Friday, January 25, 2019

And Then There Were TWO

Perhaps you remember my Mabel bounty from before Christmas.

At the time, I'm pretty sure I let you in on my plan to eat one per day. And also to allow Farmer H access to my treats. You gotta admit, that's a lot of cherries for Mrs. HM alone. Anyhoo... I stuck with my plan, for the most part, unless I was eating a casino buffet that day. And Farmer H did his duty by eating one on most nights. Then he got more interested in forbidden cheesecake after our Christmas Dinner of December 30th, and all those cherries fell on HM's shoulders. Let the record show that I had this pictured container, plus a smaller container also filled with Mabel cherries.

Yes, I DID stick with my plan of one per day. Well. Until last week, when I re-evaluated the plan, considering how I was gifted with those cherries on December 19, and that Mabel might have made them a week or so in advance, since we hadn't set a date for our luncheon. So I figured maybe, just maybe, those cherries weren't going to last forever. I'm pretty sure Mabel doesn't use preservatives. Even though I'd put them in FRIG II shortly after our visit, I know that FRIG II is not a miracle-preserver.

That's why, last week, I started having a Mabel cherry with my lunch, and TWO with supper! Of course, that meant foregoing my usual Birthday Cake flavor individual ice cream cup. But I was up to the sacrifice.

I'm here to announce that on January 23, 2019, I devoured the LAST TWO Mabel cherries of 2018.

They were fantastic while they lasted. I hope I don't have withdrawals.


River said...

I'm surprised and delighted they lasted this long. I have less self control when it comes to cherries. When it's cherry season here I buy the 500 gram boxes (about a pound of cherries) and can eat the lot in two days. Of course I CAN eat them all in one day, but I divide the container so as not to seem too greedy.

Hillbilly Mom said...

I felt guilty eating more than one a day, but I thought they might go bad if I took too much longer to devour them! I wouldn't feel guilty about eating a lot of plain cherries, though!

fishducky said...

Like a true hero you devoured Mabel's cherries to keep them from spoiling--I'm SO proud of you!!

Hillbilly Mom said...

Thanks! I'm selfless like that!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Now that is will power! I would have told myself that the faster I ate them, the quicker that temptation would be gone! That would justify a total easting binge.

Hillbilly Mom said...

I see that you're selfless, too! Just in a different way. Making sure those cherries didn't hang around too long and suffer.