ScrapSayings, Food and Diet

What is food made of anyways? Explore the constituents of food: proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

  • Always in good taste

  • Amazing! You can hang something in your closet for a while and it shrinks two sizes!!

  • Are you buttering me up??

  • Before and After (dieting)

  • Berry Sweet / A Berry Smile (berries all over someone's face)

  • The Big Cheese

  • A Big Scooper (ice cream eater)

  • Blue plate special

  • The breakfast of champions

  • Bring home the bacon.

  • Calories Don't Count When Your On Vacation

  • Captain `Cook' -- Grill - Grub - Grog

  • Chef's Inspiration (leftovers)

  • The Chocolate Chip Cookie was inadvertently created in 1930 by Ruth Craves Wakefield at the Toll House Inn Whitman, MA. Lacking bakers chocolate for her cookie recipe, she substituted a chopped semi-sweet chocolate off a bar, expecting it to melt into the batter during baking. The chocolate did not melt, and the cookie became an instant American classic. Ruth received a lifetime supply of chocolate for the rights to publish the recipe.

  • Coffee and friends will warm the heart.

  • Comfort Food

  • Coffee Break

  • Couch Potato / Mashed Couch Potato

  • Cut the mustard

  • Cute enough to kiss (candy kisses)

    1) If no one sees you eat it - it has no calories.
    2) If you drink a diet soda with a candy bar - they cancel each other out.
    3) When eating with someone else, cut your calories in half.
    4) Food used for medicinal purposes NEVER counts, such as: chocolate, brandy, and Sara Lee Cheese Cake.
    5) If you fatten up everyone around you then you look thinner.
    6) Movie related foods don't count because they're simply part of the movie experience - the entertainment factor.
    7) Pieces of cookies contain no calories. The process of breaking up whole cookies into pieces causes the calories to leak out.
    8) Late Night snacking has no calories because it's too dark to read the calorie counts off the package. It's way too dark to write them in your counter book anyway.
    (A version of this was printed in Ann Landers column.)

  • Dinner time just got more interesting. (Bib, first solid food, feeding himself, first spaghetti)

  • Dinner Choices:
    1) Take It
    2) Leave It
    3) Fix it yourself BUT be sure to clean up your mess.

  • Do you eat to live or live to eat??
    Are you kidding? I live to eat!!!!

  • Does wine count as a serving of fruit?

  • Easy as Pie (the sign of pie)

  • Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

  • Eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow we diet.

  • Eat not to dullness, drink not to elevation. - Ben Franklin

  • Everything tastes better over an open fire.

  • A feast fit for a King (Burger King ad 1960's)

  • Feel the burn - loose consciousness.

  • Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. - Julia Child

  • Finger lickin' good - Kentucky Fried Chicken And no fair lickin' anyone else's fingers.

  • Food Fight

  • Give us this day our daily bread

  • Good cooks never lack friends.

  • Good Mood Food

  • Grilling Season

  • Guess who's coming to dinner? - groundbreaking movie by Stanley Kramer

  • Hand over the chocolate and no one will get hurt. (Use ripped magazine letters like a ransom note.)

  • A healthy diet requires lots of greens (golf).

  • High Tea (Tea and cakes or little sandwiches are served usually at 4pm in a proper English home.)

  • Home plate

  • How sweet it is.

  • Hung Overs (old leftovers)

  • I can bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan … but I'd rather just go out!!

  • I can deal with anything as long as I have Chocolate.

  • I don't care what you call me. Just don't call me late for dinner.

  • I eat from the four basic junk food groups: chips, chocolate, pastry, and ice cream.

  • I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino

  • I gave up jogging for my health. My thighs kept rubbing together and setting my pants on fire.

  • I put ketchup on my ketchup.

  • I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice cream!

  • I will gladly pay Tuesday for a hamburger today - Whimpy (from Popeye)

  • I will start running when you show me a runner who is smiling.

  • I'd give up chocolate, but I'm NO QUITTER!!!

  • I'll eat anything as long as it's covered in cheese or chocolate.

  • I'm so rumbly in my tumbly. Time for something sweet. - Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree

  • I'm the member of the "clean your plate" club!

  • I'm not a short-order cook.

  • I'm on a see food diet - I see food and I eat it.

  • If I eat equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate is that a balanced diet?

  • If I have to count the calories in a whole cookie - all the crumbs must be FREE!!

  • If life deals you lemons - make lemonade. If life gives you tomatoes then make some sauce and get the pasta!

  • In a SPLIT second it will be gone! (banana split)

  • In China you eat Chinese food, in Italy you eat Italian, in Greece you eat Greek, In the US you can visit them all.

