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Old 03-13-2006, 11:44 PM   #1
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Fess up! What junk do you eat?

Admit it. You aren't a gourmet cook every day of the week. Sometimes you pop open a can of beans and eat them straight from the can. (I cannot be the only one who has done this... ) Or maybe you like a nice, big, greasy diner breakfast now and then. Well, now you can cleanse your soul by confessing to your hedonistic "junk food" side.

What are the junk/instant foods that you eat? (and secretly enjoy!) I'm curious to see what all my fellow foodies will list!

For me they would be:
-fast food onion rings (so greasy, but yummy)
-breakfast from Denny's (especially good for hangovers... LOL)
-instant ramen noodles (sodium overload...but i still love 'em)
-Tim Horton's sour cream glazed doughnut
-Doritos guacamole flavoured nacho chips
-Mrs Vickies kettle cooked BBQ chips

...what are yours?


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Old 03-14-2006, 12:08 AM   #2
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Old 03-14-2006, 12:50 AM   #3
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I eat a lot of Fig Newtons, though I don't really consider those "junk".

My main vice is pretty clear cut, though: Better Made potato chips. There are only 2 states in the country that sell them--Michigan and the northern tip of Ohio...I live in Oregon. I actually have these chips flown in to me from time to time.

Other than that? Pizza rolls/Bagel Bites, Pop Tarts, every once in a blue moon a box of Twinkies (since they don't sell Chocodiles where I live).

That's about it for junk food. Usually eat pretty well. Lot of kiwis, strawberries, melons, cranberry juice.

BTW--who said greasy diner breakfasts aren't "gourmet"? The best food around is usually found at truck stops or places that have a lot of big rigs in the lot :P
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Old 03-14-2006, 02:48 AM   #4
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I feel guilty when I eat snacks, so after one bite I'm kind of disgusted with the thought of eating. I eat a lot of just add water type meals though. I buy them for hurricane supplies, and my hubby buys them because he likes them in his lunchbox. We're on a tight budget and I can't always go grocery shopping when I need to. Well, that and I can't drive : P So we buy it as emergency food but it ends up getting eaten every time.
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:10 AM   #5
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chocolate and chocolate, oooh and chocolate
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:32 AM   #6
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chocolate and chocolate, oooh and chocolate
I'm with you Kim and an occasional cannoli!!!!
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:54 AM   #7
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Ok, I'll admit it. Sometimes, I actually drink beer that...

Comes in a can!!! Oh the shame! The shame!!


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Old 03-14-2006, 06:57 AM   #8
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Kimbaby and VickQ - Ahem - chocolate is NOT a junk food!

I fess - my junk obsession are crunchy Cheetohs!
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:59 AM   #9
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Haven't gone to a fast food place in about 3 years. I'm not a fancy cook by any means. I like to cook hot dishes and meat and potatoes but all in different ways. Can of beans? yep, have done that but not in awhile.Usually make our own ( junk foods),Fried burgers,onion rings,egg rolls,love bacon and fried eggs.
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:33 AM   #10
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I'm one that uses those ramen noodles. I love 'em. I try to make them "healthier" by adding veggies, but who am I kidding? They're fast, they're easy, and they are nothing but flour, salt and grease.

I think I'm a little better than most when it comes to junk food. If I have to clear the table, I'm not eating there (cuts out McDs, etc). When I eat outside of my own house, I want someone else to do all the work. Isn't that the point? I'm not much on sweets. I got fed up with what used to be an old favorite, rice-a-roni the last time I ate it, and now make my own. But I eat too much ramen noodles!

Once a week, on my grocery day, I buy a small bag of chips or some pieces of fried chicken. Hubby and I share them (after carefully checking the carbs for his diabetes). This is our "sin".

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