The Art of Getting By has a new TITMT up. I’m just now finally getting around to reposting it on my blog. This week, the question is simple and about one of my favorite hobbies: food.
“What is your favorite type of dessert?”
For as much as I love to eat, sweets are no longer one of my weaknesses. I still like dessert, but don’t crave sweets like I did when I was younger. I guess now, my favorite type depends heavily on the situation. I associate a lot of deserts with occasions. If it’s Thanksgiving, it’s pie, especially fudge and pumpkin pie with fresh, homemade whipped cream enjoyed with my mom and siblings. I’m sad I will be missing that this year.
If it’s Christmas time, it’s cookies, of course. I especially like the family recipe we use for sugar cookies. By the way, Santini, does your new wife know that mastering that recipe is required for all women in our family ? I have fond memories of ‘helping’ my mother cook Christmas cookies as a child. ‘Helping’ consisted of stirring, cutting shapes, and stealing batter. Really, the true value of that was the time spent with my mother.
If I’m hanging out with my father, it’s Strickland’s Frozen Custard. They still make the best vanilla custard I’ve every tasted, even after visiting Wisconsin. I remember many a time my father, brothers, and I would bike and/or walk to Strickland’s for some custard. My dad, who is as wise as he is eccentric, made sure that the trip for dessert involved exercise to get there and back. They actually opened one up near where I live! But it’s not the same without pops nor is it close enough to cycle to once I have kids.
If it’s my birthday (9 days away!), it’s white cake with chocolate frosting. As kids, we always got to choose our dinner and cake style. This was always mine. I still prefer it to this day, though I’m more partial to cupcakes and less frosting now.
If I’m eating out, my favorite is crÃ¨me brÃ»lÃ©e. It’s sweet, creamy, crunchy, and small; perfect after an overly portioned dinner.