I've mentioned before that my husband makes the world's best burger. We stay very simple: meat, cheese, bun, ketchup, sometimes avocado, and occasionally we'll get fancy (and fattening) by throwing some mac'n'cheese on it too. There's something so heartwarming about biting into the delicious layers... Bonus if it's just coming off the grill as I'm walking in from work!
Mac'n'cheese should probably be on this list too...
Banana Acai Smoothies
I count this as a food because I make them pretty thick... And really we can count a lot of different kinds of smoothies in here (like the tropical mix my husband craves too) but I've chosen to highlight my current "absolute favorite", which originally came from a decision to stop into a Protein Bar location here in Chicago: the banana acai smoothie. I've managed to replicate the mix at home, instead of having to pay $7 for a smoothie every time I get that craving, and it's become my go-to breakfast.
Sooooooo good! Sooooo 'spensive!
Yup, I'm including McDonald's on this list. Y'see, I worked there for over a decade, starting young and progressing into management. I was practically raised on the stuff, and while I know "it's soooo unhealthy," that doesn't mean it can't be enjoyed in moderation. I remember when the McGriddle came out, and people thought it was "so weird" and that it wouldn't last - but I thought it was DELICIOUS. Long story short: I was right, and it's now a staple of the Golden Arches breakfast menu. I don't indulge nearly as often as I used to, but some days I'll pass a Mickey D's in the morning and decide to treat myself with the gooey, cheesy, syrupy goodness. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it...
Do I have other favorites? Probably. These were the ones that jumped out at me and made me actively hungry, so I figured that's probably good criteria for this list. I could probably say pirogi or brownies or French toast or any number of other goodies, but... well, I guess I just DID say them! And now I'm even more hungry. I'm gonna go eat...
What about you? When you've got the hunger, what do you grab? Any life-long, dead-set favorites?