It’s happened to everyone. You’re going about your day, everything is normal. Then all of a sudden – say, sitting at your desk, or while reorganizing your shelves, or in the middle of some kind of business meeting – all you want is a chocolate milkshake.
It came out of nowhere, and it could have just been a passing moment, but instead, the thought takes root. You can see that chocolate milkshake chilling out in your mind (hehe). It might even ruin your concentration, you want it so much.
You get the idea. It could be any number of things – a cookie, a panino (which is the actual singular, btw), a lamb kebob. And often it will go away after a while, even if you don’t get the thing you wanted. For the time being, though, your stomach and/or taste buds are in control.
Oddly enough, this has been happening to me a lot. There are a few things I’ve been craving all the time lately.
1. Burritos. I don’t know what it is about the burrito, but they’re just DAMN delicious. And I feel like I want them all the time. However, even though I often have the opportunity, just any burrito isn’t going to suffice. I need a really good one. And that is why I am sitting here, craving a burrito, right now. With guacamole.
2. Burgers. Nice big juicy ones, with melty cheese, lettuce, tomato, and a tasty, toasty bun. I tend to more often come across that substitute burger, which is good, but is a different animal than that two-handed, drippy mess I’m wishing for. (Not literally, though. I hope it’s still made of cow…)
3. Cannoli. Is there any need to explain this one?
4. Jalapeno poppers. They sure are delicious, but I cannot figure out why I constantly want these. I even crave them WHILE I’M EATING THEM. I think I have a sickness. I’m addicted to the particular combination of creamy cheese and jalapeno battered, crumbed, and deep fried…
I bet you have cravings all the time. What do you crave? Spicy? Sweet? Chinese? Indian? Seafood? All of these at once?
To get this out of the way: I’m getting sick and it’s quite unpleasant. My sinuses just suck at life. I wish I had someone around who loved me to bring me some wonton soup. For now I’m chugging Emergen-C like nobody’s business (I’ve found it shortens the life of my colds) and probably will have chicken soup tonight. Or Ramen, if my chicken soup isn’t good anymore.
I have a few cooking adventure posts to write, but I’m not in the mood right now, so instead, you get to hear about some of the food I acquired lately. Aren’t you lucky.
Since my last post, about Pumpkin and just about everything related to it, I went to Trader Joe’s and bought up nearly everything pumpkin-flavored they had. Read the rest of this entry