Monday, January 15, 2007

what are you hungry for?

Do your tastebuds ever scream for something in particular? What are they clamboring for this week? Pizza? A cheeseburger? Cheesecake? A savory pot roast? When you get those cravings, do you indulge them? For me it's almost always some form of chocolate, but this week I want salad, a big crisp salad with lots of greens and tangy dressing. Mmmmm. I need to go to the grocery store in the AM, but I may need to invite a friend to lunch one day.


  1. I crave salad sometimes too, Cheryl. And sometimes I want a bloody/rare cheeseburger with onion rings or fries. Think I'm a werewolf? HA!
    I believe your body asks for certain foods because it's lacking something. Salad for roughage or meat for iron/protein.
    My craving for a good breakfast happened Sunday. Eggs, hash browns, croissants, and bacon. Shhhh, don't tell. I don't eat pork! lol!

  2. I think you're right on, Mel. Our bodies are smarter than we give them credit for sometimes...but that chocolate craving?

  3. I agree with you on the chocolate (especially Berger cookies-- great cookies that have choclate topping)but now seeing that wonderful crispy looking salad I need to go to the grocery store as well!
    YUM-O as Rachel Ray says :)

  4. Just because of all this talk about chocolate craving I think I need to buy some chocolate tomorrow.

  5. Of course, when I get a craving for sweets that contain both chocolate and peanut butter I have to make them myself.


    No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
    Makes about 24

    1 cup butter or margarine, melted
    2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    2 cups powdered sugar
    1 cup peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
    1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
    4 tablespoons peanut butter

    In a medium mixing bowl, stir together butter or margarine, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9 x 13" baking pan.

    In the top of a double boiler over hot (not boiling) water, melt the chocolate chips with the 4 tablespoons peanut butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. Spread on top of the mixture in the baking pan.

    Refrigerate for about 1 hour before cutting into bars.

    Note: Yield depends on how big or small you cut the bars/squares.

    That's the recipe I use, but I never follow this recipe to the letter: I usually have to use something else but graham crackers, I use a bit more chocolate and it never comes in chips, and instead of peanut butter I mix cream to the chocolate.

  7. I always crave chocolate! lol
    Sometimes I want fresh bread so I pull out my bread machine. Other times I can't wait to scramble some eggs. I think you are right, Mel, that we crave something because our body is lacking in something.

  8. Well, Cheryl, you know what they say about chocolate having the same chemical that's released during sex....Heehee.

  9. So perhaps, more sex, less chocolate? ha

    Well, Carol, now you've done it. I'm off to get my bread machine. We should share recipes for bread machines. I finally got a good one from a friend, but I have found it so hard to get good slicable bread.

  10. Mmmm... Bread... When I was studying in NDSU I got a real craving for rye bread. I got fed up with all that white wheat bread really fast.