7.23.2010

since i mentioned packaged food...

Andrew Henry and I indulged in a not so good for us pre-packaged, calorically indulgent and probably chemically friendly treat the other day.  Moderation is the key right?  I mean, we don't do this very often but it's hotter than you know what outside and that's the excuse we're going with.

Instant chocolate pudding.  I know.  Doesn't it sounds kind of gross?  I don't know what possessed me but it was kind of good.  I even put canned whipping cream and chocolate sprinkles on the top because really, if you're going to do it, do it right.  I think my daughter might be wondering what has happened to her health food preaching mother so don't tell her about this - it's bad for my reputation.

It took me right back to my grade school cafeteria.  My mom used to put those little tin cans of pudding in my lunch - the ones with the peel back lids.  I didn't think of them before but as soon as that first spoonful hit my tongue, there I was.  Fun memory.  Excuse me, the treadmill is calling.


Does anyone out there remember the little lunchbox metal cans of pudding?

13 comments:

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh my, I want one like that RIGHT NOW!
Have a lovely Friday filled with lots of unexpected pretty moments, Jeanette! xx

Maria said...

LOL! I think the heat has gone straight to your heads! But, yes, not only do I remember eating from those the cans of pudding (mmmmm)their yummy badness, but I also remember my fair share of cuts from those lids - yep a little clutzy - but it was so worth it! Thanks for sending me down memory lane!

Everton Terrace said...

Ha Maria - always on the same page we are. I remember the cuts all to well!

OneCraftyFox said...

LOL, I always stare and secretly long at the instant pudding as I pass by it in the grocery store!!

Happy Weekend :)

Teenage Bride said...

This is so funny another blogger just posted about pudding as well. I am sooo craving some now.

MJM said...

A little pudding now and then never hurt anyone. Unless it's from a can. Then it might.

bronwyn said...

I do remember those tins. And I remember that my mother never let me have them. It was graham crackers for me. :( I LOVE pudding and I have never been able to make it myself. I usually buy the tubs of premade when I have a craving. I try to avoid pre-packaged food as well, but I have a weakness for hot chocolate - the kind you get at diners that was made from a powder and is dispensed from a machine. I like the real stuff too, but the machine kind reminds me of my grandma. She used 2 packets of hot chocolate mix and put butter in it!!!!!! I stop short there. :)

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Anything that beautiful must be good for you.

That's the rule, right?

Henley said...

I see absolutely nothing wrong with pudding. They serve it in some very elegant restaurants here in NY and I often partake, butterscotch in particular. Yours looks like lunch to me.

Andrew H. said...

I LOVED those little cans of pudding. I pretty much love any kind of pudding. It's all good.

If we are talking about junk food, I also had a major addiction to hostess twinkies, Suzie-Q's and cup cakes! Absolutely LOVED them!!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You've got to have some fun! Chocolate pudding isn't bad for you, I don't think. It's how much of it you eat that matters.
Brenda

Lisa said...

I have fond memories of those puddings, cuts and all!

kirsten said...

Have you tried the instant pudding mixes at Trader Joe's? Super yummy and the packaging alone makes it worth the purchase...

:)