Did you know that ‘desserts’ spelled backwards becomes ‘stressed’?
How crazy is that. After all, there’s nothing stressful about enjoying a luscious delicacy and there really is no better way to finish a meal.
Over the weekend we enjoyed a family get together to celebrate my father-in-law’s 83rd birthday at Macedon.
This was my creation … a peach and berry tart which is always a hit with the family. My mother-in-law baked an old fashioned and delicious Queen Pudding, complete with luscious peaks of white meringue and filled with fresh strawberries and jam.
Queen Pudding is one of hubby’s favorite desserts.
I can’t believe there was one piece left. But not for long.
On the Sunday our extended family lunch was completed by a wicked Pavlova, covered in cream, strawberries and chocolate. So much sweetness – all in moderation for me.
I’ll be honest, for me desserts are a treat and not something I indulge in very often.
However, after a pretty full on and stressful week it was comforting to celebrate a meal with the people I love most in my life.
I’m not generally one for emotional eating. When I’m feeling down I try to turn to other comforts rather than sweet food.
Here’s what I prefer to do:
- Take myself and Harry for a walk outside, in nature and in the fresh air.
- Play some music, nice and loud, and lose myself in a bit of dancing.
- Write in my Gratitude Diary and find moments of joy during the day.
- Play my guitar or escape into a feel good inspirational book.
- Call someone I haven’t spoken to in a while and have a laugh.
When we can turn our stresses into desserts we’re doing okay.
However I must confess to a weakness for dark chocolate. And I’m off to get some!
I wish you all a sweet and balanced week ahead. Love lots, laugh hard and enjoy it all.
In response to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Dinnertime