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too much of a good thing

Thursday, January 30, 2014

For the love of all that is holy, will I ever learn?

I may have mentioned it here once or twice before, but I tend to get obsessed with things, including foods. I've blogged about hoarding M&M's and falling in love with prunes and dried apricots. One obsession I haven't blogged about is salsa. But it's not just any salsa. It's the salsa from an Italian restaurant (yes Italian, not Mexican) in the town where I grew up.

I no longer live in that town, but my grandmother lives near there. So when I visit her on the weekends I stop by the restaurant and get a pint of salsa to go. This week I bought a pint on Sunday and then my mom bought me a pint on Tuesday.

As of Wednesday, I have had too much salsa. It still smells amazing, but the thought of putting it on my food (the way I have done every day this week) makes me want to never eat again. Ever.

For now.

Thankfully (sarcasm!), I have a new obsession currently on the upswing. YAMS!

Yams are absolutely delicious. I've had 4 in the last 48 hours.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THEBEV2 2/10/2014 6:09AM

    Salsa and yams are my top two obsessions too:). Closely followed by oatmeal and strawberries. My old obsessions are still lurking in the background, waiting to pounce (French fries, Chips, Pizza) but my new ones push them away. Have a wonderful week!

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SUBMOM2 2/1/2014 7:55PM

    I can go nuts with salsa! Yams, not so much. Enjoy!

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    Yams are much better for you than salsa!

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KULTJAM 2/1/2014 1:22PM

  I like salsa, but MILD salsa lol. Love your yam obsession, I'm into acorn squash at the moment :)

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4EVERADONEGIRL 1/31/2014 2:47PM

    At least you are obsessing over relatively healthy stuff these days! :-)

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SUEPERWOMAN 1/30/2014 7:33PM


LOL, I am like this too!!!

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LILMISSRED79 1/30/2014 6:59PM

    I kind of do this, too. I get obsessed with something, go crazy, and then I don't touch again for months! I even do it with music.. I'll play a song to death and then that's it. At least it's healthy stuff!

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ADF1981 1/30/2014 5:08PM

    Yum, I love salsa too. Maybe you can freeze the rest if there is left over? Yams/sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods!

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ICEDEMETER 1/30/2014 1:03PM

    You too, eh?

I tend to eat the same things for days (occasionally weeks), and then get totally sick of them and move on to the next "obsession". It doesn't help that I apparently am physically incapable of making a single-meal's worth of things like stir-fries, soups, stews, sauces, or even salads --- there's always enough for 3 meals or more. I keep telling myself that the soups, stews, and sauces are for one meal and to freeze the rest --- but the Man is worse than I am, and almost always wants to have the same thing for the next few days...

The worst of it is that the "obsession" always seems to end immediately after I have purchased a whole bunch of whatever-it-is. I end up looking at it in disgust for a few days, and then throwing it away (unless it's something I can freeze). I wouldn't dream of trying to figure out how much money and food I have wasted because of this --- it would horrify me!

The current obsession is with Roma tomatoes (with onions, olive oil, spices, and red wine vinegar), which apparently are required with everything. I started worrying about myself when I was contemplating if tomatoes would taste good in my morning cereal...

Please let me know if you ever figure out how to *not* do this --- I've been like this forever, and have seen no hope of fixing it yet!

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HANSBRINK 1/30/2014 12:08PM

  I've never heard of Italian salsa. But why not.
Yes to yams! Yams, cilantro and a little butter. My favorite.

Good luck with the obsession.

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