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Wednesday 5: 5 Essential Midnight Snacks

October 19, 2011

I may be more excited for Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon than I am for Halloween.

I have my books all picked out. I think.

Dad is at the ready to make me pasta sauce (it always tastes better when he makes it) cheer me on, and remind me to get at least some  sleep. On Friday afternoon I am decamping to my parents’ house, to go to bed early, wake up at 7, and read read read read! For as many of the 24 hours as I can manage.

Years of college all-nighters, finishing new Harry Potter books in one sitting, and of course, the April read-a-thon have taught me the importance of good book snacks. The kind that sustain, but don’t stain what I’m reading.

There will also be tea: I alternated black and green chai last year, and it worked rather nicely!

My favorites:

1. Crunchy veggies. With hummus or salad dressing. Hummus has the advantage of being less drippy.

2. Cocoa-covered almonds. Keri got me hooked on these before the April read-a-thon. They were her travel snacks, and I completely hijacked them. They may have been my favorite snacks of the event!

3. Yogurt. Has the advantage of being somewhat healthy, good for breakfast, and easy to eat with a book in your lap. Bonus points for kefir or yogurt smoothies, as they are drinkable.

4. Cheese and cucumber sandwiches. Cheese sandwiched between two cucumber slices. I may be the only person I know who does this.

5. Hot chocolate. I make it with milk, so I feel that it counts as a snack, not a beverage.

In just a couple of days, it’s read-a-thon time!

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