Cravings? What Cravings?

| June 22, 2007 | 3 Comments

See these little buggers? Normally, I hate them. I can’t quite place what it is about them – the excess saltiness or the brine or what. But I hate them. Normally.

‘Cept, right now, I love them. I crave them. I want to bring big, fat ones home and stuff them with gorgonzola cheese and devour them. It’s all I’ve been able to think about for the past hour. I want stuffed green olives. NOW.

I know, I know. This is one of the downsides of pregnancy – wanting foods you normally hate. Wanting them obsessively. About a month ago it was biscuits from KFC. I couldn’t get enough of them. Thank goodness that one passed. All along it’s been fruit too. Lots and lots and lots of fruit. At least it’s on the healthier side.

With Will, it was salt. Lots and lots of salt. A little secret? I bought frozen hot pretzels and ate the large grains of salt out of the package sans pretzel. Weird, I know. He also made me crave sausage and pepper grinders. I can’t tell you how many of those I consumed.

None of this is making me feel any better. Still want those tasty little stuffed olives . . . mmmm . . . where’s my husband? I think he needs to run out to the store.

Photo courtesy of MorgueFile.

Category: Pregnancy

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Sarah Walker Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

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  1. Sarah says:

    When I was like 4ish months pregnant, I went to the 24 hour waldbaum’s and got everything to make seven-layer bean dip. I made it, and ate the entire thing immediately.

    Thanksgiving of that year, I made two cranberry apple pies and ate them both, by myself, before anyone else even saw them.

  2. Patti says:

    yuck, olives.
    When I was pregnant, I craved comfort food and wanted macaroni and cheese a lot.
    One time I insisted we go to a pizzeria we used to frequent in Orange and I ordered me a plate of spaghetti and meatballs!
    Another time I insisted we get an Italian grinder with everything on it from a deli also on the Post Road in Orange.
    I also craved citrus for awhile, especially grapefruit.
    Ah, the memories…

    Can’t wait to read about your next craving!

  3. Cate says:

    When I was pregnant with Nicholas, it was sweet potatoes from Boston Market. Ate them pretty much every day straight for a month, and it took a good year or two before I got over being sick of them. ;)

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