It's true. I am a sugar 'ho, and a cheap one at that. I don't need anything fancier than plain old granulated white sugar and an occasional dollop of dark brown sugar. One of these days, I'm guessing I'll have to quit cold turkey. I know gradually cutting back isn't going to work. Been there, tried that, got the four or five stacks of different size jeans to prove it.
My addiction to salt is also fairly abominable, but it isn't as dire as the sugar addiction. The sugar addiction follows me everywhere, from the time I make my coffee syrup in the morning until the last I-want-something-chocolate snack at night. Sugar in the bottom of my espresso cup, waiting to soak up what my kids call "train oil" and my hubby calls "European, definitely European style coffee, strong stuff". Sugar sprinkled on buttered bread which is then toasted in the oven (aka sugar toast). Sugar, sugar, sugar. Cheesecake. . .which is neither cheese nor cake, but is a heavenly sugary concoction. Nutty Bars. . .peanut butter and chocolate evil concoctions from Little Debbie. Ice cream. . .preferably a Dairy Queen blizzard, Snickers with no chocolate syrup would be my fav. Cake donuts. . .sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. Steel cut oats. . .which would be a rather healthy breakfast food if not brown sugared and cinnamoned to death. Pineapple juice, brown sugar, and mustard glaze for ham. . .does throwing in some pineapple tidbits make it count as a fruit serving? Cheerios, Rice Chex, any unsugarcoated cereal. . .with sugar sprinkled on top after you pour the milk. Chocolate. . .melt in your mouth milk chocolate.
Junk, junk, and more junk. I know that. Like a fiend with his dope, I know I am hooked on bad stuff, and I know that even though I know the evils I am not ready to be unhooked. It's a shame you guys can't reach through this monitor and grab the sugar jar off the kitchen counter, ya know? Except, I'm not really serious about that yet. In fact, if I catch any sneaky fingers attempting to reach through the monitor, I will be forced to whack them with the cordless phone (or whatever else might be handy here on the desk), LOL.
Ah, but what about substitutes, you ask? Why not replace the sugar with something just as sweet?
By george, I think you've got a great idea there!
Here we go, a couple of SWEET DEALS:
Oh, and here's a link to some SWEET SCENTS:
Got some sweet glass color and videos from Washington state here with the Gaffer Girls:
Got any sweet deals of your own you'd like to add to the list? Just leave a comment, and I'll add your SWEET DEAL :)
More sweet glass confections to make your eyes happy:
And check out this sweet eBay auction that was only at $6.50 when I looked: