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My Late-Night Food Cravings

Updated on September 8, 2015

INTRODUCTION

I will not lie. I love eating certain foods at certain times. I thought of this piece moments before I retired to bed and hungry as I could be. I wish I could give you an explanation about why I eat food late-at-night, but I do. There is just something a tad more peaceful about me being alone with my half-rack of pork ribs at 1 a.m. and "chowing down." But if I ever do gain an understanding of why I am this way . . .you will be the first to know. (KENNETH).

PORK RIBS

are not my favorite late-night food, but very close. Actually, (and doctors will hate me for saying this), I feel great when I am finished eating one of my favorite food selections late-at-night. I can consume pork ribs with or without barbecue sauce. I love pork ribs to such an extent that I could eat them raw, but that would be slightly barbaric.

CLAMS

are becoming one of my culinary-addictions. I found a Chinese restaurant in Tupelo, Miss., where they serve fresh clams--all you can eat and yes, I did not disappoint the owners. I love to put a hefty helping of cocktail sauce on my plate with a dozen of these fresh beauties and friends, I am in heaven. And they are healthy too I found out last week.

PACIFIC OYSTERS

are terrific to munch when I am starving for food. Seriously, I am not greed-driven enough to buy tons of oysters just to get three pearls. You can have the pearls if you are eating with me. I want the oysters. These too, thanks to our Maker, are tasty and healthy at the same time.

RAGING-HOT CHILI

is terrific between 1 and 3 a.m. No, I do not drink, so do not think that this is why I love super-hot chili as well as hot wings. A friend, Shane Nowlin, who lives in Destin, told me years ago that by eating hot foods, our bodily systems were kept free of dangerous bacteria. Nowlin was right. I ate hot wings at every turn. You can believe this or not but for one year I did not have one head cold. And eating hot foods makes our body release those endorphin's that cause us to feel good.

CAT HEAD BISCUITS

AND VIDALIA ONIONS

I should have ran these photos first. This is a simple case of just walking to the kitchen, taking a cold cat head biscuit, cutting it open and placing a slice of Vidalia onion inside. Talk about a "food paradise." This is it. I guess that most people who have worked those three to eleven or eleven to seven shifts learned to love this food item, but I didn't. I heard my mother tell one of two sisters that she loved cat heads and white onions. I took up the habit.

Thank you, mother.

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    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      My Dear PAINTDRIPS,

      Thank you for your confession, but I pray that my confession will cheer you up. I can no longer have late night snacks due to having a heart cath recently to remove 57 pounds of fluid in and around my heart.

      Now the strict diet that the doctors put me on forbids me snacking on such things as I listed. Darn it!

      I can eat only fresh things---meats, but just a few, fruits, and vegetables. As for potato chips, candy bars, others . . .Nada.

      But I was almost dead with the fluid and never knew it.

      One day I WILL eat, VERY Moderately, a bite or two of one of the above foods.

      And before I go, my birthday is Nov. 27, and I have given myself that day as a Day of Reward, as all diets are familiar with, to reward myself for staying true to my diet and eat a food that I cannot have . . .RIBS at Dreamland in Tuscaloosa, Ala. THE place for ribs in Alabama.

      I would write more, but I am starving.

      Thanks again for the comment and please write anytime you like.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dana Tate,

      I read with much appreciation, your comment and wanted to tell you that if you are that worried about snacks late at night, do this: Do not snack EVERY night. Space them out. Maybe do a Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Mix up your nights. Then you will not be bothered about getting in a rut.

      Deal?

      And write anytime.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      skperdon,

      I really appreciate your comment and thoughts. To me, late night snacks, (when I could have them), were more tasty as they were at the meal they were saved from.

      Again, thank you so much and write me anytime you like.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Alexis Cogwell,

      Pretty first name. Same name as my eldest granddaughter. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.

      I pray peace to you today and the rest of your life. Hey, if you are not one of my follower, I cordially invite you to be. I would love it.

      And write anytime.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      BlossomSB,

      Yes, they are biscuits. Big biscuits, as I was telling Bravewarrior, are referred to as Catheads. And are every crumb delicious. My mother, rest her soul, made these and there were NEVER any left after the meal. That made her feel good.

