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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.

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    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!
    1470 days ago
    I can go nuts with salsa! Yams, not so much. Enjoy!
    1479 days ago
    Yams are much better for you than salsa!
    1479 days ago
    I like salsa, but MILD salsa lol. Love your yam obsession, I'm into acorn squash at the moment :)
    1479 days ago
    At least you are obsessing over relatively healthy stuff these days! :-)
    1480 days ago
    1480 days ago

    LOL, I am like this too!!!
    1481 days ago
    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!
    1481 days ago
  • ADF1981
    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!
    1481 days ago
    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!
    1481 days ago
    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.
    1481 days ago
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