Thursday, March 20, 2008

Ode to banana pudding and chocolate cinnamon bears

So while Adam was gone last weekend I decided to make him a special treat. He has said he loves banana pudding especially the banana pudding a woman made on his mission. Well I couldn't exactly call up the woman from his mission, so I looked on-line and found numerous banana pudding recipes. I could have made it completely from scratch but that had eggs in it and that's a little risky being pregnant and all so I opted for the homemade, but less homemade one. It is quite delicious.
It has a layer of vanilla wafers, I purchased the orange and purple shrek vanilla wafers because they were on sale, then a layer of banana slices, then a layer of banana pudding (mixed with a can of sweetened condensed milk, and cool whip), then another layer of vanilla wafers, another layer of banana, the pudding mix over that and then to top it all off more cool whip. Oh it is delightful and I think Adam has found a new love in life. He loves his banana pudding and guards it with his life. It is really good and I have to admit I have a weakness for it also, not that that's a surprise I definitely got my mom's sweet tooth, darnit!! OH how I wish I was one of those people who had self-control, but no alas, I am one of those people who shamelessly eats all the sugar I want and then shamelessly regrets it!
Well now I have to write about the junk food I am in love with. During my pregnancy, unfortunately I haven't craved anything healthy, which is unfortunate because I'm gonna have to lay off the sweets soon if I don't want to gain two baby's worth of weight. Which I don't, yet my sweet tooth just controls me sometimes. I have been craving Taco Bell. I just love taco bell, just two soft tacos and I'm happy. I've been good about that and Adam has allowed me to splurge only three times in almost 7 months, which is a good thing or else we would probably go there every day. The other junk food that I just love love love is Chocolate covered Cinnamon Bears. Oh what a delight. Simply divine, food of the Gods. And the best part is, Adam doesn't like them at all. He hates what he calls, fake cinnamon flavored things. I on the other hand love them, so it's perfect I get to enjoy my chocolate covered cinnamon bears unrestrained and I don't have to share. Okay I do need to be restrained and Adam usually give me a hard time because he knows that I don't want to blow up like a balloon, but I always seem to find my way into the kitchen without him noticing me. I get extra quite and pull a handful of cinnamon bears out of the bag as silently as I can and then I stealthy leave the kitchen. Adam gets so caught up in his homework that he is clueless. I feel that I am fooling him, but he isn't the one who needs to lay off the sweets, it's me so I'm really fooling no one. Yet this passion for chocolate covered cinnamon bears continues. Luckily I ate the last few last night, so I think no more cinnamon bears for me, unfortunately, but I'm sure i'll find some other way to fill my sugar need.
Let's just say we are a family who loves our food!


McGrew fam said...

Thats so funny!! I'm the same way I can't so no to sweets. When I did chocolate fountain events for Nicole we would always have cinnamon bears to dip in the chocolate fountain and everyone loved it!

Jess and Heather said...

mmm chocolate covered cinnamon bears are divine!! I totally agree with you!

Scott & Stef said...

You are so funny! I have to admit I really like chocolate covered cinnamon bears too, you can share with me since adam doesn't like them!
I am so excited to move down by you guys, only about a month! yay!