Thursday, April 4, 2013

You Got Chocolate On My Peanut Butter

What with it being the week following Easter, I've decided to attempt to remedy the damage done to my body via the ingestion of enough Cadbury Mini Eggs to fill a swimming pool.

 In my defence, not enough to fill an Olympic-size pool probably more along the lines of a Mr. Turtle pool.

I figure I really must eat more healthily is that even a word?? because I'm pretty sure a diet of Mini Eggs and Lindt Bunnies won't help me shake my socially embarrassing case of the sick and tireds.

Last night was a good start...for supper we had grilled salmon, with asparagus and whole grain rice.

This morning for breakfast I had a bowl of organic ancient grains cereal topped with a whole bunch of organic raspberries and at work I drank a couple of glasses of water.

So far so good...

And then for lunch I just polished off two pieces of Peanut Butter and Nutella bread.

...and a glass of organic milk.


What the hell is wrong with me??

Why must I sabotage any and all efforts to eat well???

I am a foolish FOOLISH girl.

But I'm not here to whine about my horrible eating habits...

I am actually here to grab you by the shoulders and shake you vigorously all the while shouting in your ear...








Holy Crap.

Why was I not informed??

Why did I have to wait DECADES for this particular wave of genius to strike??

This stroke of culinary genius struck last week during a dinner table conversation about something I can't remember and, all of a sudden, a great big delicious lightbulb went off:

Me - OH. MY. GOD. You know what would be super delicious?? Peanut Butter and Nutella TOGETHER!!! I am BRILLIANT!!

The Boy - Ummm...yeah...Max eats peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches all the time when he's here.

The Girl - Yeah ...he eats triple decker Peanut Butter and Nutella sandwiches.

Me - WHAT??  And nobody thought to tell me about this?? The kid's a GENIUS!!

The Boy - ....

The Girl - ...

So, guess what I had the next day for lunch...and the day after...and then again today!!!

Yep... two pieces of crappy white WonderBread slathered in a delectable combination of Peanut Butter and Nutella.


Although, I have to admit that by some strange coincidence, I developed a late afternoon headache on each of those days....


We'll have to wait a couple of hours to see if I can establish conclusively that it's the PB&N that's responsible for my  sore head woes and not, as previously stated, just some strange coincidence.

Let me get back to you with that one.

The questionable nutritive value of this particular dietary choice got me to thinking about all the stuff I ate as a kid that I would never in a million years, let my kids eat.

~Special Note to My Mom: Please don't see this as a condemnation of your parenting. Things were different back then...people got perms and didn't wear seat belts.~

So, here is:

A Comprehensive List of Things That I Ate on a Fairly Regular Basis When I was a Kid that I Would Never, In a Million Years, Let My Kids Eat
by: squirrel_e_girl
  • Peanut Butter and Brown Sugar on Toast : a go-to afterschool snack
  • KoolAid : 2 cups of white sugar, some food colouring, chemical flavouring and water...mmmmm
  • Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Fluff sandwiches : OH. MY. GOD. Delicious. If I was feeling extra adventurous, I'd throw on some strawberry jam for good measure.

  • Cinnamon Sugar and Butter on Toast: another go-to afterschool snack. 
  • Also, sometimes, my Mom would whip us up some Cream of Wheat for breakfast and we would cover the top of it with a layer of cinnamon sugar and then, with our spoons, scrape off the top layer of sugar and a wee bit of cereal, eat it and then sprinkle another layer of cinnamon sugar and repeat until bowl is empty....mmmmmmmmmm
  • Did I mention KoolAid??

Now, I hasten to add that apart from those delicacies listed above, my siblings and I were, against our wishes,  fed a healthy and well-balanced diet. Sugary cereals and cookies, pop, chips and McDonalds were allowed only on birthdays and the occasional  "special" occasion.

We were so hard done by that we had to make do with boring old Dad's oatmeal cookies and apples for school lunches and never EVER got Vachon Flakies or Jos Louis or Lune Moons for us.


Well, I gotta run.

 I'm getting a bit of headache.

How strange.

I've gotta go eat an apple or banana or something.

I'll leave you with this: I was reminded of these commercials when I had my EUREKA moment with Peanut Butter and Nutella


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

We'll have to wait a couple of hours to see if I can establish conclusively that it's the PB&N that's responsible for my sore head woes and not, as previously stated, just some strange coincidence.

Needs more experimentation... you have to eat PB&N at different times during the day. That's SCIENCE.

I don't have much of a sweet tooth, with one exception... the mighty Samoa. I just found out that Keebler makes a commercial version, which is dangerous, because I can get them year 'round now.

squirrel_e_girl said...

Science?? What's that?? Amen and Hallelujah!! :D HA!!

I am unfamiliar with the mighty Samoa but the Keebler cookie looks like something I'd most definitely be interested in. I wonder if they're available up here..hmmm ... some investigation might just be required. Thanks for the tip.

Laura said...

I'm *almost* sick of chocolate. Almost.

You guys must have been rich! KoolAid!!! Wow. I'm impressed.

Soooooo... cinnamon toast is bad? *scratches it off our breakfast list*..

Peanut butter and Nutella!!!!! You're a god damn genius! You'd better get a patent on that stat. Funny... I've never thought of it either and Laura lovessssss chocolate and peanut butter together. Now I'm going to have to try it.
Thanks for ruining my diet. :)

Oh yeah.. before I forget. Have I told you lately that I love you and that you're AWESOME????!!!!!!!


squirrel_e_girl said...

Noooo...YOU'RE awesome and I Love YOU!!

Thank you :D

I am proud to announce that I have not eaten a single solitary piece of candy or chocolate since last night at the movie theatre and that's been nearly 20 hours!! (we went to see The Croods...which was actually pretty entertaining)...I am a Pillar of Healthy Eating!!!