I love to eat and I treated myself to two special foods over those vacation days. One was a giant bag of small hard pretzels that I have been snacking on but yet have to put a dent in the bag! The other treat was a small round Belgian chocolate cake. Until the chocolate truffle eclipsed chocolate cake as my favorite food sometime over the past couple of years, a decadent chocolate cake reigned supreme for years and years.
Isn't it beautiful?
It really is on the small side.
This placemat was custom-made
and is smaller than normal for my non-standard size dining room table.
It was delicious and I savored a slice as a dessert to lunch and dinner many days. I did not consume the entire thing though, my godson ate a slice and I threw another slice away. I plan to eat healthier over the next couple of weeks to balance this particular calorie splurge out, but I am so happy I enjoyed it.
To my American readers:
Tomorrow is Memorial Day. As a lifestyle blogger desiring to embrace each season, I often write that Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, but it is more than that. I ask you to take a few moments, before your cookout, first dip in the pool, trip to the boardwalk or shopping spree, to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in protecting us, either specifically or in general. After that, go ahead and enjoy your freedoms. ...savor summer foods, welcome the new season, and plan what you are doing to do with those longer days.
Stay tuned for posts revealing what I plan to wear and read this upcoming season. I usually do a Summer Bucket List, but I decided to catch up on trying out new recipes instead since I've already committed to that this year. I earn more during the summer and would likely to be able to afford more ingredients at the grocery store as well as new cookware, gadgets, fun patterned cloth napkins on Amazon or at Target.