Monday, May 28, 2007

Finding my inner trash-foodie

Don't let the open bag of sugar snap peas in front of me on deceive you. My inner trash-foodie has awakened.

For the first time since...maybe ever, I've had a hankerin' for hot dogs. I don't eat hot dogs, but somehow nothing sounds better right now. Except for fish-n-chips. I don't think I've ever craved fish-n-chips before, but there's a batch of Gorton's baking in the oven right now. Last week it was Cool Ranch Doritos. That craving actually lasted at least a month before I broke down and bought a bag. I don't think I'd really eaten those since they were introduced in 1989.

What's wrong with me? I've always believed that what you crave is a byproduct of what you need. Want steak? Must need iron or Vitamin D. Want salad? Must need all that stuff that comes with green leafies. Ice cream? It's a harder sell, but maybe more calcium?

But hot dogs, fish-n-chips, Doritos, non-diet Coke on ice...these have no redeeming value whatsoever. I refuse to be one of those "But the baby wants it" people, but honestly, there's nothing to blame for these strange fixations besides pregnancy. I guess my job is to simply resist and keep munching on these sugar snap peas.

Right after the fish-n-chips anyway...

1 comment:

sheila said...

Glad you finally gave in to the Dorito craving. I have no idea why our bodies crave processed foods. It certainly isn't based in biology. I think it must be a learned behavior because junk food tastes so damn good.

Get those tastebuds primed for some fresh rolls Friday! Yummy food that's good for you, too!