Sunday, December 28, 2008

Oh now that can't be!!

Due to the worst storm our city has seen in 40 years, we have spent the last week completely snowed in. With the exception of Dave's brother and sister in law rescuing us for Christmas eve and day, today was the first time we left the house since last Saturday!! Well, I guess we did walk to the store a few times, but you get what I am saying. Snowed in....
...and I have LOVED IT!!!! We have been hanging out, staying up late, sleeping in late, watching TV, watching lots of movies, reading, and eating. And boy do I mean eating. As I type this I am sitting here praying my work pants will fit for tomorrow.
Something about being snowed in...and Christmas time...and just being so warm and cozy (because you know my wardrobe this week has consisted of sweats and more sweats) has made me want to bake. I had made some holiday goodies earlier in the month and delivered those to friends and neighbors already, but I had the itch to bake some more. I made mint chocolate brownies last weekend when the storm first started, and those were gone in an instant. I had bought some M&M's on one of our treks to the store, and I decided some M&M cookie bars sounded good. And yum, they so did not disappoint!! So, as the days wore on everytime I walked through the kitchen I would cut myself a little bite of this delicious cookie bar. A bite here, a bite there....just nibbles really...
And then Friday night I noticed my yummy treat was almost gone. I turned to David as I was having another nibble and carelessly said "can you believe we've almost eaten that whole pan already?!" and then to my horror he replied "Kendra I haven't eaten any of that except for that piece you brought me the first night you made it."
Oh. No.
"So you mean I have eaten almost an entire pan of cookie bars BY MY SELF?!?!" I shriek.
"Look's that way" he says.
Now, granted this is only an 8x8 pan, it's not like it's a 9x11 or heaven forbid an 11x13, but still.
At this I begin to panic a little and convince myself I must have been mistaken and there must still be more in the pan than I remember, so I go back into the kitchen and this is, in fact, what I saw...


For shame, Kendra. For shame.

My sweet husband then comes to my rescue and offers "do you want me to go eat those remaining pieces so that you didn't eat it all your self?"
I quickly say "yes please!" and then think it through and say "well, I mean let me just have one last bite..."

Oh Weight Watchers...will we ever be friends again??

9 comments:

MiMi said...

Oh, I am so right there with you! I just made about 8 dozen "Cheese Straws" this afternoon! That, after all the cookies and party mix that I have had in the past week! And WE aren't even snowed in!

I think that when it's snowing outside, though, that each
8 x 8 pan of cookie bars are only 1 point on Weight Watchers!
(-;

Stephanie said...

I have eaten SO MUCH the past few days. My self control comes in not buying (or making) sweets very often, but when it's already in the house, I am terrible about doing the same as you - just nibbling away until it's gone.

Oh well. Christmas only comes once a year.

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

Hahhaha! Loved this honest post. I think we're all battling the post-holiday sweet tooth, snowed in or not!

Julie said...

How fun for your and your husband. So glad to hear the snow has melted and you can get back to normal civilization. I think I need the mint chocolate brownie recipe :~)

Vanessa's Dad said...

So guilt... how's that working for ya? I'm glad you can have such fun being snowed in.

LOVE, DAD

Faith said...

Hahaha!! They do sound yummy!!

Amanda said...

Too funny. Been there, done that, way too many times. My self control only extends to not purchasing the stuff in the store. If I (or Noah) buys something, we get it as a gift, or I bake it (why can't just enjoy steaming veggies or something healthy like that?!) then all bets are off. I have like no self control! When I was pumping milk and opening the fridge 10 million times a day, and I would make these delicous (but not the slightest bit low fat) oatmeal bars to increase my milk supply, well I was eating one every single time I opened the fridge. It's no surprise I was heavier then than when I was pregnant! lol. Oh yeah, and Noah didn't help me eat those treats either...I polished them off on my own every time...

Jenna said...

Oh how I feel your pain! You are too funny, and believe me - no one named Jenna T. will ever pass judgement for an M&M Cookie Bar Massacre.

amy (metz) walker said...

SO sounds just like something I would do... I LOVE snow days like that!