Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thursday Thirteen- Food I Can't Live Without

I have to admit it. I'm a picky food person. When I get an oven roasted sandwich at Subway (the same sandwich everytime), I'm the obnoxious customer that orders my sandwich with "the works" and that includes all the peppers, even jalapenos. I don't eat fries without ketchup. I need at least two sauces to eat a turkey burger. And no hamburger. It has to be a turkey burger. There is just certain foods I need to have and can't live without. Here are some I keep on hand at all times:

1. Blue cheese- usually dressing is fine but I scored a big chunk of cheese on a recent shopping trip so now it goes on almost everything I can reasonably put it on. When I got sick of salads, I used to eat blue cheese dressing on bread. That is how bad I am with the stuff.

2. Ketchup- this is a normal one with most people. But I will put ketchup on eggs, sandwiches, must have on fries, and baked potatoes. And I put enough on where people say, why don't you have some fries with your ketchup?

3. Mustard- I mix this with the ketchup. Ketchup alone won't do it for me on turkey burgers. I also mix ketchup and mustard with my black eyed peas and eat it like that. I probably just grossed out half the Southerners out there. Sorry.

4. Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce- The sweetest sauce around. And just tangy enough to make it mix well with lots of foods. I will eat this like ketchup.

5. A-1 or HP steak sauce- I usually eat these with steak but since we don't eat steak that often, I'll put it on baked potatoes or dip bread into a bowl of the sauce. My husband recently bought me the HP sauce (A-1 sauce equivolent from Britian) and it's super good. New addiction! Yeh!

6. Relish and Sweet pickles- Adds a nice sweetness and gives a crunch I love. I can even drink the juice out the jar. I have a serious sugar problem, I know.

7. Chocolate- Come on, you didn't guess that?

8. Salad- I do have to balance all the other nutritionally deficient stuff I eat so I eat lots of salad. But even with this, I put lots of toppings. Tomatoes, dried cherries, blue cheese (of course), apples, and sometimes imitation crab or turkey. Usually looks like a mountain when I'm done. But it's good!!

9. Sweet tea- We drink lots of sweet tea. I make a batch everyday.

10. Orange juice- OJ is my subsitute whenever I don't get my fruit for the day. And it has lots of added vitamins these days so I feel a bit healthier drinking it with my lunch.

11. Bread- I don't care what Atkins or whoever said about bread being a no-no, I like it! I dip it in spaghetti sauce, A-1 or use it to finish off my dressing after eating a salad. I really love to pull off chunks and swipe it in a tub of butter, but then the kids get mad at me for doing that.

12. Dessert- I don't know about anyone else, but after I eat, I need something sweet to finish my meal. Usually it's a handful of dark chocolate chips, but sometimes I make a dessert. Once I did not have any chips in the house (yikes!) and I used unsweetened cocoa mixed with sugar and ate that. Really gross but I felt better!

13. Pizza- With lots of sauce and pineapple on top. I'm drooling on my computer right now.

What foods can't you live without?


Kathy said...

never heard of ketchup on baked potatoes... hm. french fries and sliced potatoes...yes. will have to try that!

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Oh, you have to try it! Potatoes are turned into french fries is my thinking so what the heck, right?!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

I could live without all of these except salad and bread. I have to have unsweetened tea, vinegar, Diet Coke, and vegetables of any kind.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Vinegar is great stuff. What do you put it on? Or do you drink it straight? :)

Beth said...

Very interesting list! Pizza would be one of my top three foods I can't live without----with lots of pepperonis, cheese, tomato sauce, and onions. Also peanut butter (and it MUST be Jif)----I go through one of those huge jars once a week. And probably ice cream---especially chocolate mint, peppermint, and banana pudding flavors.

Now I'm hungry...:-)

P.S. I eat chips, too. By the handful. I like the butterscotch ones.

CountryDew said...

I put ketchup on baked potatoes, too. I used to eat a lot of balony and ketchup sandwiches when I was younger. Good TT!

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Beth and Dew- you both are making me really hungry! Pizza with onions sounds so good, with mint chocolate chip ice cream too!

I used to fry my balony and get it good and crispy then add tons of ketchup and mustand. Yum!

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

I cannot live without pasta. I also can't start my day without orange juice. If we are traveling, even if there's no refrigerator in the motel room, I have to bring a bottle of OJ into the room so I can swig it in the morning or else I can't function in the morning. I also have to have potato chips with my sandwich for lunch, preferably Herr's Sour Cream and Onion. Must have the chips.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

I almost always have OJ with my lunch so I get how you feel about having it in the morning!