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Old 02-17-2007, 10:18 AM   #1
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"when others would choose''...pick your poison

I was talking to a gal on my last trip, who is one of the biggest yo yo dieter I've ever met. She was telling me where she and her boyfriend were going to dinner for Valentines Day. We started talking about our guilty pleasures and I told her that I was not a dessert person, while she told me she definitely was. She went on and on about tiramisu, flan, custards etc. Told me that hands down, she'd pick that/those, over meat or vegetables always. I told her that if I was to choose between blank and blank, I'd choose blank.

Here is my choice..........
If there was a...

7 layer chocolate cake with chocolate frosting in front of me
fresh baked loaf of sourdough bread with real butter, parmesan cheese and garlic powder

I'd choose the bread over the cake any day....

How bout you? If others would obviously choose the {???} over the {???} what would your choice be?
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As usual, I didnt' make myself clear here. I am not meaning for people to choose between dessert/sweets and bread/carbs, what I was wondering is when others would/may choose the veggies over the meat on their plate, or the potato pancakes over the fried chicken, what is your "I'd choose the ? over the obvious ?

Bet that still doesn't make sense, oh well, I tried


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Old 02-17-2007, 10:27 AM   #2
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Ditto for me Lefse, any day. Also I'd take fried chicken over any sweet !
Even though I bake something for the weekend and enjoy.

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Old 02-17-2007, 10:42 AM   #3
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When I was younger, I had quite a sweet tooth but as I've gotten older sweets seem to have taken a back seat to nearly any other edible. We've had a single-layer 8-inch chocolate cake on the counter in the kitchen since Wednesday morning. Only two pieces have been eaten. In the past it would've been gonzo in a hurry.

I don't know what I would choose in lieu of sweets. There are so many things I like much better. As you said, lefse, there's nothing to compare to homemade bread with real butter. I can take the same pleasure in eating a gorgeous tossed salad or a bowl of steaming steel-cut oatmeal. So much food, so little time.
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:44 AM   #4
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yeah, garlic bread and plenty cheese anyday over Choc Anything.

I`m one of the few people that isn`t a great lover of choc anyway, I can take or leave it and if it vanished entirely, I wouldn`t miss it.

Natchos on the other hand, or salted Nuts... I`ll RIP YOUR ARM OFF!!! :))
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:52 AM   #5
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I only make desserts for special occasions, so I'd pick the cake...one piece.
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:57 AM   #6
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Totally agree with you guys.
I throw away lots of sweets or deserts here at home.
I tend to want savory over sweets most times.
BUT, then again I do have that ice cream problem
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Old 02-17-2007, 01:07 PM   #7
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Anything with ginger in it. Savoury or sweet. They do a wonderful duck with ginger , spring onions and bamboo shoots at our local Chinese take away.
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Old 02-17-2007, 01:14 PM   #8
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Definitely the bread, and some melted cheese wouldn't hurt either :)
If you don't have time to do it right, how can you have time to fix it later?
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Old 02-17-2007, 01:14 PM   #9
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Anything savoury over sweet!! Except, lately, I've been craving sweets, for some unkown reason.
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Old 02-17-2007, 04:43 PM   #10
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could we choose some of each?

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