Benedict
                                                                                                                    Grilled portabella burgers
                                                                                                                    Chicken Caesar salad
                                                                                                                    Lao green papaya salad (extra spicy please)

                                                                                                                    1. All noodles and stringy pasta
                                                                                                                      Baby backribs
                                                                                                                      chicken wings
                                                                                                                      chicken roasted with carrots, onions and potatoes
                                                                                                                      apple pie
                                                                                                                      meatballs
                                                                                                                      goat cheese stuffed dates
                                                                                                                      baked Brie with good baguettes
                                                                                                                      good mashed potatoes
                                                                                                                      plain ice cream (no gimmicky additions)
                                                                                                                      whipped cream
                                                                                                                      good whole milk yogurt
                                                                                                                      good chocolate truffles
                                                                                                                      fresh cooked salmon
                                                                                                                      lobster, clams, shrimp
                                                                                                                      breakfast crepes
                                                                                                                      bacon
                                                                                                                      butter
                                                                                                                      BLTs

                                                                                                                      p.s. I like to eat.

                                                                                                                      1. Potatoes! Any way you cook them. Yum.

                                                                                                                        1. I've always said that I could live on Pepperoni Pizza and Sushi.

                                                                                                                          More realistically these days, it seems like it's cheese and eggs.

                                                                                                                          1. PASTA!

                                                                                                                            At least until it led to my fourth and final heart attack (Yes, fellow foodies, I've racked up three so far).

                                                                                                                            1. I always say I could live on Chicken salad- the kind with grapes and nuts and any kind of chili

                                                                                                                              1. pineapple
                                                                                                                                cherries
                                                                                                                                untoasted nori

                                                                                                                                1. Sushi/ Sashimi
                                                                                                                                  Chicken Livers
                                                                                                                                  Sweet Breads

                                                                                                                                  1. Cantaloupe. Hands-down it is my favorite food and I could eat it every day during summer. I can't imagine I would eat it every day for LIFE, but since *good* cantaloupe is available locally only 3 - 4 months of the year... I could live on it when we have it.

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                                                                                                                                    1. re: velochic

                                                                                                                                      Ha! I ate canteloupe every day day when I was pregnant. When my son starting eating solid food, he went for the orange foods - so much so that the beta carotene turned his little nose orange!

                                                                                                                                      1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                        If I could find a perfectly ripened canteloupe it would def. be on my list too. But, I can't even recall the last time I ate a good one and just recently I returned a melon to the market because it tasted like cardboard.

                                                                                                                                        1. re: HillJ

                                                                                                                                          Yeah, that is a major issue here as well.

                                                                                                                                          1. re: HillJ

                                                                                                                                            And yes, these days at these prices, if it's awful it gets returned. The store needs to know that tasteless garbage is not acceptable.

                                                                                                                                      2. Pho. Makizushi. Sashimi. Huo guo (Chinese hot pot). Jiaozi (potstickers). Yezi nai cha (coconut milk bubble tea). Pretty much anything that reminds me of my childhood in Southeast Asia.

                                                                                                                                        Steamed lobster. Eggs Benedict. Sausage, peppers, and onions with penne. Scallop escabeche. Grandma's biscuits and gravy. Rare fillet of beef. Huckleberries. Exceptionally sharp white Cheddar. Tom Collins.

                                                                                                                                        1. Recently it has been ketchup... I switched to the low-sugar version.. and now I love it much better on many foods.. but I think I may be using too much.

                                                                                                                                          1. pasta (Italian) and ice cream

                                                                                                                                            1. lobster & oysters

                                                                                                                                              1. Pizza
                                                                                                                                                Chocolate
                                                                                                                                                Cheese

                                                                                                                                                I worked in pizza restaurants for several years as a teen and young adult, and literally ate pizza every day, and still never get tired of it. I love me some pizza!

