Wednesday, June 04, 2008

And this would be how I celebrate...

Since Saturday--because of a tooth in the back of my mouth that had chipped off and was subsequently rubbing...no, "stabbing"...my tongue and making it basically impossible to chew and swallow--I had eaten a grand total of these items: one bowl of egg drop soup, one bowl of broccoli cheese soup, four large glasses of sweet tea (with a straw), and four large glasses of Diet Dr. Pepper (with a straw).

After a successful dentist appointment yesterday, I decided to celebrate by eating a few of my favorite things. I think I might have gone a little bit overboard (I just hope I didn't gain back the 5-7 pounds that I hope I lost on the previous "slurping only two bowls of soup and a lot of drinks in five days diet"), but what will be will be.

Immediately after coming home from the dentist, a trip for burritos and enchiladas was in order. (I had been craving Mexican food since the weekend!). Yummm....

A trip to our local Publix grocery store revealed that they have these things similar to Dippin Dots. So that was a pre-dinner snack....

One thing I had seriously missed was getting to enjoy any of the wine that we bought this last weekend on our anniversary trip. So, I opened me up a bottle and had a glass of this Carlos wine. It is sweet and delicious...

I also did make supper, but I failed to take a picture of it (but for your records, it was buffalo wings, french fries, and biscuits. Yumm again!)

But the REAL highlight of this day of eating was the following item...

Fried Twinkies!!

I had these on my mind since at least Saturday (I really have no idea WHY, but I did). And so late last night (like at a little before midnight), I made a batch of these things and they are totally DIVINE...

Just look at that creme filling oozing out...

Seriously, if you like a Twinkie you will LOVE these things. And if you don't like Twinkies, you will LOVE these things!!

The best line of the day was when Delaney asked me, "Are we going to celebrate the next time you go to the dentist?"

My reply was, "Absolutely!"

There is ALWAYS a reason to celebrate with food! (And, I have to go back in about three weeks to have a crown put in...and that will absolutely deserve a celebration...or a shopping spree, not sure which!)

14 comments:

Gretchen said...

Fried twinkies? My word! My heart just about had an arrest, but my mouth was watering. :) I'm so glad for your celebration! I have the worst teeth known to man, so I hear you on the dental complaint. I have more crowns than the Queen. Mine are probably more expensive, too.

Cheryl, I heart that you love Mexican food as much as I do. I went out to lunch with a friend yesterday and exhibited no self control whatsoever. Chips and salsa AND beans and cheese. Plus a burrito which probably tipped the scales at over 1/2 a pound. Let's just say, I had to have a few TUMS, but it was worth every burp. xxxooogretchen

p.s. I have changed my URL. Please update and come see me.

http://jewelsinmycrownsomeday.blogspot.com/

Leah said...

How have I lived in the south my entire life and never heard of a fried twinkie?? It looks delicious! Is it as simple as just frying it in some oil and then adding powdered sugar? Please do tell! :)

Dawn Bibbs said...

Cheryl, welcome back to the land of the chewing :-). Fried Twinkies, huh? I may have to look into that

By the way, consider yourself one of the "tagged". I see you've already read my latest post...but you're not getting away THAT easily. I'll check back on you later, hee hee.

Oh, one more thing, you never did tell me how the cake plates ya'll borrowed for McKenna's B-day worked out...details!!

Susie Q said...

Oh be still my heart. I have never had one of those and I think I may missing out on something wonderful!!

Oh how I love Mexican food. With a lovely margarita, frozen of course. *sigh* So good.

I hope your mouth feels much better now!!

Love to you all,
Sue

Phats said...

You totally tempt me with all these great pictures of food and on my birthday no less HOW RUDE! :)

Adrienne said...

Fried Twinkies?!?! Ok, I HAVE to try it!!!

hippochick said...

they have deep fried twinkies on fremont street in vegas. jim, brian and my girls have had them. i passed. you deserve to celebrate upon the completion of dental work----and the receipt of the bill.

i love food too.

Auburn Kat said...

We should get together so we can just eat for an entire day!

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness the food looks simply delicious!!! I am crazy about Mexican food myself but loved the look of twinkies!! Great pictures. Glad you got your tooth fixed. I know you are feeling much better. I can hear it in your blog!!

crazy working mom said...

Mexican and fried twinkies...OMG I would SO be in heaven. :)

Kathy said...

LOL! You crack me up! Those fried Twinkies sound YUMMY!

Glad you finally made it to the dentist!

scrappermimi said...

LOL! Quite the meal you enjoyed! Fried twinkies, not one I have ever heard of but not many sweets out there that I don't like

Glad your tooth is feeling better and hope the crown goes well!

Mississippi Songbird said...

I live in the south , but have never had a friedn twinkie.. Oh wait a minute. I think they originated in New York..lol
I may be thinking about peanut butter and banana sandwiches..
Anyways, I want to try one. I've just got to.. Maybe when the Mid-South fair comes to Memphis this year..
So glad your toothache is better. I'm going to have to see the dentist myself.. I think I have an abcess..yick!
Bunches of hugs...

Monogram Queen said...

Yay for going to the dentist. I got a bad one taken care of on Monday and i'm SO glad I did!
Now i'm craving Mexican! Yikes.
Fried twinkie looks SO SO good. Next time the fair comes i'm trying one.