This challenge comes from a small writing group. We have a large series of random questions that we answer and share. The goal is to answer at least one per week. My personal goal is to do this for 1 year.
What do you crave? How often do you crave it?
Food Cravings And Then Some
My first thought is to food cravings and I start going over in my mind all my food cravings. Next it jumps to other cravings and I am thinking this could get interesting. But, let’s start with food. I think I have a permanent craving for chocolate anything, it does have some seasonal items, but mostly just chocolate. I am also pretty sure that it is included in all categories of food groups.
I may have a few weird tastes, the first that comes to mind is buttermilk. My family will not even touch it, unless it is in pancakes. I just like a tall glass of cold buttermilk. As a child I can remember going to the cheese factory and getting a fresh glass of buttermilk, this was the real thing, created by what was left in the churn from turning milk into butter. About every other month I can hear it calling me.
Soup in general is about a once a week craving all year long. I have a few seasonal soups that I like, but anytime I purchase a rotisserie chicken I anticipate some kind of chicken soup in my future. I mostly make more than I can consume in a week so it gets put into individual portion containers in the freezer. I am always happy if I can reach in to find 4 or 5 varieties of soup.
I have a longtime relationship with oatmeal as well. For over 20 years I ate oatmeal every day for breakfast as a way of simplifying my life. As a single parent of 3 with 1 full time and 2 part time jobs I needed to take some control. This was an easy choice, put a scoop of regular oatmeal and 2 of water in the micro as I walked out to put on my make-up my breakfast was done when I came back. No thinking, no debate and very little effort this worked for me. I still have cravings for it even though my life is not as hectic.
Last food craving is for home made corned beef hash about every 3 or 4 months. Cook a corned beef brisket that will be more than we can eat just for the leftovers. Mix some onion, potato and green pepper with the beef throw in a few spices and fry to get a little crispy in a cast iron pan.
Writing this is making me hungry it has been about a week since I had buttermilk and almost as long for a bowl of soup. The oatmeal was 2 days ago and the hash was yesterday, we also like to find restaurants that make their own and will try that out. I will take a second look at other cravings I have which are not food related. It’s always interesting to look closely at some aspect of your life that you probably take for granted. Now back to my chocolate craving…