Tuesday, September 6, 2011
I realize that there are some out there who consider soap operas such as All My Children to be silly shows. But, it is, indeed, a very guilty pleasure of mine. I love it and I am so sad that it will be coming to an end in a matter of weeks. What will the world be like without Erica Kane and Tad Martin and Ryan Lavery? As the show is winding down they have been bringing back characters who either moved or went to the nut house or even died. Today they are rerunning the episode that aired a few weeks back and brought back the character Leo Dupre, otherwise known as actor Josh Duhamel. I am in absolute heaven. I am snuggled under a blanket on the couch and am completely glued to the TV. I am feeling guilty about not being outside on such a gorgeous day, but, I mean, how could I possibly not watch? Even though I have already seen it, I am absolutely mesmerized. He is a feast for the eyes and I adore that he came back to the show that gave him his start. Big, HUGE, sigh.....
My list of edible guilty pleasures is embarrassingly long, however I would like to point out a few highlights. In Ludington, MI there is a gas station that houses a small bakery and there you can find their famous Smiley Face sugar cookie. It is a soft sugar cookie about 6 inches in diameter topped with a thick layer of bright yellow buttery icing and then decorated with red eyes and a smile. They may sound horrific, but they are nothing short of decadent. In fact, rarely does one manage to consume a whole cookie. Well, I have managed. But, I rationalize it by telling myself that I only get to eat them in the summer so I should enjoy them while I can. Right?
Giordano's famous stuffed pizza is at the top of my list. It is also another reason I had to move away from Chicago. It was more than a little convenient to be able to pick up the phone and have a 12 inch pie of layers upon layers of meaty, cheesy, crusty goodness arrive at my house in an hour or less. But, if you have ever tasted it then you know exactly what I mean. It is pure heavenly evil brilliance. My roommate and I would order a pizza for dinner, sit down to eat and not speak for the next 20 minutes. The first sound to come out of our mouths was usually "oof", which translates to "I am so disgustingly full but it was totally worth it".