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Ten On Tuesday

When I first “took over” Ten on Tuesday it was so easy to come up with ideas for topics. I was brimming with them. These days, though, I often feel like I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel for ideas. I’m always open to suggestions so feel free to throw some my way. In the meantime, I hope you won’t mind hearing about my 10 Favorite Snacks.

  1. Pretzels. I have loved pretzels since I was a kid. Traditional pretzels, pretzel rods, and especially pretzel sticks. When I was little I used to see how many of those pretzel sticks I could fit in my mouth. Of course, I don’t do that anymore. Shut up. I don’t.
  2. Crackers and cheese. For the crackers I prefer reduced-fat Triscuits or Sociables. For the cheese, Extra Sharp Cheddar, please. I also like Muenster. And Pepper  Jack. I also don’t object to some green olives with my cheese and crackers.
  3. Popcorn. I like microwave popcorn for the easy clean up and convenience but I fondly remember my college days of eating popcorn made from an old-fashioned popcorn popper that belonged to my best friend, Chrissie. I think we ate it every night. My favorite were the half-popped kernels at the bottom of the bowl. I would just get one in my sight and just as I was about to grab it Chrissie would reach in an flick it away. I still laugh when I think about that.
  4. Nachos. Honestly, I’m happy to take some tortilla chips, top them with jarred salsa and grated cheddar and stick them in the microwave for a minute. That’s not to say I don’t love the restaurant ones that are loaded down with chili and guacamole and all that good stuff, too, however.
  5. Celery sticks and ranch dip. The dip may not be healthy but at least the veggies are.
  6. Speaking of dip, potato chips and onion dip. And by onion dip I mean the kind made from Lipton Onion Soup Mix. Brings back memories of my childhood, I tell ya.
  7. Green grapes. I especially love them right out of the fridge on a hot summer day.
  8. Bing cherries. The price has gone sky high in recent years but I love them. I’ve been known to eat them until I get a belly ache.
  9. Combos. The pretzel and cheese ones. They are sort of disgusting but I love them. I only allow myself to eat them on road trips, however. I don’t even know how I came up with this rule but I did and I stick to it.
  10. Chocolate Chip Cookies. Only homemade ones, though. I made some the other night and they are so simple and fast that I wonder why I don’t make them more often.

All this thinking about food has made me hungry. I think I’ll go have a snack!


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  1. I thought this was a fun topic! yummm for grapes and cherries (I didn’t have room in my top 10 for fruit!)

  2. we have a variety of pretzels in our pantry. i also like crackers with cream cheese and green olives on them! yum. not even breakfast time, and i’m hungry!

  3. omg chips and lipton onion soup dip! and pretty much everything on your list. and hummus and carrots. and …

    i like your “road trip only combos” rule. i have a similar one — big macs only on road trips longer than 4 hours.

  4. Great list.

    Fruit. I like cherries ’til I’m sick too! Thick large carrot slices. Greek Fage yogurt with pretzel rods dipped in. Homemade bread with Brie. Feta with oregano and a drizzle of olive oil and greek olives including cracked green ones. Almonds and walnuts. I make nachos just like you. Yeah those combos are pretty gross.

  5. Great topic and list – chocolate chip cookies have to be at the top of my
    list. I like to make the batter, keep in in the refrigerator and then bake
    a couple every night or two. Since there are just the two of us, it makes
    better sense and that way they are fresh every time I eat one!

  6. Love your list! Totally with you on all of them, especially the extra sharp cheddar and Lipton dip–reminds me of weekend trips to see my grandparents. Try this grapey variation–green grapes in the freezer. If your teeth can handle it, they’re the best summer snack!

  7. I love fruit and would have to put it near the top of my list. And, I make a really good hummus for veggies or crackers. You should come out to Utah and try it some time soon!

  8. I love your thoughts Carol. Love the image of the coleslaw on the pulled meat..yummmmmm.

    Here are some 10 things ideas for you…my own! Id be thrilled if you used them:

    10 things you will plant in your garden this summer
    10 things you love about your favorite knitting yarn, or pattern
    10 funniest media: tv shows, movies, plays, poems …..
    10 things you refuse to do! (okay, vomit is one for me…i’d rather you pull out my fingernails than vomit……)

  9. love every single snack you mentioned, especially the chips and onion dip and bing cherries, which used to grow all over the place where I grew up. I’m on the “other” coast from you but there are so many commonalities. Might be generational…..

  10. What a yummy list. I am more a savory type snacker, not too much into the sweets or chocolates, fortunately. Can you imagine, we have candy, gummy bears and german chocolate lying around at home and no one is eating it. But give me a jar of pickles and I will finish it in no time.

  11. Yummy list! Two of my favorite things to snack on are bread dipped in olive oil and balsamic vinegar and hummus with anything.

  12. Oh, we like a lot of the same things (except maybe those Combos…which my husband likes, and the ranch dip). I didn’t think of crackers and cheese as a snack because that’s what I have for lunch a lot of times. Same with those wonderful quickie nachos. I’m a big fan of the “old maids” in the popcorn bowl, too!

  13. I love the old maids in popcorn too! At least that’s what we called them – you know, never been popped.

    I have the exact same rule about combos. And I also think they’re a little gross.

  14. Nachos are completely responsible for my extra weight. Okay, my lack of will power around them is responsible, but you know what I mean.

    some thoughts off the top of my head:
    10 worst movies
    10 favorite fictional characters (hello, Nancy Drew!)
    10 favorite vacation activities
    10 ways to annoy a sibling
    10 terrific April Fools pranks
    10 things you love/loved about your mother

  15. Some more suggestions:

    10 places you’ll never get to visit but wish you could (like Narnia, or Paris in 1921, or Woodstock)

    10 best places to eat

    10 times you were a good person last week

    10 favorite photographs

  16. I think we are twins separated at birth. EVERYTHING on your list is on my list.
    Were about the same age. I remember the popcorn at college in the dorm (we had an air popper), potato chips and onion dip with my Grandmother, nachos.
    OK, I know what I am having when I get to the States. I can’t wait!

  17. I think that you covered our whole house with your list. The girls are very into microwave popcorn these days (and I find the evidence everywhere).

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