Too much indulgence

This past week included Terry’s birthday. We went to lunch at our favorite locally owned Chinese restaurant. Very small dining room and there weren’t a lot of diners at the time we were there. Felt very safe. I picked up a favorite pie of his from a locally owned bakery–banana cream. This shop has been providing take-away meals during the pandemic so again I felt safe buying from there.

The food was all delicious, and the pie, topped with the most amazing whipped cream, was especially good. Probably too good. Over the last couple of days I ate three slices. Last night I was sick. Sick enough to be worn out and not feeling like getting ready and attending church this morning. I have a busy week coming up so I have to get myself in order and back on a better eating schedule. No more whipped cream.

I had a similar occurrence earlier this year when a baker friend and I got into a discussion about a pie that was once made here in town by a famous restauranteur at his very upscale French cafe. I had the recipe and shared it with her. We both tried to duplicate it, and she even made improvements. Again, lots of whipped cream and sugar. And I got sick. My body cannot take all that rich dairy and sugar any more. Alas, I love it all so much.

13 responses to “Too much indulgence

  1. Elizabeth Rogers

    Hope you’re recovered by now. I’m not a whipped cream fan, but I still like sweet, rich types of desserts on occasion–at least for now. I’ve been warned.

    • Thank you, as the afternoon wears on I am feeling more my old self. Lots of tea and ginger ale today have helped. No sugar. No cream. There was a Christmas lunch at church today which I missed. Fried chicken was served. Terry brought leftovers home but I’m reluctant to eat any. I want to be up and out early Monday morning, feeling good.

  2. I’m the same way. I can no longer indulge like I did when young, without paying a heavy price, in more ways than one. Glad you’re feeling better. 🙂

  3. Definitely our bodies change as we age! I too have to be careful.

    • I have been lactose intolerant for over a decade, only eating dairy after taking a handful of Lactaid. The issue is that I can do it one day but not days in a row, or one item but not a variety of foods.

  4. I’m having the same issues, and need to get back to my simple diet.

  5. “I must remember…..” LOL I can sympathise- we are all so wise after the fact 🙂

  6. Ah yes… I too know where the term, “all things in moderation” comes from. I don’t tolerate cream well at all, and especially really rich ice cream. :/ But then, I have a history of Crohn’s disease, so food problems are a natural for me. Robert loves Banana Cream pie… Will have to make one for him but will use Cool Whip Lite rather than whipped cream.

  7. Yes, I hear you. Just don’t over-do it. Everything in moderation, dear.

  8. I hope you feel better now. It is so frustrating when you can no longer tolerate things you love. I love chili, but I suddenly can’t have chili powder. It gives me heartburn like crazy. I have to have bland chili, which is basically beans and tomatoes lol.

  9. So hard to eat clean with all the lovely holiday food. The main holidays in Japan are the New Years holidays and … it’s food all the way🥴

  10. I think it’s our cravings of “just one more slice” that’s the key mistake…and when it’s a celebration type food, even more!

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