                                                                                                                                                1. PEANUT BUTTER!

                                                                                                                                                  1. Chicken wings and leafy greens.

                                                                                                                                                    1. Mashed potatoes
                                                                                                                                                      Seafood
                                                                                                                                                      Ramen noodles
                                                                                                                                                      Peanut butter
                                                                                                                                                      Gatorade

                                                                                                                                                      1. Wild shrimp/prawns - fixed any way possible
                                                                                                                                                        Yukon gold mashed potatoes and my gravy
                                                                                                                                                        any Asian noodle dish or soup
                                                                                                                                                        fresh spinach sauteed with garlic, and olive oil s&p- fresh lemon drizzled on top - a bucket full please!
                                                                                                                                                        sprouts- any kind
                                                                                                                                                        sushi- is that allowable?
                                                                                                                                                        Perfect Haas avocados
                                                                                                                                                        asparagus
                                                                                                                                                        Fresh green beans
                                                                                                                                                        Beautiful summer tomatoes
                                                                                                                                                        A great big ripe pineapple
                                                                                                                                                        In season, California strawberries
                                                                                                                                                        Oregon raspberries
                                                                                                                                                        Oregon cherries - bing/ or dried
                                                                                                                                                        apples
                                                                                                                                                        grapes
                                                                                                                                                        lemons - from my backyard
                                                                                                                                                        Farm fresh eggs - poached
                                                                                                                                                        summer rolls - with super fresh herbs and beautiful lettuce and shrimp
                                                                                                                                                        and my special long baguette of sourdough french bread that I buy at the bakery daily
                                                                                                                                                        French Onion soup
                                                                                                                                                        Mortadella & Provolone
                                                                                                                                                        Scharffen Berger dark 72% or or bitter sweet chocolate 70%
                                                                                                                                                        light beer

                                                                                                                                                        1. TATERS and MATERS!

                                                                                                                                                          1. It is abundantly possible
                                                                                                                                                            and represented historical

                                                                                                                                                            That one can live,
                                                                                                                                                            yea, even thrive

                                                                                                                                                            On fresh made tortillas
                                                                                                                                                            and good refried beans.

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                                                                                                                                                            1. re: FoodFuser

                                                                                                                                                              Fuser if you ate refried beans everyday, I think I'd be afraid to squish your cute belly :)

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: lilgi

                                                                                                                                                                My factory packing of yeast gives me good rise, and carbon dioxide serves as good leaven,
                                                                                                                                                                But tortilla and beans and the consequent methane are a whole 'nother heaven.

                                                                                                                                                                I'd agree that a poke to my methane-filled belly
                                                                                                                                                                is a deed that you'd not want to do.

                                                                                                                                                            2. Buffalo tenders and french fries, served with blue cheese dip and celery. Mmmm....
                                                                                                                                                              I could probably eat lobster every day too. At the very least two ~1lb lobsters a week.
                                                                                                                                                              I'm afraid I might get tired of massaman curry (with potatoes, pineapple, baby corn, some onions) and jasmine rice every day, but who knows?

                                                                                                                                                              1. Shrimp/scallops/squid
                                                                                                                                                                Noodles (Pasta, pho, Asian style...)
                                                                                                                                                                Mushrooms
                                                                                                                                                                Chocolate milk
                                                                                                                                                                Tofu
                                                                                                                                                                My mom's tuna sandwiches
                                                                                                                                                                Fresh tropical fruit juices/smoothies
                                                                                                                                                                Thai curries

                                                                                                                                                                1. I can, and do, eat at least one apple every day. I also don't get tired of almond butter, and really good dark chocolate, mm.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. green chile cheeseburgers

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Cake. Although I am an experienced baker, a really cheap, nasty grocery-store cake is so good tasting. Everytime I go to the store I have to remind myself: IT IS NO ONE'S BIRTHDAY: NO you can NOT buy a cake.

                                                                                                                                                                      Also store-bought cookie cake. I don't even like cookies that much, especially commerically produced cookies.. but a store-bought Cookie Cake sounds so appealing. Again, I just remind myself: NO, it's NOT your birthday... what if you buy it and then Bob shows up to find his birthday-cake, and his Cookie Cake is not here!--It would be ALL YOUR FAULT.

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                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: GraceW

                                                                                                                                                                        It's always someone's birthday somewhere!

