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.
~Voltaire

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.


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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...

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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!

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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 just....so good, my reward at the end of the day, relaxing...
AND, has healthful properties I might add!


Nom, nom, nom.....

11 comments:

  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.

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

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  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!

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  4. 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!

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

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

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

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  8. 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!

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  9. 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. (-:

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