30 Books in 30 Days: Junk Food Edition

Fast Food CollageFirst, if you’re interested in such things, I set up a blog to post my artwork. I use the term “art” very loosely. It’s “therapy” for me in several ways–both as a way of escaping stress and also doing as much detailed work with my hands to help stave off the effects of the essential tremors with which I was recently diagnosed. You can find it here. And, if you’re a real masochist can go all the way to the beginning of 2014 since I populated it over the weekend with everything I’d done since January of ’14.

Enough about that!  I always knew July 21 had to be a special day and it’s DJ’s favorite holiday: National Junk Food Day!

In case you missed recent posts, in honor of the upcoming fun at Authors After Dark, I’m doing a 30-Books-in-30-Days giveaway. Okay, really it’s so I can pare down my TBR pile. Open internationally, and the book is a mystery–I can only tell you it will be either UF, SF, Fantasy, YA paranormal, or PNR. If you win, you can give me a couple of genres and I’ll match them if I can but I”m a lot heavier on some genres than others. (I don’t have a lot of adult UF, in other words because there just isn’t much coming out anymore.) You can also choose any of my books except PIRATE’S ALLEY.

Today’s question, to be entered for a mystery book, is: If you were stranded on a deserted island with only one junk food, what would it be? My answer would be different every day, most likely, but today it would be…..pepperoni pizza!

How about you?

77 thoughts on “30 Books in 30 Days: Junk Food Edition

  1. Recently I’ve been buying frozen thin crust four cheese pizza and adding pepperoni and sliced black olives. But my most recent favorite junk food is definitely Sheila G’s Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle. You find it in the cookie isle at your local grocery store. Toffee Crunch a close second. There is also Chocolate Chip and Mint Chocolate Chip.

    • LOL. Probably, since it’s so easy to overdo. I have been mourning the close-down of the Blue Bell production plants but I hear they’re about to come back into production. Best. Ice. Cream. Ever. 🙂

    • Oh yeah. I’m not sure what they do (I probably don’t want to), but I do think McDonald’s has the best fries of the fast-food places…..as DJ shared with Jean Lafitte in PIRATE’S ALLEY, I do believe 🙂

  2. I hear junk food, and the first thing that comes to mind: CHIPS! If I could only have one flavor, it would be Herr’s brand Salt and Vinegar. YUMMY! !

  3. Veggie pizza – it has (almost) all of the important food groups all rolled into a yummy dish!

  4. I’m not big on junk food but I do like chili dogs so I have to go with that.

  5. Oh man, having to pick just one is touuuuugh. I’m going to have to go with french fries slathered with Woody’s sauce (it’s a local Mediterranean restaurant’s sauce…similar-but-different to Burger King or thousand island sauce). And now I’m hungry, I’m gonna go get a snack 🙂

    • Sounds great! I hadn’t had a mayo-based sauce with fries until I went to England a few years ago and it was a revelation. I never much liked ketchup on fries but the mayo-based sauces were great!

    • You really can’t miss with pizza, can you? Throw on some veggies, and, as Birgit pointed out, you get all your food groups (excess cheese is a food group, I’m sure–LOL).

  6. Assuming that the one food will take care of all my nutritional needs—Popcorn! (and salt).

  7. If I was on a deserted island, the one food I could eat everyday, day after day, would be pasta!

  8. On a deserted island I would go with pizza with extra sauce and chicken in that at least it would have protein in it, because I don’t think I would be the best at fishing, otherwise I would choose ice cream.

    • Ah, very practical. I doubt I would be good at fishing either, unless I had Bear Grylls with me :-). Then again, he’d probably make me eat a goat leg or a worm. So the protein idea is great 🙂

  9. Hi Suzanne!!! I am also a pizza person. My fav would be Italian sausage, mush & onion. It is a must have on that deserted island of course a good red wine would be nice also.

    • I love Italian sausage but it does not like me in return–love mushrooms and onions on pizza, though, and unlimited wine would be a great addition!

    • Well, since I didn’t specify that it had to be only one variation on junk food, I think multiple toppings is far. A build-your-own pizza bar!

    • I couldn’t begin to argue with that! We have French-style pastry shops in the states (although not in the cow town where I currently live), but the “real thing” has to be even better 🙂

    • Ah, there is a reason why DJ in the Sentinels books thinks bacon is the perfect food….because I do, too. Except the foul bacon-maple beer I bought in Portland a couple years ago. Ick!

  10. Nuts! Almost any kind – almonds, peanuts, walnuts, cashews….But that would make me thirsty too. Could I have fruit juice along with all that?

    • I think we need beverages to go with our junk food. Nuts are so good for you that you’d also be well-nourished! Love them all but I can’t eat peanuts. Well, I can, but it’s not pretty.

  11. I’d go for a spinach and chicken pizza – it covers most of the food groups, right?

  12. French fries all the way, baby. Preferably the kind from Five Guys which are made with peanut oil. Not allergy-friendly, but delicious.