As you can see, I follow in her footsteps. That picture was taken at dinner time tonight. Yes, that's REAL chocolate cake right there. I believe there are over 4 sticks of butter in that cake, icing included. Now I know what you're thinking, "there's no way that you can eat like that!".
I get asked often about what I eat, and I'll give you a straight answer. I may fix food like this for my family, but I do not eat it. Didya hear that?! I don't eat food like that. My boys ate that for dinner tonight, and I made myself a tropical salad. I love to eat junk, but my poor system just cannot handle that much. I'd not only feel sluggish and tired all night, but I'd have buyers remorse about 5 minutes after I ate that meal. When I see food like that, my first thought is "how many miles will I have to run to burn it off?!" Don't think I don't ever eat high calorie foods though, because I do! You'd be kidding yourself to think I didn't steal a few bites of that cake as well. I do still taste them, you know, just in case it's poisonous.
I love cooking, and to me, it will always be a way of taking care of my boys. It doesn't mean that I can't have something else for dinner, though. I am always prepared to make myself a second meal. I usually have defrosted chicken breasts in my fridge, chopped veggies, and lots of things to put in a salad in case I need to have an alternate dinner. Ladies, our mother's are not at the table demanding we eat what's in front of us anymore! With a little planning and preparation, we can make dinners like these and not blow the entire week.
But have a bite of that cake. Seriously. One bite. It's from The Pioneer Woman, and it's amazing.