Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Caloric Nirvana

Today as I perused the aisles of Wal-Mart (no they aren't the only store in town, they are just the only store that carries such a wide variety of "stuff," like Payson's own mall) I was on the prowl. I wanted something super yummy and I just couldn't put my finger on what it was. I looked at the cookies. I've been checking out the shortbread for weeks. Then I look at the price (3.77) and I walk away, because the package is small and probably contains 2 pounds of butter, and I'd be the only one who would partake. There are also the Pepperidge Farms large cookies, the sugar and the molasses. Mmmmm, they looked good. But again, price! Then I checked out the pre-made packages of cookie dough. There were some oatmeal/raisin ones, which I dig, but my family doesn't. I also looked at the donuts. Six is not enough, 12 is too many, so 8 might be ok. But the 8 count packages had no variety and my family demands donut variety. I did end up purchasing candy, but not for myself I SWEAR! it is for training tomorrow, my lame attempt to get the newbies to like me. I also bought some Laughing Cow Lite cheese....mmm mmm good.....for lunches this week. But I just couldn't find the one thing I was craving....my caloric nirvana (a phrase coined by a good friend).

Now you are probably wondering what I chose. Any guesses? You all know I'm seriously addicted to carbs in any form which doesn't really narrow the field does it? You also know that if I could live and eat at a bakery the rest of my life I would consider that my own personal celestial kingdom. But that doesn't really narrow the field either.

You will never guess, so I'll spill it. I bought pre-made tapioca pudding. Man oh man I love that stuff. The pearly wonderfulness of the tapiocas really hit a nerve with me today. The little orbs slide around the creamy yumminess and create my own happy place right there inside my mouth. So carbs, yes. Baked, no. But the calorie count and the fat grams are WAY less than the shortbread or the cookie dough.

Caloric Nirvana. Usually when I'm on that kind of quest I never reach my destination, but today I completed the journey and my mouth is satisfied.

7 comments:

Rachelle said...

You are so cute. You don't have to bribe them...everyone loves you! Have fun training! You go-getter you! Thanks for making me crave shortbread cookies, and butter, and pastries, and living in a shop surrounded by carbs. Man!!!!

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

I love that phrase "Caloric Nirvana" and your quest was so reminiscent of my own craving induced shopping expeditions.

I too am a big fan of the Tapioca and all its silky, lumpy goodness. Good choice.

Sandy said...
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Sandy said...

I love tapioca too but I make it from scratch in my own kitchen and eat it right out of the pan. I am drooling the whole time, can't even wait until it completely cools off. I don't share it either unless my husband asks. No offers.
Remember Fresh Choice in CA? They had the best ever!

Collette said...

Good choice. Just get the sugar free kind and you don't have to worry about the calories (according to Bob from biggest loser).

hyker said...

I do that too, only I eat Rice Pudding and it has to be made by Kozy Shack. Mmmmmm. Good stuff

Minertmoments said...

Jeanna you are hilarious. I love the fact that a bakery is your own personal celestial kingdom. I couldn't of put it better myself. There's just something about baked goods that sends you in a "caloric nirvana"