Friday, March 13, 2009

Because emotional eating rocks my face off

But it makes my butt grow.

Oh well. I don't even care.

Have I ever told you how much I love food? Well, I do. I frickin' love it, man.

Today you have the privilege of reading about my current Top 5 foods to stuff my face with when I need to partake of some good old fashioned emotional eating.

1. Thin Mints. In case you didn't know this, Thin Mints are little pieces of heaven. They're sent Fed Ex to the Girl Scouts - overnighted, actually - straight from the angels. I'm not even lying. Thin Mints are a seasonal item on my emotional eating menu, so how about we move along to some of the regulars, eh?

2. PIZZA. Nothin' like a good ol' slice of greasy, cheesy pizza, with pepperoni, course. Mmm, and sprinkled with parmesan cheese on top, to soak up that extra grease and make me feel a little better about consuming a triangle shaped clogged artery. I think it's probably one of my favorite food items EVER.

3. Mashed potatoes with butter and brown gravy. These have always been toward the top of my list, and they were also one of my cravings during pregnancy. I work at a hospital, so it's safe for you to assume that I bring my lunch whenever I can because, well - hospital food? Ew. BUT, if there's one thing our hospital does a damn good job of, it's making mashed potatoes with brown gravy. When I was pregnant, I ate my lunch and then decided the baby was still hungry, so I went and ordered some mashed potatoes with brown gravy. The server must have seen the ravenous look in my eyes because he gave me an entire plate full of them, but didn't charge me extra. Smart move. I came back to the table with my co-workers and enjoyed my potatoes as they sat and watched me mow through them like a cow in a clover field. Jaws were on the floor, people.

4. Chocolate. Particularly Ghirardelli caramel chocolate squares, but any chocolate will do really. Hershey's Kisses, Hershey's Hugs, chocolate friggin' CAKE, Dove bite-sized chocolates, Kit Kats, Twix bars. Chocolate makes anything better. It really does. In fact, I'm wondering if I should maybe talk to a drug company about making a chocolate pill and marketing it as an anti-depressant. I think it would work. But that's just my opinion, and what do I know...

5. French Fries. But, they can't be too thick and potato-ey. I'm talking In 'N Out style fries. Fresh, hot, salty, not soggy and slightly crispy, with not too much potato. Oh, I can just imagine the greasy goodness right now. Mmm, mmm, mmm.

And now - I must go to work, and on my way there I shall pray for a miracle. Let us bow our heads together and pray that mashed potatoes are on the menu.


*This post is a part of Friday High Five hosted by Angel's Adventures and Minor Mishaps.


Trina said...

Ooo, you're a carbohydrate addict like me aren't you? BTW, do you put your thin mints in the freezer? They're even better. I know hard to believe.

Just visiting from SITS. Feel free to visit my blog any time.

Godiva said...

Stopping by through SITS to say hello!

Brittany Ann said...

Hi there, passing through from SITS. You make me laugh, like out loud laugh. I'm an emotioanl eater, too. One of my biggies is funeral potatoes. Ever had those. Those suckers are made with butter, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and more butter, but they'll knock your friggin' sicks off. I'm crossing my fingers for you to get mashed potatoes today. good luck!

Deb said...

oh girl, you are talkin' my language!

my favorite line from this was about the fries... lord knows we can't have our fries "too potato-ey"!!!!!

Pam said...

Visiting via SITS. Great blog. I totally get emotional eating. For me it's anything crispy, cheesy, salty and/or cruncy. Doritos, anyone? Of course, I don't even have to emotional to overindulge in dark chocolate. I can pretty much eat that anytime or any place. *sigh*

Young Momma said...

I just started counting calories and decided I will not be counting my chocolate intake! LMAO! I love Pizza too... I wish it was healthier. LOL

Frugalhomekeeping said...

This blog is so clever and cute, honest and well-written! I'll have to keep checking back on this one. Thanks for the smile.

PoppingBubbles said...

I stopped by from SITS to say hi and now I'm hungry! All of those foods should be fat and calorie free!

Debbie said...

I love all of these things. So much! Especially pizza.

c'est Moi! the tink-n-frog said...

Oooo Pizza. I agree completely, lots of gooey cheese. And chocolate. A good chocolate the kind that just melts in your mouth and slowly glides down your throat. Yup ok now I need to go find some chocolate. You go SITSsta!

Tiffany said...

Oh Sera, you are so my people.

I would marry food. And, have it's babies.

I am Harriet said...

Stopping by via sits.
Have a great weekend!

Angela said... I am hungry! Love all of those...well except the gravy. thanks for participating! Have a great weekend!

Angela said...

By the way, sorry it took so long to stop by but you actually linked up to last weeks high five so I just fixed it by adding you to this weeks just now! Thank you so much for joining! Well I am going to go hunt down some chocolate now!

Becca said...

My gosh, I definitely did not need to read this. I am now craving some bacon cheese fries or even fries from McDonalds, either will do!

Jenners said...

Thin Mints -- check.
Pizza -- check.
Chocolate -- check.
French fries -- check.

Just substitute gooey, warm cinnamon rolls for mashed potatoes and you got my list!