Tuesday, January 08, 2008

heavenly dessert

The angel in this picture appears to be offering a prayer of thanksgiving for a heavenly dessert, prepared by hand by some kind soul. This is a cherry cheesecake. Mmmmm... Thanks to the miracle of Lactaid, I was able to enjoy some. And after having eaten some of this dessert, I changed my mind about the angel. Now I think it is preparing to dive in head-first!


I have a scale in my bathroom, but I won't step on it right now, because unfortunately, it only goes up to three digits. Man, you can't even count all the desserts that have been floating around since... I was going to say Thanksgiving, but I really should include the Halloween candy, too. People have been serving yummy stuff at get-togethers, next to the coffeemaker at the office, dessert with every meal... including breakfast and lunch!


The proliferation of sugar is so obnoxious that people aren't surprised or offended if you decline an offer for something they baked themselves.

"Care for a chocolate chunk or oatmeal raisin cookie?"

"No thanks, I'm good."

"I understand."


THIS IS JUST INSANE!! I think I'll go on a two-week diet of seaweed and tree bark, just to recalibrate.


Anonymous said...

oh, yum...tree bark, my fave!

lorenzothellama said...

Happy New Year Craver! And to Mrs Craver too.

Good luck with the detoxing. I'm desperately trying to avoid certain foodstuffs and certain beverages to give my poor liver a rest!

Love Lorenzo.

lorenzothellama said...

McEwens Export is a rather strong canned beer that Maalie is very partial to. I would leave it alone if I were you or you might end up like Maalie!

L.L. Barkat said...

Oh, do. You can come to my house for pine needle tea. :)

Craver Vii said...

Nancy, did you see the animated feature Ice Age? There was a sloth who tried to get a couple of bullies to eat pine cones. Funny scene.

Thanks 'Renzo. End up like Maalie... Do you mean SMILING? [hic!]

I would gladly try some of that pine needle tea, LL. Just don't try to get me to eat pine cones. It didn't go over well in cartoonland.

Anonymous said...

Seaweed and tree bark? Sounds like a beaver trying to build a dam in the ocean. :)

Ted M. Gossard said...

Now you're talking. Well, you ought to visit my wife on this, she'd give you a nice earfull. She's into vegan, and an evangelist in it. But it has been an immense help to her health. And I feel better when I'm on it, though never near 100% like she is- I mean on her vegan diet.

Good humor here, but so true. Too much sugar and chocolate everywhere it seems. Thougth I'll skip the seaweed and tree bark.

orneryswife said...

Seaweed and tree bark would definitely recalibrate your system, but I am not certain you'd like the new you...Although they say seaweed is very nutritious (whoever "they" are).

Craver Vii said...

Have any of you ever had seaweed candy? They have seaweed EVERYTHING in Japan. I had these candies that were sort of a rice cracker base, wrapped in seaweed and covered with a mildly sweet glaze.

Craver Vii said...

It tasted like...


Unknown said...

Bark to scrape out the insides and salt to preserve?? :)