5 Foods I’d Hate To Live Without

The blog has been so The Voice-heavy lately, I thought that I would try something a bit lighter (though I do have one more show-related post to make).

A couple of years ago, I used to follow a website called Plinky, a site that gave inspiration to bloggers by giving them daily ideas they can use to write posts.  The site is now in archive mode, meaning that it is not giving any more daily prompts to blog writers, but you can use the ones they issued in the past. However, one of those they did give before they shuttered was instrumental in writing this post.

Given today’s emphasis on eating healthier and better, this post falls on the wrong side of that emphasis. Though I have begun walking for exercise, my diet could stand a little improving. Like most people in my family, I like to eat. Maybe too much. If you looked at the scale when I step on it, you would say definitely too much. So, if you have a post that asks you to list five foods you would hate to live without, I’m thinking of food that I have to have, even if it’s not necessarily good for you. But these foods are good to me, if you follow my meaning.

The five foods I chose were (in no particular order):

  • Bacon
  • Potato Chips
  • Lemon Cake
  • Chicken
  • Steak

From the top: bacon has to be on this list. Yes, I know how bad it is for you, but it tastes sooooo good. A little bacon in the morning just starts the day off right. Add it to burgers or sandwiches and it instantly elevates both. It’s bacon! I don’t need to say more.

I have been called, affectionately or otherwise, a chip slut. Meaning, I will eat just about any kind of potato chip. Pringles, Ruffles, Lays, Wavy Lays, Barbecue, Sour Cream and Onion, Cheddar Cheese, Kettle Chips…the list goes on and on. The trick, of course, is to put down the chips and find a healthier snack, or to only eat them in moderation. I’ll get back to you on that; I’ll be too busy eating a chip.


Just about any lemon cake will do, but my favorite hands down is the lemon creme cake at Olive Garden. Amazingly, my last few trips there I have somehow avoided getting that delicious dessert. It is sinfully good. Coming in a close second is a lemon cake my mother used to make for me for my birthday. It had lemon pie filling and Cool Whip icing…yummy.

Chicken is my go to food when eating out, because I believe it is extremely difficult to mess up chicken. No matter how it is prepared, it is good. Chicken almost any kind of way is acceptable. Boneless, skinless, fried, baked, smothered, barbecued. Fried chicken would probably top the list, but I’ll eat it almost any way it’s fixed. And unlike most of the foods on the list, you can find ways to make it so that it is good for you.

Finally, there is steak. There ain’t nothing better than a steak, properly prepared. I’ll take a well-grilled ribeye anytime. Something like this one:

Ribeye steak….umm umm good!

Looks good, doesn’t it?

As I said before, this isn’t a list of five healthy foods you can’t live without. All should be enjoyed in moderation, if prepared in ways that aren’t good for you. I struggle with that part of the equation, but I will try to do better. As I get much older, I need to be more in tune with getting and staying healthy. Still, a little goodness, even if not good for you, can’t be all bad, can it?

If you have five favorite foods of your own, leave them here in the comments.

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