QOTD #40: TNA

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Today’s Question: If this is indeed the end of TNA,
what will be the first thing you associate with the company?
My answer is a really bizarre one, but one I’ve never been
able to shake. I’ll tackle that, plus all your answers tomorrow. If you want to
skip yesterday’s discussion about your late night snacking habits, then please
scroll right to the end and get started.

Late night cravings. We all get them. As someone who is
regularly awake until 3 or 4am due to my work schedule, I’m prone to the hunger
pangs at weird hours more than most folks. What did you have to say?
The Jessexpress: Cock. I find it most filling
I’m fairly sure you just became the most popular female
(only female?) on the BoD.
THE YETAAAAY: There’s usually some goats or young rams
floating around my cave I can chow down on.
I should have specified that the thread was limited to
non-Dungeon of Doom stable folk.
joedust: Here’s my go to late night snack, like when
I’ve had an early dinner or no dinner and I need to eat: the Special K with
chocolate, and use half-and-half instead of milk. Love it. Raisin Bran Crunch
is pretty good too.
Cereal has so much versatility. Breakfast? Dry as a snack?
Late-night craving? I usually have a couple of boxes of Raisin Bran available
as well, though not the crunch version because I’m watching my sugar. (BECAUSE
I’M OLD~!)
Starscreamlive: Pop chips
Popchips are pretty much the coolest company around. As I
approached my wedding, I sent them a note praising them for the fact that they
had developed a lower calorie potato chip, basically allowing me to get a small
hit of junk food as I worked to slim down for the big day. In response, they
shipped 6 bags of Popchips to my house, along with coupons for 3 more free
bags. And a chip clip, let’s never forget the chip clip.
Elmo Machete: Unshelled pistachios. At first they made it
feel like I was cheating, because you’re supposed to go through the tedious
process of pulling the shells off yourself, then I realized I could eat a
handfull at a time without spending ten years pulling shells apart.
I can’t do the unshelled version. It might not be cheating,
but I like keeping the shells for my Green Egg – they create excellent smoke,
especially on chicken.
Crikey Mate Down
Under Aussie:
Hey everyone, on a
health kick at the moment and was hoping for some ideas for snacks. Really
don’t want to be preparing meals every time I’m hungry, and sick of snacking on
like carrots and apples.
I usually like to have fresh salads prepared so I can eat in
a pinch. This week I roasted 6 cobs of corn, getting just the slightest char on
them. Removed the kernals from the cob, added green pepper, black beans (I was
lazy so I used canned, I usually make my own), with some fresh lemon juice,
olive oil, a touch of cumin, chili powder, black pepper, and garlic salt. It’s
a good blend, though I wish I’d added lentils or quinoa. You’ll get at least
6-8 servings out of doing this, and it lasts throughout the week. In the “doesn’t
take hours to prepare” category, consider doing air-popped popcorn with just a
touch of salt (no butter). Pumpkin seeds are a personal favorite in the fall, I’ll
always get a fresh pumpkin, and roast them drizzled with a little olive oil,
some black pepper, and dill. Some of the other posters also had suggestions in
the thread. Hope this helps. Preparation is your key; without it, you’re
turning to the chips.
Darren X: Some good old fashioned buttery
Popcorn….popped homemade in a skillet or pot – not the microwave version
Sooooo good, and soooo bad. This is a personal favorite,
popcorn done the old fashion way is hard to beat.
AverageJoeEveryman:
a lotta drunk nights have ended with me
filling a bowl with shredded cheese and pepperonis and then heating it up in
the microwave. Gets pretty messy but always does the job.
I think I just flashed back about 15 years. I can remember
coming home from a party in college, opening my fridge, and finding that I had
a pound of ground beef, and some cheese. Which I promptly fried up, and voila –
insta meal. (It never occurred to me before today that burgers would have been
so much easier)
PATRICKisLEGEND: In Rochester, NY… we have the garbage
plate… which trumps all.
I’m feeling nauseous just looking at this.
Bobby: Taco Bell. Because I live right next to it.
This must be age dependent, because I feel like at a
different time in my life, this would have been the difference maker if I had
several apartments I was settling on. “NEAR TACO BELL? SOLD!” Now I haven’t had
it in ages, and I’m pretty ok with that.
ape: An invention I call “Hog Nog” It’s
basically a pork and rum smoothie with cinnamon
What the hell?
Bruce Chung: 1st choice: Taco Bell for some burritos or
nachos
2nd choice: Wendy’s for Junior Bacon, Baconator, and a Frosty
3rd choice: McDonald’s 20 nuggets, double-quarter pounder
I was a huge Adam Richman fan when he hosted Travel Channel’s
Man v Food, but I’m certain even he’s looking at this list and saying “I don’t
know about that”.
Mister_E_KindaBuzzedAllBecause:
One of my favourite munchies is really
Ruffles All Dressed chips, but chips aren’t something that I eat much of these
days.
I haven’t had chips in months, but you chose my all-time
favorite. I am fairly sure I kept Ruffles All Dressed on the shelves all by
myself between 2002-06.
jobber123: Gotta be Mexican food, I know a lot of girls
that get the carne asada fries but me I’m a rolled taco and guacamole guy
I’m guessing the carne asada fries are the Mexican equivalent
to the Poutine. I’m curious what a “rolled taco” is, however? I’m going to
assume just a soft shelled tortilla? Canada gots to know.
ts14: Either a Jack In The Box Bacon Ultimate or
whatever they can scrape together at the Waffle House up the street.
Had my first Waffle House experience this past spring when
my wife and I drove to Florida. We stopped for it near midnight, on our way in
to Charlotte after seeing the Carolina Hurricanes play in Raleigh. I was
decidedly underwhelmed by the whole experience after hearing people talk for
years about the hash browns. And then I promptly craved them the following morning.
Do they lace them with meth?
thatguyJMM: White Castle. I’m moving back to NJ in a few
weeks and this will be one of the first stops
I’ve had White Castle once in my life. I was with a friend
in New York City in 2008 to see the All-Star game, and we stopped in on one in
the Bronx as we were headed home. I marched up to the counter, and ordered like
the boys at the end of Harold and Kumar, before realizing that the burgers were
small but not THAT small, and there was no way I could eat a case of 30, along
with all the sides if my life depended on it. And, to boot, doing this before a
10 hour car ride? This was probably amongst the worst decisions I’ve ever made,
I’m pretty sure the over/under on farts was set at 355 on the ride back.
daveschlet: Oreo cookies and milk, usually while
watching the Network or GI Joe or Transformers on Netflix.
I think I just flashed back to 1988.
Wide variety of choices, no surprise. In fact, it’s a lot
like my pantry, it varies from night to night.
One of my favorites has long been the PB & banana
sandwich. When you need a hit of something filling on the spot, it really does
the trick. However, I’ve slowly done my best to ease that out of my late night
diet because potassium before bed is amongst the worst eating decisions you can
make (well, except for that one guy who’s eating 20 nuggets and a half pounder
at McDonalds), so I’m now usually making my lunches (or supper, whatever the
hell you want to call my 7pm meal on my strange hours) for work the night
before, and leaving half of it available for when I roll in around midnight.
Tonight is a hamburger I smoked on Tuesday night with hickory wood for about 2
hours at 225.
Thank you to everyone for your continued participation in
the thread; this doesn’t exist without you. We’re nearly done wrapping up the
QOTD for good, but we’ve still got a few good days left. Have a great day, and
I’ll be back with you tomorrow.