Thursday, January 7, 2010

TOAST - An "Ode"

TOAST - An "Ode"

You know those times when you want or crave something you can't or shouldn't have?  Well, for me - today - it's toast.  Yup, toast!

Now, normally I can take or leave toast.  I like a slice now and then.  And I do like Thomas' Original English Muffins with butter or a real bagel (not a supermarket bagel) w/ cream cheese and nova - perhaps a few capers and a slice of tomato...  But regular toast.  Nah, not so much.

Well, today I WANT toast.  Why?  Because I can't have it.  No one's going to shoot me if I do, but if I'm going to achieve my 'goal' - it's no toast for me.  At least not for two weeks.

Again, why?  I'm in the first minute and a half of the first two weeks of South Beach.  Not the town in Florida, but the diet.

But why am I craving toast and not a potato or rice or pasta or a chip?  Because Richard made toast this morning and the aroma followed me all the way into my office (which really isn't far since my office is right off the kitchen) and visions of his wheat toast with melted butter flooded my mind, followed with visions of Jewish rye toast smothered in butter and sour dough toast smothered in butter and mult-grain toast smothered with butter and even wonderful Wonder Bread white toast smothered with butter... Oh, my... 

Apparently I'm not good with denial.  And I really can't blame Richard. Although next time he does it, he's toast!


MK said...

Have you ever had an English muffin, with all the nooks and crannies, some more toasted than others, and slathered with maple cream -- that's maple syrup reduced and combined with butter. Talk about a craving! I don't even have maple cream in the house, and I'm salivating!

ilona saari said...

Even tho I'm not a 'sugar' person -- that sounds fabulous!

Richard said...

A toast, to toast. But guess I'll have to do it in the garage! :)

Anonymous said...

It's so odd that you write this today. Talk about synchronicity!

I was just at Trader Joes and, for some odd reason bought a corn rye bread, sliced thin. I never bought this before.

I came home and ate several crisply toasted pieces, slathered with " a natural buttery spread." I drank a cup of tea with honey and lemon. I felt like I was in my grandmother's kitchen on one of those long-ago afternoons when I went to visit her after school.

I think because I've been dealing with a cold and fluish symptoms, I needed some comfort food. And a comfort it was.

Sorry about the diet, but good luck!

ilona saari said...

I don't think I've ever even heard of corn/rye bread -- but it sounds delicious and perfect comfort food when you're sick. I used to like to toast my bread over the gas burner -- It's charred and has a 'charcoal' taste -- It's the best toast EVAH! Feel better.