Bruce likes ice cream, home baked chocolate chip cookies, chips and dip, and beef. If I can manage to keep at least one of those things easily accessible to him on any given evening, then I have succeeded in keeping him happy. I think I get the most points for homemade cookies though. And I just use the Toll House recipe on the bag!
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You'd think that since Charlotte and Mary are so close in age it would be the same foods that keep them happy. But nope... couldn't get off that easy. Charlotte likes fruit "chewies" and cheese crackers of all types more than anything else. Mary would probably be happy if she could have milk, bananas, and "flat cheese" (aka sliced cheese) all day long. (But can you imagine the resulting constipation?!)
And since I'm part of this family too, I try to keep me happy as well. A good cup of coffee is usually enough to keep me happy in the morning. But by the time the evening comes along, it usually means having a special "treat" like Girl Scout or Pepperidge Farm cookies hidden away in the back of the freezer. Really though, I'm less picky about WHAT it is and more picky about the atmosphere it's consumed in. If I'm alone, with my laptop, and there's some soft music in the background, then that makes me happy. (I live less than 2 miles from a 24-hour Starbucks!)
Overall, it probably seems like we eat a lot of junk food. But that really isn't true. We keep these items as special treats to be enjoyed. If Bruce ate ice cream and chips and beef every day, none of us would be happy when his arteries got clogged. And I've already talked about what might happen if Mary got her food wishes! Then NONE of us would be happy!
What are your families' favorite foods?
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