Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Vicarious Guilty Pleasures

The Frayed Edges met on Monday and we had a super fantastic day! I reported to them some of our guilty pleasures and they admitted some of their own. Since two of them made me respond with audible gasps, I thought I'd share them with you for your own gasping pleasure. I won't report the names to protect the "innocent" since I didn't get permission to share with the whole wide world.

Some unnamed art quilter, when she is alone in the house late at night, likes to put a couple of tablespoons of butter (real butter) in a ramekin with a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar and microwave it until it is carmelly candy goo ... this is where we expected her to say she puts banana slices in it, or dips vanilla wafers or spreads it on toast or something... nope... eats it straight with a spoon. Ah! Decadence.

Another unnamed art quilter takes the "eats it straight with a spoon" concept to the next level. Get this. Sweetened condensed milk right out of the can! Yikes!

3 comments:

Lisa, Procrastinator Extraordinaire said...

Oooh! I LOVE Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed milk, straight from the can. Of course I don't even bother with a spoon, but drink it straight from the can. Yum! Unfortunately I haven't had any in years since my husband is really disgusted by it... sigh. I'd almost forgotten. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. My mom did it too. Maybe it's a Maine thing?

Gerrie said...

Forget the sweetened condensed milk, but warm caramel - straight - might have to try that!!

Lynne said...

I thought I was the only one who ate condensed milk from the tin. It is also very good on sandwiches - white bread, real butter and condensed milk. Brown sugar sandwiches are also excellent. You're not of Dutch heritage by any chance? Brown sugar on toast is considered a delicacy in my family. We all have the sweet tooth!