  • The Incredible Edible Egg

  • Instant Human -- just add coffee

  • It's a marshmallow world! (cooking marshmallow treats, making and eating smores)

  • It's a piece of cake

  • Keep filling that cake/pie hole.

  • A kid's idea of a balanced meal is a hamburger in each hand.

  • King of the Grill and Queen of the Kitchen

  • Kiss-able Kids (candy kisses)

  • Let them eat cake!

  • Make mine Chocolate!!!

  • A meal, however simple, is a moment of intersection. It is at once the most basic, the most fundamental of our life's activities, maintaining the life of our bodies. Shared with others it can be an occasion of joy and communion, uniting people deeply.

  • Mother's/Grandma's recipes she made it every Sunday/holiday. (If you have recipes in their own writing - copy it for your cook book and mount the original in your scrapbook. You might want to put it in an acid free pocket to keep it from yellowing.)

  • No pain No gain

  • Nobody knows the truffles I've seen

  • OLD DIETERS never die, they just waist away

  • The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight -- by then your body and your fat have become very good friends.

  • One of life's mysteries is how a 2 pound box of candy can make a woman gain 5 pounds.

  • Peaches and Cream

  • People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and New year. They really need to be concerned with what they eat between NewYear and Christmas.

  • The pick of the crop.

  • π a'la mode (pie with a scoop of ice cream on top)

  • πR2. NO, pie are round: cake are square.

  • Proof is in the pudding! (pudding means dessert in England)

  • The Scoop: A drippy cone of homemade ice cream will lower your internal temperature on a sunny day. After all, isn't licking it fast before it melts one of life's most enduring pleasures? And parents helping the little ones with one BIG lick is just a small tax that children have to pay.

  • Skinny people irritate me! Especially when they say things like, "You know, sometimes I'm so busy I just forget to eat."

  • A spot of tea

  • Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles

  • Stressed spelled backward is DESSERTS!

  • Stress Diet:
    Breakfast: ½ grapefruit, 1 slice whole wheat toast, 8oz. Skim milk
    Lunch: 4oz. Lean broiled chicken breast, 1 cup steamed zucchini, 1 Oreo cookie, herb tea
    Mid afternoon snack: 1 medium apple, 10 more Oreos, 4 oz. Skim milk
    Dinner: 1 loaf of garlic bread, 1 SMALL cheese, pepperoni, onion, broccoli pizza (whole wheat crust), 1 Garden Salad (not iceberg lettuce-very little fiber) with grated cheese, ½ bottle of low fat ranch dressing, 3 LIGHT Beers
    Dessert: An Entire Frozen Cheesecake (can't wait for it to thaw-eat it right out of the box)
    Midnight snack: The rest of the package of Oreo Cookies, Large bowl of Rocky Road Ice Cream, half hour later another large bowl of ice cream (OH WELL! YOU LASTED LONGER THAN THE LAST DIET)

  • Sugar and Spice

  • Sweet Inspiration

  • Sweet to eat and lots of fun too. Now tell me how to get rid of this goo. (melted candy, cotton candy)

  • Sweets for the sweet

  • Sweet Pea

  • Table It

  • Tea and Crumpets

  • That's just icing on the cake!

  • Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. - Edward Stanley

  • Through thick or thin (dieting)

  • Thrilling Grilling

  • The two biggest sellers in book stores are cookbooks and diet books. The cookbooks tell you how to prepare the food and the diet books, tell you how not to eat any of it. - Andy Rooney

  • Two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seed bun.

  • Two Peas in a Pod

  • Two Scoops (ice cream or raisin bran)

  • Vegging Out

  • Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit.

  • When I'm stressed I surround my self with all my comfort foods…and then I feel a little better.

  • When asked into how many pieces he wanted his pizza cut, he said: "Four. I don't think I can eat eight." - Yogi Berra

  • Where there is food, there's a way.

  • Will trade coffee for gossip.

  • You sweeten my life.

  • Yum Yum Eat it up


  • Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.

  • A boiled egg is hard to beat.

  • The butcher backed up into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.

  • A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.

  • Thieves who steal corn from a garden could be charged with stalking.

  • When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.


-- Make sure you get those family recipes in your scrapbook. If you can get a card or letter in your mother's or grandmother's handwriting, copy it for your book and put the card in an acid-free clear envelope. This will slow the aging of the paper.

-- Make sure you save all your old family recipes in your computer for safety sake. In case of fire or other disaster always store a backup disk at work or someone's house.

See also: chocolate.