I did something very un-Rafia-like today.
To say that I was craving chocolate is an understatement. Even when I’m eating chocolate, I’m still craving it.
But after last night’s binge on non-fat plain yogurt – adding honey and cocoa powder can never mask the fact that it’s still non-fat plain yogurt with honey and cocoa powder mixed in – I decided that I would tell that stupid voice in my head to shut up. I have a car, I make money, it’s a nice day, I’m feeling hormonal. Other women use less of an excuse to indulge. Why was I hesitating?
It’s not that I don’t ever indulge. Remember, this blog is named “Cake & Cows.” But my indulgences are always planned, always shared – I never do my indulgences in the middle of the week, by myself, just because.
I almost felt like I was in high school again. When, on more than a few occasions, after 6th period, I would treat myself to a freshly-baked Otis Spunkmeyer chocolate chip cookie. This only lasted freshman year. Not because I decided to become healthier sophomore year. But because they stopped selling the cookies.
That was over 10 years ago. A lot has changed since then.
But these past few days, I’ve not been feeling my usual adult-Rafia self.
Instead of quelling my chocolate craving today, I decided that I would listen to it.
My heart was racing as I got ready. I hoped I wouldn’t get a call from work. I didn’t.
When I finally reached The Quirky Feather Confectionery (a whimsical little bakery with PURPLE decor), I didn’t need any time to decide what I wanted. I knew right away: The Mind Control Brownie. I know, I know – it’s not cake. But these brownies are sooo good. Chocolate chip cookie base, a layer of Oreo cookies, then another layer of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, with a brownie topping (no walnuts either!). It has all the mushy, layery and chocolatey goodness that I love about cake. Hey, maybe this is a sign of growth (aside from my waist, of course)!
I’m usually not one to take photos of food that I ordered from restaurants, but I had to document this monumental event.
I feel like such a rebel. This shall be our little secret, my lovely blog readers!*
*Well, I told my sister, because I had to. And her words were: “Do it… Keep it up, You are worth it.” My mom and dad told me to always listen to my elders.
P.S. Literally 5 minutes after I posted this, my husband walks in and says he has a surprise for me – CHOCOLATE CAKE! I feel like such a naughty little girl.
P.P.S. It’s an OREO chocolate cake. What does this mean, folks? I’m a little scared now.