After I moved to New York 20 years in the past…

…I labored two jobs, however they didn’t pay a lot, so I used to be pinching pennies. To chop prices, I’d purchase noodles and the most affordable tomato sauce on the bodega. I ate that for dinner virtually each night time for 2 years. These days? I can barely have a look at a plate of spaghetti. I’ve formally maxed out.

Later, after I was pregnant, I had a night routine: stretch out on the couch, queue up a 30 Rock rerun, and eat a handful of Dealer Joe’s Darkish Chocolate Almonds. I craved them! However today, they only remind me of feeling achy and sleepy and having (very) swollen toes.

Our affiliate editor Jannelle has a love/hate relationship with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. “My mother used to pack them in my lunch alllll the time in elementary college. They have been at all times on tremendous wheat-y bread as a result of she was attempting to be wholesome, nevertheless it was so dry. I keep in mind choking and chugging water. They tasted like sandpaper, and I used to be like, ‘Mother, why???’” These days, Jannelle needs to be very a lot within the temper to eat one. “I must make it with comfortable, white bread,” she says. “And have a giant glass of milk.”

On that observe, this video made me giggle:

What about you? What meals have you ever maxed out on?

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