Anyone who knows me well enough will say that I will pretty much eat anything. I will leave no food untouched. I have no rhyme or reason to my tastes. I have no method to the madness. It is just me and food. I will get cravings, as I am sure everyone gets, for anything at any time.
This morning was one of those mornings. I woke up craving something my dad's mom would make my sister and I if we would visit early in the morning. It was simply a banana sandwich. But it was something special. She would use Roman Meal bread (I can still picture the orange bag), a banana sliced length-wise, miracle whip, and some cinnamon-sugar. The bread was always toasted just until golden. This snack is purely simple and just oozed comfort.
With no bananas in the house, I moved on to craving number two. Last week I was at Costco and they had pineapples the size of the Ford Escort I used to drive. They were $2.97 and naturally I bought one. I opened the refrigerator and pulled out the pineapple. Now, mind you, I have been up for about 10 minutes so far. The eyes aren't even fully opened and I am on to food craving number two. Well, after a few pieces of the pineapple, I realized that was not the answer.
Ok, on to number three. Hopefully, this will be the one. As I was putting the pineapple back into the refrigerator, I saw eggs. Hmmmm, I know. I will make a fried egg sandwich. Another of my quick morning comfort foods. Toasted bread - check, Miracle Whip - check, no bananas, but instead a fried egg, slice of American cheese, and a few slices of shaved ham. Ah, perfection. Just what I needed.
Well, that craving was satisfied with not my first choice, not my second choice, but the third. It is always the charm. However, I will say one thing about my cravings. They can be for nothing in particular and can come at any time. No matter if you have dinner for breakfast, breakfast for dinner, or cake/cookies after a nap. A craving is a craving and must be satisfied by a food that gives you comfort!
Hmmmm...I think my first stop on the way to work this morning is to pick up bananas. I won't be able to get the banana sandwiches out of my mind until I have one. I highly suggest this one!