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Cravings

I am clean-clean-cleaning, because an old friend is coming for the weekend. Hope she likes chicken and lettuce!

I have not seen my pal Jen since I think 10th grade, maybe 11th. She is driving to Florida and wants to stop over on her drive. It's going to be so exciting!

Why don't I end every paragraph with an exclamation point?

Yesterday I went out and bought a new comforter for the guest bed, a thing I can ill afford, because every comforter we own has red dirt on it from dogs and cats.

Comforter

 Comforter2You know, some people do not have pets. Those people are clean.

Anyway, she gets here at about noon on Saturday. We are grilling chicken and having a salad. Surprised? Then, fortunately for her, Marvin and I were invited to a large potluck dinner party anyway, and the hosts said it was okay if we brought her along, and here is where I need your help.

Marvin and I are part of this supper club, and every month it has a theme. This month's theme is pregnancy cravings, because our hostess is seven months pregnant. So you are supposed to bring things people crave when they are pregnant.

The only things my friend Renee craved were Bubble Yum and Perrier. I cannot bring that. I talked to my friend Lucy from TinyTown yesterday, and she said she craved tomato juice.

Didn't anyone crave ACTUAL FOOD?

So help a sister out. Food cravings that I can make and bring to this party, please. I will be cleaning and checking back all day. And purchasing chicken.

P.S. What about this song for my drag queen contest?

135 thoughts on “Cravings”

  1. I’m late on this, but only because i just found you…and you are a TREASURE!
    Like Linda in CO, it has been so long ago, 47, 43,41,37 and 32 years, that i really don’t remember anything special except EAT EAT EAT!

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  2. Lord help me….I just read Joannewiththeverylongbutclevername’s comment up there about the munched up Kahlua brownies.
    I’m not pregnant but now I’ll be craving those all day.

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  3. I craved Watermelon with my first and McDonalds Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuits with the second.
    Weird, I know. And probably not very helpful.
    The fun things about this theme is that you can pick just about anything you want… pregnancy cravings are no respecters of taste!

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  4. Ok, Dad o’ Cosmo. Per your suggestion about menus from the stoners, it’s been YEARS but the munchies always demanded one or all of the following: Bean burrito with extra cheese from Taco Bell, Sourdough Cheeseburger from Jack in the Box and/or a Celeste Cheese Pizza. Or a Stir and Frost cake. Anyone remember those? All you had to do was add water, mix and bake and viola! A cake in something like 20 minutes.

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  5. Not that you need any more great ideas! But this is easy…..Cheetos, Pepsi, Hot Dogs. All the major food groups represented.

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  6. I love “Get It Real” for a woman pretending to be a man dressed as a woman? Perfect. You can’t get more real than that. And you must make those faces. They are so attractive.
    Poor you. They should make caffeine patches for people giving up coffee.

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  7. I think I feel bad for your friend – this dinner sounds like it might be awful!!! The new comforter is nice though…I agree..they are an investment, are they not?

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  8. I am currently pregnant with my first. My cravings thus far:
    – boxed mac and cheese mixed with steamed broccoli florets
    – pasta with butter and grated Parmesan cheese
    – crispy oven fries dipped in honey mustard
    – grapefruit slices with honey (only now in the 2nd trimester though)
    I’m not sure I can count the fries/honey mustard as a craving because I would eat that any day, any time, pregnant or not. It was my favorite late night college snack (ordered from Cluck-U), and was probably entirely the reason I gained 20 pounds in college.
    I also love the new quilt. It’s lovely. Are you going to take it off the bed when your guest leaves to preserve it from pets and dirt for the next guest? That’s what I would do. OK, have done.

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  9. I craved Oreos and green olives, together, with my first.
    Triple cheeseburgers (I’m not normally a beed eater) with my second.
    Dairy Queen corn dogs with my third.
    I noticed you had over a hundred comments and I’m boo-hooing that I don’t have time to read them all. I’m on the road, with just a quick stop to see what’s going on with June.

