August 8, 2011

It's All About the Yum!

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking
if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.

I love food.  Unfortunately I spend a lot of time fighting the urge to eat, or to eat too much.  I recently had a little tirade where I lamented the fact that all the best foods are bad for you.  It's just so unfair!

But, we do need to eat, now don't we?  Below are 10 foods I wouldn't want to live without.  In fact, I could probably live on only these 10 foods if I had to.

1. Caramel - goes well with ice cream, candy bars, apples and in coffee!

2. Cheeseburgers - because you can do so many things with them and eat with your hands.

3. Salad - I love me a big salad with things like chicken, shrimp or crab, tomato, avocado, nuts, carrots, croutons and honey mustard dressing. Could eat one every day.

4. Pasta - just about one of the most versatile foods.

5. Potatoes - baked, fried, mashed, scalloped, tots, sweet...

6. Burritos - Or almost anything on a Mexican restaurant menu.

7. Ice Cream - I have a sweet tooth and enjoy most any dessert, but I have to say ice cream is hands down my favorite. Even more than pie, and I really love pie. My perfect ice cream would be vanilla with pecans/pralines and caramel and fudge ripples. I've found a few that come close, but none with just THOSE specific ingredients.

8. Sweet sauces - BBQ, teriyaki, fruit-based

9. Cheese - what was that advertising slogan the cheese industry was using awhile back? Something about cheese making everything better. It's totally true!

Isn't this picture awesome?
10. Coffee and Wine - OK, these are beverages, not food. So sue me. I love them both equally. Coffee is so warm and soothing and I make it yummy with my flavored creamers (and it has caffeine). Wine is good, my reward at the end of the day, relaxing...
AND, has healthful properties I might add!

Nom, nom, nom.....


  1. I love ice cream too. I typically gain a ton during the summer because we eat so much of it! And I think, with every purchase, "oh, this won't hurt me," but cumulatively it always packs it on. And I'm totally with y ou on carmel.

  2. So good. I love posts about food. Carmel is my fav.

  3. Hi! Great list ....Blue Belle has an ice cream Kentucky something that might be close to what you want.....sorry can't remember exactly. Your pasta reasoning is awesome!

  4. i could bathe in that first picture!

  5. Firstly I love finallymoms comment! Secondly I love you just a wee bit more after reAlising you and I could sit together and eAt yummy food all day long. You are my kind of foodie. Love it!

  6. Oh! I should have never read your post before supper time. I would love a burrito right now! And a side of nachos...

  7. yum, Mexican food and coffee, now we are talking.

  8. Very good list...actually a SUPER list!! Love all of them :)

  9. You had me at carmel then you added cheeseburgers, salads, pasta, potatoes, Mexican food, ice cream, cheese, wine and coffee. I have to agree, cheese makes everything better!

  10. Swooping in late from Monday listicles to stop by - your list is Yummolicious but I'm not sure how to spell "yummolicious..." - "yummalicious?" Anyway it's YUM. (-: