George and I spent many years sponsoring church youth groups. At the church in Big Spring, TX, the kids–from fourth to seventh grade–loved my brownies, homemade and fudgy. One Sunday, I didn’t have time to whip up a batch from scratch so I pulled out a mix. To make it special, I cut up cream cheese into little chunks and stirred them in. After I pulled them out of the oven, I took a deep breath. They looked and smelled wonderful. No one could figure out they were from a mix.
When I set the plate before the group, each took a brownie and studied it. In unison they said, “What are those white things?” I said, “Cream cheese.” Again, as one, they looked at me in horror and asked, “You put cheese in brownies?”
They didn’t find this addition in the least bit special. When I cleaned up the plates, each had a pile of tiny chunks of cream cheese.
Do you have a favorite story about young people and/or favorite recipes? I’d love to hear them.
I adore chocolate, lust after it. I love the feel of the smooth sweetness on my tongue, touching my lips. Just seeing a piece of chocolate cake makes me happy. Chocolate cheesecake throws me into songs of joy.
I’m also diabetic, not fun but under control. Sort of.
In a perfect world, my diet would consist of anything chocolate, pizza and cinnamon bread—maybe lemon ice cream.
When I go to the grocery store, my hungry eyes fall on delicious treats and I howl in despair because I cannot have them. Well, actually, I don’t howl out loud because I’m pretty sure the sound would frighten small children and their mothers. I’m a sensitive diabetic even when craving my brownie. Anyway, when I see something I yearn to eat, I pick it up and put it in my shopping cart. I wander around the store for a few minutes, then I return to the shelf, put “my precious” back and the craving is less.
I must trick my brain. I didn’t realize my brain was so easily duped but, if it works, great.
Do you have any tricks you use to resist food you shouldn’t have. Please—no mention of self-control. On this blog, that’s considered a four-letter word.