I find myself in a bit of a conundrum lately. I think I have become somewhat of a food snob, at least when it comes to sweets and baked goods. Not just the regular will do anymore. I blame trendy food trucks and Trader Joe’s, however my love for Trader Joe’s is so great that I could never blame it for anything.
This could be considered a good thing because none of my childrens Halloween candy even appealed to me this year. If it is not %62 cacao then move it along. You think this would cause me to eat less sweets but no. I find myself suspiciously close to the places where I can get the treats that speak to me. My children’s pediatrician is so close to all my favorite bakeries and of course trader Joe’s. The dentist and my midwife are also conveniently placed right next to all of the deliciousness. Instead of running to the nearest 7-11 to indulge my sweet tooth for a buck or two. I find myself on instagram seeing where the gourmet liege waffle food truck is that day. Oh it is near the post office? I think I need to mail a letter.
All of these indulgences are doing terrible things to my waistline and my pocketbook as you can imagine. I even have a chocolate cupboard in my kitchen. Well not a cupboard made out of chocolate although that would be amazing, but a cupboard dedicated to my snobby treats. I do in fact share, but have been known to hoard my dark chocolate cookie butter candy bars every once in awhile.
I have to say the bliss of eating a fancy treat after I have painstakingly put all four kids to bed is pretty much heavenly. Sometimes that is all I am looking forward too when I am having a rough day. I know this should not be a regular occurrence but am struggling with the moderation part. Perhaps when my kids are a little older and not so dramatic I will slow it down a bit.
Who am I kidding? We have not even approached the teenage years yet! Bring on the Gourmet chocolate covered almonds, also I think I am going to need a bigger cupboard.