Sunday, January 3, 2010

The End of Face-Stuffing Season

It started out innocently enough.

We went to my sister's house the week before Christmas. She is one of the most amazing cooks I know. She whipped up an ice cream dessert that called my name from the freezer all night long until I could resist its beckoning no longer and went at it with a fork at 2 am.

I am so not kidding. And, I would never, ever tell you about something so utterly amazing without sharing the recipe with you. (It's comin'!)

She also lives five minutes from a Bojangles. And, a Chick-fil-A. Where the sweet tea flows freely from large vats and the buttermilk biscuits live happily ever after with their first love. Butter.

Then, we headed up north to Grandma's house. My mother-in-law also happens to be an amazingly wonderful cook and we never wanted for food from the moment we walked through the door. She filled our Christmas breakfast table with goodness galore and then she served us Chicken Tetrazzini for dinner. If you haven't tried it yet, I PROMISE YOU, it is one of the best foods on earth.

I ate a month's worth of calories on Christmas Day.

Mom also stocked the house with homemade cookies and breads and filled a jar on top of the TV with peanut M&Ms and I was helpless against them.

Alas, we've returned home now and I have declared it The End of the Face-Stuffing Season around here.

I'm putting my foot down.

I'm taking a stand.

We're going to stop all of this eating what we want, when we want nonsense.

Do you hear that Lincoln?

Lincoln? Are you listening to Momma?

Hello? Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?


  1. Can you come and put your foot down in my household too... I need help!

  2. Hahahaha! Love that picture!
    Yes - the face stuffing needs to stop over here too. But - I want the recipe! :)

  3. Bah ha ha!!! Chocolate is such a happy food....

    You could just put the chocolate chips in his reach again. ;o)

  4. Bahahhaa... That story was awesome... You had me going with a Sarah story and then it took a crazy left turn with Lincoln. AWESOME! Guy after our heart, huh?

  5. well, at least he's got pants on this time. besides, it looks like that pan was almost empty... if he hadn't cleaned it out, you would have had to!

  6. Awwww, I miss him! What a cutie :)

  7. hahaha! you are too much! I said I was going to start exercising today, but here I sit, reading blogs.....

  8. Just read your FB status and if you keep serving raw and uncooked food for Lincoln's dinner I'm sure he will stop stuffing his face all too soon, LOL.

    Please tell me, am I the only person you know who hates to cook? I watched my daughter thrive in her kitchen making dish after dish of complicated food. I finally sat down and told her I was done and was helping no more! I hated it. I was more than happy to do her dishes, but I'll leave the cooking to you who are so gifted...Ian and Giada!

  9. LOL!!!! Love these pictures. We can compare our squishy middles later today.

  10. I too had quite the face stuffing season... glad to know I am not the only one having a hard time giving it up... love your little chocolate thief!!