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What's your favorite bedtime snack?

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I love an English muffin before bedtime, sometimes 1/2 with butter and 1/2 with jam, alternating bites -- cutting the sweet with the fatty -- and sometimes with all peanut butter, washed down with a milky cup of tea.

What's your sleepytime treat?

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    1. Herbal tea and a few squares of good dark chocolate.

      1. lately? peanut butter and nutella, straight from their respective jars. sometimes biscoff spread too.

        other times, cereal and milk; sardines or tuna on crackers; almond-stuffed olives from the jar; leftovers; chips; and ice cream. i go through phases for late night cravings. i was re-reading quinoa recipes today and might make a batch which will invariably turn into lunch and midnight snacks for a week.

        1. Banana and warm milk, or if I'm not feeling infantile, toast and juice. Which......actually, now that I think of it, anything, "and juice" also sounds a little infantile.

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          1. I like to occasionally nibble on my wife.

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            1. Cheapo Longhorn cheese, saltine crackers and a tall, ice-cold glass of whole milk. That's a combo I learned from my dad.

              1. Herbal tea always and a Calvados once in awhile--never food since I go to bed fairly early to read.

                1. I'll be odd man out and say that I have never been one for a "bedtime snack." Have I had a quick bite before going to sleep? Yes, a few times in my 51 years. But something I regularly have? Not at all. It just wasn't done in my family so I never got into the habit. I'm not saying I have pristine eating habits; that's not the case at all. I just never fell into this habit.

                  1. Cut fresh fruit.

                    That started years ago when I was teaching myself how to supreme a citrus, and had a lot of leftovers from my trials. :) Now I'm so good at it, I can take a sharp Santuko knife and a juicy grapefruit, cut it into supremes while keeping the fruit together, and there's barely more than a teaspoon or two of juice on the cutting board when I'm done.

                    A ruby red pairs well with strawberries when the two seasons cross.

                    Skill upkeep and satisfaction plus a snack all rolled into one. Can't beat it.

                    1. Cheese. Taken immediately before bed, it provides superbizarre but enjoyable dreams. Cheddar's good, but for some reason, baby swiss works better.

                      I refer you to the great cartoonist Winsor McCay's "Dreams Of The Rarebit Fiend"...it was the cheese that was the psychoactive ingredient, I think.

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                      1. re: annagranfors

                        And here I was thinking it was all about sex.

                      2. sometimes a spoon of ricotta and a drizzle of honey.

                        1. A glass of almond milk and a spoonful of almond butter.

                          1. A glass of red wine, some glazed pecans and walnuts and blue cheese, St. Agur usually.