Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Odd Snacks

I'm having one of my favorite late-night snacks: corn and cheese. I know a lot of people think that it is very odd, but it is delicious. I dump a can of cream-style corn in a bowl, zap it in the microwave for about one and a half minutes, and then stir in about 1/4 to 1/3 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese (or three cheese blend; we always have either one or the other around.) Then I eat it with a spoon. Mmmmmm.

I have come up with some of the best snacks and sandwiches late at night, especially when hormonal. For instance, one of my husband's all-time favorites was invented when I was up late not sleeping and reading fanfic one night. Here's what you do:

Cut one piece of white pita bread in half to form two pockets. Using one or both (one is one sandwich), put in a generous handful of deli-shaved turkey. On either side of the turkey (next to the pita), put one or two (depending on size) bread and butter pickle slices. (Home-made are best, but if I don't have access to them I use Klaussen's that I have taken a little of the juice out of and added about 1/4 cup sugar to and shaken up. They're not quite sweet enough for me otherwise.) So now if you took a cross-section it would go bread, pickle, turkey, pickle, bread. Now, pull the turkey away from the pickle on one or both sides and drizzle down into it some Hidden Valley ranch dressing. If desired, repeat the ranch on the other side. (I do for my husband, don't for me.) Mmmmm. Sounds weird, but is really delicious; the mix of flavors and textures is excellent.

What are some of your favorite late-night snacks? What snacks or sandwiches have you invented that others think are weird when they hear about them, but are delicious?

2 comments:

txmommy said...

popcoen with almond bark melted on and hot tamales in it. Yumm!

Left over pelmeni, sometimes I make it just so we'll have left overs:)

we're not super creative around here but your sandwich thingy sounds delish:)

Suzanne said...

Hmm...what are some odd snacks I make?

I love to crumble graham crackers into Key Lime Yogurt because it can appease my Key Lime Pie cravings without having too many calories.

Sometimes I will mix chocolate chips with some peanut butter, melt in the microwave and add a little sugar. It reminds me of peanut butter cups.

Every once in awhile, I'll take powdered cake mix and add a little water and eat it. I can't eat too much though or the baking soda/powder will give me a stomach ache.

Yes, I admit I'm gross! :D