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Old 03-14-2006, 12:44 AM   #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, 01:08 AM   #2
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Old 03-14-2006, 01:50 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, 03:48 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, 07:10 AM   #5
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chocolate and chocolate, oooh and chocolate
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:32 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, 07:54 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, 07:57 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, 07:59 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, 08:33 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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I love all kinds of junk food and always look for an occasion to pig out (usually poker night at the neighbor's house) - chips and onion dip, queso dip, cheetos, any kind of chocolate, krispy kreme donuts

A trip to Wendy's is always a treat in my house - i pig out!
quick and easy dinners (but oh so bad for you) - top ramen, eckridge sausage with mac-n-cheese, those little chicken kievs (like a giant chicken nugget with butter in them)

There, my secrets out, don't hate me cuz I eat junk.
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:39 AM   #12
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Anything out there. LOL

I only get take out once a week, usually either Jack in the Box, Sonic, Popeyes or Subway. On occasion, McDonald's.
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:16 AM   #13
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I don't know what yall consider "junk food". Some people consider most country foods as "junk foods"... personally, i think its THE best food when prepared with LOVE,not junk food. That includes homemade chips, pies, cakes,doughnuts,cookies ...as far as calories and fat ...oh my goodness!!!
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I'm with you Kim and an occasional cannoli!!!!
ah ha!!, cannoli!! that's the Sicilian in you!! Anyway they are too good to be considered as "junk food"!! I love them myself!! Have you tried Cassata, too? Another wonderful Sicilian treat!!

My culnary vices are candy coated peanuts, pralines, puff pastry treats sweet or savoury, and yes... chocolates... I Milka!!
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:24 AM   #15
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Alot of fast food.
Ramen Noodles
Ravioli out of the can
Chili Cheese Fries

Just to name a few
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Old 03-14-2006, 10:16 AM   #16
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We don't eat much junk food - and if we eat fast food, try to get what is healthiest, or the least bad for us. I do like chocolate, but try to limit my intake - at least until I get in shape.
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Old 03-14-2006, 10:28 AM   #17
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i do love chips, and dips, whatever kind ya got.
othwise i get really pissed when i have to eat fast food and other junk
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Old 03-14-2006, 10:31 AM   #18
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[quote=urmaniac13]ah ha!!, cannoli!! that's the Sicilian in you!! Anyway they are too good to be considered as "junk food"!! I love them myself!! Have you tried Cassata, too? Another wonderful Sicilian treat!!

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how about chocolate covered cannolis, or canneloni zabaglione, rolled in chopped hazelnuts?
or double dark chocolate dipped tartufo? or toasted almond tortonis?


ahhhhhhhhhhh! i need chocolate, and ice cream.... brb!
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Old 03-14-2006, 10:43 AM   #19
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I love to snack on
crunchy cheetos
potato chips and dip
anything chocolate

I try not to keep the chips and cheetos in the house, too tempting.
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March 19th is the Feast of St Joseph(Sorry grandpa-I can't spell Joseph in Italian )I am looking forward to the zeppoles- not the carnival ones but, the real pastry deal ones!!!With the "cannoli" filling!!!
Urmaniac-what do you consider cassata filling- depending on which bakery we go to here cassata can be a custardy thing with peaches or cannoli filling ??I also adore saviatta cookies (also known as savolette) and gingalinas(sp).
Hmmm I think I need a trip to the bakery- first I have to find a good Italian one because we no longer have one in town
You guys are great!!!!
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