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Old 06-05-2007, 10:24 PM   #1
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How often do you make (and have) dessert?

This isn't an accountability thread (or not supposed to be) I was just wondering is having dessert every night (or close to it) more of an American thing to do?
at our house we only have dessert for special occasions (i.e. birthdays, thanksgiving - not so much at christmas though) and the occasional day when i feel like making something extra. but over all not that often.
Then I come on the forum and look at the "what's for dinner?" thread and desserts always on the menu (i don't keep track though).
Anywho, just wondering


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Old 06-05-2007, 10:44 PM   #2
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I have a small dessert most nights. Usually chocolate or rice pudding. Sometimes some homemade cookies and milk. Once is a while it's an after dinner drink.

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Old 06-05-2007, 11:23 PM   #3
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You pose an interesting question. When I was much, much younger, the thought of having a meal without dessert was unthinkable. I had an incredible sweet tooth, especially for chocolate.

When I was a young mother with 5 children, I always made a cake of some sort on Monday, with the hopes it would survive until the weekend. Many times it did. Yeah, right.

Now that I'm older, I find that my sweet tooth has waned and I favor sweets a lot less. However, I still am a lover of chocolate and prepare some sort of chocolate "delight" late in the week for us to enjoy.

If there's no dessert goodies in the house, I often grab a handful of chocolate chips to satisfy my sweet/chocolate desires. Buck is deleriously happy with a handful of candy corn. It's his favorite of all time.
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Old 06-05-2007, 11:45 PM   #4
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We have something just about every day..With kids and grandkids in and out, eating here more often than not..How can I look into the eyes of four little ones and say no dessert today Ma didn't have time Never! Sides I don't have to eat it, just bake it!!!

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Old 06-05-2007, 11:51 PM   #5
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I always have a sweet tooth since young. I make desserts especially cookies and cakes every other day for breakfast, lunch and teatime. The days when I do not have the time or too lazy, will settle for store-bought ones. DH and I seldom take dessert during dinner since we go for a lighter meal unless of course when we are dining out or during special celebrations at home.
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Old 06-06-2007, 12:08 AM   #6
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We always end our meal with something sweet. On weeknights it is usually some fruit with a couple of cookies for the kids. On the weekends, I try to make something.
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Old 06-06-2007, 05:14 AM   #7
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We usually have something sweet for dessert every night too. When I was young, our family rarely had desserts - maybe once or twice a month. So when I got out on my own, I started having something good after dinner every night and I've never stopped.
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Old 06-06-2007, 06:10 AM   #8
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I have an insatiable sweet tooth and about always have some baked goodies in the freezer, but I almost never serve them after a dinner meal. I rarely/never serve dessert when it is just DH and me. He has blood glucose issues and does not tolerate simple sugars. I sometimes serve dessert when guests are here for meals, but it depends on who is over for the meal. Some friends appreciate not having the temptation. Some friends gleefully enjoy them.

That said, the only dessert of mine that DH will eat is home made ice cream. And he eats that after a meal to dilute the sugars in his body.
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Old 06-06-2007, 06:28 AM   #9
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I try to make a cake or dessert once a week, just to have something sweet in the house. Usually eaten later in the evening, never after meal.
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:07 AM   #10
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My newest found dessert is; a Kahlúa over some good vanilla ice cream. Great for those hot nights of summer.

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