Monday, April 13, 2009

Sweet Surrender

An unexpected hazard of Teen Angel’s new job at the local bakery is that she always comes home from work carrying a small white box, saying something like, “Here, we had a (insert decadent dessert here) leftover today and I thought you might want it.” Cookies, cookie bars, scones, cupcakes, you name it. Always with the little white box she is. And that leads to outrageous decisions on a Sunday night like, “What do you want for supper, Honey? Some soup or a couple of these desserts?”“Would you like the chocolate chess square or the lemon square in box #1, the coconut cream tart in box #2, a piece of the banana cream pie that Mama J. made to replace the one she made last week that we dropped on the back step before we could eat it? Or a hunk of the chocolate cherry cake the neighbors gave us for watching their house while they were in Hilton Head all winter missing the eighteen days of ice storm power outage hell?”

"Hmmm. I'll take the sampler platter."

At this rate, we’ll each be big as the side of a barn by June.

8 comments:

Mike Golch said...

and I was doing so well with my diet,reading this I think I gained back the 2 pounds I lot this week!Wink Wink!

Jason, as himself said...

Some people's problems....

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

Coconut cream tart? Oh how I love anything coconut cream.

Granted, my rear-end and hips don't, but oh...I sure do!! : )

Trailboss said...

How funny! That has to be hard. My husband would be in diabetic Heaven if that was our house. I am not very tempted by sweets. I guess it has something to do with the face that my dad (who was a dentist) didn't allow us to have many sweets at all. That is quite a "problem" to have!

Janis said...

Oh Lord have Mercy, my hubby would be in Hog Heaven! I worked in a bakery when I was a teenager, they never let me bring home stuff. You guys are gonna have to have big time will power.

Mia said...

Between all that AND the ice cream man...just give up now!

A New England Life said...

I have to snicker out loud Hula girl. My older daughter works at a local donut shop and it's the same thing.

Being the bad mom I am I seldom took the kids to places like that when they were growing up, now we have donuts and Coolata's and mocha latte's all the time. I love 'em, but not so sure it's what I should be eating with bikini season coming on strong!

The Church Lady said...

I totally feel that ice cream for dinner is acceptable!! I am trying sooooo hard to loose weight right now though. 10 down and about 30 to go!