five “meals” worth cheating for

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I love food. I mean. I LOVE food. I look forward to meals, to snacks, to special occasions. I love cooking and I love breaking bread with friends and family. The kitchen is pretty much the center of our home and I love being able to share meals with people I love. I’m definitely not a picky eater and will pretty much try anything once.

Which brings us to today’s topic.

Now, I don’t know that these all qualify as “meals”, exactly, but these are the foods I love, that I will run extra miles for these yummy dishes.

Pasta. Friends, I can destroy some pasta. I love it, especially loaded with all kinds of yummy sauces (pesto, a la vodka, white wine!) and full of vegetables or cheese. I want the crusty italian bread and the side salad, too. The good news is that we don’t have tons of great Italian restaurants around where I live, so I a not often tempted and I also don’t love Italian desserts, like cannoli or tiramisu, so I can usually skip the sweet treat afterwards.

Nachos. I mean, does it get more perfect than loaded nachos? You’ve got chips, melted cheese, jalapeños, guacamole, black olives, sour cream, salsa, and pretty much whatever else you can stuff on to that plate. Heaven.

Charcuterie. Meats and cheeses are where it’s at. I love a plate full of different cheese, crostini, Marcona almonds, fresh honeycomb. Yum. I could eat a good charcuterie (with wine, obviously) any time.

Craft Doughnuts. Oh, craft doughnuts are where it’s at. I really have never been much of a breakfast person, so the idea of a super creative and delicious, warm doughnut appeals to me. Yes, I know it’s like having dessert for breakfast, but the truth is, I have a sweet tooth. We all have our vices. Granted, I don’t eat a craft doughnut every day (or even most days), but when I know I’m going to have a great workout, gimme, gimme!

Which brings us to….

Ice Cream. The only food worth having, really, I love ice cream with the fire of a thousand suns. It’s my favorite dessert, my favorite food, just my favorite. I miss living near a place with really good ice cream sundaes, the kind that come in fluted glass bowls with all kinds of indulgent syrups and toppings. Ice cream is the treat always worth cheating for, in my book.

So what about you? What are the meals worth cheating for to you?

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16 Responses to five “meals” worth cheating for

  1. I have a nasty sweet tooth, too…so most anything with sugar will do LOL

  2. Funny, I enjoy a good ice cream as much as the next person, but i don’t live for it (unlike my Dad). We do have lots of good restaurants here! Unfortunately I just can’t do pizza/pasta as much as I used to be able to do. Which doesn’t mean I never indulge.

    I feel the same way about donuts as ice cream.

    Now, chocolate peanut butter anything — that’s my jam, so to speak!

  3. Nachos with jalapeño peppers! Love, love them!

  4. Yep. All of this really. I’m gonna maybe just trade the pasta for a legit bagel though. (Hey, I’m Jewish! Bagels are part of my culture.)

  5. I could eat pizza and pasta all day and be very happy!
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  6. Cari says:

    “Ice Cream. The only food worth having, really,”

    Ice cream and sushi would be my perfect last meal.
    Or every meal
    But I’m now drooling over crusty bread. Note to self: this topic is bad when hungry 😀
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  7. So many of my favorites here. I love charcuterie. Good cheeses and meats. . . so good oh and the donuts. I can always eat a donut!
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  8. I have a huge sweet tooth. I keep trying to train it to think fruit is sweet enough, but nope. Don’t get me wrong, I love fruit, but I’d rather have a cookie any day. And yeah, donuts are worth the calories.
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  9. Kim G says:

    Yup! I totally agree with all of your choices. Also there’s nothing better than ice cream after a hot summer race!

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