Tuesday, April 24, 2012

warning: don't read when hungry

If you had one day to eat anything you want and not gain a single ounce what would it be?

Well now, that's my kind of writer's prompt. I love food. I've never been able to deprive myself of something I really truly wanted. Moderation, sure, and exercise to balance these indulgences. Logical, no? So, since we're momentarily living in a world where calories don't count, let's make a list, shall we?

1) A huge heap of hot, crispy, homemade fries. With salt and Heinz ketchup. And a tall, ice-cold Pepsi.

2) I was going to say pasta in general, but that's not true. I point to the trifecta of deliciousness: fettuccine alfredo, homemade mac and cheese, and tortellini with marinara sauce. Any of the above with a healthy unhealthy portion of salty garlic bread.

3) A veggie burger. Not just any veggie burger either. The one piled high with sauteed mushrooms and grated cheddar on a delicious onion-y bun at Jack Astor's. It is the best.

4) Anything vegetarian and Mexican, especially burritos, with lots of fresh salsa and guacamole. An icy margarita on the side doesn't hurt, either.

5) Fresh-from-the-oven, homemade chocolate chip cookies with a huge mug of hot coffee with milk.

6) Homemade falafel with homemade tortillas. I don't make the latter often, but the former is so easy and delicious. Topped with tatziki, naturally.

7) A perfect sandwich. That means a lightly toasted ciabatta bun, or the like, with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, avocado, lots of cheese (I don't play favourites with cheese) and sweet-with-heat mustard.

8) Garlic fingers. With lots of garlic and cheese. And unlimited donair sauce. This must also be accompanied with a carbonated beverage.

9) Turkey dinner sans turkey. I love a hot plate of all the fixins ... whipped potatoes, carrots, corn, green bean casserole, squash casserole, stuffing and gravy.

10) Homemade baked beans, with a generous side of hash-brown bake, and hot brown bread toast with butter.

Hungry now? You're welcome.

Thanks, as always, to Mama Kat for the Writer's Prompt.


  1. #1 all day long. My mouth is now watering and there is a little drool on my computer desk!

  2. Your list sounds divine!! I'm eating lunch as I read this and my mouth is still watering.

  3. #5 all the way. I came home from work, saw a fresh pan of chocolate cookies (my kids love to bake) and I had make a pot of coffee. There is nothing better than a good cup of coffee and that still warm cookie!

  4. Love this! Especially the second one! I am a pasta lover through and through and I'd go nuts if I was able to eat that in one day and not get sick or gain an ounce.

    Glad you enjoyed this prompt! I was thrilled when Mama Kat asked me for an idea. Fun to read so many people's posts, including yours.

  5. I LOVE veggie burgers. So thrilled there is someone else out there who does too! Everyone around here thinks I'm crazy. Of course I am pretty close to being in the center of the beef mecca. That's not to say I don't enjoy a good steak but throw me a veggie burger any day!!