A few days ago, my husband sent me a text message to say he was on the way to the grocery store.
Him: Do you want anything?
Me: YES PLEASE!
Him: Um, what do you want?
Me: Oh. You meant BESIDES ice cream?
It hadn’t even crossed my mind that he was asking about milk or eggs—unless, of course, those were ingredients in the ice cream. It had been that kind of day.
Which leads me to choosing diet for the letter D. Now, wait… this is far from a preachy post. First of all, I used to be more than fifty pounds heavier than I am now, but I sure didn’t live on rice cakes to lose the weight. For me, it was all about portions. Years ago, I was one of those senseless eaters. Now I just pay attention.
But this post is not about that. I’m no health guru. Maybe I should just change this post theme from diet to delicious or maybe even dairy.
Wait. DESSERT. Yes.
This post is a response to the text message about ice cream. I thought: I really LOVE ice cream. It’s true. I eat it several times a week. Gelato too (which technically isn’t ice cream, but I put it in the same category o’ nom).
“I could live on ice cream and not miss much!”
Hm, is that really true? When you think of the flavors and forms ice cream comes in, maybe it could be true. What would I miss?
Plenty of coffee flavors out there. Chocolate too. There’s green tea ice cream. Tons of fruit flavors. Even some vegetables… pumpkin, especially. Oh—avocado. Man, I’d miss that. Hm wait… apparently you can make avocado ice cream! Not exactly guacamole, but it would do—plus, I always trust Alton Brown.
Especially in ethnic and specialty markets, there are heaps of unique flavors available as ice cream or gelato. I could probably manage just fine for a while, but only emotionally—not nutritionally, alas.
Still, writing this post was good for finding some new recipes. When we registered our KitchenAid mixer, they mailed us a free ice cream maker attachment and I have yet to use it. Better get mixin’!
So, what type of food could you be happy having most of the day—if you had to?