I'm a little pained that the dome is empty right now and it will remain so until our wedding the second weekend of June.
I had been planning to make the gluten-free blueberry muffin recipe from the Wall Street Journal yesterday until my fiancé stopped me, reminding me that our wedding is just a few weeks away and that he didn't need to eat so many sweets.
"Not even a bran muffin?" I asked.
He shook his head.
"But I think I have a sugar addiction," I said, knowing it's not a big one but it's there. "I can do without it but I might be cranky for a few days."
"No," he said, "I don't want to deal with you cranky. I'll show self restraint."
Instead I agreed to keep the dome empty as we prepare for the wedding.
While we don't eat a lot of sugar because I'm careful with the ingredients I cook with, always looking for new ways to add flavor without it, I find myself needing something at certain points in the day, mostly the late afternoon, and no matter what I eat (vegetables, fruit, nuts) doesn't cut it. I want a cookie or muffin. Or something.
But with the wedding coming fast in twenty-some days I also know that I need to show my own self restraint and instead dream about banana cake and homemade bizcochitos (a Mexican cookie that is tradition to serve at celebratory events and during the Christmas holidays).
My wedding dress will thank me.