With my daughter heading off to college in about a month, I can honestly say I've been indulging her. We've done the massive shopping thing and I'm cooking lots of her favorite dishes. I mean, you'd think she was never coming home again or that she's moving out into a remote Brazilian rainforest or something. No, she's only going to be two hours away and yes, they will have modern conveniences where she's going. Anyway, I was thinking about all the little guilty pleasures out there. We avoid them like the plague or at least I do. Mainly because my 'little no-no's" are FOOD RELATED. You know what I mean. You know you shouldn't but you think about them and think about them until you finally give in knowing you might as well apply that ice cream directly to your ass.
Which leads me to my number one guilty pleasure....ICE CREAM. I love it in any flavor at all but my particular fave is BlueBell Moosetracks. Vanilla with chocolate and carmel swirls and loaded with little chocolate chunks that melt in your mouth like butter.
Number two? Easy. Tex-Mex. I adore Tex Mex food and probably because of that, it would be next to impossible to pry my ass out of Texas. Enchildas, tacos, burritos, not to mention warm tortilla chips with salsa washed down with a tall glass of iced tea. That would be one of my favorite meals and also one of the most fattening things in the world.
Another guilty pleasure? Coffee. I drink gallons of it. I'm like the damn Energizer Bunny 24/7. Yes, I love Starbucks and all those great concoctions but give me a pot of fresh hazelnut coffee, one of my cute little mugs, and a splash of creamer and I'm in hyped-up heaven.
And yes, I have more guilty pleasures. I won't miss True Blood on Sunday nights and I love discussing episodes with my friends the next day. I watch Disney movies, sometimes all day long and I freely admit that Beauty and the Beast is my favorite. I always cry at the end. My favorite wine is Shiraz (thanks for the recommendation, Anne) and my favorite mixed drink is a nice margarita on the rocks with lots of salt. Yumm.
So what are your 'guilty pleasures'? Those little things you love but wish you DIDN'T love quite so much?