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Do You Snack While Making Dinner?

On Sunday night, when I was making myself dinner, I realized that I always have a small snack while cooking. Whether it's a couple of olives and a glass of red wine or a chunk of cheese and a cold beer, the snack tides me over until the main meal is ready. I think it's because I love appetizers, but whatever the reason, I'm wondering if I'm not alone. Do you graze while you cook?

RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
All the time, always some of whatever I'm making. I rarely eat a whole portion of what I made.
Ladyseven Ladyseven 7 years
Pickles, crackers, bits of whatever I'm making (especially with salad or tacos) or if I'm starving, a half sandwich with pb&j or cheese.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
- Spinach & Ketchup - Bell Peppers & Mustard - Spaghetti Squash - Nori Sheets - Tomato Paste - Olives & Anchovies
tresbien tresbien 7 years
i second the hummus and crackers. or some cheese and a glass of wine.
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
I used to, but have found myself doing most of the work in the kitchen. I don't have time to stop and snack. I may drink water though.
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
I don't get out a whole separate snack. I just graze on whatever I am making.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
I snack on what I'm cooking, especially if I'm chopping veggies.
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
I'll pop a few olives when I'm cooking, or snack on prep stuff like veggies.
katiekat95 katiekat95 7 years
Always a glass of wine or a beer/ sometimes cheese or nuts
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I usually nosh on a few baby carrots while I cook. Or I'll drink a vodka and soda. Nothing too heavy.
Chica8a Chica8a 7 years
depends on what i am cooking but usually some fruit
Eleuthera Eleuthera 7 years
I am too frenetic when I am making dinner to taste anything, even when I am talking to others noshing in the living room. At dinner parties, every so often, I love to take a minute or two and dash in to be sociable...and to take a nibble. In those cases I almost always have a glass of wine or a cocktail but forget to drink it until the meal is almost ready!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Olives or cheese.......and a T & T!
Enchanting Enchanting 7 years
Crackers with ... something.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
My dogger does though :)
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Nope, it ruins my appetite. I eat every 4/5 hours anyway so I can wait.
weffie weffie 7 years
Def when chopping veggies, I always cut a little extra cos I know I'll eat them before they make it into the meal :) But I don't get out a whole separate snack if I'm already making food, just pick at whatever's in front of me (plus wine, obvi)...
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
I snack on what I'm cooking, especially if its veggies, bread or cheese. And always have a drink nearby :)
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 7 years
I love goat cheese on crackers- or brie with wine. So good.
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
Nope, I like to keep my palette clean...and then it also ruins my appetite
littlething77 littlething77 7 years
i usually just have a glass of wine or a beer. i guess that still counts, right? :)
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 7 years
Usually whatever veggies are going into my dinner (if they're good raw), or my boyfriend will snack on hummus and chips sometimes so I'll take a few bites of that. Last night I kept sneaking olives from the greek pizza we were making.
jules0701 jules0701 7 years
It depends on what I'm making, but usually olives or some crackers of some sort.
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