As I begin shopping for Thanksgiving – me being my food obsessed self is wondering whether or not to get dessert.
At this point I really don’t want it.
Since my family isn’t what you would call normal, we haven’t done the holidays in a normal way for years. I cook dinner – hope it gets done in time, and take some to my mom.
Mom has a kitchen, but we fight and there’s no way I’m cooking there with her hounding me all day. I in turn make her a nervous wreck, so it’s a no win situation. If I cook at home, I can do whatever I want and I don’t have mom looking over my shoulder telling me I’m doing it all wrong.
Odd, how I manage to make a great Thanksgiving dinner even though I’ve managed not to do a thing right.
I’m debating how I want to eat. I’m inclined to save the turkey and polebeans for the rest of the week and only eat stuffing, mashed potatoes and yams (the yams will have loads of butter/smart balance, brown sugar and marshamallows. The family will kill me if I don’t make them And I’m not sure that diet brown sugar will cut the mustard.) Talk about carb consumption!
But these are my favorites and after Thursday I won’t eat them. I bought butter along with the Smart Balance: if I don’t use the butter I’ll give it to mom. I also bought half and half for the mashed potatoes: but I also bought Fat Free Half and Half.
And, after all my thinking on no dessert, I had a brilliant idea today on my way home from shopping. I think I’m going to pick up some low sugar/low fat vanilla yogurt. Dish up a dish and put some almond extract on it. Then, I’ll have a dessert that tastes like eggnog. Try it, you’ll see. This will kill 2 birds with one stone: solve my dessert issues, and satisfy my lust for eggnog.
Which I forgot about. Until I saw it in the store today.