The Five Foods I’m Ashamed To Love, Sort of…

Ahh! I was just tagged for my first meme! What’s a meme? I think the best way to describe it is:

“A meme is like a chain letter, but through blogs, you ask people questions and then they answer them on their blogs and choose 5 more people to ask, etc. They can also be challenges, like a group of people baking the same recipe and comparing, or where you have to send your favorite ingredients to a fellow food blogger in the mail.” - Me.

No matter what it is, they’re fun and I’ve always wanted to be tagged in one! Thanks to Anna at Sunday Night Dinner: my dream has come true.

The question I’ve been asked is: “What five foods are you ashamed to love?” So here goes!

1. Bagel Bites. Instead of cooking throughout college, I ate my way through package after package of Bagel Bites (only the three cheese kind – no meat for me). If you don’t know what they are, they’re pre-made mini pizza bagels that you pop in the microwave. So unhealthy, so unsophisticated, and yet…so good (I had one for lunch today – oops.)

2. Burnt cookies. Last year, my roommates and I hosted a holiday party where we made tons and tons of cookies. We wound up burning a couple batches of them, and my roommate immediately wanted to throw them out. I didn’t tell her out loud that I love burnt cookies (guess the secret’s out now…) but in my head I was slightly devastated. I think we still kept a few though….mmmm…

3. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They make me feel like I’m 4 years old, but more often than not, I’ll prefer some creamy peanut butter and raspberry jelly to the more sophisticated likes of a grilled turkey panini, or a tuna melt.

4. Fast food. Hey, sometimes you don’t have a choice, when it’s 10:30 at night and you haven’t eaten dinner and there’s nothing in your kitchen. But then, there are the times when I crave it. Oops. Sorry body…

5. Tempura sushi. To me, it kind of defeats the purpose of eating sushi in the first place. It’s like:
“What did you eat for lunch?”
“Ooh, that’s healthy.”
“Yea, well it was fried…”

But yet, it’s too delicious to pass up sometimes. I tried a tuna strawberry tempura roll the other day and it was some of the best sushi I’ve ever had.

Anyway, there you have it! I guess the moral of the story if and when I’m ashamed to like some foods for their convenience factor rather than their quality, and other times I just feel like a child eating the things I do. But, I have to admit that this was a tough question. It’s hard to be ashamed of any food really. Everyone should just eat what makes them happy (within reasonable health of course).

On to the tagging, who shall I pick? Let’s see…
Adam from the Amateur Gourmet (I know you’re insanely busy with your book but I couldn’t resist. You’re too much of a favorite.)
Jennifer from Last Night’s Dinner
Dina from Miche Mache
Molly from Orangette
Lydia from The Perfect Pantry

You’re it!

Oh, and thanks again Anna, you made my day!

-Hillary, hoping her meme nominees will respond…
Editor, Recipe4Living

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  • JEP

    I always say “there are no good & bad food categories”. Sometimes, I struggle with my fear someone that is judging my eating habits :(

  • Anna

    I love foods that make me feel like a kid, and I adore PB&J. So good, always. There is NO shame in it. Tuna strawberry tempura, you say…. Curious. Very curious. Will have to keep an eye out for it. Thank you for the fun list :)

  • melissa

    oh hillary, you made my day hahahaha. I thought I was the only person on earth who liked burnt cookies. :)

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  • Hillary

    JEP – I highly doubt anyone is judging you, but I understand feeling that way from time to time.

    Anna – You should really track down some of that amazing sushi. Delicious I tell you! Thanks again!

    Melissa – I find it so odd that I don’t actually know you because we have EVERYTHING IN COMMON!

    Last Night’s Dinner – love the list! Everyone go check it out :)

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