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  10. Forgive me if this has been asked, I tried to skim the millions of comments to see if it was, but a million comments is… a lot.
    ANYHOO, that’s a beautiful quilt! I love quilts. Where did you get it? I’m guessing Target. Listen, when she’s gone FEDEX it to me, alright? Cool. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  11. You know, up until today, I REALLY LIKED JAN.
    Juice, who asked about heartburn and hairy babies: My first baby, no heartburn, kid was a cue ball. No eyebrows, no eyelashes. Not a hair on his head. Second baby, I suffered mightily with heartburn and gave birth to a mini (female) Don King. Jet black hair standing straight up. (They both have great thick, normal hair today, dark blondish/light brownish both.)
    As for cravings, I don’t recall any but the smell of a fried egg nearly did me in when I was pregnant with my daughter and it’s still iffy if I can be near one to this day. She’s 19.
    I got carsick easily and had to have a chewable antacid called Tempo with me all the time. I don’t know if they still make them but they were great and not chalky like Tums and Rolaids.

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  12. You know, up until today, I REALLY LIKED JAN.
    Juice, who asked about heartburn and hairy babies: My first baby, no heartburn, kid was a cue ball. No eyebrows, no eyelashes. Not a hair on his head. Second baby, I suffered mightily with heartburn and gave birth to a mini (female) Don King. Jet black hair standing straight up. (They both have great thick, normal hair today, dark blondish/light brownish both.)
    As for cravings, I don’t recall any but the smell of a fried egg nearly did me in when I was pregnant with my daughter and it’s still iffy if I can be near one to this day. She’s 19.
    I got carsick easily and had to have a chewable antacid called Tempo with me all the time. I don’t know if they still make them but they were great and not chalky like Tums and Rolaids.

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  13. You know, up until today, I REALLY LIKED JAN.
    Juice, who asked about heartburn and hairy babies: My first baby, no heartburn, kid was a cue ball. No eyebrows, no eyelashes. Not a hair on his head. Second baby, I suffered mightily with heartburn and gave birth to a mini (female) Don King. Jet black hair standing straight up. (They both have great thick, normal hair today, dark blondish/light brownish both.)
    As for cravings, I don’t recall any but the smell of a fried egg nearly did me in when I was pregnant with my daughter and it’s still iffy if I can be near one to this day. She’s 19.
    I got carsick easily and had to have a chewable antacid called Tempo with me all the time. I don’t know if they still make them but they were great and not chalky like Tums and Rolaids.

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  14. With all 3 pregnancies I craved Chinese food (broccoli chicken) and chocolate milk. Oh! and grape Kool-Aid when I wasn’t having that meal.
    Sounds like a fun party!

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  15. June, tomorrow, ask for menu suggestions from all the stoners. Because today’s options totally have the freak on.

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  16. I’m currently w/ child (see the post from yesterday about NO COFFEE!) and all I crave is:
    Cereal (corn pops really)
    Milkshakes
    Rolls from Panera
    That’s it!

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  17. I am so late today!!!
    I love that song. Good choice.
    I crave Captain Crunch all the time.
    With one of my girls I craved Mexican. When I was about to pop, we went to a Mexican restaurant. I inhaled my dinner and then told my husband I wanted another one except he had to order it so it looked like he was the pig.
    With another one of my girls, I craved KFC barbecued chicken sandwiches constantly. One day I HAD to have one. I whipped up to the drive thru and started ordering when this voice came over the intercom saying they weren’t open until 11:00. I laid my head on my steering wheel and wept.
    Now here’s a recipe that any woman would die for, especially a pregnant one and June, it’s super easy.
    Bake yourself a pan of fudge brownies. The fudgier the better. If it’s for non-pregnant people jab a toothpick all over the cooked brownies and pour in some Kahlua and let it sit. Leave that step out for the preggers. Let the brownies cool. Then take a pretty bowl and crumble a layer of brownies in the bottom. Then make another layer with chocolate mousse. (If you can’t find ch mousse, which I can never find here in Podunk Town, just make a batch of instant choc pudding and mix it with some Cool Whip until it looks like mousse.) Then make a third layer with Cool Whip, sprinkle some toffee chips on top and then just layer it all over again. Not only is it pretty, people will be frothing at the mouth over it. Trust me.

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  18. I totally craved KFC Fried chicken legs. And normally I hate any food on th bone. So every morning, I faithfully went to my water aerobics so I wouldn’t gain too much weight. Then I stopped and got a chicken leg on the way home for my elevensies. “Yes, Dr, I’m exercising like you told me to.”… “No, Dr, I don’t understand why I’m gaining so much weight either”

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  19. I just wanted to congratulate all of June’s readers who are pregnant. Wow, there’s a bunch of you.
    I have no suggestions because I was pregnant 32 years ago and can’t remember back that far. All I know is that I ate everything in sight.

