Hornicopia - Random Bits

Every so often I get a food compulsion where I literally want to eat a certain food everyday for a couple of days or weeks and then I'm over it, rarely will I eat it again. My most recent compulsion is salt and vinegar potato chips. I don't even particularly like potato chips but apparently when you slather them in vinegar powder and citric acid they sing my siren song.

Normally, I would grab the individual snack size bag but I was at the grocery store and saw a larger bag and thought, this bag suits my salt and vinegar potato chip needs far better than the single serving size bag. I was eating my lunch(yes, the salt and vinegar potato chips)(yes, only the salt and vinegar potato chips, well and a diet coke) when I noticed on the package it said sharing size. Sharing size? Fuck that, I'm an only child and probably a dog in a past life, I don't share my food with anyone. So I ate the whole bag myself and half of my tongue dissolved and I feel kind of dehydrated like I drank a gallon of pickle juice but no one was getting near my chips. By the way, do you think they are healthier since they were thick cut? In my mind the thicker chips actually contain more potato thereby really qualifying as health food, no?

In other news, I have been all aflit planting-- determined we grow some of our own food. I got seeds and planted tomatoes, peppers, onions, basil, carrots, beets, broccolini and a few other things. I still have some seeds left in their packets and have neatly folded over the edges and stacked them all in one of the kids little plastic sand buckets. I was really proud of my little seedlings as they sprung forth from the proper ph soil and extended their planty goodness to the sun. I showed my husband our eventual bounty. Did you plant all of the seeds he asked me.

No I have the rest here in my seed bucket i said. His reply?

a. wow, I can't wait to try the tomatoes
b. thank you for providing food for our family
c. looks like we are going to be eating a lot of salad


d. you're my seed bucket. What a pig, he's lucky he's cute.

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Gwen said... May 27, 2009 at 9:32 PM  

I also get weird food compulsions that I must have and then I eat the hell out of the food for like a week or two. My latest was Sabra hummus mixed with turmeric and then I'd dip in Old Time Snyder's pretzels. In fact, I want some right NOW. Salt and vinegar chips are interesting. Like you said, they dissolve the tongue. They also give me the worst ulcers all over my tongue. But, they hurt so good. My taste buds are like little masochists and every time I eat one of those chips, they cringe and say, "Thank you sir may I have another?" I don't like to share my food either. Whenever we would go out to dinner together my sister would suggest splitting something. I'd look at her like she suggested we murder kittens or somethings. No way. Even if I don't plan on finishing my meal, I want to know it's mine, all of it.

I'm going to guess your husband answered D. My husband would have said something like that, too. Men are dirty. And I love that about them.

Mongolian Girl said... May 28, 2009 at 4:57 AM  

"You're my seed bucket". Ha ha ha. Men are just so awful. And awfully funny! Bad boy!
Hellbilly hates fried chicken. This did not prevent him, however, from going through a craving for it 2 days ago that caused a giant bucket of KFC to enter our home. He's been telling everyone he may be pregnant ever since.
Maybe I should tell him he is MY seed bucket. I mean, I did say, "I am populating the Earth with my seed," the other day when we were planting on one of our grazing pastures.

Mrs. Booms said... May 28, 2009 at 7:26 AM  

Remember when potato chips used to come in buckets?

Yeah, if Salt and Vinegar chips came in a bucket... Well, I'd be shaped like a bucket.

I love those nasty little things.

And seed bucket is exactly what my husband would say.

Sandi said... May 28, 2009 at 7:26 AM  

My husband would have said something like that too.

I wish I could grow food in my yard. The only flowers I can grow are marigolds. The damn animals eat everything else.

Blues said... May 28, 2009 at 10:29 AM  

For me the problem is I crave things, but I really really can't have them because they don't exist over here. I guess it's good. Keeps me off the ding dongs.

Gypsy said... May 28, 2009 at 11:11 AM  

The Lays Kettle Cooked S&V chips are very good. And very evil.

Right now I'm on a chips and salsa kick, but I hate store bought salsas so I'm making my own.

Also, seed bucket? That's awesome.

Bimbo Baggins said... May 28, 2009 at 10:41 PM  

Mmmmmmmmm, salt and vinegar chips are my fucking FAVORITE!

A Free Man said... May 28, 2009 at 10:45 PM  

I notice that you didn't plant potatoes. You could have grown your own salt and vinegar potato chips.

Best salt and vinegar chips in the world - go to Britain. McCoys. To die for. Worth a trip to Britain, in fact.

Rassles said... May 29, 2009 at 7:32 AM  

Dude, there is no reason for anyone to share anything as important as chips.

I'm a traditionalist. Cool Ranch Doritos.

Oh, and Smartfood White Cheddar Popcorn.

Arizaphale said... May 29, 2009 at 4:44 PM  

My problem, like you it seems, is that once I start....

The other day I was working late and my colleague (who had gone home) had left a newly opened packet of chocolate eclair lollies(candy) on her desk. 'She won't mind if I have one to ease the burden of this laborious task I am completing' , I said to myself.

The next day I had to apologise and replace the packet. That was after I'd tried to figure out where to hide all the wrappers....

But yea, we love S&V chips too, any brand. And as for the 'seed bucket', well, my husband probably wouldn't have said that. He's a man of action rather than words :-D

SSG said... June 3, 2009 at 3:06 PM  

that is great. My seed bucket. Man you two are lucky you are both great or one of you would be jealous!
squeeze squeeze squeeze!

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