Monday, August 6, 2012

Cold Fudge

I read recently that the foods you eat while pregnant can impact your baby's tastes once he or she is born. That means, of course, that I should be filling up on antioxidant-rich berries, fiber-filled zucchini, and salmon chock-full of omega-3 fats.

Do you want to know what I ate all weekend? Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, peanut butter and banana sandwiches (with honey, of course), and hot fudge sundaes. Heavy emphasis on the hot fudge sundaes because I made homemade hot fudge, which is life-changing.

In between sundae time, I did this:

I ate leftover hot fudge straight from the fridge with a spoon.

You can't see this, but I'm hanging my head in shame right now. And in that spirit, I offer up a note to my yet-unborn child:

Dear Baby,

When you refuse to eat pureed squash in 9 months or so, I promise to remember that it's my fault for not eating enough vegetables while you were still a bun in the oven. I will not have a hissy fit when you throw said squash onto the kitchen floor. I will only cry a few tears of frustration when you follow-up by flinging it at my face instead. And I apologize for that sweet tooth. Maybe you can try applesauce instead of chocolate chip cookies? Be better than me.

Your Mom


  1. Too funny! Nothing is set in stone though. My daughter has a definite sweet tooth, but bananas are one of her favorite foods. They are possibly the food I can't stand the most.

    And homemade hot fudge is flippin fantastic. In fact, I might have to go make some right now. (If you eat it cold, just call it ganache. It seems more virtuous that way.)

  2. Mari, you are a wise woman. Ganache sounds virtuous AND classy.