Sunday, June 22, 2008

So Underrated

Caviar. Lobster. Steak. Doritos?

I love food. All kinds. I even eat airline food when they offer (thank you Continental). I have high standards for some food. Sometimes I like cheap, crummy food. My husband and I were tearing into Doritos last week and one of us said "Doritos are underrated." They really are. You will not find them at a fancy cocktail party. You won't find them at a dinner party. But if you did, people would eat every last one of them. They don't get respect but most everyone loves Doritos.

Every now and then, we like to come up with foods that no one really gives any props to but really deserve some attention for being yummy. Please no comments about unhealthy food choices or allergies. I hear you. I am not talking about. I am just saying. Relax.

Our list in no particular order:

1. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Cheap, easy to pack, no refrigeration necessary. So easy. Love it. I eat one every morning for breakfast. Really.

2. Grilled cheese or toasted cheese. Yummmmmy. Perfection.

3. Pizza rolls. If you ever make a batch for visiting friends (like my husband's old law school buddies) they will disappear as fast as you can make them. Well, you have to wait for them to cool a little first or you will seriously burn your mouth. "Lava hot" as we call it here. But once they cool, they are gone in a flash.

4. Any sort of macaroni and cheese. Homemade or Kraft. Love it all. Could there be a more perfect use of cheese?

5. And finally...drum roll please...chicken nuggets. If you have ever swiped one off of your child's plate at a restaurant, you realize that there is a reason kids order this everywhere they go. It is good stuff. A lot of times, I secretly think my child's meal is better at the restaurant than mine. I would never have the courage to order "chicken strips" at a restaurant. But, I'd probably be a little more satisfied at some restaurants if I did.

So there you have it. Our list of underrate foods. I am off to make some PB & J's for the pool. Maybe we'll have mac and cheese for dinner. Please feel free to add some suggestions to our list of underrated foods. Cheeze whiz? Spam? Ritz crackers?

12 comments:

Someone Being Me said...

I totally agree. I would like to add cinnamon toast, cheetos, and Reeses Peanut Butter cups.

Indy said...

You are so right. Reeses Peanut Butter cups should be served at the finest restaurants. There is nothing better.

Krystyn said...

I'm pretty sure your list has it all. I would add canned cinnamon rolls, maybe. And, definitely Cheetos!

Rhea said...

I agree with you on ALL of those. Fabulous post...I'm now super hungry and off to the grocery store to buy...you guessed it.

Genny said...

When I was pregnant with my son, I ate macaroni and cheese for two weeks straight. It was the only thing that tasted good. LOL!

Don Mills Diva said...

I have to second Cheetos. And really is there anything yummier than peanute butter on toast?

WomensDaily said...

Oh boy do I love doritos.

Tranny Head said...

Mmm . . . Doritos. Oh, and I like my grilled cheese with big slabs of tomato on it . . . hopefully not the salmonella kind.

thestraightpoop said...

watermelon. I know, how healthy of me but seriously, every time I have watermelon I always think, "why don't I ever have watermelon?" You know what I mean!

Jessica said...

GUMMY BEARS!!!

Stephanie said...

gummi bears and cinnamon toast!!! Love it them.. along with ALL the items you listed! I opened some of my sons doritos the other day and forgot how much I loved them!! Great post!!

Lisa said...

That is a fabulous list. Really, really good - cereal would be an addition. Love me some cereal. Any kind, any time of day - it's delish!

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