Tuesday, September 12

Ladies! This post is for you.

What, for you, warrants a bowl of ice cream or other desperate, fatty indulgence? A proven equation for me is:

One developing cold + one jar of peanut butter that went MIA between my grocery basket and my house + one trip out to store to get new PB for recipe + one parchment paper roll that flips out of the box onto the floor, unrolling + one glump (is that a word?) of peanut butter which falls off rickety scale and face down on counter* = a spoonful of peanut butter for me

What about you ladies? (men, I single out the ladies because we tend to cave nutritionally in situations like this; feel free to answer) Or, what is your favorite fatty indulgence? Now, I do see a slight pattern of peanut butter being involved in this mischief. I'll look into it.

* just like my old PB open-faced sandwiches used to do, all by themselves. Yet Dad (hi Dad!) would ground me from eating them for a while.

7 comments:

Tamara said...

CREAM CHEESE! I pile it on top of crackers. I will go through a full box in a week. Yummy! I am not a big fan of peanut butter, too sticky. But, I do find a lot of women using such a food to indulge.

Anonymous said...

Aw, too bad! In a case like yours I would reach for mint chocolate chip ice cream with liberal coating of magic shell. And a peanut butter fudge bar hot from the oven, like the ones probably sitting on your counter now. I see you've taken to coining words, too ;) unless you mean "desperate" - or "disparate." I always admire those who can coin words and have them sound as natural as "desparate" did in your sentence. Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll were masters at it.
-Maureen

Alicia said...

Hi Maureen! Alas, it was not a stroke of creativity that I did that, hehe. Thank you for your admiration, nonetheless. ;-)

Rebs said...

Well...I practically lived off of Caramel Chocolate McVitties in Ireland last year...or any biscuit for that matter :) I definitely turn to food (sweets) instead of Jesus when I'm stressed. Not good. I also downed my own pint of Ben & Jerry's and half a bottle of wine when I found out some bad news about a boy one time ;) Basically, I could write a book full of examples from my life! Ack! :)

Catherine said...

Usually when I'm stressed, tired, lonely, or overwrought about something. I'm really trying to work on that tendency in myself. Usually I try to trick myself (like having a fat free or sugar free or light version of something decadent) but that's not really addressing the heart issue at stake, you know?

Kat said...

HaHaHa.....my favorite fatty indulgence in times like these would have to

One tablespoon of Creamy PB + 1 Tbsp of Chocolate chips + a dash of raisins = mix it all together and ENJOY!!!

Stacey said...

These days it's juicy friut like pineapple, but every now and again I have to go with a combo of Chocolate and Peanut Butter. Remember how people would swarm to that ice cream when Alex's would put it out?