Chocolate Chips and Miniature Marshmallows

The other day I watched Hitch. You know, with Eva Mendes and Will Smith. About 2/3 of the way through the movie, Eva Mendes’ character is alone in her apartment. She is feeling sorry for herself after she blew it with such an amazing guy, so what does she do? She curls up on a chair to watch a chick flick with her favorite treat.

Spray whipped cream.

That’s right. She isn’t binge drinking. She isn’t downing a panful of brownies. She is spraying whipped cream into her mouth between scenes of the movie looking utterly miserable. It caused me to wonder. Was that really her favorite treat? Or, was the miserable aspect of her evening forcing her to find whatever she had on hand which happened to be whipped cream?

These are the things I think about.

You’re welcome.

When I am finally alone, during school maybe. Or maybe when I can hide for a few minutes at one end of the house before the girls catch up with me, I sometimes sneak treats, too. This also goes for feeling miserable. I sneak treats then also. Only I don’t choose whipped cream. I usually choose miniature marshmallows and chocolate chips. Dustin still wonders why I don't just buy M&M's, but you know, I can buy chocolate chips under the guise of someday maybe making cookies. I even serve them to myself in a measuring cup to keep up the facade of baking. You get it, right?

What about you? What’s your secret treat? The one you don’t want to share. The one that you don’t offer to guests because it’s not meant to be a stand-alone snack?

Come on. You know you want to tell us.


  1. Haha! I can just picture it. Dave loves to eat my chocolate chip stash. I have to hide my treats from him. Lately I have been buying a chocolate bar at the end of my grocery shopping as my "reward." Then I sneakingly eat it on our drive home. It fuels me for the rest of my day.

  2. I think I sneak everything food. I wait until the kids are fed and otherwise occupied then eat my lunch. Any kind of treat. Except the Dr. Pepper. I drink that in front of them because they know they don't get to touch that. lol. I do sneak ice cream. I buy the small carton (like Ben and Jerry's) and eat a few bites here and there.

  3. M&M's. Lay's lightly salted potato chips. Healthy, right!

  4. Our laundry room is our pantry as well and any treat or snack type of food in there I will take it. I tell everyone I am stepping into my office for a min, don't disturb. :)