There’s something about being on vacation or visiting family that makes it seem ok to eat the foods we wouldn’t normally eat or, worse, in the quantities we wouldn’t normally eat.
While visiting Chad and Nicole, we ate like little pigs! It was good stuff too!
First, we made the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Snickerdoodle Cookies. As soon as I saw those on Sheri’s blog, I wanted to make them and when I showed the recipe to Nicole, she said “let’s go to the store!” and off we went. They were so delicious!
Then, Nicole made blueberry muffins. Addie loves blueberries. We were at the store the other day and I put blueberries in the basket. Addie grabbed them and said “BLUEBERRIES! I love you!” The muffins were so delicious.
Then, Nicole and I were talking about all things pumpkin and I mentioned a pumpkin roll that my friend, Judy, had shared with me last year. We made a pumpkin roll! It was so delicious!
Then, Sheri posted a recipe for pretzels and we made those! Yum . . so delicious!
We’ve been so busy diving into the things we shouldn’t be eating, I didn’t even take pictures! Weird.
They don’t eat like this when I’m not here and I surely don’t eat like this when I’m not here.
Diet time at my house!
Dottie N. says
Y’all made beautiful and yummy memories!! It’s all good.
Rebecca in SoCal says
Oh, my…I am going to exercise self-restraint and not look up the recipe for those wonderful-sounding cookies. (I love pumpkin foods.)
I hope Vince hasn’t been waiting for you to return and make non-diet foods!
Nothing says celebration like yummy food!
Mmm – now you’re making me hungry …..
Mary C in WA says
It’s fun to eat fun foods while visiting. You might have to plant a garden for them next trip so they can eat healthy stuff like you do in Texas.
I am going to regret it – but I am going to have to look into those cookies……and pumpkin roll??????!!!! LOVE IT!!!
BTW, a little off topic, but have you seen this pattern?:
Special foods just go with special times. I have things I make only when certain people from out of town visit… sometimes the expectation of it makes it even more special and is just another element of the memories!
I so agree. I just returned from vacation and am now looking at the scale and facing reality. I wish I could figure out how to vacation and not make it about food….and wine!:)
Teri Jordan says
Sounds good to me…..I’m going to try all the recipes…..
Same here, we never eat fried foods and very little processed anything–all bets are off when we travel home to Arkansas.