Food Hangover

My hair is wild, my coat smells of onions, and my stomach is churning. I have been on a three-day bender that began with a can of Wolf Gang Puck corn chowder and has finally ended with way too much Grimaldi’s pizza. I am suffering from a food hangover.

The shame and physical discomfort are similar to a regular hangover but rather than occurring after a single night of bad judgment, the food hangover is a result of several days of culinary overindulgence. Think of that last college friend reunion that turned into a string of brunches, dinners, coffees, cocktails and ice cream cones and you’ll know what I’m talking about.

It would be easy to blame my state on my friend Dawn’s White Trash party. I alone was responsible for the presence of taquitos. I also roasted S’mores over dollar store candles using take out chop sticks. If anyone thought I was crazy, they didn’t say word.

What was crazy were the Vienna sausages wrapped in canned crescent rolls. I never imagined people would flock to pastry wrapped canned meat with such vigor.

Two bubbling crock pots housed meatballs basted in grape jelly and chili sauce. And Dawn couldn’t refill the frozen fish sticks with shelf stabilized tartar sauce fast enough. So yeah, I’d like to blame the party, but I’ve been eating giant burgers, omelets, chocolates and chips like it’s going out of style for days. I blame the weather.

So no there will be no recipe with cute photos this week because seltzer water and dry salad do not photograph well.

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6 comments:

  1. Oh my Gosh! I am soooooo jealous of your White Trash Party! That sounds right up my alley!

    If you need to clean out your system, you could attempt Bean Week from Hell? :)

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  2. TKW,
    Some of my readers are having issues with the definition of White Trash. I think I'll direct them to one of your posts.

    http://thekitchwitch.blogspot.com/2009/07/white-trash-food-motherlode.html

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  3. Devon -- I am always excited to receive these emails. This one had me LMAO! Your writing style is quite entertaining. Feel Better soon!
    Best,
    Marsha

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  4. I laughed! I think we all have experienced the "Food Hangover". This was a great blog post! Hope to see you in the full swing of eating again soon. :-)

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  5. Never had a food hangover, but I probably should have as a way of enhancing eating discipline. If I knew I was going to suffer as a result, then I'd probably be less inclined to overeat.

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  6. Fish sticks and I go way back : )

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FOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST VISCERAL ASPECTS OF A CULTURE; IT CAN BE EXPERIENCED WITH NO LANGUAGE SKILLS, NO GUIDE, AND MOST TIMES WITH VERY LITTLE MONEY.