Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Chocolates and Tots - get 'yer own!

My boss gets us all a box of See's chocolates for Christmas every year. If you are a midwest or east coastie, then you don't know about See's. Which is probably a good thing.

This year, just like everything else affected by our wonderful economy, the box shrank. It's usually the big, two-tiered, 25 piece box. This year? The 12 piece. Which is still great, and much better in all honesty for my ever expanding waist (who's kidding whom? there's no semblance of a waist left at ALL).

I successfully avoided said pitfall (white box with little gold ribbon) for an entire week. Until yesterday. Today, less than 24 hours later, there's one pecan turtle thing and three half-eaten truffles. I don't like truffles. I usually take a bite to see what's inside, and put it back with a big bite taken out, if its a truffle (or those crappy lemon things - who likes those, anyway?). Right about now, truth be told, I am eyeballing those defiled truffle outcasts with the slightly stale/crunchy bite-marked edges. Mark my words, by the end of the day they'll be gone, too.

What is going on? What happened to my scruples and die-hard willpower? I accidentally left my lunch at home today and it seemed as if the world had ended. What will I eat? Where will I eat? What will become of me? I'm sure that I will waste away to nothingness. Sure of it. My appetite has taken control of my body and I am just a pawn.

Cravings? Yeah. I have them. I'm proud to say that I crave salads. Less proud to say that I also crave tater tots. Those little round fried things you got in the grade school cafeteria alongside fish sandwiches and green jello. I dream about them. My mouth waters for them. I can't get the tiny, greasy, ground potato-like goodness out of the oven and into my mouth fast enough. Tater tots! I must stop or the obsession will drive me mad. Must think pure and taterless thoughts.


Martha said...

Great cravings, please let me know what kind of See's chocolates you like and I will send it your way. I live close to a See's store. I ate so much See's while pregnant I'm suprised both boys didn't come out in souffle cups.

momofonefornow said...

See's is awesome! I used to work for a company that did sales and our west coast reps would send it. Yum!

Then, a few years ago we got a Nebraska Furniture Mart with a See's candies. Ahh, my butt. My ever expanding butt.

areyoukiddingme said...

We used to get See's candies in the Midwest (usually a mall kiosk at Christmas). They're not my favorite, since I grew up gorging myself on Fannie May candy (yum!). But, I'll take chocolate in any form!

You can keep your tater tots though. Whoever thought it would be a great idea to mold hash browns into little nuggets is just wrong, in my opinion. Of course, I am opposed to hash browns in any form, which is odd because I could live on potatoes alone (OK, potatoes and butter, and maybe some sour cream).

I would say that it took you a week to finish the box. You get to count all the time where will power was working, you know!

Clio said...

I totally lost it when reading about the half bitten truffles...
you're too funny!
and now they have you as well... ;)
I've been trying to avoid sweets and chocolate, to try and lose the weight I gained around my waist from the treatment. but it's just plain hard to do that in the middle of winter. Chocolate and pie go all to well with tea and coffee...
good luck on whatever willpower you have left. at least you can proudly say you also crave the salads

Andrea said...

I LOVE See's chocolates....drool. The half a box of generic chocolates hold no comparison:)

Lorraine said...

Mmmm! I am a sucker for Sees since they give you a free sample even if you only buy one piece!

I am very picky about the insides, though. I guess there must be people who like those oddball flavors... I do love those dark chocolate candied orange peels, though.

Had to stop by your blog when I saw the words maniacal mommy - boy, if that doesn't sound familiar!

Bev Sykes said...

I grew up with See's candy and it's still my favorite, though I don't get it very often. I learned how to read the code on chocolates iterally at my grandmother's knee by eating See's.