Don't judge me (for all you know, I'm exaggerating). So, my dilemma. For those of you who don't know, I'm notorious for eating ENORMOUS quantities of ice cream. When we were growing up, I'd come out of the kitchen with a bowl of ice cream and one of my parents (never fail) would say (in an incredulous tone) "Gee Amanda, is that a snack or a meal?" Oh, if only it were socially acceptable to have ice cream for my meals. I'd totally be on board with that. Alas since ice cream is strictly limited to the desert area of my life, I've tried to limit myself. Enters the dilemma. I ALWAYS wait until the kids are asleep before I get my little (a relative word) treat (because I don't want to share), so once they are in bed I go into the kitchen, pull out the carton of ice cream and scoop up my serving of heaven. The problem comes on the third night (yes a carton of ice cream lasts me three nights. I already admitted to eating ENORMOUS quantities), when I go to make my bowl and when I get the desired amount there is such a small amount left in the box I just stand there staring at it. It almost paralyzes me, I stand there thinking, "If I put this in my bowl, that will be way too much ice cream, but If I leave it in the carton I'll be ticked tomorrow night when I have this measly little tease of ice cream". I always go for the "way too much" option, but lately I've been thinking, "why don't I just shave a small amount off my serving each night and stretch the carton life to four days?" Maybe next time, for now I'll delve into my massive bowl of bliss.
P.S. If you live near a Ben and Jerry's MARCH 23 is free scoop day (as if one scoop is enough). Enjoy!