Replies: 33 - Last Post: May 16, 2013 5:32 AM Last Post By: jedgerandclyde
May 13, 2013 6:58 AM
Just you wait, Fieldgate! I didn't "do" snacks, either, until some time after I retired. While I was working, anyone looking for popcorn, potato chips, or candy at my place would have died trying to find any.
That changed. One of the staples in my kitchen cabinets is popping corn, and about once every couple of weeks I will pop some in a heavy-bottomed pan, then salt it well. I don't worry about the salt because I don't otherwise salt anything. Right now, I have ice cream in my freezer; I don't buy it very often, but when I eat it I ignore the recommended serving size, which is probably about half a cup. I prefer about three generous scoops of ice cream at a sitting.
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18I used to snack like there was no tomorrow - candy bars, cookies, cereal and milk, etc. Now I don't nearly as much. There's nothing that I particularly eat when no one's around but I do like an occasional Moon Pie. Of course, if it wasn't so fattening I'd like them more than occasionally. And every now and then I have a mini donut or 2 as a snack or some Doritos.
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May 14, 2013 12:00 AM
26I should say this would not be the first, nor even the second, time that women have proved a mystery to me. But I'm curious. I can understand the pint of ice cream or the spooned Nutella as a guilty pleasure. (Except that I don't see the pleasure of Nutella at all. I think you had to grow up with it.) But why does toast with ketchup (or Brazil nuts) fall into that category?
May 14, 2013 5:00 AM
27#20(sashac).re:Brazil nuts.One of our favouriate snacks which we used to be able to buy in chain surpermarts and groceries quite easily and at fairly reasonable prices out here in the past.
Nowadays it is almost neven seen on store shelves to get hold of, apart from ordering them online delivered by DHL from overseas at at astronomical cost.
Strangely enough other types like walnuts,hazelnuts,pecans,pinenuts,cashew and peanuts are still quite easily available locally.
#21.(Vinny)Mrs.Trib keeps a close watch on my diet,especially on snacks which are deep fried,contains excessive sodium,sugar and dairy products, due to incipient Type 2 diabeties,hypertension and high cholesterol and on medication.
May 14, 2013 7:52 AM
28That's awful trib! The big nuts around here are pecans and pistachios since there are orchards of them all over. I love pecans! Brazil nuts are more prevalent here than they were in Maryland, I haven't bought them yet though because I'm a bit afraid that I'll get carried away with them. Peanuts are also pretty big around here although the ones grown locally tend to be rather small.
Vinny - I'd have a problem with my husband eating ketchup on toast because it would completely gross me out. :)
May 14, 2013 8:32 AM
29Lucky you with all the abundance of Brazil nuts around your neck of the woods.All we get around here in abundance cheaply are coconuts and peanuts.
Years ago our friends in a neighbouring oil palm/rubber plantation inheritated a huge and tall Brazil nut tree in the sprawling garden planted by the predecessor manager/owner years/decades ago.
He used to ocassionally bring us a couple of them still encased in the hard coconut shell sized outer shell which we had to first cut open with a hacksaw to get at the individual wedge shaped smaller sized inner nuts which again had to be cracked with a mallet/hammer to get at the kernal.
Think it was the difficulty and effort required of getting to the ediable part of the nut made it taste yummy:))
Being able to buy the imported ready shelled ones in supermarkets available around Christmas season was a nice treat.
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