Thursday, July 9, 2009
Full disclosure, I’m eating a mini York Peppermint Patty as I’m writing this… I’m just saying.
So, I’m curious, what’s your take on sweets. How often do you eat them? How often do you let your kiddos eat them? What are your favorites? (I'm a dark chocolate girl...the darker the better.)
In my dreams I’m channeling MeMe Roth* -- a sugar tyrant (Roth might be a little abrasive and over the top but as harsh as she seems, she’s pretty spot on in her thinking…), only allowing treats on absolute special occasions. But it’s not my reality. I like, no, I LOVE dessert. I love to bake, I love chocolate, I love making cupcakes and setting up a candy “buffet” for all our birthday parties. I can’t help it; it’s festive.
But while I have some modicum of self control (peppermint patties notwithstanding) my girlies don’t. They’d eat candy for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I let them. They can’t get enough. So I have to set some guidelines. Generally I don’t buy sweets to keep around the house. (I do make an exception for good ice cream.) And I’ve tried to institute a rule that we only eat sweets if we make them from scratch (no boxed cake mix). That helps curb sugar mayhem a bit.
So spill it… What’s the sweets low-down at your house?