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Friday, September 3, 2010

Flashback Friday: cookie dough & other food choices

Hubby & I were baking cookies tonight ('cause that's what sick people do, right?) and it brought back a total flashback moment.
When I was 17 and a senior, my mom went out of town and left my BFF (who was 19 and a freshman in community college) in charge.  Yeah, good idea, right?  She even left us with money to do our own grocery shopping.  What'd we buy?

A tube of cookie dough.

I'm sure we got other things too, but I remember eating the raw dough right out of the tube with spoons for dinner.  And not feeling so great afterwards...

I also remember that was the year I gave up potato chips, because deep down I knew that polishing off a bag of Ruffles Cheddar Cheese & Sour Cream potato chips -- my favorite!-- followed up with half a bag of Chips Ahoy cookies probably wasn't in the best interest of my waist line.  And if one of them had to go, let's just say it wasn't going to be the cookies.  To this day (and we're talking 15+ years later), I still don't eat potato chips (tortilla chips are my escape clause though).

Lest I seem like a total junk food freak, there was this one tuba player in band who ate 2 packages of Reese peanut butter cups and a Mountain Dew for lunch every day.  Public schools.  What're you gonna do?

So I'm curious, do teens still eat the same junk food today?  Are chips and cookies high on the food pyramid, or have the schools finally gotten through to them about healthy eating?


salarsenッ said...

Well, having a ton of tweens and teens flooding my house at any given moment, I'd have to say yes. They still eat like we did--crappy. They can't seem to get enough of the picker foods. Preparing a meal is for losers. Eating out of the page, box, or plastic wrap seems to be their way.

";-) Oh, and raw cookie dough...I still do that. Can't help that one.

LTM said...

in a word: yes! :D My little ones do anyway.

Tagged ya at my blog.. come see~

Larissa said...

My favorite part of my mom making Christmas cookies was sneaking the dough while it was chilling overnight in the refrigerator...

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