Friday, November 6, 2009

Pre-menopausal cravings?

Is there such a thing or am I searching for an excuse for my out of control taste buds?

I am normally an "I can eat just about anything" kind of girl. As long as it's not crab poop - disguised as crab butter but I know differently, or liver, or cow's tongue (although I've never had cow's tongue...just thought of it mooing one minute and then silenced the horrifying.)

When I have a craving for something, there is usually a reason behind it. For example, I crave Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey when I'm feeling blue or just a need to pat myself on the back. I sweet potatoes in the fall, because subliminally, they are orange and orange represents to me, fall. I crave collard greens when I'm thinking of corn bread because, well, they go well together.

Lately, my cravings have been for fried jalapenos. There's no fancy recipe, just fresh jalapenos, sliced and dipped in egg and then in corn meal and fried. No, I keep the seeds in, for the heat satisfaction. When I fry them, anyone in the house will start to cough of sneeze so I don't do it very often unless I'm craving them.

When I go through this period of craving, I eat whatever it is that I crave for weeks until finally, the craving disappears, only to be replaced by something else.

Do you crave and if so, what do you crave?


Suz said...

My strangest craving has been for hot dogs. Unfortunately they come in 10 packs and after 1 or 2 I'm sated.

When I am blue, I crave meatloaf and mashed potatoes. It's my comfort food!

If you're not talking food, I crave closeness and laughter with a friend.

Sheryl said...

It is just too funny you brought up cow tongue in your post. I was just talking to a lady at work this week about it. I have tried it. Didn't have a choice - mom made me. It was so gross, it looks like they just pull the tongue out and slice it out of the mouth. ickkkk.

Nezzy said...

My prescription for anything is always chocolate. Rich, creamy good quality chocolate cures most anything. MMMMmmmmmmm.

Have a great weekend, Hon

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm with Nezzy- Anything chocolate and I'm happy.

Fried jalapenos?!?!?! Whoa! That sounds H O T.


Ina in Alaska said...

I mostly crave ice cream, Ben & Jerrys NY Super Fudge Chunk! Topped with fried jalapenos! (kidding--but they do sound great) xoxo

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I have been craving anything that is not nailed down. Sounds like a PMS thing...absolutely!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Tonight I'm craving pizza and guess what, - I just ordered one! ;-)

Sometimes you just gotta give in to the cravings! Enjoy the moment and then worry about burning off the calories later! Tonight it's pizza for me and tomorrow, I'll jog a few extra minutes on the treadmill. No guilt!

zunzun said... grandmother used to try to make me eat it...then she'd fry other things in the same oil and ruin perfectly good steaks...issues w/ liver much?LOL

I'm perimenopausal....haven't noticed particular cravings but I have gone through several in the past...interestingly enough I don't tend to crave the same thing twice.

Hot dogs (I'll eat them now but went through a horrible hot-dog eating phase and I don't even like them that much)
Taquitos (fried....delish!)
grape juice (can't drink it now)

Chunky Monkey...should be's that good!LOL

Menopausal New Mom said...

When I was pregnant, I couldn't get enough salsa. Don't know what was in that but if it was the jalapenos, you might want to go buy yourself a stick to pee on!

blueviolet said...

I usually only get a craving for pizza and unfortunately, I generally satisfy it.

Megan said...

as long as i have chocolate..... the world is at peace....

popping through the SSS list! Happy weekend.

Buckeroomama said...

Every month, there comes a time when I crave for chips... pms cravings. No matter how late, I would get dressed and go out to get them. Just HAVE to!

My name is PJ. said...

You're a hoot! Fried jalepenos with the seeds in....for extra heat! Holy Crow!

I crave that which is baked. Pretty much all that is baked. :)

Frau said...

I crave salty then sweet but nothing in general.

Vodka Mom said...

I crave chips. every night/

Those peppers sound awesome!!!

JennyMac said...

I am crave free...for now. LOL. This likely wont last forever. haha.

The Peach Tart said...

It usually involved either cheese or chocolate

Veronica Lee said...

I crave for clam chowder and 'rojak' and right now I'm thinking of blueberry cheese cake.

Have a great weekend, sweet Simone!!

Kritta22 said...

I'm 20 weeks prego and crave things daily! Right now it's Taco Soup.

Can you guess what we are having for dinner, even though it was 80 today?

I haven't had any weird ones yet though. With my last pregnancy, I craved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches the WHOLE nine months.

Kritta22 said...

oh I forgot to say I was stopping by from SSS....nice to meet you!

ethelmaepotter! said...

Strangely, I usually crave meat, and since I'm no vegetarian, I can easily fill that craving.
When I was pregnant, I didn't have any strange food cravings, but I had an almost unshakable urge to watch the old cartoon Underdog. Go figure.
Now, you're making me want to try those fried jalapenos. And collard greens with neckbones and cornbread is one of my all-time favorites!

Tismee2 said...

Certainly isn't jalapeno's!

Nice to read your blog again!

R.L.Scovens said...

I used to crave Ben and Jerry's Oatmeal Cookie Chunk Icecream!! ANY Ben & Jerry's would do though!lol

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