Sunday, November 18, 2007

My Sunday Munchies

Okay, I don't know if I'm the only one that suffers from this ailment, but I have to confess that immediately when church is over, I need to eat. I'm not talking about going home and casually perusing the cupboards and making a healthy meal either. I'm talking about, the car comes to a complete stop and it's about all I can do to help my husband get our children out of the car, get myself changed from my Sunday best to my pj's (YES my pj's--discovered the comforts of lounging around in pj's much too late in life and have been desperately making up for it by trying to wear them every Sunday for about six months now), and run like a hunted animal down to the kitchen where I grab for the quickest item that can be shoved in my mouth.


So, I could easily explain away this phenomenon by stating that it happens because our church goes through lunchtime, so of course I'm starving when I get home, but let's be honest, if our church started after dinner, I would still come home and want to shove food in my face. Healthy--not really, Satisfying--in a sick, I have no self-control type way.


I would like to end by confessing that once I've found a certain satisfying object and have inserted it into my mouth, the fat girl rampage ends there, but that would not be honest. Actually, on Sunday my mind tends to go into overdrive thinking about all of the yummy, homemade treats that I could be making. I usually start with either chocolate chip cookies or cinnamon rolls. To my credit, I usually make neither like today. I can't give myself too much credit though because I had a little bit of peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory left, so that was enough for me. I'm not kidding when I say I like dessert and I like it rich!


Anyway, Sunday usually continues on with our whole family eating random items for meals at random times. Ryanna had toast, peaches and a couple bites of my corn chowder soup for dinner. Derek never ate dinner I think and Owen had some chicken nuggets, peaches and one bite of my soup. I hardly ever get to eat all of my own food. It's my new diet called "be a mom your kids will eat half of your food" diet. It's probably saved me thousands of calories by now thus allowing me to eat things such as...well, peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory.
Sidenote #1: The above pictured cheesecake, is not the abovementioned flavor, but it would do in a pinch.
Sidenote #2: Do not be fooled by the frozen boxes of The Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes that are sold at Costco. They don't even come close to touching the flavor and texture of a fresh made piece from the restaurant.
Sidenote #3: You will soon discover that I have a penchant for sidenotes. They just feel good and let you know what I'm really thinking.

11 comments:

Heather said...

I am totally the same way after church! Something about depriving yourself of food for three entire hours (not counting travel time) does something to a person.

I am on the eat my meal and whatever scraps the kids don't eat off their plate diet. It does wonders for my figure :P

Lara said...

I'm thinking that run home and shove food in your face ailment is pretty common. I seem to suffer from it as well.

Fortunately, I HATE cooking. So, I don't usually have a problem with the treats unless Joel decides to make something yummy. And he usually does.

But of course, I've been off sugar so it's torture when he makes brownies or whatnot. But I'm still stuffing my face with protein bars or something. Sigh.

jayne said...

What is it about church that makes everyone starving? Myself included. Cheesecake Factory is #1in my book. Godiva used to be the fave, now I think it's Adam's Peanut butter crunch. We don't have one here, but anytime we are close to one we swing by. Once some friends and I ordered one online and split the thing. Nothing compares to the actual cheesecake factory cheesecake. I think we'd be great friends if we lived closer. Or ever actually met in real life........

Lacey said...

That's why crock pot meals are so fabulous! You just have to set the table and eat! Where ever you found that cheesecake picture I want to know! That looks so good!

Ryan & Rischel said...

Audrey,
NOt that this matters. But it's hard to believe that there is someone else out there that eats as much chocolate as me. I totally understand what you mean about Sundays. We need to live by each other so we enjoy our chocolate together.

Ruth Petersen said...

We have been putting a roast with potatoes and carrots in the oven before we leave at 10:45. Then its ready when we get home at 2:45. For years I told my self MY family only ate sweets if I made them. It saved a lot of money and calories.

Melissa said...

My cheesecake was totally amazing! I want to go back soon, but I think next time I'll leave my kids at home!

DKAZ said...

You only get spiritually fed at church...and sometimes, I must admit...I'm left a little hungry in that area too. But sick little me is practically searching in the church bag for leftover crumbs from the snacks we take for the kids. 1/4 fraction of a pretzel has never tasted so good!

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Heather said...

Thanks for reminding me about the recipe you had posted. Sounds delish!!

Brittany and Scott said...

i am with you, something about sunday screams "treat!!!" to me and now you have given me a craving for cheesecake.