Reason number 5,273 I will never be considered a “foodie” – I like Hot Pockets sandwiches.
There, I said it. It feels like a confession – a weight has been lifted off my chest!
Growing up I was encouraged to have an experimental and sophisticated palate. I learned to love octopus, sea urchins, and snails. I dined on sweetbreads, oxtail, and tongue. My parents took us to fancy restaurants in Europe and street carts in Asia. It seems the culinary world was at my feet. With a few exceptions.
We were never allowed to have any fun, kid-oriented sugary cereals in our home. We didn’t eat Pop Tarts or frozen burritos. And we never had Hot Pockets. Stuff that could be considered “kid food” was never on the plate at home. Maybe that’s why as an adult I learned to love the occasional convenience food – not as a rule but as an exception, a treat.
Of course traditional Hot Pockets were not gluten free but now there exists gluten free versions.
There was a reason that I wasn’t raised on convenience foods as a