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  20. Oh! I am pregnant now and can’t get enough chicken noodle soup, but not the canned kind it has to be home-made! I also have been loving salads and McDonald’s cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets and fries! I just found out that I’m having twins, so maybe that explains that opposing cravings…hmmmm…btw love your new bedspread!
    The Other Erin- I grew up on peanut butter and pickle sandwiches! My hubby thought I was crazy the first time I made one and I just thought everyone ate them!

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  21. I didn’t have any real cravings ( I had things that I hated). I think you should bring a dessert/salad that I’ve had at pot lucks ( ok, I’m from Raleigh, it was at a Pig Pickin) that is made with pretzels and strawberries. The Cooks.com website lists lots of different ( easy) recipes for it. It is odd and sounds like something someone might crave when pregnant and it actaully tastes pretty good.
    I was on the side for It’s Raining Men but I do like the Got To Be Real.

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  22. Jan ~ for Sugar Mommy... I am still 25 pounds lighter than I was when I got pregnant with my first baby... 12 years ago. And I can never fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans afterward... they're TOO BIG!!! :) says:

    Mommy of Sugar~ You are cracking me up!
    TUMS! Take bottles of Tums. Not necessarily a craving, more of a necessity. I had them in the kitchen, in the bathroom, my nightstand, my purse, my vehicle, my work bag and my desk. All three times. And all three of my kids were born with full heads of hair. Enough hair that it probably contriubted several ounces to their birth weights. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Love the new comforter, btw.
    Great song. Any more suggestions for names? I’ve been thinking since yesterday. The problem is all the names I come up with are names of the drag queens on Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

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  23. Jan ~ for Sugar Mommy... I am still 25 pounds lighter than I was when I got pregnant with my first baby... 12 years ago. And I can never fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans afterward... they're TOO BIG!!! :) says:

    Mommy of Sugar~ You are cracking me up!
    TUMS! Take bottles of Tums. Not necessarily a craving, more of a necessity. I had them in the kitchen, in the bathroom, my nightstand, my purse, my vehicle, my work bag and my desk. All three times. And all three of my kids were born with full heads of hair. Enough hair that it probably contriubted several ounces to their birth weights. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Love the new comforter, btw.
    Great song. Any more suggestions for names? I’ve been thinking since yesterday. The problem is all the names I come up with are names of the drag queens on Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

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  24. Jan ~ for Sugar Mommy... I am still 25 pounds lighter than I was when I got pregnant with my first baby... 12 years ago. And I can never fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans afterward... they're TOO BIG!!! :) says:

    Mommy of Sugar~ You are cracking me up!
    TUMS! Take bottles of Tums. Not necessarily a craving, more of a necessity. I had them in the kitchen, in the bathroom, my nightstand, my purse, my vehicle, my work bag and my desk. All three times. And all three of my kids were born with full heads of hair. Enough hair that it probably contriubted several ounces to their birth weights. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Love the new comforter, btw.
    Great song. Any more suggestions for names? I’ve been thinking since yesterday. The problem is all the names I come up with are names of the drag queens on Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

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  25. Same gene as Furry and June here but my mom said she couldn’t get enough bacon when pregnant with me. Maybe that explains my love affair with all things pig.

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  26. My teeny tiny waif of a sister-in-law craved Krispy Kreme doughnuts. By the dozen. I think you should definitely go with those. ๐Ÿ™‚
    My mom craved Wishbone Italian salad dressing. For awhile she would eat a salad every day, but when she realized that she really wasn’t into the lettuce and other veggies, she cut to the chase and would drink it straight from the bottle.

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  27. Pregnancy #1, which ended in my 4th month, I craved quesadillas off the roach coach that came to the office every day.
    Pregnancy #2, the thought of cooked food turned my stomach. And I developed gestational diabetes so I was constantly thirsty and would go through boxes of popsicles a day. And jello. I craved jello. And salads and cereal with ice cold milk and more popsicles and jello.
    Pregnancy #3, I don’t remember any cravings or food aversions.

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