                                                                                                                                                                      2. Grits.

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Porterhouse Steak (Rare)
                                                                                                                                                                          Fish And Chips
                                                                                                                                                                          Pizza (with Anchovies)
                                                                                                                                                                          Yams

                                                                                                                                                                          1. Broccoli&cheese Rice-a-Roni. God help me.

                                                                                                                                                                            For one thing, it reminds me of mom's casseroles. Pure comfort food. For another, it's economical (CHEAP). It was a "salad days" staple, more than Ramen soup packs, I lived on the stuff, and still could if it comes to that. It pairs well with so many other foods, meat or veg. If I were cast ashore on a desert island I'd be over the moon if a crate of water-proofed boxes of bc/RaR washed ashore after me.

                                                                                                                                                                            I bet it would go well with breadfruit and coconut. I know it's good with fresh fish. mmmmmm I wonder if it's on sale now at my local grocery store, time to check the coupons section of the paper.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Good butter, on anything that will hold still
                                                                                                                                                                              and
                                                                                                                                                                              Home made Chex mix (heavy on the butter, natch).

                                                                                                                                                                              1. Naturally Nutty Vanilla Almond Butter
                                                                                                                                                                                Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder
                                                                                                                                                                                Farmstead yogurt w maple syrup
                                                                                                                                                                                blueberry, thai young coconut and raw cacao smoothies

                                                                                                                                                                                1. French fries

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I don't want to be a "gloomy gus" but the bench-mark of what really appeals to me was made during a health crisis that reduced my appetite to near-zero.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and peas stood out as my first request.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Lasagna was a close second.

                                                                                                                                                                                    I cheated and ate hamburgers often during that time, too.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Back to the subject: I could've eaten turkey dinners for 60 days and not tired of 'em.

                                                                                                                                                                                    And I consider myself a gourmet. Go figure.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: shaogo

                                                                                                                                                                                      Oh, thanks for the reminder. As it's called in our house - Thanksgiving Day food = mashed potatoes, turkey, gravy, stuffing and macaroni and cheese, don't forget the rolls trumps all for me. I could eat that food nonstop for likely a very long time.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                                                        Nacho Cheese Doritoes
                                                                                                                                                                                        Eggs - prepared any way
                                                                                                                                                                                        Filet - rare
                                                                                                                                                                                        Salad (with lettuce) - of any kind
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ramen noodles
                                                                                                                                                                                        Any noodle
                                                                                                                                                                                        Anything with Sriracha squirted on it
                                                                                                                                                                                        Kraft Cheese & Macaroni

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Lately, chopped liver and matzo ball soup. :)
                                                                                                                                                                                      Usually, mashed potatoes w/ extra butter
                                                                                                                                                                                      Always, tomatoes and corn pudding

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                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                        Mamachef, throw in a wild variety of yogurt flavors and you've pretty much described how I survived my health crises. SO has needed fresh veg, salads, but I needed calories and comfort. Chopped liver - gooooood. Mashed potatoes with butter, really really GOOD. Matzo ball soup from a good deli (SO doesn't cook but does deliver) - goood. Tomatoes, corn, goooood.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Throw in plenty of noodle dishes and whatever sparks your interest in life - goooooood.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Chopped liver - good! Braunschweiger - GOOD! Hang in there. Eat what tastes GOOD. The taste buds know.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: afridgetoofar

                                                                                                                                                                                          This needs an amen.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Amen. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Refried beans, tortillas, and Tapatío.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Brie, honey, arugula, and French baguette.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Foie Gras
                                                                                                                                                                                          Ice Cream
                                                                                                                                                                                          Fresh Pesto
                                                                                                                                                                                          Mango
                                                                                                                                                                                          Patty Melts
                                                                                                                                                                                          White Truffled anything

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. wine
                                                                                                                                                                                            coffee
                                                                                                                                                                                            dark chocolate
                                                                                                                                                                                            avocados
                                                                                                                                                                                            pesto pasta
                                                                                                                                                                                            peanut butter
                                                                                                                                                                                            pistachios
                                                                                                                                                                                            cashews

                                                                                                                                                                                            I guess that is more than one thing, but I could live a long time on one of them.