Monday, May 14, 2012


Yesterday was Mother's Day here in North America and my oldest daughter made me a lovely cake for the occasion.  It was a scratch cake flavored with strawberry puree and it was delicious!  I had a piece and saved a piece and sent the rest home with my visitors.  I think I may freeze my second piece for a later date - it can be my emergency piece of cake!   I have a sweet tooth so I try not to keep cakes and pastries in the house to tempt me except on desert day.  I have designated Sunday as desert day.  My mother, ever watchful of her figure, only served desert once a week, on Sunday.  It gave us something to look forward to.

We have to allow ourselves some not-so-good-for-us treats once in awhile or we end up feeling deprived, which can lead to binging (in for a penny, in for a pound), which leads to guilt, etc.   Allowing a scheduled treat gives us more control I think.  Now that I've had my cake for the week I can relax in the comfort of knowing desert day will come again!


  1. I don't think the calories count on Mothers' Day! Especially when they were in a cake made by your daughter. It does look extremely delicious.

  2. I like the way you think Tracey!

  3. I don't know how I missed this post! That cake looks tasty! You are so lucky your kids treat you on Mother's Day. I musta done something wrong! Love you sis! And yes, a treat once in a while is not a bad thing! xxoo