One of the very best things in my life is eating desserts. I love them. I am the person that walks into a restaurant and checks out the dessert tray or dessert menu first – usually makig an entrée choice based on my dessert review.
Growing up, I was lucky to be born into a family of great cooks. My mother baked a homemade-from-scratch dessert every day……peach cobbler, banana pudding, sweet potato pie, etc. If I visited one of my grandmothers and/or aunts, there was a homemade dessert in their kitchens, too. It was normal. It was natural. We (the kids) had to eat all of our other healthy foods to acquire approval to eat dessert but it was never a problem because we had a cousin who would (upon request) eat the food item you didn’t like for you………squash, broccoli, beets, spinach, etc……..I always wondered if he had normal taste buds.
It was heartbreaking when I became an adult and finally realized I could no longer eat dessert every day. At first, I thought my clothes were shrinking and then I acknowledged that I was actually growing larger. So, I had to accept that I would have to enjoy my desserts in moderation. Now, I have dessert only for special occasions and holidays – sometimes splitting them with friends. However, I must admit the moderation step has only made desserts more desirable. As they say, the forbidden fruit (or dessert) is always sweeter!
Here are a few desserts from some of my favorite Houston restaurants:
Do you eat desserts?
If so, how often do you eat them?