I’ve been told in several PR releases that landed have in my inbox that Monday, October 14, is National Dessert Day. Just for fun, I thought I’d figure out what an entire day of eating nothing but desserts would look like. This is just for fun, mind you. I’m not really going to do it.
I’d pop into La Pain Quotidien, skip the oatmeal I usually order when I’m there for breakfast, and go for pain au chocolat, a chocolate croissant. While not technically a dessert, it might as well be. I’d get a full-fat milk mochaccino, too – no skinny latte on National Dessert Day.
Have you been watching Matthew Perry’s new sitcom “Go On?” He plays a recent widower who gets involved with a crazy bunch of characters in a grief support group. It’s really very funny while also being very touching at times. This past week, Perry’s character Ryan King was going through an “eating your grief” stage. When someone asked him what he had for lunch, he responded, “Carrot Cake. It’s practically a salad.”
I love carrot cake, and I could totally convince myself it’s practically a salad. So my lunch would be carrot cake.
My main course for dinner would be a classic vanilla crème brule – one in a thin ramekin with a nice size diameter so there is a proper brule to crème ratio. I like the crispy burnt sugar in every bite. One the side, I’d have John & Kira’s Chocolate Figs. Two pieces, please.
Earlier this week, I saw a recipe for Nutella Stuffed Brown Butter + Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies on Ambitious Kitchen. I’d swap out the Nutella for organic Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter and use organic and local ingredients in the rest of the cookies. Dessert would be several of these with a large, cold glass of organic milk.
What’s your dream menu for National Dessert Day?
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