Mae West famously said, “I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.” My biggest temptations that I can’t resist seem to revolve around the kitchen and pantry. There are certain foods that, if they’re in my house, I simply can’t stay away from. It’s like they’re calling me…”Jacquie, we’re here in the pantry…come get us!” Of course none of these irresistible goodies are in any way calorie free, Why, oh, why can’t I find carrots irresistible?
One of my I Can’t Resist things are chips–but only certain kinds. A bag of Lays could sit in my pantry for years and I’d pass it by. But put a bag of Doritos or Ruffles in my midst and those suckers are gone in nothing flat. Peanuts don’t interest me, but I could eat cashews all day long. Oreos–eh. Never bother with them. But if I buy a box of Whippets, those babies won’t make it through the evening. And if you’ve never had a Whippet–whoa, baby. They’re like a Mallomar, but all grown-up and a thousand times better and they have a touch of raspberry filling as well. YUM! Dark chocolate? Blech. Milk chocolate? Can’t resist.
Of course one person’s Can’t Resist is another person’s Doesn’t Interest Me. This actually works out well at my house because the DH and I have some different Cant Resist foods–which means I don’t have to share MY Can’t Resist foods, Bwahahahaha! But we do overlap on certain ones–like Whippets. And Jordan Almonds. For reasons I can’t figure out, I can eat Jordan Almonds ’til the cows come home (btw, what does that mean? When did the cows leave home??). Regular almonds don’t do it for me, but Jordan Almonds? Can’t stay away from them.
So, for the sake of my hips, I rarely buy Doritos or Whippets or Jordan Almonds, ’cause when I do, those darn dry cleaners end up shrinking my clothes . I think that’s why I like shoes so much–I can gain a few Doritos pounds and while my traitorous pants won’t button, my shoes still fit great. Thank you, Manolo Blahnik.
Are there certain foods you can’t resist? Or maybe something else–like shoes or collectibles? Do you indulge–or do you try to resist? How does that resisting work out for you?