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That was my dinner tonight. I should be ashamed. You see, around here we watch carbs, fats, sodium…you name it, we watch it. I only cook healthy foods because I want my family to stay healthy. And truth be known, I really don’t eat much at all.
By “much at all” I mean, maybe once a day, and sometimes that’s only crackers or something of the sort. It’s not like I diet. That’s just my lifestyle and although that in itself is not healthy, it’s how I’ve lived for the past 40+ years. But every once in a while, like every 6 months or so, I get hungry. I mean HUNGRY! And I break the mold.
Tonight was one of those nights. I have no clue what triggers these events but tonight I had the biggest plate o’ carbs and I should be ashamed, but I’m not. Obviously I’m not since I’m sharing it with you here.
I made Potatoes O’Brien a la Christy. I do not recommend this recipe for health reasons but I do recommend it because it is totally yummy! Oh and I didn’t do anything from scratch, which is never healthy, but always fun.
- Frozen Ore Ida Potatoes O’Brien from the bag
- Cook them in butter (OK, it was salt-free butter, I’m not a rebel…ever)
- While still in the pan, throw on some sliced jalepenos
- Add Pepper Jack shredded cheese until it melts
- Slide out on to the plate
- Slop on some Tapatio Hot Sauce (seriously the best stuff on the planet)
- Eat like there’s no tomorrow
My dirty secret. But it’s no longer a secret since I shared it with you. I won’t even tell you the carb content, nor the sodium content…because it’s just not pretty.
And tonight I’m bloated and ashamed. Tomorrow I’ll feel icky for being so dirty. But I’ve fulfilled my twice yearly hunger craving and life is good. It’s OK to live a little every now and again. Stay tuned…next time it will probably be pizza. It’s usually the pizza that I succumb to (and not the good for you homemade, low sodium variety either).
So how often do you splurge on not-so-good-for-you foods? What are your favorites?