There are a couple of thoughts that have been bouncing around in my head lately:
Be careful, what you say might come back to bite you
Many a truth said in jest.
With Christmas now behind us, it’s time to sort out the good from the bad, and I’m talking about goodies. Surprisingly, we did pretty well in the food stakes, not too much overindulgence and the ant-acids are still in the packet. Poor Hubby suffers from reflux and over the holidays, we have discovered a LOT of things he can no longer have, so it’s up to me to do them justice. Usually I’d cheer, but……………
Remember in a Share Your World last month I asked if you could eat your weight in chocolate? I never suggested all in one sitting but that thought actually makes me feel quite ill ! Much as I love chocolate, a single bar is usually enough to satisfy my craving.
Multiply that ten fold by the boxes, bags and tubs of the stuff I have dotted about the house, and only one person in the house can eat it, then you get my drift.
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Ask your husband to hide them. 😂
There is so little storage space that would be impossible. However, I can be pretty strong willed and as long as I don’t go to the drawers or cupboards too often, I’ll be fine. The stuff under the bed is ‘safe’ as although I can get down on the floor, it’ hard to get up again!!
Haha! You’ve thought of all eventualities
I try. Maya can’t get to the tub of chocolates under the bed, I have a recipient in mind for one box of chocolates as they have a special birthday this year so we can get her some flowers as well, and the rest are tucked away for when I fancy some, which I can honestly say, is not at the moment!
That’s good planning
Hi Di, I try not to buy or make to much rich and decadent food even at Christmas time as it is so easy to overindulge and it is much harder to loss weight than to put it on.
Hubby cannot tolerate much more than we thought, so I shall not be buying anything ‘special’ next year other than the turkey and veg for dinner. I don’t even have to get the Christmas Puddings because I already have them (long shelf life!)
Ration them, they’ll last awhile
They’ll last until October so my goal is to make them and not buy any at all until then!
Yes, the same with me when it comes to eating chocolate. I just can’t eat very much of it. I tend to sometimes keep a kit-kat in the fridge once a week…and break a finger!
Not literally I hope!!
I’m taking a big tote bag of chocolate to my former work place for a celebration just before Lent! I have to get rid of all 30 chocolate bars by then. We are having a chocolate tasting party.
Oh cruel fate!! I remember we had a carrot cake tasting contest at work and tried three different recipes, one using imperial measures, one metric and one using oil rather than margarine. No-one knew who had used what and it was the oil recipe that came out top followed by the imperial measurements. Our American guest had used oil and I’d used imperial.