Saturday, January 24, 2009

Midnight Fix

I am a creature of the midnight snack
At the stroke of midnight - something just seems to happen to me
A transformation of sorts
A wanderlust for leftovers
A search for gastric satisfaction
An uncontrollable urge to munch on something
A deep-seated longing for gastronomic satiety

As kids , my brothers ( and sisters), and I would inevitably sneak down into the forbidden kitchenworld
And in the glow of a lone refrigerator bulb, our eyes would scan the horizon for bite-size treasures
As we grew older - we mastered the skill of "heating" remnants of the dinner just passed
Canned goods were a constant joy
Instant noodles were a boon
Pre-cooked was a convenience
And microwaving was a thrill that we looked forward to ...

Years past the childhood that molded us
The habit of midnight forays has remained
Tonight was no different
I write this post still reeling from the satisfaction of having had my small "midnight fix"
Hoping that all of you are similarly happy with the end of your day...

9 comments:

Heidi said...

Ah, one of my comfort foods from childhood. I eat mine with hard-boiled eggs. Yummy...I think I'll make that for lunch! Thanks for the reminder.
Heidi

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

heidi,
yessss - it's a malady that i have passed on to my son. He often joins me at midnight as we gorge on SPAM, Vienna sausages, corned beef, hot dogs, pork&beans etc. Ahhhhhhhh - I can just see the cholesterol building up.

We really have to stop this :-)

dagul

luna miranda said...

heheh pork & beans...one of my comfort foods.:D i had a phase when midnight snack was my favorite meal of the day---my sister used to call me, "tirador ng kaning lamig".

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

luna,
hahahaha - yun yata ang "phase" ko ngayon

kasama na yata yan sa "nervous eating" ko ...

dagul

rita :) said...

surprise! surprise! surprise! look what the cat brought in. haha! good to see you back, buddy! really. i thought, you're totally out in hibernation for the winter, yogi!

by the way - we're going to the phil. this november! it has been 4 yrs since we visited the country. don't say i didn't warn you.

i hope all is well and hope january is off to a good start. wishing you and your dear ones the best of 2009!

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

rita,
Yup yup - hibernated and rejuvinated
Thanks for standing by.

Manila is waiting for you. Four years is a long time ...

dagul

rita : ) said...

you bet, buddy! i'm just glad you're back and about.

looking forward to visiting manila. i think, a couple of our friends might want to come along, too. see how it goes.

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

rita,
Keep me posted
Yahhhh - bring some friends along - God knows the Philippines needs the tourists

You never know ... we might bump into each other in some resto or bar.Remember - i'll be the fat guy in the corner with a glass of wine ..

dagul

Sidney said...

Wow...looks quite "heavy" for a midnight snack!