Our Guilty-Pleasure Foods
Thanksgiving is a holiday that has become synonymous with food. The turkey. The dressing. The green bean and sweet potato casseroles. The cranberry sauce (whether whole or canned). And the desserts! (In my family, this year it was salad, steak, baked potato, and peach dump cake because it’s just three of us and we’re not big fans of turkey anyway.)
But Thanksgiving kicks off the the holiday season, and as we all know, that means Season’s Eatings. Then, I saw this article on The A.V. Club’s website: “The worst foods we love.” This, combined with the news about Hostess (possibly) going out of business and taking away our (name-brand instead of Little Debbie or store-brand knockoff versions of) Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and Ho-Hos, has brought junk food to the top of my mind.
(Okay, it’s not like it really takes much more than getting out of bed for junk food to be top of mind for me. Sometimes it doesn’t even take getting out of bed before I’m thinking about unhealthy foodstuffs.)
I identified with MOST of the “worst foods” listed in the A.V. Club article.
If I had to pick my top three “worst foods” (and this is really hard to narrow down), they’d be:
- 1. McDonald’s Big Mac Extra Value meal (size Medium) with Dr. Pepper to drink.
2. Top Ramen (beef flavored, with added red pepper flakes for heat)
3. Starbucks Mocha Java ice cream (when they have it at Kroger, which isn’t all the time, thank goodness!)
What are your top three “worst foods”/junk-food addictions?