      Your item about raisin bread and jam with butter made me weak with hunger since I am on a strict diet due to a heart cath that I had to have recently, but I am still pushing ahead.

      Thanks for your comments and write me anytime.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Bravewarrior,

      Thank you for your nice comment on my food hub. I did try to keep it healthy since I am on a strict diet thanks to having to undergo a heart cath recently and the diet was the doctor's idea, not mine.

      Yep. Catheads are called that because a big biscuit when it's made right, rises up in the shape of a lovely tabby cat.

      I love those expressions.

      And I pray peace and joy to you, my DEAR friend. Write me anytime.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Margaret Hillary,

      Thank you so much for your sweet words about this piece. I appreciate them so much.

      I had to have a heart cath recently and now I am on a strict diet, so since my birthday

      is Nov. 27, I chose this day as my Reward Day as every dieter knows about, a day to reward

      yourself for being so faithful to your diet, my wife agreed to take me to Dreamland,

      a super place for RIBS, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and let me eat ribs, which will not wreck

      my diet since I do not eat bread.

      I am excited. And excited to hear from you. If you are not one of my followers, I cordially

      invite you to be one today. I would love it.

      Kenneth

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Elsie Hagley,

      I appreciate you stopping by. I hate to be argumentative, but those catheads ARE biscuits in my part of the states. But I love scones too. Especially with homemade grape jelly.

      Now I am daytime hungry.

      Please stay in touch.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, CrispSp,

      Yep, it has been awhile. I hope you are doing well. You were among my first followers and I hope that you are satisfied with your choice.

      You had me at "mouth-watering hub," and that made me blush. Thank you so much.

      Since I had to have a heart cath recently, the doctors placed me on a strict diet and no more biscuits, sausage, bacon, chocolate gravy (me crying . . .sob!) But thank God I am alive.

      And been blessed with a super friend like you.

      Write me anytime you like.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      ChitrangadaSharan,

      Thank you so much for your super-nice comment.

      I am glad that you liked it.

      Please have a good evening and write me anytime you like.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Interesting choices for late night food cravings!

      Fortunately or unfortunately I don't have late night food cravings. But my children like it since they have to sometimes work 'Online' during nights. You have some healthy suggestions.

      Passing this on to them.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      I get cravings late at night, but more for munchies than meal fare. At least your cravings are on the healthy side, Kenneth!

      What are cat head biscuits? The picture you show above looks like a regular ole buttermilk biscuit. Shoot, now I want some biscuits and gravy!

    • BlossomSB profile image

      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Yes, are you sure they are biscuits? Biscuits are crunchy in my part of the world and your picture really does look like scones. Do you eat them with jam and cream, as in a Devonshire tea? Or are they savoury? Interesting hub. When we were kids our greatest treat was to have toasted raisin bread with loads of melting butter for supper after a late night at some school function. Can't do that now, it would keep me awake!

    • PAINTDRIPS profile image

      Denise McGill 

      3 years ago from Fresno CA

      Hmmm, I can't eat late at night, it keeps me up. I almost envy you people who can munch late, keep your figures and sleep too.

    • Dana Tate profile image

      Dana Tate 

      3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Lately I have been snacking at night. It's becoming a nasty habit.

    • skperdon profile image

      skperdon 

      3 years ago from Canada

      Another fun hub Kenneth. I love snacking foods too.

    • Alexis Cogwell profile image

      Ashley Cogdill 

      3 years ago from Indiana/Chicagoland

      Interesting choices. :)

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      Getrude Hillary 

      3 years ago

      Great hub - from fellow foodie :-) I love pork ribs too.

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 

      3 years ago from New Zealand

      Very interesting hub about foods you like to eat late at night, would like to know what Cat Head Biscuits are (look a lot like scones to me), perhaps you can give us the recipe so we can enjoy them also.

    • CrisSp profile image

      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello! It's been a while. Well, it's past midnight in my part of the world and here I am reading your mouthwatering hub, nibbling on some chips ahoy and sipping on a cup of flagrant lavender tea. No endorphins to release but feeling good. Another enjoyable hub from you!

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