I have a very small sweet tooth. Ever so slight. The problem is that when Easter rolls around, and with it, the abundance of candy available, my slight sweet tooth goes into overdrive. It just happens that a few of the things that I like are available now. Cadbury Creme Eggs. They totally do me in. Jelly beans. Love them. And the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in the shape of eggs. All this from someone who doesn’t really have a sweet tooth.
I’ll never forget the day I signed up with a personal trainer to get me in shape for my wedding. A local drugstore had all their candy marked down to 90% off. I had bought
way too much a bagful of Cadbury Creme Eggs for 5 cents each. Just too hard to resist. As I sat at my desk, talking with the trainer, I tried to push the bag further underneath my desk so he wouldn’t see it. As soon as he left, I threw them away.
Even though we’re adults and with our own kids, my mom still makes Easter baskets for us. I love that. Sometimes it’s nice to feel like a kid again and forget all those weighty responsibilities we deal with day to day. This year I told her “no candy. Please.” I just don’t want to be tempted. I have so far managed to avoid the Easter candy that I’ve seen while out and about, but I knew if she bought it, I’d give in. And I didn’t want to.
Then recently, I read that 10 jelly beans is only two Weight Watchers points. I’m not on Weight Watchers completely (more on that next week), but to me that meant that maybe I could relent. Just a little. I e-mailed my Mom. “Jelly beans are ok. But nothing else.” She responded with “Oh good, because otherwise you’d be breaking a ten year tradition.” Nothing like a little good Catholic guilt to get me back on the wagon. See, every year I buy the bags of jelly beans. I eat the red, purple, pink and white and then pass it along to my mom, who eats her two favorite colors, and then my dad gets the last two colors, which happen to be his favorites. It works out quite well actually. We’ve been doing it for as long as I can remember. Apparently ten years now. And to think I almost stopped! So, for now, our glass cookie jar is filled with jelly beans. I’m rationing. Ten a day.
March 17, 2010, Photo #65
With a name like O’Malley, you *know* that we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at full tilt. Although I had dinner plans with a friend tonight, the kids ate green with a pizza from a local place. Although I knew the dough was going to be green, I wasn’t expecting it to be quite *that* green. Our corned beef and cabbage dinner comes Saturday.
What a great tradition of eating your favorite jelly beans then passing the bag along. How fun!
I buy cadbury creme eggs and keep them in my freezer. I love them that much. And you never know when you might need one in an “emergency.” =)
I am a huge Easter candy fan too. I LOVE Cadbury Cream Eggs!!!!! It doesn’t help that I have a whole mouth full of sweet teeth not just one sweet tooth!
I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but oh boy, those Reece’s eggs are my downfall. They are perfection and bigger than the normal Reece’s which means I can’t stay away. I actually ate a whole package when I was pregnant with my daughter. The baby wanted more ;)
Good luck with weight watchers!
I can’t help myself around easter candy either. Especially the Reese’s. Peanut butter and chocolate = no self control. I’m pretty bad about jelly beans also, but like you said, at least they’re not absolutely horrendous for you. Yay for giving in a litlte bit…it’s one day out of the year…maybe your mom could just not give you that MANY jelly beans.
Those pizzas look good! Especially the second one. I couldn’t help but laugh at the green.
Blond Duck says
Popped in to say hi! I have a terrible sweet tooth…and I adore jellybeans!
YUM! i love Cadbury Cream Eggs and jelly beans
I like jelly beans too. But, haven’t found a sugarless one yet. Course haven’t been looking that hard either.
Out of sight, out of mind…….