What are your "Never Bring Into the House" Foods?
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
TC and I went to the grocery store yesterday and he bought a cherry pie. Now he knows he won't eat the whole pie before it goes bad, so he will cut it into slices and freeze them. Then he will get a a slice every so often when his sweet tooth calls. Isn't that wonderful? That's what a normal, skinny person does.
Normally I'm OK with this and the frozen pie doesn't call to me. But yesterday he left that pie out on the counter for most of the day. While HE didn't have a piece, I passed by that pie 100 times and finally caved! It made me mad that I couldn't resist! (Yes, I should have put it in the freezer myself, which I finally did, but only after I had some.)
So then I started thinking about all the foods that I absolutely cannot bring into the house, and when I do, I should KNOW I'm setting myself up for a binge! Here are the ones that come to mind:
Potato Chips. TC likes chips but they are absolutely my crack cocaine. I will get up in the middle of the night to finish off a bag. (If it even makes it through the first evening.) So now he will occasionally get Pringles. They don't bother me. He can leave the container anywhere he wants and I won't touch them. Go figure.
Full-fat cheese. When I buy this I may SAY I am buying it for TC or for a recipe, but I'm actually planning to eat it all, probably in one or two sittings. Doesn't matter if it's sliced, in a chunk, or shredded. In a pinch I've been known to melt full-fat shredded cheese over saltines. (Not proud of that.)
Crackers. Cheezits, Ritz, Triscuits...doesn't matter. If the box comes into the house consider it gone. Saltines can be bad but not always, at least they have a fighting chance of being eaten by someone other than me!
Beef. I will cook a top sirloin steak and dutifully carve off my 3 oz. for dinner and put the rest in the fridge for on top of salads or for burritos. Nope, not really. I'm just waiting until a private moment to finish it up!
Crusty bread, and anything with a crust, like pie or pizza. I'd like to be able to make a hearty , healthy soup and have a baguette to eat with it, like normal people. Nope, doesn't work for me! Forget the soup -- I'm going to be eating the entire baguette!
So that's my list. I'm starting to truly realize that these are totally off-limit foods for me for now, maybe forever. What are yours?