Monday, September 3, 2012

second day

      For my second day at my practicum site, I had a great outfit planned. However, late-night snacking on salty things derailed this plan ... it seems that this bad habit results in a not-so-skinny-feeling day after. I decided to pair my elastic-waist dress with a non-constricting belt.

 dress, Old Navy
belt, thrifted
opal earrings, gift from EKM
      I have to admit I was snacking on Chicken in a Biskit. It's an odd snack all around: who decided that chicken makes a good cracker flavoring? How do they squeeze the chicken into the cracker? And why couldn't they spell "biscuit" properly?
      As strange as they are, Chicken in a Biskits hold a special place in my heart (er, stomach?) due to my childhood. It seems my childhood was largely comprised of ... reading and snacking. And these were not healthy snacks, but the glory of the processed-food industry: Oreos, cheese balls that came in a can, Icees, Combos, Otter Pops, Chips Ahoy, these strangely mushy microwaveable cakes, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs. (At this point you are either smiling nostalgically ... or feeling nauseated.) I'll stop here.


      I try to eat healthfully most of the time, but on occasion I give in to the temptation to revisit these childhood favorites. I'm not the only one, either ... my cousin shared recently how excited she was to find Biskits on the snack table at a meeting. While one of the attendees declared the Biskits weird, my cousin went back for three servings. Those childhood tastes are hard to shake!

10 comments:

  1. I love Chicken in a Biskits too! They were one of my favorite childhood snacks, though I indulge in them very infrequently as a grown-up. All that amazing flavor MUST mean tons and tons of msg, right? Sigh...ignorance really was bliss.

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  2. Oh, childhood! I miss those memories. Sounds like we had very similar upbringings :)

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  3. My childhood (and still current day) fave are Cheese Nips. Cheez-Its won't do, they don't taste the same.

    Love that shade of green on you!

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  4. Mmm, MSG. Isn't that a nutritional requirement for a lot of Asian folks? ; ) I won't be buying Biskits on a regular basis, but I sure did enjoy that box. :)

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  5. Lisa - now I am tempted to buy a box of each and compare ... haha, dangerous territory! :)

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  6. Katie - I'm glad I'm not the only one who grew up on that diet. :) The funny thing was, my parents rigorously enforced a no-soda rule ... we got the occasional sip at a party, but I don't think I started drinking it until I was well into my teens, if not later!

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  7. Hahah chicken in a biskit - I remember them! I still love my smith chips and burger rings - not sure if you have them over there :)

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  8. Burger rings? I haven't had them but they sound intriguing. One of my favorite things about traveling is trying each country's junk foods .... :)

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  9. I'm a HUGE fan of chicken in an biscuit!! Loving this shade of green on you

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  10. Thank you! :) Green is a new favorite color. :)

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