Layers of Heaven

I was excited about my friend Anne moving in next door.  Little did I know however, she had been keeping a secret from me… 

I should have known, given her Scandinavian roots, that my waistline would be threatened.  It’s common knowledge that Scandinavian girls, Norwegians in particular, are among the best bakers in the world.   But, until I saw and then tasted her first lemon meringue pie, I had no idea what a good baker she happened to be!   Shortly after this pie was devoured, two dozen mini-cupcakes appeared next door sprinkled in coconut.  After indulging in two or three…maybe four of those, I had to leave and separate myself from further culinary temptation.    And when I say leave, I mean –  run away with Anne chasing after me with more cupcakes!! 

I’m Being Good

Goal?  Lose a few pounds by the time I return to Ireland.   Stumbling block?  Finding pictures from a trip to Abbey Garden Tea Room a while back. 

I’ve often said, “I can’t be good all the time!”  But, I think giving in to temptation too often can create problems and add pounds.   So, instead of driving down to the tea room at lunch today, I saved money and my shrinking waistline by cooking for myself and keeping it healthy.    I also brewed my own Earl Grey tea, and you know what?  It tastes just as good as theirs anyway….